33rd Annual EIC Conference 2015

The 33rd Electrical Insulation Conference

The draft technical programme is now available and full details can be found at http://sites.ieee.org/eic/. This month’s EIC News concentrates on some of the other features of this year’s conference:

Short Courses:

On Sunday 7 June, five short courses will be available for delegates to attend. Full details of the material covered as well as registration fees can be found on the conference website. The Course titles and instructors are as follows:

  • Insulation Condition Monitoring and Incipient Fault Diagnosis of Power Cables with Case Studies: Professor Charles Su, University of Newcastle, UK (full day).
  • Stator Winding Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Testing for Rotating Equipment: Dr Nancy Frost, Gerome Technologies, Inna Kremza, Voith Hydro Mississauga and Charles Millet, Hydro-Quebec (full day).
  • On-Line Tests to Evaluate the Condition of Rotor and Stator Windings: Dr Greg Stone, Qualitrol – Iris Power (half day).
  • Quality Assurance Testing on Stator Bars and Coils: Dr Hugh Zhu, Doble Engineering Company (half day)
  • Forensic Analysis of Insulation System Failures and Solutions: Dr Howard Penrose, Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc. (half day)

Short courses may be cancelled if there is not enough interest, so if you are intending to attend a course please contact the Short Course Chair (Inna Kremza, [email protected]) to register your interest as soon as possible.

IEEE DEIS Smart Grid Technical Committee Workshop: The impact of Smart Grid Technologies on Plant Health.

Again on Sunday 7 June, this full day workshop will cost $40 to attend. Smart grid technologies are changing the way we utilize high voltage (HV) assets, with a consequential effect on asset management practices and maintenance planning. At the same time, smart grid technologies present an opportunity for asset improvements through better materials, more sensors, and online data processing for monitoring and control. This workshop will introduce various technologies associated with the Smart Grid, and examine the implications for monitoring and life management by utilities. Experts will present their views on current technologies and trends in the development and deployment of smart grid devices and practices.

To aid discussion a number of contributions on topics have been planned, these include:

What is the Smart Grid Anyway? Victoria Catterson, University of Strathclyde
Changing Load Patterns James Pilgrim, University of Southampton
HVDC Cable Systems Jerome Castellon, Université de Montpellier
A Smart Grid Approach to Condition Based Maintenance of Energy Assets Gian Carlo Montanari, Universita di Bologna
Situational Awareness for Generating Units Brian Sparling, Dynamic Ratings Inc.
The use of Special Dielectrics in Smart Grid Energy Harvesting Systems Peter Morshuis, Delft University Of Technology
Electromagnetic Compatibility Issues in the Smart Grid Kaori Fukunaga, NIICT, Japan
Evaluation of representative magnitudes in on-line partial discharge measurements Armando Rodrigo Mor, Delft University Of Technology

For further details, please contact Dr Victoria Catterson, [email protected].