Electrical testing & commissioning

NETA certified technicians and field engineers offer start-up testing, commissioning, maintenance, acceptance testing and 24-hour emergency electrical field service

Saber Power Field Services has one of the most comprehensive field service teams in the industry, with NETA certified technicians and an extensive fleet of company-owned medium and high-voltage electrical power testing equipment. This highly skilled and properly equipped team enables Saber Power to manage large projects and gives our clients the peace of mind our experienced technicians and field engineers are the final approving element for all Saber Power’s EPC projects.

Our comprehensive electrical service offering includes:

Start-up/Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning/Acceptance Testing

Testing & Commissioning
  • Start-up/commissioning/retro-commissioning/acceptance testing
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Grounding system testing
  • Infrared thermography
  • Protective relay calibration
  • Cable testing
  • Cable terminations and stress cones
  • Underground cable and fault locating
  • Breaker/relay retrofits and upgrades
  • Transformer oil testing/analysis/processing
  • High-voltage transformer load tap changer repair
  • High-voltage transformer leak repairs/re-gasketing
  • High-voltage transformer bushing replacement
  • Electrical acceptance field testing
  • High-Potential testing
  • Switchgear & motor control maintenance
  • Medium and low-voltage start-up and commissioning for VFDs
  • SCADA configuration, system integration and commissioning

Electrical System Acceptance Testing and Start-Up Services

Acceptance testing and start-up services provide customers with the assurance their equipment complies with the qualifications and establishes a base line for future reference. Skilled engineers and technicians utilizing the latest state-of-the-art test equipment can assure our customers a timely start-up for their plants, building commissioning and other capital projects.

The Saber seconded employee played a key role and were a huge factor in flawless execution.– Electrical Reliability Specialist, Major chemical plant in Texas

Preventive Maintenance and Repair

  • Primary current injection testing
  • Switchgear modifications, upgrades and repair
  • AC/DC high-potential testing
  • Oil and gas analysis
  • Infrared analysis
  • Breaker retrofits, reconditioning and repair

Substation and Power Delivery Testing

Our power delivery testing services address the challenge of substation reliability. With proper testing and calibration of the protective devices, the likelihood of nuisance tripping and damage to substation equipment and personnel is reduced drastically. The following services are part of our Substation and Power Delivery Testing offering:

  • Transformer testing and repair
  • Protective relay testing and calibration
  • Oil circuit breaker testing and repair
  • SF6, vacuum and air circuit breaker testing and repair
  • Cable testing
  • Station battery and UPS system testing
  • Infrared analysis

24 Hour Emergency Electrical Field Service

  • High/medium and low-voltage circuit breaker repair and replacement
  • Power and distribution transformers repair and changeout
  • Oil circuit breaker repair and changeout to SF6
  • Instrumentation and meters
  • Rotating machinery – motor/generator and motor winding testing and repair
  • Battery inspection, testing and maintenance
  • Ground fault monitors
  • Technical training services

Maintenance Contracts

  • Custom preventive maintenance
  • Monthly inspection of substations
  • Total combustible gases checked
  • Transformer inspections
  • Annual testing of incoming line equipment
  • Substation battery inspections and maintenance
  • Scheduled outage services
  • Infrared analysis

Preventive Maintenance and Repair

  • Primary current injection testing
  • Switchgear modifications, upgrades and repair
  • AC/DC high-potential testing
  • Oil and gas analysis
  • Infrared analysis
  • Breaker retrofits, reconditioning and repair

Generator Tests

  • ELCID and RTD testing
  • Winding resistance, polarization Index
  • DC high-potential and tan-delta testing

High Voltage Tests

  • Circuit breaker timing
  • Transformer winding resistance
  • Transformer turns ratio
  • Insulating fluid analysis
  • Dissolved gas analysis
  • Power factor analysis
  • Instrument transformer tests
  • Protective relay calibration
  • Infrared analysis

Low Voltage Tests

  • Functional test of components and systems
  • Insulation test
  • Contact resistance
  • Primary current injection

Protection & Control

  • Testing and calibration
  • Upgrades and retrofits
  • Electro-mechanical and digital
  • SEL relays, Basler relays, GE relays, ABB relays, and more

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

  • Consultation, installation and commissioning/commissioning support
  • VFD/SSS application support
  • After-market site inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting
  • VFD/SSS preventive maintenance:
    • Fault history analysis
    • Cleaning and testing of transformers
    • Rectifier modules
    • Inverter modules
    • Current and voltage transformers
    • Reactors
    • Vacuum contactors
    • Protective relays/devices
  • VFD/SSS troubleshooting and repair:
    • Fault analysis,
    • Troubleshooting,
    • Part repair/Replacement
    • Testing
  • Low voltage VFD harmonic analysis
  • Medium voltage VFD synchronous transfer troubleshooting
  • Solid state starter commissioning

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

  • Associated battery system testing, repair and replacement
  • Breaker testing
  • Transfer switch testing
  • Inspection and cleaning
  • Contact and insulation resistance tests
  • Filter replacement
  • Power system monitoring
  • Thermal survey
Saber knows power. Contact us for more information.