CG Power Systems

CG Power Systems Belgium, a leading supplier of on- and offshore wind turbine transformers and power solutions, is using OWI-Lab's large climate chamber on a frequently basis to test and validate their products under extreme climatic conditions. Hot climate and cold start-up tests with full electrical capacity are performed  on a 'time sharing' basis in the laboratory. This means CG Power Systems rents the needed test infrastructure and their own engineers perform the testing.

The large testing space makes it possible for CG Power Systems to tests and validate multiple systems in one time at the same testing conditions. Simultaneous testing can be interesting for example to benchmark results of changes in the design with different product versions of machinery in the same climatic conditions.

Link to news article: First tests on offshore wind turbine transformer carried out in OWI-Lab large climatic chamber

Link to poster presentation EWEA 2014 conference: Cold start of a 5.5MVA offshore transformer

Link to factpicture cold start-up testing OWI-Lab climate chamber