Engineering & Field Services

The Engineering & Field Services Divisions of K‑Tek Electro-Services are members of PEO and CEO and is the licensed, consulting engineering division of The K‑Line Group of Companies.

This division specializes in the design, commissioning, maintenance and testing of power systems. It also carries out the complete commissioning services of substations up to 230kV, protection and control design, testing and retrofit as well as ongoing maintenance programs. Engineering & Field Services also offers 24/7 emergency support of power systems.

This multi-discipline division is integral to The K‑Line Group’s turnkey operation and offers clients responsive, reliable and professional services from highly qualified engineers, technologists and technicians. K‑Tek’s field staff perform acceptance testing in accordance with NETA/ ANSI standards and specifications and follow the OEM recommendations and guidelines for testing, adhering to the relevant industry standards and all pertinent safety issues.

K‑Tek’s Engineering & Field Services reports highlight equipment
data and problem areas at a glance. These reports are respected and valued by industry experts including consultants, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, inspectors and end-users.

Practical Knowledge, Experience and Training

  • Power systems studies — co-ordination studies, short circuit analysis, load flows, equipment evaluation, harmonic analysis, power factor correction and voltage transient studies by implementation of CYME and EDSA software
  • Grounding system design studies by implementation of SES Autogrid software
  • Troubleshooting and problem analysis
  • Substation design construction and upgrade (230kV)
  • Preparation/evaluation of equipment specifications and tenders
  • Protection and control schemes, design and retrofit
  • Switchgear — OEM-suggested testing and maintenance procedures, repairs, retrofits/upgrades, supply and refurbishment of both H.V. & L.V. electrical apparatus
  • Transformers
  • Circuit breakers — air, oil, SF6 and vacuum
  • Protective relays — OEM-suggested testing, secondary and primary current injection testing, scheme verification, co-ordination studies and application of settings. Supply, installation and commissioning of new equipment
  • Grounding system measurements
  • Factory witness testing
  • Air and load break switches
  • Circuit switchers up to 500kV
  • Transformers up to 230kV
  • Switchgear — air and load break switches
  • Infra-red thermographic survey
  • Power quality and harmonic analysis
  • Circuit breakers (air, oil, SF6 and vacuum)
  • Microprocessor-based and electromechanical relay testing
  • Cables — D.C. Hipot, fault locating (primary and secondary)
  • Aerial device/live line tool testing
  • Lattice structure maintenance
  • Circuit breaker/relay retrofit – solid state conversion
  • Dissolved gas/oil analysis
  • Power factor testing both H.V. & L.V.
  • Transformer repairs
  • Multi range voltage detector/phasing sticks repairs
  • S&C Electric pad mount switch gear (PMH) and circuit switchers (up to 500kV)
  • Reclosers and automatic voltage regulator maintenance
  • Soil resistivity measurements
  • Ground grid resistance measurements
  • 24/7 response
  • Supply and install generators to keep mission critical systems running
  • Troubleshoot and repair
  • Comprehensive inventory of fuses, lightning arrestors and cable termination kits
  • Fully equipped bucket trucks
  • Team response of professional engineers, technologists, linesmen and tradesmen as needed