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HVET 2019

IET High Voltage Engineering and Testing
Course

7 - 9 October 2019
| Manchester University Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

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Programme

Day one - Monday 7 October 2019

High voltage basics & high voltage system components

08:45

Welcome refreshments & registration

09:30

Chairman’s welcome

Prof. Ian Cotton, Head of Power and Energy Division, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

09:45

High voltage engineering – setting the scene

  • systems
  • components
  • development and trend.

Dr. Mark Osborne, Asset Policy, Engineering and Asset Management, National Grid, UK

10:45

Refreshments

11:15

High voltage system stresses and insulation coordination

  • basics of high voltage discharges
  • sources of overvoltage on the power system
  • balancing reliability, size and cost.

Prof. Ian Cotton, Head of Power and Energy Division, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

12:15

High voltage engineering – electrical breakdown and ionisation phenomena

Prof. Ian Cotton, Head of Power and Energy Division, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

13:15

Lunch

14:15

Power electronics – technologies and applications

  • HVDC
  • FACTS
  • power electronic applications in distribution networks
  • power electronics for the smart grids.

Professor Ghanim A Putrus, Professor of Electrical Power Engineering, University of Northumbria, UK

15:15

Refreshments

15:45

High voltage switchgear

  • technologies
  • design issues
  • manufacture
  • insulation systems
  • testing
  • application
  • The future

Brian Cheung, Consultant, UK

16:45

Final Q&A

17:00

Close of day one

Course welcome drinks - National Grid Power System Research Centre

Day two - Tuesday 8 October

High voltage system components and testing techniques

08:45

Morning refreshments

09:00

High voltage system components – high voltage cables

  • implications for transmission and distribution of electric power
  • DC and AC systems
  • underground and subsea cables.

Andrew Barclay, Principal Engineer, Kinectrics International Europe, UK

10:00

High voltage overhead power lines - AC and DC

  • technologies
  • design issues
  • manufacture
  • testing
  • application
  • future.

Jon Knapper, Managing Director, Allied Insulators Group Ltd, UK

11:00

Refreshments

11:15

High voltage testing techniques

  • AC voltage, Impulse voltage and DC voltage
  • partial discharge
  • failure rates

HansErik Keizer, Head of Section, High-Voltage Laboratory, KEMA Laboratories Arnhem, DNV GL – Energy, The Netherlands

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Practical demonstrations of testing in the HV laboratories

15:00

Refreshments

16:00

Power transformers

  • Transformer fundamentals / Evolution
  • Design Process
  • Dielectric
  • Thermal
  • Testing

Raj Pal, Senior Transformer Design Engineer, GE Grid Solutions Ltd, UK

17:00

Close of day two

18:30

HVET course dinner

The Manchester Art Gallery

Day three - Wednesday 9 October

Asset management, ensuring reliability and novel systems

08:45

Morning refreshments

09:00

Lifetime asset management

  • why asset management is important
  • asset condition assessment
  • methodology
  • environmental considerations
  • failure investigation

Paul Barnfather, Technical Director, EA Technology

10:00

Asset management – an industrial perspective

Carl Johnstone, Lead Condition Monitoring Engineer, National Grid, UK

11:00

Refreshments

11:30

Demonstrations:

HV test equipment & asset management systems in the HV laboratories

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Testing for endurance and reliability: high voltage renewable power systems

  • Role of testing
    • development
    • type
    • routine/FAT
    • commissioning/SAT
    • diagnostic.
  • Developing standardisation
    • requirement for standards
    • development and evolution of standards.

Alex Neumann, Asset & Business Development Manager, HV Electrical, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, UK

15:00

Novel high voltage materials

Professor Simon Rowland, Professor of Electrical Materials, University of Manchester, UK

16:00

Chairman’s final review and close of course

Prof. Ian Cotton, Head of Power and Energy Division, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

Pricing

Member - from £1300

Non-member - from £1600

Student / retired- £850