The only reason you would perform a surge test at your site, for standard equipment, would be if your own acceptance criteria calls for it.  Normally, the only recommended test for electrical equipment would be an insulation to ground test for safety purposes.

That being said, I normally perform low/high voltage motor circuit analysis (motors and transformers and related runs) and a polarization index in order to verify that the new or repaired machine has been completed correctly.  However, these tests are often performed before installation.  Additional tests may be required for high voltage equipment.

Also, if performing a surge comparison test when installing electrical equipment caution should be taken concerning rotor position and the applied energy as surge comparison testing is potentially damaging if there are any weaknesses in the system.

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