Call for Papers HVDC Insulation and Diagnostics

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 High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Insulation and Diagnostics

 We are pleased to announce that the October 2014 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be a special issue on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission System Insulation topics. The aim of this issue is to provide a state-of-the-art of all aspects related to design, manufacturing, operation and diagnosis of all HVDC components (transformers, valves, insulators, cables, GIS). This issue is open to all authors. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

New materials for HVDC insulation systems

  • Design of HVDC and UHVDC components: challenges related to space charge, voltage polarity reversal, repetitive fast transients, mixed AC+DC waveforms
  • Space charge measurements including measurements on full-size equipment
  • Partial discharge detection and analysis under dc and mixed AC+DC waveforms
  • Innovative diagnostic tools

Authors are invited to submit their papers to the Guest Editors of the Special Issue no later than 31 December 2013, at the TDEI website ( in accordance with the template. Papers submitted after this date will be considered but may not meet the printing deadline and, if accepted, will be included in subsequent regular issues

Instructions for preparation of manuscripts and a template are available at the website. The TDEI template may be obtained from Submissions should be marked during the submission process as special issue contributions by selecting in the submission form the guest editor for this issue. Questions regarding the Special Issue on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Systems can be addressed to the Guest Editors:

Andrea   Cavallini

University of Bologna

Viale del Risorgimento 2

40136 Bologna, Italy

Gian Carlo Montanari

University of Bologna

Viale del Risorgimento 2

40136 Bologna, Italy

Peter   Morshuis

Delft University of Technology

Mekelweg 4

2628 CD Delft, the Netherlands