Power Cable Fault Location 10th & 11th March 2010 A two day course at EA Technology Chester 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 maintenance. 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. Programme 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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) This event may be counted towards your CPD providing it is appropriate for the maintenance or enhancement of a competence relevant to your professional development. 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Joining instructions will be sent approximately their own account. two weeks before the course. Bookings are accepted up …………. Nights required at £78.00 B&B incl VAT to the event unless the numbers are restricted. Date(s): ………………………………………………. Registration cannot be accepted without a signature Courses Available: Switchgear technology; Power system protection, Cable joints, terminations & accessories; Transformers; 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; Oil filled cables; Commissioning & testing; Wind farms, Partial Discharge, Rotating machines & application of variable speed drives.