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					Power Cable Fault

10th & 11th March 2010       A two day course at
                             EA Technology

                         This course will cover:

                         • Approach to fault location

                         • Methods of locating faults

                         • Use of equipment

                         • Cable diagnostics
Course Profile
This course will enable delegates to become more conversant with diagnosing faults on power cables.

The practical approach allows attendees to use a very broad range of fault location equipment.

The speakers have been selected for their industrial experience and expertise.

Benefits of attending                                               Who should attend?
As a result of attending you will gain:                             Engineering professionals working within the
                                                                    electricity supply industry and related fields,
• An understanding of fault location techniques
                                                                    practising transmission and distribution
• An appreciation of equipment used in fault location               engineers, managers, cable engineers and
                                                                    fitters, graduate trainees, manufacturers,
• An opportunity to use fault location equipment                    suppliers and contractors.

• An awareness of future developments                               The course can be used as a briefing for more
                                                                    experienced engineers and managers
                                                                    including those new to cables, particularly from

Speakers’ profiles
Steve Anderson has an impressive background in cable test equipment and fault location and has worked for
Biccotest Instruments, MW Test Equipment and is currently responsible for implementing all sales policies for the
Faraday House Group with particular responsibility for the BAUR range. He regularly presents technical papers,
runs training seminars, demonstrates equipment and undertakes very low frequency diagnostic testing of cables.
Vince Burgess is a senior consultant within the Cable Consultancy Group at EA Technology. Previously Vince
worked as a Development Engineer in the transformer division at Ferranti Ltd. He has over thirty years experience
in various aspects of distribution engineering and was responsible for the development of hydraulic methods for
locating leaks from pressure assisted fluid-filled cables.
Barry Clegg, recently UK Sales Manager with Hathaway, is now a consultant for training and cable fault location.
He is also the author of the book “Underground Cable Fault Location” (available at a special price of £40.00 to
delegates) written from his twenty years of experience in the supply industry as well as his time with instrument
manufacturers on cable fault location.
Steve McIntosh is a senior technical consultant who for the past eight years has worked within the cables
consultancy group at EA Technology. He has particular expertise in condition assessment and failure investigation
of cables and accessories. He has also had several years electrical engineering experience in Rosyth Royal
Dockyard and on several offshore installations.
Mark Wilding joined the services team at EA Technology in 1991, where he provided a varied range of technology
based technical services including high voltage testing and condition monitoring of electricity distribution equipment
in both laboratory and substation environments. In his current position as a Principal Consultant within the
Technical Services Group the majority of his work is associated with research, consultancy and technical services
relating to high voltage cables.

Venue                                                   Mollington Banastre Hotel and Spa
The course will be held in the Business                 Situated two miles from the city of Chester, the
Centre of EA Technology, situated six miles             Mollington Banastre is set in eight acres of grounds and
to the north of the beautiful and historic City         gardens. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished, each with
of Chester. The Business Centre comprises               en-suite bathroom, television, telephone and a welcome
high quality meeting and training facilities.           refreshment tray. The hotel has its own leisure club with
                                                        pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms.
Wednesday 10th March 2010                                 Thursday 11th March 2010
08:30 Registration and Coffee                              09:00 Fault Location Methods – Part 3
                                                                 • Pin-pointing – audio frequency, pool of potential
09:00 Introduction                                               • Confirming, repairing & reporting
      Paul Blezard, EA technology                                Barry Gregg

09:30 Cables & Mode of Failure                             10:00 Equipment Overview
      Barry Clegg, Consultant                                    Steve Anderson

10:30 Coffee                                               10:30 Coffee

10:45 Fault Location Methods – Part 1                      10:45 Practical Demonstrations – Part 2
      Safety:                                                    Steve Anderson and Barry Clegg
      • Hazards & Safety issues particular to fault
            location                                       11:45 Oil Leak Location
      • Cable identification & location                          Vince Burgess, EA Technology
      Barry Clegg
      Correct Approach                                     12:15 Lunch
      • Diagnosis
      • Pre-location – bridge methods                      13:00 New Testing Techniques
      Steve Anderson, BAUR Test Equipment Ltd                    • Vlf on polymeric cables
                                                                 • Balancing vlf v power frequency
                                                                 • PD Mapping
12:15 Lunch
                                                                 • Sniffer
                                                                  Mark Wilding, EA Technology
13:00 Fault Location Methods – Part 2
                                                                 • Available equipment
      • Pre-location – pulse echo, dynamic
            methods                                              • Vlf test sets – portable and test van systems
      • Pin-pointing - acoustics                                 Steve Anderson
      Barry Gregg
                                                           14:00 Case Studies
                                                                  Barry Clegg
14:30 Tea

14:45 Fault Investigation                                  14:30 Tea
      Steve McIntosh, EA Technology
                                                           14:45 New Techniques
                                                                 Steve Anderson and Barry Clegg
15:30 Practical Demonstrations – Part 1
      Steve Anderson and Barry Clegg
                                                           15:45 Questions & Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
                                                           16:15 End of Course
19:00 Reception for workshop dinner

19:30 Dinner at the
      Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa, Chester             Programme may be subject to amendment

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Substation earthing; Distributed generation; Distribution overhead lines; Power cables fault location; Cables for power systems – Basic
& Advanced; Basic protection; Power quality; Power systems engineering; Network planning foundation; Distribution planning; Project
management; Failure analysis & investigation; Stability & voltage control; Understanding lightning protection; SF6; Asset management;
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