ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Electrical & Electronics Faculty
HIGH VOLTAGE LABORATORY
The Istanbul Technical University (ITU) High Voltage Laboratory serves as independent, non-industrial, university center for high voltage engineering. The mission of the Laboratory includes research, evaluation, testing and education activities.
ITU High Voltage Laboratory consist of two main units. One of them, Fuat Külünk High Voltage Laboratory, is at City Campus Gümüşsuyu. The other is at Main Campus Maslak, constructed as a part of the Electrical & Electronics Faculty Building.
Fuat Külünk High Voltage Laboratory is housed at the city center
(Gümüşsuyu). The Laboratory consists of three main blocks:
This block contains the following laboratories and test sets:
Impulse Voltage Laboratory
Test set: Impulse voltage generator (1 MV, 10 kJ).
Alternating Voltage Laboratory
Test set: High voltage transformer (300 kV, 50 Hz, 50 kVA).
Shielded High Voltage Room
Test set: High voltage transformer (100 kV, 50 Hz, 20 kVA),
This main laboratory hall has a floor area of 35 m x 26 m and a ceiling height of 20 m.
The impulse equipment consists of a 3600 kV, 180 kJ impulse generator
Alternating Voltage Set
The 50 Hz equipment consists of a 1200 kV, 1000 kVA test transformer.
DC Voltage Supply
The ratings of dc high voltage generator set are 1 MV and 10 mA.
The ratings of a Tesla Transformer are 400-500 kV, 150-300 kHz.
This block contains power supplies for alternating high voltage set and impulse voltage generator.
This High Voltage Laboratory, constructed as part of the Electrical & Electronics Faculty Building, was occupied in 1995. The Laboratory consists of two separate halls, and one of these halls has a floor area of 18 m x 10 m and the other has a floor area of 18 m x 7 m and both have ceiling height of 8 m. Click here for some views.
The laboratory is equipped with the following energy sources:
- 140 kV, 95 J (single-stage)/280 kV, 190 J (two-stage) impulse generator
- 140 kV, 20 mA dc test set.
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