AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades

12 February 2020
Quartzelec upgrades its Abu Dhabi test facilities
With a growing portfolio of international customers Quartzelec, the independent engineering service provider globally recognised as an expert in rotating electrical machines, has just made significant investment in its existing motor testing and reporting facility in Abu Dhabi - providing a greater range of test and evaluation services that conform to the latest safety standards.
Abu Dhabi workshop extends facilities to better meet customer demand

“Our recently commissioned test facility has been designed to deliver a host of advanced test and evaluation services on a wide range of electrical machines and will help us meet growing customer demand both in the Middle East and further afield,” stated Luke Clarke, Operations Manager for the Abu Dhabi workshop “We now have one of the most sophisticated facilities of its type in the region and this is a significant addition to our global technical capabilities.”

Quartzelec’s newly extended test bay in Abu Dhabi has been designed to deliver load testing of 3-phase AC motors up to 200HP using a variable frequency drive-based regeneration system to test motor responses at different frequencies. Further additions mean that the facility now also has the capacity to run LV and HV (3.3kV, 6.6kV and 11kV) motors up to 1400HP at no-load.

AC machines with ratings higher than 1400HP can also be tested utilising a state of the art auto-transformer, limiting start-up current to safely bring the machine to rated speed and rated Voltage. Additionally, single phase AC motors up to 5HP can be tested at both no-load and full-load. The facility also has the capability to test DC motors rated up to 800HP at full speed, no-load.

The full range of parameters that can now be tested, recorded and turned into a full fledged technical report comprise:

  • Terminal voltage
  • No-load current
  • No-load wattage/power factor
  • Speed and vibration
  • Friction and windage Losses
  • Efficiency test
  • Torque vs speed curve

Additionally, a wide variety of evaluation tests can be carried out including; winding resistance, insulation resistance, HV test and surge test plus temperature rise testing.

Luke Clarke concluded: “Over the coming months we will be hosting a number of customer open days and we’d welcome anyone that wants to visit our Abu Dhabi facility and see first-hand the extensive range of services we can now cost-effectively deliver; helping make preventative motor maintenance and monitoring a reality for all.”

Quartzelec’s Abu Dhabi workshop and facilities are located at TWH-20 ADNOC L&S Complex, Mussafah,P.O. Box 109891, Abu Dhabi, UAE.  For more information or to arrange a visit either call: +971 2 555 5205 or email: middleeast@quartzelec.com  #UnparalleledInEngineeringServices

Success at Quartzelec

In 2017 Quartzelec celebrated 10-years of OEM independence and 100 years of heritage, building its reputation as a cost-effective provider of electrical engineering services. Key to this was strong leadership, a dedicated and knowledgeable 600 plus workforce and a positive ‘can do’ approach that enabled the business to achieve a £60+m turnover with continual global growth.

An independent, multi-disciplined engineering service provider, Quartzelec offers integrated solutions through two key areas; Contracting Services and Rotating Machine Services. The electrical contracting businesses deliver a growing portfolio of prestigious projects and currently operate and maintain more than 5000 HV customer assets at over 500 customer sites across the UK. The rotating machines operations include the design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, refurbishment, rewinding and servicing of large, project critical motors and generators to customers operating across a broad range of industrial and commercial sectors around the globe. It also has the ability to work on any OEM-manufactured machine and/or equipment, including those built by its previous heritage companies such as GEC Machines, GEC Alsthom Large Machines, ALSTOM and Cegelec.

For further information on the Electrical & Mechanical Contracting or Rotating Machine Services available from Quartzelec, please call 44 (0) 1788 512512, email Jody.townsend@quartzelec.com visit www.quartzelec.com or follow Quartzelec on LinkedIn and Twitter  #UnparalleledInEngineeringServices

TWH-20 Esnaad Complex Mussafah P O Box 109891, Abu Dhabi, , Abu Dhabi, UAE
00971 2 555 5205
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