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SKF Static Motor Analyzer Baker AWA-IV
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Basic testing process
Creating or opening a database
Ensure safe operation
1) Start the Baker AWA-IV application by clikcing on the icon
on the tester screen or the MS Windows Start button.
Be sure to comply with all safety procedures prescribed by your organization, industry, and
governing standards. Failure to heed safety precautions can result in injury or death from severe
electrical shock.
2) Use the dialog box to create a new database or open an
existing one.
3) Click OK to continue.
Refer to the Baker AWA-IV User Manual for complete safety information.
Selecting a motor to test
Additionally, you should aquaint yourself with the user interface elements so you can more easily navigate the software
during testing.
The left side of the screen is used to locate motors stored in the
opened database. Three methods can be used:
Ensure that all power and cable connections are properly made before and during testing.
The Explore tab uses a tree view to show the motor
The Motor ID tab provides an alphabetical list of
Motor IDs. Typing the irst few characters ilters the
list of IDs to faciliate location.
Perform a sequence of progressively more rigorous tests.
The Route tab provides a predeined lists of motors.
If a test fails, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair the problem before continuing with the next test in the sequence. The
following tests will run automatically in sequence:
Locate the motor needed using any of these tabs, then
click on the motor to select it for testing. (The process
for creating a new motor is on the next page.)
Recommended testing sequence
Temperature entry–If temperatue is enabled for temperature/resistance tests, the Temperature/Resistance dialog will appear
so the temperature reading can be entered. Temperature is collected using a third-party device.
Resistance–If the readings pass per the requirements of the Test ID, the Temperature/Resistance dialog will close. If lowvoltage leads were used, a dialog will appear instructing you to switch to the high-voltage leads.
MegOhm–This test starts by ramping up test leads to the pre-programmed voltage. This voltage will be held for 60 seconds during which the analyzer watches for overcurrent conditions and micro-arcs or insulation resistance values below the
minimum megohm setting. If a failure is detected, all testing will stop, and the leads will be discharged and grounded. You
will be given the choice to repeat the test, stop all testing, or continue to the next test.
Running an automatic test
After selecting a Motor ID, a fully automatic test series
can be run. Automatic tests analyze the motor in the
recommended sequence.
1) Click on the Tests tab to get to the main testing
PI/DA–If the Test ID was set up for a Dielectric Absorption (DA) test, the duration of the test will be three minutes (180 seconds). The PI test duration is 10 minutes (600 seconds). At end of the PI/DA test, if no failures occur the PI/DA dialog will
close, and the analyzer will continue with the next test.
2) Click on the Config/View parameters buttons to
conirm test parameters are properly set for the
motor you will be testing.
DC HiPot/Step Voltage–During this test, the voltage will be ramped to the target test level. If the analyzer detects a low
megohm reading or an overcurrent condition, testing will immediately stop, and the leads will be discharged and grounded.
You will be given the choice to repeat the test, stop all testing, or continue to the next test. If no failures are found during
the DC HiPot/Step Voltage test, the analyzer will continue to the next test.
3) To start the test, click on the red Run Auto Test button and follow the directions provided. The software will
automatically run all selected (On) tests.
Surge–The Surge test screen will be displayed and the voltage will be slowly increased on lead 1 to the voltage speciied in
the Test ID. If no pulse-to-pulse EAR failures are detected, lead 2 and lead 3 will be tested.
At the end of the sequence, the test data will automatically be saved to the database and the main test screen will reappear.
Tests can also be run individually from the Test tabs, or they can be run manually using the controls on the tester’s front
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4) The Safe To Turn On dialog appears when a high-voltage test is selected. Typically, it instructs you to verify that the
correct set of leads have been properly connected; however, the content of the dialog can vary depending on your
tester coniguration.
5) Follow the instructions in the dialog to continue the testing process. As noted earlier, when all tests have been run,
the test data will automatically be saved to the database and the main test screen will re-appear.
For additional details on test leads and connections, running tests, reviewing test results, printing reports,
and more refer to the Baker AWA-IV Quick reference guide or the Baker AWA-IV User manual.
Part number: 71-042 EN V1
Creating a new motor ID
1) Click on the Data tab to create and store motor
information. Each motor will be listed in the
Explore tab Motor Tree on the left side of the
screen. The Motor Tree provides a complete
listing of all motors stored in a particular
2) To add a motor to an existing or new database,
click on the Add button.
3) Type the Motor ID, Location, Building, and
nameplate information in the appropriate ields.
4) Click on the Clear button to remove all information
currently entered in the ields. Best practice is
to add all information pertinent to the motor to
facilitate testing. This information can be useful
during the testing and troubleshooting processes.
Setting up a Step-Voltage test
1) From the DC test setup screen, click on the
HiPot/StepVoltage drop-down list then click on
Step Voltage. This will open the Config Wizard.
2) Set each value to a desired level and click Next.
3) Add or delete steps within the wizard as needed,
then click Finish to save the set up.
4) When you have completed your set up, close the
wizard to return to the DC Tests setup screen.
5) In turn, close the DC Tests setup screen when
you are satisied that the proper parameters
have been selected.
5) Click on the Save button to add the motor
information to the database.
6) The Select Test ID dialog box will appear so you
can assign the appropriate Test ID to the motor.
Test IDs contain the testing parameters (for
example, tests performed, voltages, and pass/fail
criteria) along with a basic motor description (for
example, 480Vw/Rotor>100HP StepV).
7) Click OK after selecting the proper Test ID for your motor. The new motor ID will appear in the motor tree on the
left side of screen.
You can also create new Test IDs when needed. The process for creating a new Test ID is explained in detail
in the Baker AWA-IV Quick reference guide or the Baker AWA-IV User manual along with details for
determining the proper Test ID to select.
Selecting tests to perform
1) Click on the Tests tab then select the desired
tests to be performed via the On/Off buttons.
2) To enter the temperature value and set up
resistance tests, click on either the Manual or
3 Lead/High V (Conig/View) button.
3) The Temperature/Resistance Test screen
appears so you can provide the temperature
and resistance information needed for your
4) You can use the default values provided in the
Tests tab setup screens, or you can adjust
parameters based on IEEE, EPRI, EASA,
IEC, or company standards. When you have
completed your set up, close each screen.
5) Enter into the DC Tests setup screen by clicking
on any of the voltage buttons (Conig/View)
next to the DC tests listed.
Setting up a Surge test
1) Click on the voltage button (Conig/
View) to open the setup screen.
2) Use the default parameters provided, or
enter parameters based on IEEE, EPRI,
EASA, IEC, or company standards for
the voltage class of the motor.
3) Set Pass/Fail tolerances.
4) You can also check the ZS Override
button if you want the tester to
automatically start at the Surge
Voltage level, removing the need to
ramp up and allowing the tester to
reach the target voltage faster. This
feature is available for semi-automatic
or manual testing only.
When using ZS Override, test voltage will not start at zero Because the tester will immediately
apply higher test voltages to the motor, take all precuations to avoid injury or death from
severe electrical shock.
5) Close the Surge setup screen when you are satisied that the proper parameters have been selected.
6) You are now ready to run automatic, semi-automatic, or manual testing as preferred.
When possible, remove or secure the rotor before testing to ensure
accurate measurement.
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