About RTDC-Oil Lab, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Regional Testing and Development centre is an undertaking of Power Grid Corporation India Limited. It was established in 2003 to suffice the oil and field testing needs of the south side of the corporation. The tests undertake inspection of various aspects such as dissolved gas analysis and determination of dielectric dissipation factor, specific resistance, flash point, total acidity, interfacial tension, breakdown voltage, moisture content of transformer oil. The field tests include services such as thermos vision scanning, sweep frequency response analysis or SFRA, leakage current measurement for lightening arrestor, online moisture measurement to assess proper moisture and portable onsite DGA, etc. The test facilities also accept samples from external sources apart from the corporation for testing and inspection.