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High Temperature Conductor and Accessories Testing Services

Qualification and performance tests for the thermal, mechanical, environmental and electrical performance of Transmission, Distribution and substation connectors according to industry standards and manufacturers’ specifications.

Kinectrics conducts qualification and performance tests for the thermal, mechanical, environmental and electrical performance of transmission, distribution and substation connectors.

Kinectrics performs a wide range of tests on high temperature conductors. One example is the thermo-mechanical cycling test, which evaluates the aging performance of the conductor. Sag-tension and current temperature are examples of other tests which are performed to provide data for computational tools.

Infrared Testing Capability

Kinectrics is equipped to offer in-depth analysis using infrared camera and state-of-the-art research software, which provides detailed information on the temperature distribution of connector surfaces.

Proven Expertise

Kinectrics is an internationally-recognized company with a reputation for technical excellence in engineering and long-established experience in the provision of connector testing services to the electric utility industry.

We handle a wide range of conductor tests and connector tests, from new product and aged component testing to custom projects and special studies—all from a single location.

We test and analyze:

  • Transmission and Distribution Components
  • Electric Power Connections for Substations
  • Ground Grid Connectors
  • High Temperature Conductors and Connectors
  • Substation Multiport Connectors
  • Implosive and Exothermic Connections
  • High Temperature Accessories including spacer, spacer-damper, and suspension assemblies

Kinectrics tests to:

  • Industry Standards
    • IEEE 837
    • IEC 61284, IEC 61238-1
    • ANSI C119
    • NEMA CC-1
    • CSA C57-98
  • Manufacturers Specifications
  • Custom Specifications and other required standards

Examples of connector tests:

  • Current  Cycle
  • Heat Rise
  • Pullout  Strength
  • Torque Strength
  • Corrosion Tests: Salt Fog, Acid Bath
  • Freeze-thaw
  • Vibration
  • Conductor Damage
  • Failure Analysis

Examples of high temperature conductor tests:

  • Thermo-Mechanical Endurance
  • High Temperature Creep and Sag-Tension
  • Current Temperature
  • Thermal-Resistant Property
  • Aeolian Vibration, Galloping

About This Solution

Industry Sector

  • Transmission & Distribution

Nature of Service

  • Testing - Lab Services

Client Assets

  • Conductors

Kinectrics Facilities

  • Electrical Testing Facilities
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  • Mechanical Equipment Testing Facilities


  • Conductor Testing
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  • High Temperature Conductor Testing
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  • Connector Testing
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  • Aging