The Turkish electromechanical industry has been among the fastest growing in the past two decades. At present the Turkish high voltage equipment industry is dominated by power transformer and power cable manufacturers, followed by some HV disconnectors and HV instrument transformers factories. The Turkish medium voltage industry is widely spread among the country: the main international players have established their manufacturing sites in Turkey and together with a large number of privately owned medium and small enterprises they make Turkey one of the most dynamic medium voltage equipment industries in the world. The medium voltage industry covers the full range of products for distribution networks: distribution transformers, switchgear assemblies (including all components) and cable systems.
The strategic location of Anatolia in the contemporary geopolitical scenario helped the industry to grow and expand its target markets. The growth of the electromechanical industry advanced hand-in-hand with strict quality assurance and control processes in order to facilitate sales in export markets. In the electromechanical industry, quality assurance and control processes are closely linked to type-testing according to requirements set by international standards, which make High Voltage Laboratory and High Power Laboratory type testing a very important step in each HV or MV product development. With DNV GL's KEMA Laboratories unmatched worldwide reputation for reliability and a dedication to efficient type testing, KEMA Laboratories helped Turkish manufacturers to open up businesses in local and global markets.
Nowadays, the Turkish electromechanical industry export its products all over the world. Such wide, active and dynamic sector needs to be constantly fed by fresh, young, smart and dedicated electrical engineers. İTÜ, as being among the best recognized Technical Universities in Turkey, bares the responsibility to educate and prepare the future electrical engineers to the future challenges of the electromechanical sector.
Arman Derviškadić has been working in direct contact with the Turkish industry and utilities. The seminar “Testing, Inspection and Certification experiences at KEMA Laboratories” has been developed in order to share his experience with future Turkish electrical engineers. The main focus of the seminar will be:
- Overview on the market of electromechanical equipment
- DNV GL's KEMA High Power Laboratory, High Voltage Laboratory and Metering, Protection and Substation Automation Laboratory
- Type-test programs for the main equipment (power transformers, HV circuit breakers, power cable systems) according to IEC Standards.
This seminar is part of the course “High Voltage Laboratory” held by Professor Aydoğan Özdemir.
Since 1927, KEMA Laboratories has been on the forefront of testing high voltage and high power equipment. KEMA Laboratories is the first laboratory in the world able to test up to 1,200 kV AC circuit breakers, large power transformers up to 800 kV class, HVDC circuit breakers and cables.