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07/12/2017 - 16:39hs
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UHV lab opens in Rio

Brazil’s Electrical Energy Research Center (Cepel) launched an Ultra-High Voltage Laboratory in Rio Janeiro. The country is now the second in the world to have a unit of this kind – China’s the first.



Rio de Janeiro – Brazil’s Electrical Energy Research Center (Cepel), an arm of Eletrobras – launched this Thursday (7) its Ultra-High Voltage Outdoor Laboratory (Laboratório de Ultra-Alta Tensão Externo - Lab-UAT) in Rio de Janeiro’s Baixada Fluminense area. Cepel’s Laboratories and Experimental Research director Orsino Borges Filho said Brazil is now the second country in the world to have a lab of this kind, the first being China.

Studies will be carried out at Lab-UAT for the improvement of Brazil’s transmission system. Orsino Borges said that essentially, the purpose of the facility is to evaluate power line performance and insulation. “This is a laboratory that will serve the purpose of experimental research into ultra-high voltage power lines,” he explained.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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