Date:        11-12 November 2024 , 10am-6pm AEDT  

Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM)

Seminar Overview

This 2-day seminar will give an overview of the condition monitoring of substation high voltage equipment.
On completion of this course the attendees will gain a good understanding of:

  • The principles of electrical insulation
  • Degradation and ageing mechanisms affecting the insulation of high voltage equipment.
  • Most important current techniques to verify the integrity of the insulation of the equipment.
  • How to select and implement a strategy for the condition monitoring of the High Voltage assets
  • Tools to assess the condition of Transmission and Distribution Switchgear.
  • Tools to assess the condition of Power Transformers.

Who Should Attend?

The seminar is intended for engineers, managers, technical officers and any others involved in work dealing with high voltage equipment such as power transformers and circuit breakers and those who wish to obtain a better understanding of condition monitoring of those h.v. equipment. plants.  Asset managers, planning engineers, specification and procurement engineers, protection and control engineers, and commissioning engineers who work for the following organizations should attend this seminar:

◊ Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution companies

◊ Oil and Gas companies

◊ Engineering consultants

◊ Large Industrial companies, like Mining, Petrochemical, Steel, Manufacturing

◊ Electrical contractors  

Topics to be covered

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  1. Insulation Materials used in High Voltage Equipment: Deterioration and Ageing of the insulation through thermal and electric
    stresses, electrical insulation in the design of HV equipment.
  2. Insulation Structures in HV Transformers and Switchgear.
  3. Methods to assess the State of the Insulation in HV equipment:  High Voltage tests and Partial discharges diagnostics
  4. Condition monitoring of High Voltage Equipment:  Strategy and Management
  5. Transmission and Distribution Switchgear Condition Monitoring
  6. Power Transformers Condition Monitoring
  7. Summary and General Discussion

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Barcelona in 1993 and 1997 respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting-researcher at the R&D centers of Ontario-Hydro (Toronto), Schneider Electric (Grenoble) and EDF (Paris) . He worked at VA TECH-Reyrolle in the UK from 1996 to 2000 as a senior engineer engaged in the development of Gas Insulated Switchgear. He joined Pauwels in Belgium in 2000 as R&D Project Manager in the Transformer Division and from 2002 to 2006 was the engineering manager of the Substations Division. From 2006 to 2016 he worked as Principal Consultant in Gas Insulated Switchgear for a large utility company in Queensland, Australia. From 2016 to 2017 he was Research Manager of G&W Electric in the USA doing R&D in high voltage switchgear. Since 2018 he works as high voltage switchgear specialist in the Substation Standards department of a utility company in Queensland, Australia.

He has co-authored more than 50 papers on HV switchgear, substations and electrical insulation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Australia, senior member of the IEEE and member of several international working groups of CIGRE. He was from 2011 to 2018 Adjunct Professor of the Queensland University of Technology where he lectures in High Voltage Switchgear and Condition Monitoring of HV plant.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

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    are received by 12 Sep 2024)

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    are received by 10 Oct 2024 )

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