UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Breakdown testers can also be known as hipot or dielectric breakdown testers, they are designed to perform electrical tests on equipment or parts to evaluate whether these will “breakdown” under stress from the working voltage, potentially causing electric shock to users.
Calibrationhouse as part of the Seaward Group benefits from almost 60 years of experience through its brand partner Clare Instruments who began life as a manufacturer of bespoke electrical test instruments (including breakdown testers). The modern consolidated range of Clare HAL breakdown testers are designed specifically for testing to modern manufacturing standards and are seen on production lines of many world leading manufacturers.
In order to improve production line efficiencies many manufacturers choose to integrate breakdown testers within the rest of their production line. This means the onsite breakdown tester calibration service offered by Calibrationhouse is of paramount importance to these manufacturers as it allows the device to be tested in-situ with only a short shutdown of the production line. For companies that use the tester as standalone set up a choice of onsite or return to Calibrationhouse lab calibration service is available.
UKAS standard calibration is available on breakdown testers up to 6kV and Seaward Group recommends a minimum period of 1 year between calibration of these devices.