Insulation resistance - testing, measuring, monitoring

Insulation resistance: Testing - measuring - monitoring

The insulation resistance is particularly important for the prevention of damage and injury, and for the reliability of electrical systems and equipment. On the one hand it is basis for the protection of individual and systems on the other hand it also serves as an important indicator for the condition of an electrical installation. Depending on the life cycle of a system or an item of equipment, the insulation resistance is to be tested, to be measured or also to be monitored.

Insulation monitoring is not the same as insulation measurement and vice versa. Depending on the related phase of the life cycle of a system or an item of equipment, these two techniques are to be used differently. However, overall it is important that a failure or a hazard for individuals and property is avoided by a preventive action.