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Introduction:

Themeasurementofinsulationresistanceisacommonroutinetestperformedonalltypesofelectricalwiresandcables.Asa
productiontest,thistestisoftenusedasacustomeracceptancetest,withminimuminsulationresistanceperunitlengthoften
speciedbythecustomer.TheresultsobtainedfromIRTestarenotintendedtobeusefulinndinglocalizeddefectsinthe
insulationasinatrueHIPOTtest,butrathergiveinformationonthequalityofthebulkmaterialusedastheinsulation.

Evenwhennotrequiredbytheendcustomer,manywireandcablemanufacturersusetheinsulationresistancetesttotracktheir
insulationmanufacturingprocesses,andspotdevelopingproblemsbeforeprocessvariablesdriftoutsideofallowedlimits.

SelectionofIRTesters(Megger):

Insulationtesterswithtestvoltageof500,1000,2500and5000Vareavailable.
Therecommendedratingsoftheinsulationtestersaregivenbelow:

VoltageLevel IRTester
650V 500VDC
1.1KV 1KVDC
3.3KV 2.5KVDC
66KvandAbove 5KVDC
TestVoltageforMeggering:

WhenACVoltageisused,TheRuleofThumbisTestVoltage(A.C)=(2XNamePlateVoltage)+1000.
WhenDCVoltageisused(MostusedinAllMegger),TestVoltage(D.C)=(2XNamePlateVoltage).

Equipment/Cable DCTest
Rating Voltage
24VTo50V 50VTo100V
50VTo100V 100VTo250V
100VTo240V 250VTo500V
440VTo550V 500VTo1000V
2400V 1000VTo2500V
4100V 1000VTo5000V
MeasurementRangeofMegger:

Testvoltage Measurement
Range
250VDC 0Mto250G

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500VDC 0Mto500G
1KVDC 0Mto1T
2.5KVDC 0Mto2.5T
5KVDC 0Mto5T

PrecautionwhileMeggering:

BeforeMeggering:

Makesurethatallconnectionsinthetestcircuitaretight.
Testthemeggerbeforeuse,whetheritgivesINFINITYvaluewhennotconnected,andZEROwhenthetwoterminalsare
connectedtogetherandthehandleisrotated.

DuringMeggering:

Makesurewhentestingforearth,thatthefarendoftheconductorisnottouching,otherwisethetestwillshowfaultyinsulation
whensuchisnotactuallythecase.
Makesurethattheearthusedwhentestingforearthandopencircuitsisagoodoneotherwisethetestwillgivewrong
information
Spareconductorsshouldnotbemeggeredwhenotherworkingconductorsofthesamecableareconnectedtotherespective
circuits.

AftercompletionofcableMeggering:

Ensurethatallconductorshavebeenreconnectedproperly.
TestthefunctionsofPoints,Tracks&Signalsconnectedthroughthecablefortheircorrectresponse.
Incaseofsignals,aspectshouldbeveriedpersonally.
Incaseofpoints,verifypositionsatsite.Checkwhetheranypolarityofanyfeedtakenthroughthecablehasgotearthed
inadvertently.

SafetyRequirementsforMeggering:

AllequipmentundertestMUSTbedisconnectedandisolated.
Equipmentshouldbedischarged(shuntedorshortedout)foratleastaslongasthetestvoltagewasappliedinordertobe
absolutelysafeforthepersonconductingthetest.
NeveruseMeggerinanexplosiveatmosphere.
Makesureallswitchesareblockedoutandcableendsmarkedproperlyforsafety.
Cableendstobeisolatedshallbedisconnectedfromthesupplyandprotectedfromcontacttosupply,orground,oraccidental
contact.
Erectionofsafetybarrierswithwarningsigns,andanopencommunicationchannelbetweentestingpersonnel.
Donotmeggerwhenhumidityismorethan70%.
GoodInsulation:Meggerreadingincreasesrstthenremainconstant.
BadInsulation:Meggerreadingincreasesrstandthendecreases.
ExpectedIRvaluegetsonTemp.20to30decreecentigrade.
Ifabovetemperaturereducesby10degreecentigrade,IRvalueswillincreasedbytwotimes.
Ifabovetemperatureincreasedby70degreecentigradeIRvaluesdecreasesby700times.

HowtouseMegger:

MeggersisequippedwiththreeconnectionLineTerminal(L),EarthTerminal(E)andGuardTerminal(G).

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ResistanceismeasuredbetweentheLineandEarthterminals,wherecurrentwilltravelthroughcoil1.TheGuardterminalis
providedforspecialtestingsituationswhereoneresistancemustbeisolatedfromanother.Letsuscheckonesituationwhere
theinsulationresistanceistobetestedinatwowirecable.
Tomeasureinsulationresistancefromaconductortotheoutsideofthecable,weneedtoconnecttheLineleadofthemegger
tooneoftheconductorsandconnecttheEarthleadofthemeggertoawirewrappedaroundthesheathofthecable.

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InthiscongurationtheMeggershouldreadtheresistancebetweenoneconductorandtheoutsidesheath.
WewanttomeasureResistancebetweenConductor2ToSheathsbutActuallyMeggermeasureresistanceinparallelwiththe
seriescombinationofconductortoconductorresistance(Rc1c2)andtherstconductortothesheath(Rc1s).
Ifwedontcareaboutthisfact,wecanproceedwiththetestascongured.Ifwedesiretomeasureonlytheresistancebetween
thesecondconductorandthesheath(Rc2s),thenweneedtousethemeggersGuardterminal.

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ConnectingtheGuardterminaltotherstconductorplacesthetwoconductorsatalmostequalpotential.Withlileorno
voltagebetweenthem,theinsulationresistanceisnearlyinnite,andthustherewillbenocurrentbetweenthetwoconductors.
Consequently,theMeggersresistanceindicationwillbebasedexclusivelyonthecurrentthroughthesecondconductors
insulation,throughthecablesheath,andtothewirewrappedaround,notthecurrentleakingthroughtherstconductors
insulation.
Theguardterminal(ifed)actsasashunttoremovetheconnectedelementfromthemeasurement.Inotherwords,itallows
youtobeselectiveinevaluatingcertainspeciccomponentsinalargepieceofelectricalequipment.Forexampleconsideratwo
corecablewithasheath.Asthediagrambelowshowstherearethreeresistancestobeconsidered.

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IfwemeasurebetweencoreBandsheathwithoutaconnectiontotheguardterminalsomecurrentwillpassfromBtoAand
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IfwemeasurebetweencoreBandsheathwithoutaconnectiontotheguardterminalsomecurrentwillpassfromBtoAand
fromAtothesheath.Ourmeasurementwouldbelow.ByconnectingtheguardterminaltoAthetwocablecoreswillbeatvery
nearlythesamepotentialandthustheshuntingeectiseliminated.

(1)IRValuesForElectricalApparatus&Systems:

(PEARLStandard/NETAMTS1997Table10.1)

Max.Voltage MeggerSize Min.IR


RatingOf Value
Equipment

250Volts 500Volts 25M

600Volts 1,000Volts 100M

5KV 2,500Volts 1,000M

8KV 2,500Volts 2,000M

15KV 2,500Volts 5,000M

25KV 5,000Volts 20,000M

35KV 15,000Volts 100,000M

46KV 15,000Volts 100,000M

69KV 15,000Volts 100,000M

OneMegohmRuleforIRValueforEquipment:

Baseduponequipmentrating:
<1KV=1Mminimum
>1KV=1M/1KV

AsperIERules1956:

Atapressureof1000VappliedbetweeneachliveconductorandearthforaperiodofoneminutetheinsulationresistanceofHV
installationsshallbeatleast1MegaohmorasspeciedbytheBureauofIndianStandards.
MediumandLowVoltageInstallationsAtapressureof500Vappliedbetweeneachliveconductorandearthforaperiodofone
minute,theinsulationresistanceofmediumandlowvoltageinstallationsshallbeatleast1Megaohmorasspeciedbythe
BureauofIndianStandards]fromtimetotime.

AsperCBIPspecicationstheacceptablevaluesare2MegaohmsperKV

(2)IRValueforTransformer:

Insulationresistancetestsaremadetodetermineinsulationresistancefromindividualwindingstogroundorbetweenindividual
windings.Insulationresistancetestsarecommonlymeasureddirectlyinmegohmsormaybecalculatedfrommeasurementsof
appliedvoltageandleakagecurrent.
Therecommendedpracticeinmeasuringinsulationresistanceistoalwaysgroundthetank(andthecore).Shortcircuiteach
windingofthetransformeratthebushingterminals.Resistancemeasurementsarethenmadebetweeneachwindingandall
otherwindingsgrounded.
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otherwindingsgrounded.

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Windingsareneverleftoatingforinsulationresistancemeasurements.Solidlygroundedwindingmusthavetheground
removedinordertomeasuretheinsulationresistanceofthewindinggrounded.Ifthegroundcannotberemoved,asinthecase
ofsomewindingswithsolidlygroundedneutrals,theinsulationresistanceofthewindingcannotbemeasured.Treatitaspartof
thegroundedsectionofthecircuit.
Weneedtotestwindingtowindingandwindingtoground(E).Forthreephasetransformers,Weneedtotestwinding(
L1,L2,L3)withsubstituteEarthingforDeltatransformerorwinding(L1,L2,L3)withearthing(E)andneutral(N)forwye
transformers.

IRValueforTransformer

(Ref:AGuidetoTransformerMaintenanceby.JJ.Kelly.
S.DMyer)

Transformer Formula
1PhaseTransformer IRValue(M)=CXE/
(KVA)
3PhaseTransformer IRValue(M)=CXE(Pn)/
(Star) (KVA)
3PhaseTransformer IRValue(M)=CXE(PP)/
(Delta) (KVA)
WhereC=1.5forOillledT/CwithOilTank,30forOil
lledT/CwithoutOilTankorDryTypeT/C.
TemperaturecorrectionFactor(Base20C):

TemperaturecorrectionFactor

OC OF Correction
Factor

0 32 0.25

5 41 0.36

10 50 0.50

15 59 0.720

20 68 1.00

30 86 1.98

40 104 3.95

50 122 7.85

Example:For1600KVA,20KV/400V,ThreePhaseTransformer

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IRValueatHVSide=(1.5x20000)/1600=16000/40=750Mat200C
IRValueatLVSide=(1.5x400)/1600=320/40=15Mat200C
IRValueat300C=15X1.98=29.7M

InsulationResistanceofTransformerCoil

Transformer Megger Min.IRValue Min.IR


Size LiquidFilled ValueDry
CoilVoltage T/C TypeT/C

0600V 1KV 100M 500M

600VTo5KV 2.5KV 1,000M 5,000M

5KVTo15KV 5KV 5,000M 25,000M

15KVTo69KV 5KV 10,000M 50,000M

IRValueofTransformers:

Voltage Test Test MinIR


Voltage Voltage Value
(DC)LV (DC)HV
side side
415V 500V 2.5KV 100M
Upto6.6KV 500V 2.5KV 200M
6.6KVto11KV 500V 2.5KV 400M
11KVto33KV 1000V 5KV 500M
33KVto66KV 1000V 5KV 600M
66KVto132KV 1000V 5KV 600M
132KVto 1000V 5KV 650M
220KV
StepsformeasuringtheIRofTransformer:

Shutdownthetransformeranddisconnectthejumpersandlightningarrestors.
Dischargethewindingcapacitance.
Thoroughlycleanallbushings
Shortcircuitthewindings.
Guardtheterminalstoeliminatesurfaceleakageoverterminalbushings.
Recordthetemperature.
Connectthetestleads(avoidjoints).
Applythetestvoltageandnotethereading.TheIR.Valueat60secondsafterapplicationofthetestvoltageisreferredtoasthe
InsulationResistanceofthetransformeratthetesttemperature.
ThetransformerNeutralbushingistobedisconnectedfromearthduringthetest.
AllLVsurgediverterearthconnectionsaretobedisconnectedduringthetest.
Duetotheinductivecharacteristicsoftransformers,theinsulationresistancereadingshallnotbetakenuntilthetestcurrent
stabilizes.
Avoidmeggeringwhenthetransformerisundervacuum.

TestConnectionsofTransformerforIRTest(NotLessthan200M):

Twowindingtransformer:

1.(HV+LV)GND
2.HV(LV+GND)
3.LV(HV+GND)

Threewindingtransformer:
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Threewindingtransformer:

1.HV(LV+TV+GND)
2.LV(HV+TV+GND)
3.(HV+LV+TV)GND
4.TV(HV+LV+GND)

Autotransformer(twowinding):

1.(HV+LV)GND

AutoTransformer(threewinding):

1.(HV+LV)(TV+GND)
2.(HV+LV+TV)GND
3.TV(HV+LV+GND)

Foranyinstallation,theinsulationresistancemeasuredshallnotbelessthan:

HVEarth200M
LVEarth100M
HVLV200M

FactorsaectingonIRvalueofTransformer

TheIRvalueoftransformersareinuencedby

surfaceconditionoftheterminalbushing
qualityofoil
qualityofwindinginsulation
temperatureofoil
durationofapplicationandvalueoftestvoltage

(3)IRValueforTapChanger:

IRbetweenHVandLVaswellaswindingstoearth.
MinimumIRvalueforTapchangeris1000ohmpervoltservicevoltage

(4)IRValueforElectricmotor:

Forelectricmotor,weusedainsulationtestertomeasuretheresistanceofmotorwindingwithearthing(E).

Forratedvoltagebelow1KV,measuredwitha500VDCMegger.
Forratedvoltageabove1KV,measuredwitha1000VDCMegger.
InaccordancewithIEEE43,clause9.3,thefollowingformulashouldbeapplied.
MinIRValue(ForRotatingMachine)=(Ratedvoltage(v)/1000)+1

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AsperIEEE43Standard1974,2000

IRValueinM
IR(Min)=kV+1 Formostwindingsmadebefore
about1970,alleldwindings,and
othersnotdescribedbelow
IR(Min)=100M Formostdcarmatureandac
windingsbuiltafterabout1970
(formwoundcoils)
IR(Min)=5M Formostmachineswithrandom
woundstatorcoilsandform
woundcoilsratedbelow1kV
Example1:For11KV,ThreePhaseMotor.
IRValue=11+1=12MbutasperIEEE43Itshouldbe100M
Example2:For415V,ThreePhaseMotor
IRValue=0.415+1=1.41MbutasperIEEE43Itshouldbe5M.
AsperIS732MinIRValueofMotor=(20XVoltage(pp/(1000+2XKW))

IRValueofMotorasperNETAATS2007.Section7.15.1

MotorNamePlate Test MinIR


(V) Voltage Value
250V 500VDC 25M
600V 1000VDC 100M
1000V 1000VDC 100M
2500V 1000VDC 500M
5000V 2500VDC 1000M
8000V 2500VDC 2000M
15000V 2500VDC 5000M
25000V 5000VDC 20000M
34500V 15000VDC 100000M
IRValueofSubmersibleMotor:

IRValueofSubmersibleMotor

MotorOutoWell(Without IRValue
Cable)
NewMotor 20M
Ausedmotorwhichcanbe 10M
reinstalled
MotorInstalledinWell(With
Cable)
NewMotor 2M
Ausedmotorwhichcanbe 0.5M
reinstalled

(5)IRValueforElectricalcableandwiring:

Forinsulationtesting,weneedtodisconnectfrompanelorequipmentandkeepthemisolatedfrompowersupply.Thewiring
andcablesneedtotestforeachother(phasetophase)withaground(E)cable.TheInsulatedPowerCableEngineers
Association(IPCEA)providestheformulatodetermineminimuminsulationresistancevalues.

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R=KxLog10(D/d)

R=IRValueinMsper1000feet(305meters)ofcable.
K=Insulationmaterialconstant.(VarnishedCambric=2460,ThermoplasticPolyethlene=50000,CompositePolyethylene=30000)
D=Outsidediameterofconductorinsulationforsingleconductorwireandcable
(D=d+2c+2bdiameterofsingleconductorcable)
dDiameterofconductor
cThicknessofconductorinsulation
bThicknessofjacketinsulation

HVtestonnewXLPEcable(AsperETSAStandard)

Application TestVoltage MinIR


Value
NewcablesSheath 1KVDC 100M
Newcables 10KVDC 1000M
Insulation
AfterrepairsSheath 1KVDC 10M
Afterrepairs 5KVDC 1000M
Insulation
11kVand33kVCablesbetweenCoresandEarth(AsperETSAStandard)

Application TestVoltage MinIR


Value
11KVNewcablesSheath 5KVDC 1000M
11KVAfterrepairs 5KVDC 100M
Sheath
33KVnoTFsconnected 5KVDC 1000M
33KVwithTFsconnected. 5KVDC 15M

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IRValueMeasurement(Conductorstoconductor(CrossInsulation))

TherstconductorforwhichcrossinsulationisbeingmeasuredshallbeconnectedtoLineterminalofthemegger.The
remainingconductorsloopedtogether(withthehelpofcrocodileclips)i.e.Conductor2andonwards,areconnectedtoEarth
terminalofmegger.Conductorsattheotherendareleftfree.
Nowrotatethehandleofmeggerorpresspushbuonofmegger.ThereadingofmeterwillshowthecrossInsulationbetween
conductor1andrestoftheconductors.Insulationreadingshallberecorded.
NowconnectnextconductortoLineterminalofthemegger&connecttheremainingconductorstoearthterminalofthemegger
andtakemeasurements.

IRValueMeasurement(ConductortoEarthInsulation)

ConnectconductorundertesttotheLineterminalofthemegger.
Connectearthterminalofthemeggertotheearth.
Rotatethehandleofmeggerorpresspushbuonofmegger.Thereadingofmeterwillshowtheinsulationresistanceofthe
conductors.Insulationreadingshallberecordedafterapplyingthetestvoltageforaboutaminutetillasteadyreadingis
obtained.

IRValueMeasurements:
Ifduringperiodicaltesting,insulationresistanceofcableisfoundbetween5and1M/kmatburiedtemperature,thesubject
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Ifduringperiodicaltesting,insulationresistanceofcableisfoundbetween5and1M/kmatburiedtemperature,thesubject
cableshouldbeprogrammedforreplacement.
Ifinsulationresistanceofthecableisfoundbetween1000and100K/km,atburiedtemperature,thesubjectcableshouldbe
replacedurgentlywithinayear.
Iftheinsulationresistanceofthecableisfoundlessthan100kiloohm/km.,thesubjectcablemustbereplacedimmediatelyon
emergencybasis.

(6)IRValueforTransmission/DistributionLine:

Equipment. MeggerSize MinIRValue


S/S.Equipments 5KV 5000M
EHVLines. 5KV 10M
H.T.Lines. 1KV 5M
LT/ServiceLines. 0.5KV 5M

(7)IRValueforPanelBus:

IRValueforPanel=2xKVratingofthepanel.
Example,fora5KVpanel,theminimuminsulationis2x5=10M.

(8)IRValueforSubstationEquipment:

GenerallymeggeringValuesofSubstationEquipmentsare.

.TypicalIRValueofS/SEquipments

Equipment Megger IR
Size Value(Min)
(PhaseEarth) 5KV,10KV 1000M

CircuitBreaker (PhasePhase) 5KV,10KV 1000M

ControlCircuit 0.5KV 50M

(PriEarth) 5KV,10KV 1000M

CT/PT (SecPhase) 5KV,10KV 50M

ControlCircuit 0.5KV 50M

(PhaseEarth) 5KV,10KV 1000M

Isolator (PhasePhase) 5KV,10KV 1000M

ControlCircuit 0.5KV 50M

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L.A (PhaseEarth) 5KV,10KV 1000M

Electrical (PhaseEarth)
0.5KV 50M
Motor

LTSwitchgear (PhaseEarth) 0.5KV 100M

LT (PhaseEarth)
0.5KV 100M
Transformer

IRValueofS/SEquipmentsAsperDEPStandard

IRValueat IRValueat
Equipment Meggering Commissioning Maintenance
Time(M) Time(M)

HVBus 200M 100M

Switchgear LVBus 20M 10M

LVwiring 5M 0.5M

Cable(min100 HV&LV (10XKV)/KM (KV)/KM


Meter)

Motor&Generator PhaseEarth 10(KV+1) 2(KV+1)

TransformerOil HV&LV 75M 30M


immersed

HV 100M 25M
TransformerDry
Type
LV 10M 2M

Fixed PhaseEarth 5K/Volt 1K/Volt


Equipments/Tools

Movable PhaseEarth 5M 1M
Equipments

Distribution PhaseEarth 5M 1M
Equipments

MainCircuit 2M/KV
CircuitBreaker
ControlCircuit 5M

D.CCircuit 40M
Earth

LTCircuit 50M
Relay Earth

LTD.CCircuit 40M

LTLT 70M

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(9)IRValueforDomestic/IndustrialWiring:

Alowresistancebetweenphaseandneutralconductors,orfromliveconductorstoearth,willresultinaleakagecurrent.This
causedeteriorationoftheinsulation,aswellasinvolvingawasteofenergywhichwouldincreasetherunningcostsofthe
installation.
TheresistancebetweenPhasePhaseNeutralEarthmustneverbelessthan0.5MOhmsfortheusualsupplyvoltages.
Inadditiontotheleakagecurrentduetoinsulationresistance,thereisafurthercurrentleakageinthereactanceoftheinsulation,
becauseitactsasthedielectricofacapacitor.Thiscurrentdissipatesnoenergyandisnotharmful,butwewishtomeasurethe
resistanceoftheinsulation,soDCVoltageisusedtopreventreactancefrombeingincludedinthemeasurement.

1PhaseWiring:

TheIRtestbetweenPhaseNaturaltoearthmustbecarriedoutonthecompleteinstallationwiththemainswitcho,withphase
andneutralconnectedtogether,withlampsandotherequipmentdisconnected,butwithfusesin,circuitbreakersclosedandall
circuitswitchesclosed.
Wheretwowayswitchingiswired,onlyoneofthetwostripperwireswillbetested.Totesttheother,bothtwowayswitches
shouldbeoperatedandthesystemretested.Ifdesired,theinstallationcanbetestedasawhole,whenavalueofatleast0.5M
Ohmsshouldbeachieved.

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3PhaseWiring:

Inthecaseofaverylargeinstallationwheretherearemanyearthpathsinparallel,thereadingwouldbeexpectedtobelower.If
thishappens,theinstallationshouldbesubdividedandretested,wheneachpartmustmeettheminimumrequirement.

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TheIRtestsmustbecarriedoutbetweenPhasePhaseNeutralEarthwithaminimumacceptablevalueforeachtestof0.5M
Ohms.

IRTestingforLowvoltage

circuitvoltage Testvoltage IR
Value(Min)
ExtraLowVoltage 250VDC 0.25M
Upto500Vexceptfor 500VDC 0.5M
above

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500VTo1KV 1000VDC 1.0M


MinIRValue=50M/NoofElectricaloutlet.(AllElectricalPointswithing&Plugs).

MinIRValue=100M/NoofElectricaloutlet.(AllElectricalPointswithouting&Plugs).

RequiredPrecautions:

Electronicequipmentlikeelectronicuorescentstarterswitches,touchswitches,dimmerswitches,powercontrollers,delay
timerscouldbedamagedbytheapplicationofthehightestvoltageshouldbedisconnected.
Capacitorsandindicatororpilotlampsmustbedisconnectedoraninaccuratetestreadingwillresult.
Whereanyequipmentisdisconnectedfortestingpurposes,itmustbesubjectedtoitsowninsulationtest,usingavoltagewhich
isnotlikelytoresultindamage.TheresultmustconformwiththatspeciedintheBritishStandardconcerned,orbeatleast0.5
MOhmsifthereisnoStandard.

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152ResponsestoInsulationResistance(IR)Values

modupallisays:
March23,2012at10:16pm
OutstandingStu.ThanksForSharing..

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Dejajacobsays:
March25,2014at1:01am
WHATARETHEGOODRESISTANCEVALUE?

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Jignesh.Parmarsays:
March25,2014at4:10pm
GOODmeans.ALLsuspectedvalueaccordingtoequipmentsarealreadygiven

maheshchanderguptasays:
June28,2015at3:50pm
iwishtocontactmrparmarbyemail

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SIVANAIKsays:
July2,2015at4:07pm
Thanksforyourinformation

HowtomeasuretheIRvalueacrossthe(XLPE,1.1kVgrade)straightthroughjoint?

Regards,
SIVANAIK

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MATHEWKKsays:
February12,2016at8:55am
Thanksforsharinginformationandknowledgeonthetopic.Theseinformationisusefultoeventechnicianlevelfor
understandingthetheoryoftestingusingMegger.Iliketounderstandtheinformationandknowledgethoroughly.
Thanksforthededicationexhibited.

vilasK.says:
April11,2012at8:30am
DearSirHatsO!!&manythanxforyourinvaluablecontributioninenrichingtheexperienceofElect.Engineers&making
themavailablethefabulousdataataglance..Plkeepposted.IfUcanthrowsomelightonselectionofMCB/MCCB&contactors
inrelationtotheirdicharacteristics.

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Jignesh.Parmarsays:
April11,2012at2:19pm
YoucanndTypeofMCB/MCCBandCharofAlltypeofContactorfromELECTRICALNOTESpageofthisBlog

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June28,2015at3:52pm
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varghesesays:
April15,2012at12:25pm
dearsirisagreatwork.thanks

coulduplsexplaintheeectsofriseintemperatureoninsulationresistanceoftransformer.

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BarunMajumdersays:
May7,2012at10:48am
Dearsirmanymanythanksforsharingvaluablearticleofelectricalengineering.Iwanttoknowmoreaboutelectricaldesign
(Distribution,industrial&commercial)andprotectionsystemfromyourendpointtopoint.Ifyouhaveanybook/siteforthose
designpleaseletmeknowthename.
Iamworkingasadesignengineerbutiamnotenoughcondentaboutmydesignandprotectionsystem.iwantyourvaluable
assistanceinthiseld.

Thankingyou
Yoursfaithfully
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Kolkata

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kumereshanPSsays:
May13,2012at4:17am
Sir,
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3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Sir,
greatwork,iwanttoknowtheISstandardsforIRvalueofSubstationequipment

Withregards

Kumereshan

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anandsays:
October5,2012at8:19am
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TuuliaPalorantasays:
May29,2012at5:49am
Honestlyiamnotquitegoodonelectricthingandthisoneisverygoodformetostudysowellandlearnalotmanythanksfor
thisarticle.

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keyursays:
June8,2012at2:53pm
Thanksforsharingyourvaluableexp.anditisveryhelpfulformebecauseIamdiplomaholderandIamworkingingulf
countryaselectricalsupervisorsoitisusefulformeand
Thanks
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MANOHARsays:
June14,2012at5:20am
Dearsir

IneedcalculationformulaofIRValuesofanelectdrives

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Madanmohansays:
June16,2012at5:50am
Wonderfulexplanation.Reallyverymuchusefuldocument.Thnakyouverymuch

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satheshsays:
July9,2012at5:59pm
Verynicesir..Thanku..

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rehansays:
July13,2012at9:58pm
goodinformation,thanksforyourtime.

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custommilagrossays:
July15,2012at4:20pm
2thumbsup.

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GurmeetSinghsays:
July20,2012at4:49am
Very2Thankssir

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preetisays:
July25,2012at11:52am
thanks,verygoodinformation

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osarenkhoenosaglorysays:
August11,2012at9:15am
thisisabsolutelynice.awellwriendocument.thanks.
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 15/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
thisisabsolutelynice.awellwriendocument.thanks.

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Naveensays:
August12,2012at6:23am
ThankyouSir,muchappreciated

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A.Hasasnsays:
August12,2012at2:15pm
DearSir;
Reallyyourthisarticleisveryveryimportantforelectricalrelatedpeople.Yourthiscontributionisexcellant.Alotofthankssir.
KindRegardrs

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K.M.Pandeysays:
August18,2012at5:04am
RespectedSir.

ThisarticleveryimportantandusefulforallthosepersonwhoarerelatedwithElectricaleld.Thanksalotforsharingyour
knowledgewithallpeople.Reallyyouareniceandgentleman.
Withregards,
K.M.Pandey,

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subodhkumarpandeysays:
August26,2012at1:20pm
veryveryimportantforelectricalengineers.
lotofthanks

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ahmednawazsays:
September21,2012at3:40pm
Ch.AhmedNawaz

thankssirforgivingveryusefullinformation.

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radhakishanpawarsays:
September30,2012at6:28am
thankssirihavenowordtoexplainhowmuchitisusefultostudent.
thanksagain

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THAKORSANJAYsays:
October5,2012at1:17pm
IAMATESTINGENGINEER.THISINFO.ISVERYUSEFULFORME
VERYVERYTHANKSFORTHIS

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VilasG.says:
October11,2012at11:01am
Thanks.valuablenoteforelectricalengineers.

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SteveArreolasays:
October23,2012at8:44pm
Thankyoumuchfortakingthetimetosharethisinformation

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Mr.JudyDianosays:
October31,2012at11:45am
Thankyousomuch,forsharingSir,IlearnedalotofyourlinkGODBLESS

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arshadsays:
November30,2012at6:23pm
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 16/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
November30,2012at6:23pm
thanksforbeautifulnotes

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JetPaliangayansays:
December3,2012at12:11pm
howtodoIRtestforsinglecorepvc/xlpe/pvccables

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jamestryresays:
December12,2012at2:49am
greatinfo,thx

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Thiyagasays:
December19,2012at10:41am
Incrediblework.Hatsoforyourawesomearticles.plkeeppostingmoreandmore

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sambasivaraochagantipatisays:
December25,2012at7:46pm
Veryusefulinformation

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rohtashverma(Himachalpradesh)says:
December29,2012at2:02am
ThanksparmarjiveryusefullinformationregardingIRvalueofelectricmotors

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M.Zamansays:
January8,2013at10:56am
thanksforvaluableinformation.

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FELIXJr.says:
January10,2013at7:44am
Please,youmustalsoincludeherethePolarizationIndex(PI)aswellforitssignicanceandexplainwhyitisrequiredwith
respecttotheIRtestbeingdoneontheelectricalequipmentandtheelectricalcablesandinstallations,asanadditional
informationforthenewcommissioningengineersandenthusiasts.Supressingothercommentsarenotatallinterestingand
helpfull.

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Jignesh.Parmarsays:
January10,2013at2:38pm
YesYouarerightPIvalueisasimportantasIRValuespeciallyHVEquipments.
HereIgaveonlyOverviewofIRTestinganditsvalue.
Torisecommentistotallydependuponthereader.
InnearfutureIwilldenitelycovertheTopicofPI.

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deepakparmarsays:
June6,2013at12:18pm
IwanttoknowtheacceptableleakagecurrentvaluesintheHVtestingasperIECstandards.

Andthanksfortheinfoprovidedabove

sateeshsays:
January21,2013at11:18am
excellentexplanationaboutIRtest
thanksalot.

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vincentsays:
February4,2013at7:23pm
Goodknowledge.thankyou.

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3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
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Andersonsays:
February6,2013at5:41pm
Excelentetrabajo,quierosabercualessonlasnormasquerigenestaspruebasysiexistealgunaestandarizacinderesultados.
Gracias

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DebraScriversays:
February11,2013at10:53pm
Thanksforsuchagreatarticle.Veryinterestingandinformative.ThanksBuddy

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Digantaku.Raysays:
February23,2013at3:12pm
Thankyousomuchsir,thishelpmealotinmyeld.itsveryveryusefulforthoseareinelectricalline.

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JAYESHPATELsays:
February28,2013at4:57am
howmanyInsulationResistanceoftheWholeInstallationpermissible?
howmanyInsulationResistanceBetweenConductors?
howmanyInsulationResistanceBetweenEachConductor&Earth?

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honestforexsignalssays:
March4,2013at5:26am
Helloveryniceblog!!Man..Excellent..Amazing..Iwillbookmarkyourwebsiteandtakethefeedsadditionally?

Iamgladtondnumeroushelpfulinfohereintheputup,wewantworkoutmorestrategiesonthisregard,thankyoufor
sharing.

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fayyazsays:
March10,2013at10:12pm
thksgoodinformationcanyoumailmehowtocheckinsulationofdc24voltsystem.
alsoiwanttoknowhowinsulationmonitorworks.

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khanwasimsays:
March11,2013at5:01pm
Thanksalot

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sonukumarsays:
March14,2013at2:40pm
thanksforthisvalueabledata.

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AshokOKaleKalesays:
March21,2013at12:05pm
Thanx.

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DEBASHISHBHATTACHARYAsays:
April2,2013at5:10pm
Excellentinformation.Reallyappreciatetheknowledgeyouhavesharedwithreaders.
SircanyouplstellmewhatshouldbeminimumvalueofIRforPVCmakebusbootusedfor11KV,22KV,33KVand66KV.

Regards
DebashishBhaacharya

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Geraldsays:
April3,2013at10:50am
Thanksforsharing
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 18/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Thanksforsharing

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CPRvialsays:
May1,2013at12:46pm
excellentarticle.
theformulaforinsulationresistanceofacableper1000ft.
howtocalculateitpermeterorperfeet.
plexplain

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jigyeshsharmasays:
May8,2013at1:49am
whatprecautionsishouldtakewhenCTisconnectedinHTboardandihavedomegger.?

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ibnusays:
May11,2013at2:53am
lightningcableforcranethereare2pointearthterminal,eachhasindividualgroundcable,imeggar1kVbothcable,gives
dierentreading200Mohm&almostinnityforanotherone.why?canacceptthevalue?

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ibnusays:
May11,2013at2:57am
can11kvcable,meggarat1kvonly,duringbefore&afterhipottest?(hipotat30.5kv)

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parveenkumarsays:
May11,2013at2:33pm
dearsiriwanttoknowwhyusedintransformersecondarysideverythinwire

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FELIXJr.says:
May12,2013at4:57am
Yes,youcanuse1kVDCMEGGERTESTERpriortoHIPOTTestingifyourelectricalcableisrated11kVandHIGHERandifit
has130%ratedinsulation.AfterHIPOTtest,ifsuccessful,youcanmeggeritagainwith1kVonlyatnomorethan1minutejust
tomakesurenodamagehasoccurredduringandafterHIPOTTEST.

ByFMSJr./AbuDhabi,UAE

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NasurudheenKamalBashasays:
May13,2013at9:22am
Usefulstu..Thanksforsharing!!

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MOHAMMADsays:
June17,2013at11:02am
THANKSALOTVERYGREATFULINFO

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PushkarSinghsays:
June23,2013at11:12am
Thanksforsharingexcellentinformation.
PushkarSinghONGC

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AVNPhanindrasays:
July4,2013at7:01am
thankusomuchsiritsverybriefandsimpletounderstandclearly.

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ASMAsays:
July20,2013at10:16am

WHATWOULDBETHEMEGGARREULTOFAGOODCONDITION25KVATRANSFORMER?
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 19/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
WHATWOULDBETHEMEGGARREULTOFAGOODCONDITION25KVATRANSFORMER?
IWILLBEOBLIGED..KINDLYHELPME.

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FELIXJr.says:
July21,2013at5:29am
GOODDAY!YourpostedquestionabouttheMEGGERresultforagoodconditionfor25kVATransformerisverygeneralas
youdidnotspecifytheinputandoutputvoltagesofthiselectricalequipmentandifitisoilimmersedordrytype.Atanyrate,
assumingitsoillledstepuptransformer,outdoorpolemounted,foragoodIRresultforprimarywinding,normallyit
shouldnotbelessthan500MegaohmandthesecondarywindingsIRreadingshouldbenotlessthan300Megaohmwith
respecttoearthandhigherbetweenwindings.Again,theseareassumptionsonlyandthehigherthevoltageratingofthe
transformerthehigherIRreadingshouldresult.DefectiveinsulationswillreadlowvaluesofIRreadingsandcontaminated
oilinsulation,foroilimmersedtypetransformers.FordrytypeTransfomers,thegoodIRreadingsofthewindingsarealsoin
thatvicinitybutlowerthanoilimmersedtype.

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J.RBohrasays:
July20,2013at11:48pm
veryveryhelpful
Thanks
J,RBohra
UniqueEngineerNoida

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DiptiranjanNayaksays:
July23,2013at5:10am
Thankusir,
IamclearaboutIRvalue.

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raghavsays:
July26,2013at4:37am
dearsir,
ineedmoreinformationabouthowtocalculateirvaluesandwhatprincipleitrequirestocalculateirvalues?

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Musasays:
August22,2013at3:25am
Anybodycananswermyquery?

Wehave25kVACsystemforOverheadLineEquipment(OHE).ThissystemisinstalledforElectriedTrainsystem(Railway
project).

WehaveconductIRtestingbeforechargingthelinesforeachelectricalsubsection(thelongestsectionabout20km).Theresultwe
achieved0.5MOhm5MOhm(takenduringnighttime)and200MOhm700MOhm(takenduringnighttime).Thetemperature
duringnighttimeisaround2728degreeCelsius(inMalaysia).

Weinjectingmeggersize5kVandresultachievedasabove.Asmentionedinthearticle(ithinkitissimilartooursystemIR
valuefortransmission/distributionline)whichisstatedMin.IRvaluesshallbe10MOhm.

Isittheresultweachievedokay,especiallytheresulttakenduringnighttime?

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sampathsays:
September3,2013at6:28am
thankformoreinformationnowiharrytocheckinsulationresistancelong132Kvtransmissionline&willhavecalledyouafter
testing

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SYAMsays:
September4,2013at9:00am
DearJignesh,

JustforcuriositycanyoupleasetellmewhatisthefullformofDEPstandardswhichyouhavementionedunderthesection
IRValueofS/SEquipmentsAsperDEPStandard.

Hopeyouwillreply
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 20/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Hopeyouwillreply

Regards

SYAM

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SekarRamsays:
September12,2013at12:58pm
MrJignesh
ThisisoneofthegreatestselesseortsIhaveseen.Thisispuresocialservice.Hatso!!

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Stephensays:
September13,2013at1:46pm
Hello.Question,ifwehave5conductorsperphaseonalugsandwewanttomeggerthegroups,ie:phasetophaseandphaseto
groundandthereadingsareabove1Mohm,isthatOK?Wehadpreviouslymeggeredallthecabelsindividuallypriorto
installing.Thejobwasshutdownforawhile,andthisisforaprecaution,priortoreenergizing.

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vijaysays:
September25,2013at11:39am
dearjigneshsir,

Canihavetheentirenotesinsiteinformofbook?Howmuchdoesitcost?

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vijayendraraokvsays:
November2,2013at10:48am
veryveryusefulandverythanksformademedoubtclear..

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Michelsays:
November29,2013at10:49am
thanksBrothatistoogooooooooooooooodforus

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ESAKKIPANDIsays:
December5,2013at5:16am
theexplanationisexcellent

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rahuljangmesays:
January5,2014at2:41pm
thankyousir

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alisays:
January12,2014at1:18pm
thankyousomuchDr

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DomaHudusays:
February8,2014at2:26pm
thanksir.Ineedacopyviamyemail.pleaseamwaitforyourresponseSir.

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Srinivasansays:
February12,2014at3:40am
Thankyousir.Usefuldetailinformation.

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abysays:
February20,2014at10:17am

Sir,
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 21/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Sir,
appreciateyourideasandprocedures.
Mayiknow,whetherthereisanynecessityormandatoryrulessayingthatthespeakercablestobemeggered?
ifyes,thenwhatshouldbetheappliedvoltage?

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roopsays:
February23,2014at6:17am
dearmrParmarrstofallthanksforsharingtheinformation

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roopsays:
February23,2014at6:22am
wearebuildinga9kmroadtunnel,weusuallyfacingproblemwithhtcable,wheneveritisdamagedittook3to4hourfor
jointing,lotofproductionlosspleaseadviseanyalternatemeansoftransmissionofhtcableoranyhtjointavailablearoundthe
worldtodothejointingquickly.

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FelixJrSanBuenaventurasays:
March26,2014at4:44am
THESEAREGOODINFORMATIONANDREFERENCEFORALLELECTRICALENGINEERSANDCOMMISSIONING
ENGINEERSBEITINDESIGNENGINEERINGORINCOMMISSIONINGWORKSOFPROJECTSRELATEDTOELECTRICAL
POWERGENERATION,TRANSMISSIONANDINDISTRIBUTIONSYSTEMSTHEWORLDOVER.TIKE!,SALAMATPO!,
GRACIAS!,QZIQZI!,TERIMAKASIH!

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SBsays:
March27,2014at7:26am
Thankyoueversomuch!Forsharingsuchgoodinfo,extremelyrelevant.

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rdsays:
June14,2014at8:28am
Whatistheminimumacceptableinsulationresistancefor1.8kvDCcables?temperatureisaround50degC.Myunderstanding
isthatIRdecreaseswhenthereisincreaseintemperature.SohowdoicalculateInsulationresistanceconsideringthe
temperature?

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jakesays:
July30,2014at6:29am
whatcanweexpectfortransformerbeingenergizenotmeetingtheminimumstandardforinsulationresistance?thefutureeect
ofit?

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golfziimosays:
August4,2014at12:38pm
thankyouforgoodinformation

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AenBalisays:
August14,2014at6:36am
PlztellmeCTPTvalueinHT&LTsideproperload

50Hp

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reshisays:
August28,2014at12:50pm
Dearsir,
wehavehaywardtyler480V,60HZ,100HPsubmersiblepumpmotorinoutfacilityusedforboilerwatercirculation.Thedemin
waterisusedforthestatorcoolingintheclosedloopmeanswaterisdirectlyenteringthestatorwinding.

Themotorwassendtoworkshopformechanicalrepair.AfterinstallingbackTheI.Rvalueis0.3MOhm,canwetestthemotor
andrunit.

ForyoursuggestionThanksinanticipation.
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 22/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
ForyoursuggestionThanksinanticipation.

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praneethsays:
September4,2014at3:34pm
thankUforthepost,veryhelpful
veryfewpeoplesharetheirknowledge.
hatso.

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AbdulHameedsays:
September18,2014at6:36am
goodinformation.appreciateitverymuch.thankstoall

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nacykoesays:
September25,2014at11:17am
IRinstrumentfromIECorIEEEstandard?

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Jagadishsays:
October1,2014at3:31am
WhatshouldbetheminimumvalueofInsulationresistanceforLowVoltageSwitchgearpanels?

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VVGsays:
October12,2014at6:01am
DearSir
InouroneoftheapplicationsweneedtochecktheHighVoltagetestinourproduct,(Automotivepart).wherecustomerisasking
asktochecktheHVtestwith1.5KV

Aspercustomerdemand,nowweneedtomakeaHVinstrumenttodetectthecurrentleakagewhenapplyinhHighvolt(1.5KV)
betweentwoterminals.(opencircuit)
Customerrequirementisthatwhenthedistancebetweentheterminalsifitislessthan1.2mmourinstrumentmustdetectit.
Nowwearefacingtheproblemashowtoderivetheresistancebetweentwoterminals(inair)whenweapplyinghighvolt.Kindly
helpus

Regards
VVG

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diptisays:
October27,2014at2:01pm
verygoodstu,sousefull

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nikeshsrstsays:
December5,2014at3:03am
thanksforhelpus.towriteaboutits

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Samsays:
December10,2014at1:47am
HelloJigneshParmar,

Manythanksforyouraboveusefularticle.

Ihaveaquickquestionandwillappreciateitifyoucanhelpmetondtheanswerplease.ItisaboutIRValueforElectrical11kV
and22kVcableswithXLPEinsulation.AsfarasIknow,thereisaminvalueforIRinambienttemperature,butmyquestionis:
isthereanyhighlimitforthisvalueinambienttemperature?

IamaskingthisquestionbecauseIhavegotatestresultfromafactorywithveryveryhighvaluesmorethanusualforIRin
ambienttemperature.

Thanksandlookingforwardtoreceiveyouranswer.
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 23/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Thanksandlookingforwardtoreceiveyouranswer.
Regards;
Sam

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ashishsays:
December29,2014at6:50pm
132/33kvtransformertheLVresistanceis.02perunitresistancereferredtoHV

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himanshupatelsays:
January5,2015at2:39am
suchaknowledgeablethingaboutourworkforreferencetointroduceusinsmartwork

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Asifsays:
January5,2015at8:05am
Dearall,

AquestionisthatwhatistheIRacceptancecriteriaforbusbarswhichareinstalledinMCCpanels?

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K.Raghuveersays:
January7,2015at4:32pm
Dearsir,

Thanksfortheinformation,

K.Raghuveer

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kushrusays:
January17,2015at8:49am
Iwouldliketoknowifawireratedfor1100vaccanwithstandabreakdownvoltageof4kv

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karanjanisays:
January24,2015at9:31am
sirThankyouforsharingyourKnowledgeijusthaveonequeryrelatedtotheH.vCabletest.IsismandatorytohavePITeston
H.vCablesalongwiththeIrvalue?

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AkhtarKsays:
January24,2015at11:07am
Hii;

VeryniceandgoodinformationofelectricalIR.

Thanksforsharingtheallnecessarytechnicalinformation.

Withallrespect;
AkhtarKhatib

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SujeetDubeysays:
April14,2015at6:47am
ThanksSir
Itsverycomplicatedshare.

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lalitKaliharisays:
April16,2015at3:08pm
HelloMr.JigneshParmar,

PleaseletmeknowthedocumentaryevidenceofacceptableIRlimitsreferingtoIEC61439standard.

Thanks&Regards,
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 24/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
Thanks&Regards,
LalitKK

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Owaissays:
April30,2015at8:30am
PleasegiveIRvalueinformationofCoreEarth,FrameEarth,CoreFrame.Alsogivetheircorrectionfactoraspertemperature.
AlsopleaseindicatewhethertheTemperaturedierenceisofInsulationorAmbient.

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E.Eng.Ghanimsays:
May5,2015at5:21am
Iwanttoknowthevaluemeasurementsofresistanceformotoritiscapacityis1MW&theappliedvoltageis600VbecauseIhave
arewindingmotorandIwanttocomparingtheresultswithslanderedvalues

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NAEEMsays:
May9,2015at12:03pm
dearwhatshouldbetheminimuminsulationResistance(IR)ofACGeneratorinaccordancetoIECstandardsbothatthetimeof
CommissioningandatthetimeofMaintenance

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govindarajangssays:
May28,2015at11:05am
veryvaluablewriteupwithlotofexperiencebehindit

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jangchuSinhgyesays:
June5,2015at7:43am
SirwhatistheminimummeggervalueofIRfor120kNdiscinsulator?

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Ksalvisays:
June7,2015at4:50am
CanwedomeggeringofPowercablesinSandstorm.Ifnotthenwhy??

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mahalingamsays:
June18,2015at7:28pm
verythankyousir,veryusefulmycarrier

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EMMANUELMANTEAWsays:
June24,2015at7:45pm
ihaveachallengewithmymegger.Idisconnectedthecablestobemeggered.andsetmytestvoltageto500V.Butwhenistart
mytestigetmytestvoltagedecreasing.andeventuallyanIRreadinginKiloohmswhilstmyexpectedvalueisatleast1
GigaOhm.kindlyadvice.Thanks

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pradeepsays:
June30,2015at7:42am
whatisthedierencebetweeninsulationresistanceandPItest

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PLJsays:
July1,2015at1:51am
Veryusefuldocument.Thankyou

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zensays:
July7,2015at8:53am
notmeggershouldbeinsulationresistancemeter

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S.G.Jayakumarsays:

July11,2015at10:07am
https://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/insulationresistanceirvalues/ 25/28
3/28/2017 InsulationResistance(IR)Values|ElectricalNotes&Articles
July11,2015at10:07am
whicttypeofwiresareusedtoIRtest.PVC,PUR,Teoninsulationwires.PleasesendthereplyIamstruuglingtheoneproject

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PhuTaQuocsays:
July13,2015at3:43am
Ok,Thankyouverymuch.

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kesarinathullengalsays:
July16,2015at5:46pm
Yourinformationregardingalltthetestisverymuchusefull.Isthereanyappforthisforandriodsoitwllhelptoeasyviewand
information.Thanksonceagain
Regards
kesariullengal

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RajKumarsays:
August12,2015at4:40am
Thanksforsuchvaluabledatashared.

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RonalManuelsays:
November9,2015at5:59am
Doesanyoneknowhowtocomputetheminimumrecommendedvalueforbusbars.letssayfromgeneratortotransformer.

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Rajashekar.Vsays:
November27,2015at5:44am
HelloJigneshParmar,

Manythanksforyouraboveusefularticle.

Ihaveaquickquestionandwillappreciateitifyoucanhelpmetondtheanswerplease.Itisaboutmeggerinstrumentwhich
haveing(analoginstrumentwithhandgenerater)theanalogreadingneedelintherightandmovestoleftbutinallthe
instrumentsitwillinlefttorightWhy?

Thanksandlookingforwardtoreceiveyouranswer.
Regards;
Rajashekar

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rajsays:
December31,2015at11:37am
thankyousomuch

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arifsays:
January26,2016at11:47pm
Dearsir
whatistheminimuminsulationresistancevalueisacceptablefor415voltLVcable

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ghanimyousifsays:
February7,2016at6:13am
DearSirTheminimuminsulationresistancevalueacceptancefor415Vshouldbeatleast1KV&notmorethan2KVBR
Ghanim

OnThu,Feb4,2016at4:04PM,ElectricalNotes&Articleswrote:

>arifcommented:Dearsirwhatistheminimuminsulationresistancevalue>isacceptablefor415voltLVcable>

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Nitinvishwakarmasays:
February19,2016at5:02am
thankyousirvaryinformation.
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bharatsays:
March11,2016at7:04am
explanationgood

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KiranUfadesays:
March24,2016at11:11am
usefulinformationsirthanks

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SaurabhGuptasays:
March29,2016at12:04pm
IwanttoknowIRvaluefor160KN&210KNCompositePolymerLongRodInsulatorsusinginTransmissionlinetower

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SaurabhGuptasays:
March29,2016at12:07pm
JigneshSir,IwanttoknowIRvaluesof160KNand210KNcompositepolymerlongrodinsulators,whichweareusingnowa
daysinsteadofPorcelaintypes.
Please!

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ajojacobsays:
April9,2016at8:42am
whatistheIRacceptancecriteriaforLVtoearthintransformer

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Magdysourorsays:
April20,2016at9:35am
veryusefulinformation.
Thanksfortheeortdone

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AsifNazirsays:
May16,2016at10:01am
Greatwork

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ZaineBintiAbdulKarimsays:
May25,2016at2:26am
HiMr.JigneshParmar,thankyouforyourtechnicalwriteupitisveryuseful.However,Iwouldliketoaskwhatisthe
recommendedIRvalueforaFuelGasSuperheaters(poweredfrom400VAC,loadis550kW).HeatersIRisnotcoveredinyour
article,canyouassistmeonthis,becausewedohavesomeissueswithourpresentinstallation.

Fortherestofreaders,kindlychipintooifyouguysknowtheanswertomyquestionabove.Thankyouall.

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AmilaDeSilvasays:
May25,2016at3:10pm
Hi,oneofourdrainagepumpinstalledinadrywellcaughttoood.nowwhenwemeggeritincludingthecable(nowthewell
isdry)itshowszero.whatcanbethereason.

Pleaseadvise

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Rajapandiyarsays:
June11,2016at6:12pm
Gooddetailsforus

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ManishGuptasays:
June16,2016at8:52am
Hi,whatisthehipottestvoltagefor24VDCeldwirelinetosecondaryside(forandigitalIOcard)usedinPLCproduct.I
believeitis500Vrmsor707VDC,canyoupleaseconrm.

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sreedevisays:
June17,2016at10:09am
HowmuchdcvoltagehastobeappliedinmeggerformeasuringIRin4paircableharness

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YEEGUOQUANsays:
June21,2016at4:22am
IveseenotherppldoingmeggertestwheretheyshortL1,L2,L3,NtoEandgettheohmvalue.
Isthisthecorrectmethod?ifsohowdoesitwork?mindtoshare?TQ

WarmestRegards,

DannyYee

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TusharMahajansays:
June22,2016at2:16pm
Good

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NileshAmreliasays:
July15,2016at4:59am
Interestinginformationshared.Thanks

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Amansays:
July19,2016at4:10pm
howmanyIrValueof120&210kninsulator

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Martinsays:
July20,2016at7:34am
DearParmar..

ThanksfortheUsefullPost..

ItsveryHelpfullfortheBeginnerleveloftheMeggerTester

KeepitUp

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GauravShahsays:
August20,2016at3:41am
ThanksJigneshbhai

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GaneshNamasays:
September6,2016at2:16am
dearsir,thisinformationisveryusefullforuspeople,aboutbasicknowledge.

thankyouverymuch.

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