The determination of the capacitance and dissipation factor of a capacitor is just as important in high-voltage technology as it is in electronics. Whereas the capacitance is the main property of the capacitor, the dissipation factor is, in turn, a measure of the deviation from ideal capacitor properties.
The calibration of capacitance and dissipation factor is performed using:
- Standards for capacitance
- Measuring bridges.
The masurement of the capacitance and dissipation factor is provided not only on capacitors or reference capacitors but also on other electrotechnical components:
- high voltage cables
- high voltage capacitors
The calibration of the capacitor and determination of its dissipation factor is carried out by using a capacitance measuring bridge. In this measurement the reference capacitor and capacitance measuring bridge are traceable calibrated standards.