Date:        24-25 June 2024 , 10am-6pm AEST  

Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM)

Seminar Overview

There is a continuous increase in the application of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) into Electric Power Transmission and Distribution substations. Gas Insulated Switchgear is the most modern form of High Voltage Switchgear. The superior dielectric and arc quenching properties of the SF6 gas allow a substantial reduction in the size of the switchgear. GIS substations can therefore be smaller than conventional air-insulated substations. In a GIS, the active parts are metal enclosed and this increases the safety and reliability of the substation. Since the development of the first gas insulated switchgear in the late sixties, GIS technology has been used in both MV and HV switchgear.

This seminar aims to provide an overview of the most technical issues regarding GIS from both a manufacturer and user perspective. It is intended to assist engineers involved in the design, specification, installation, testing and maintenance of Gas Insulated Switchgear and substations. It covers many of the relevant topics in Gas Insulated Switchgear technology such as the understanding of the design and operation of the switchgear elements e.g. the Circuit Breaker, Disconnectors and Earth-Switches. The course also addresses GIS substation topics such as installation, substation design, insulation coordination, grounding, testing and condition monitoring.

Who Should Attend?

Technical personnel who are involved in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) and GIS Substations, such as

  • Power System Planners
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Power System Managers and Technical Officers
  • Construction and Project Managers
  • Power System O&M Engineers
  • Power System Consultants

Topics to be covered

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  • Switchgear Fundamentals
  • Element of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS)
  • High Voltage GIS Substations
  • Applications of GIS in Medium Voltage
  • The SF6 Gas
  • Insulation Coordination in GIS Substations
  • Grounding of GIS Substations and EMC
  • Testing of GIS
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Trends in GIS Technology

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.

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