S&C’s corporate headquarters in Chicago is home to one of the world’s leading electrical testing laboratories. Our 20,000-square-foot Nicholas J. Conrad Laboratory is well equipped to meet the rigorous testing requirements for electrical equipment; it has two 850-megawatt electrical short-circuit test generators that allow testing up to 100 kA rms symmetrical and up to 230,000 volts. S&C’s professional electrical and mechanical testing experts have extensive experience applying our full range of testing capabilities to solve power equipment and power system issues. S&C is the only company in North America able to bring to bear the entire suite of in-house facilities and services to address your testing needs. We offer a wide variety of innovative solutions for forensic analysis using the ATC’s vast resources.
The material used in electrical equipment must withstand the extremes of nature and time to ensure proper functioning of your power system. S&C offers a comprehensive diagnostic package to fulfill the material and environmental-simulation testing requirements of your electrical equipment. Problems are analyzed using sophisticated techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetry.
S&C’s professionals can then reconstruct how specific materials or contaminants contribute to an equipment problem, or predict how the same material will react in different environments through a variety of material type tests. We can provide you clear recommendations for improved performance or corrective action.