26 April 2018
Steve Simpson, Viper's Engineering Manager, has written for April's Oilfield Technology about the unique electrical challenges faced by subsea operators whose systems are effectively placed in a conductive and corrosive solution.
Steve takes readers through the challenges faced, why they should care...Read more
29 March 2018
In late 2016 we received a call from a customer reporting that they were unable to get stable readings from the two (competitor’s) insulation monitoring devices (IMD) installed on two pairs of an electrical quad. This variance was due to cross-disturbance (crosstalk) of the measurement devices on the...Read more
22 March 2018
We are previewing the revolutionary CableGuardian at Infrarail 2018, our comprehensive electrical network condition monitoring and fault finding system with a difference. CableGuardian monitors both cable and conductor condition within a power distribution network by dispersing multiple independent measurement...Read more
9 March 2018
Copper Loss resulting from Insulation Resistance monitoring devices and how to reduce such copper loss with V-LIFE
The principle of insulation monitoring is to apply a voltage between the copper conductors in a cable and earth and measure the current that flows. The figure below shows the equivalent...Read more
20 February 2018
Used by twenty operators on control systems from six different OEMs, V-LIFE is fast becoming the leading alternative to subsea interventions, replacing electrical equipment, and even umbilicals when water ingress is the cause of a drop in system insulation resistance (IR).
But what is IR and why should...Read more