Nepal, Kathmandu: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will include experts from either the Ministry of Energy, Institute of Engineering (IoE) or Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology (NBSM) in their inspection teams.
The teams will visit manufacturers of transformers and their testing labs.
“NEA made the decision after its engineers showed reluctance to be a part of the inspection teams saying that they lack expertise and necessary equipment to conduct inspections.” said Laxman Agrawal, NEA board member. The practice of transformer quality testing in Nepal is new.
The inspection teams will conduct design test of sample transformers in Central Power Research Institute of India for the quality of transformers produced by LTC Holdings of Sri Lanka, reports My Republica.
LTC Holdings was awarded a contract to supply 1,040 units of transformers of different capacities and will start supplying the transformers in October.
Source: My Republica