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Introducing IVAT

The Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT) of the Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia was established in 1991. It was initially an educational laboratory which provides facilities for carrying out experiments, research and consultancy services in high voltage engineering beginning as early as the 1970s.

The establishment of IVAT stems out from the needs of the country for a center which carries out research and development, test and calibration works in high voltage areas, so that efficient technologies and power system apparatus can be effectively employed for the transmission and distribution to the consumer of electrical energy.


To be the center of excellence in the field of high voltage and high current in the country.


Synergising expertise to nurture holistic talents and lead in excellence and creativity

Our Journey So Far

IVAT offers calibration and testing services for high-voltage equipment accredited under various international standards.


The institute became the first institution in the country to be accredited to handle high voltage test and calibration works according to ISO/IEC Guide 25. 


IVAT was accredited with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard in the field of high voltage electrical calibration.


In certification, IVAT successfully migrated to MS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in July 2007.


IVAT was accredited with the on-site calibration and the scope of calibration had been extended up to 180 kV AC (alternating current), 180 kV DC (direct current) and 140 kV impulse. 


Recently in 2020, IVAT has successfully migrated to the latest MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.

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