Grid integration of generation systems
The proliferation of generation systems, especially those from renewable sources, brings new requirements regarding network integration. These new technologies must offer ancillary services such as the ability to tolerate voltage dips (LVRT - Low Voltage Ride Through) or Swells (HVRT - High Voltage Ride Through), providing or consuming reactive power during an eventual fault.
QuEST Lab is a laboratory test designed and manufactured by 4fores to evaluate the suitability of generation systems according to the grid code applicable, at the onset of network events such as voltage dips, swells or phase changes.
Since 2008, 4fores accumulates extensive experience in the area of electrical testing and certification of power generation systems , performing numerous tests and technical inspections for certification of multiple wind, photovoltaic systems or gensets of various technologies, powers and manufacturers.
In addition to being specialists in testing, 4fores has also successfully completed the design, manufacture and maintenance of customized electrical test equipment, both for internal use (QuEST Lab) and for sale to other companies.
Due to the versatility of QuEST Lab, 4fores is capable of testing under any rule or standard grid code worldwide, and meet any specific need.
PO 12.3, PO 12.2. (Spain)
FGW TG3 y TG4 FGW (Germany)
IEC 61400-21 Ed. 2. (Europe)
- Europe: UK, Poland, France (FEDER and RTE), EON (Italy), Croatia or Romania
- North America: EEUU, Canada
- South America: Ecuador, Brazil
- Asia: China
- Precertification and validation tests
- External audit in power plants with events or faults in their electrical behavior
QuEST Lab testing laboratory possess the most advanced technology, which ensures not only cost savings to its customers, but also be a reference to safety, efficiency and automation.
QuEST Lab innovative design allows to perform tests reaching 130% of the rated voltage, to induce dips throughout the whole voltage range (from the nominal voltage to zero voltage) and phase jumps of up to 35 °.
Additionaly, thanks to its more than 10,000 combinations of settings, QuEST Lab fits perfectly in any test condition required, being able to reach a hole's depth resolution of even less than 1% in some situations.