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Our unit interacts and collaborates with industrials partners for many years in the context of students' projects and of services related with our measurement capabilities.

In which field of collaboration are you interested in ?

Students' projects

EPEU offers the opportunities for industries and R&D companies to collaborate through student’s projects (mainly first year master’s project and master’s degree final project) supervised by academics. It leads to a win-win situation as the student is confronted to an actual industrial challenge and as the collaborators take profit, free of charge, from innovative approaches and from the expertise of the academic supervision of the work.

Interested ?   Please contact our Head of Department

Past studies (non-exhautive list)
2019-2020
  • I. Fattahi, "Etude de l'alimentation d'un moteur de traction ferroviaire par un onduleur Z- source" (ALSTOM Belgium SA)

  • M. Fotso, "Modélisation d'un moteur asynchrone bi-triphasé et à commutation de pôles pour la traction électrique" (ALSTOM Belgium SA)

  • C. Leumalieu, "Contribution au calcul de la capacité d’accueil du réseau de transport d’électricité en vue de la connexion de nouvelles centrales électriques" (ELIA)

  • L. Pardoen, "Amélioration des techniques de prise de décision dans le cadre de la maintenabilité du réseau de transport d’électricité" (ELIA)

  • M. Rasneur, "Projet METIS II : représentation hiérarchique des réseaux électriques européens en vue d’une évaluation de l’impact des modèles de marché – Evaluation des KPIs" (Tractebel Impact)

  • E. Struelens, "Etude de solutions d'équilibrage de tension d'onduleur auxiliaire pour le ferroviaire en présence d’une charge déséquilibrée" (ALSTOM Belgium SA)

2018-2019
  • T. Abrassart,"Gestion de la végétation sous les lignes haute tension. Analyse des données et modèle de croissance de la végétation" (Decube Consult)

  • A. Dufrane, "Etude du calcul des pertes magnétiques des moteurs et transformateurs utilisés en ferroviaire" (ALSTOM Belgium SA)

  • L. Hubert, "Analyse de la maintenabilité des assets belges : cas d’étude de la région de Gembloux-Leuze" (ELIA)

  • C. Luypaert, "Gestion de la végétation sous les lignes haute tension. Modélisation de l’environnement sous PLS-CADD" (Decube Consult)

  • A. Rosseel, "Etude HT d’un prototype d’isolateur avec protection mécanique" (ELIA)

  • M. Scohier, "Solution indépendante et low cost pour alimenter des charges monophasées dans un système onduleur triphasé pour application ferroviaire" (ALSTOM Belgium SA)

 

Measurement capabilities & Services

The Unit is fully equipped with modern state-of-art testing instruments and data acquisition platforms (Labview, dSPACE) to undertake standard measurements on most electrical equipments, as well as with specific simulation and calculation softwares (PSIM, Comsol Multiphysics, Neplan, etc.).  It hosts also a High-Voltage laboratory dedicated to teaching and industrial testing and measurement (breakdown voltage, leakage current, etc.).
 

For any service, please feel free to ask for a quote by contacting our staff.

High-Voltage Laboratory

Click here for a virtual tour of our HV lab !

The high voltage testing laboratory of UMONS consists of one main hall and a separate smaller laboratory. It is dedicated to teaching and industrial testing and measurement (breakdown voltage, leakage current, etc.).

 

In the main hall the equipment includes:

  • an ac generator (1 MV cascaded transformer/2 units)

  • an impulse generator (Marx generator) 12-stage, 2.25 MV, 27.5 kJ

  • a vertical sphere gap (diameter 1.5 m)

  • resistive and capacitive dividers

  • analog and digital oscilloscopes

  • an artificial rain equipment

 

In the separate laboratory, smaller tests can be realized by means of:

  • a modular HV kit (up to 150 kV ac, 75 kV dc and lightning impulse)

  • a RRoss divider (150 kV ac/dc, 280 kV peak)

  • a LeCroy oscilloscope

  • a portable 35 kV HV dc generator

 

Non-destructive tests are also possible mainly for dielectric loss and capacitance measurement (Schering bridge) and for resistivity measurement (measuring cell).

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Other equipments

Electric and magnetic fields strength measurements can be conducted thanks to:

  • a meter from EMFields (AC 10 Hz-2.1 kHz, up to 19.99 µT and 1999 V/m)

  • a Hirst GM08 Gaussmeter with a Hall probe (DC, AC 15 Hz-10 kHz, up to 3 T)

Other measuring and test equipment includes (non-exhaustive):

  • a high-precision power analyzer LEM Norma 4000

  • a LeCroy  WaveRunner 44Xi scope

  • a precision impedance analyzer Wayne Kerr (20 Hz-10 MHz)

  • voltage/current measurement modules with LEM transducers
    (400 V, 100 A)

  • workstations with data acquisition boards (Labview), as well as ds1104 and ds1105 controller boards from dSPACE