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Power Cables Colloquium - Technical Seminar

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Power Cables Colloquium - Technical Seminar

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Following the success of the Overhead Line Colloquium in March 2018, EA Technology and its industry partners are pleased to announce their first Power Cables Colloquium. Cable monitoring, fault detection, installation and design considerations with HV Cables has never been more important to owners and operators of these high value critical assets.


The event is aimed at tackling some of the major issues currently under discussion within the industry relating to power cables (HV and above). The Colloquium will offer the chance to network with industry specialists and gain valuable insight and understanding into today’s cable challenges as well as contributing to the discussions.


Experts, within their field, have been brought together to share knowledge and experience on specific topics including the latest technical innovations, condition assessment techniques, delivery of major projects, cable management and health and safety.


EA Technology welcomes participants to this power cables technical seminar day. Please come along to support, offer your insight or highlight relevant experiences within this sector.


Who should attend?

We welcome attendance from all professionals involved in the supply, design, installation, operation and ultimately the management of cables.


Continued Professional Development (CPD)

EA Technology are accredited members of the CPD certification service. This course counts towards 6 hours of your planned CPD requirements.


Outline Agenda



A Comparison of Aluminium (SWAS) and Lead (Pb) Sheathed Cables
Dimitrios Tsiavos, Electrical Engineer - Hellenic Cables S.A


Comparing the two designs used in 66kV cables, this will include the technical pro's and con's of both designs with reference to other considerations such as commercial, environmental, installation and cable accessories.


Windfarm Cable Connections – Subsea Cable Faults
John Sinclair, Development Director, Power Transmission & Distribution - Balfour Beatty


Windfarms have become prevalent over the last 15-20 years and we have become accustomed to seeing wind turbines operating off UK shores, and on dry land. It has now become important to understand how cable faults and failures are addressed to ensure the continued operation of these assets.


Innovation in cable design and installation
Doug Gracias, Engineering Director - Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited

The design and material considerations of power cables is constantly evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The need for technologically innovative, safe and sustainable solutions is vital. Equally installation assets must cater to the latest demands.

Cable Network Management – preparing for Ofgem RIIO ED2


Cables form a significant part of a Distribution Network Operators asset base and hence the need to cost effectively manage the cable networks is paramount. The understanding of cable condition, timely intervention strategies and appropriate cable replacement programmes all form part of ensuring the network operates efficiently and within the parameters of RIIO ED2 regulations.


European regulation requirements for cable fire performance
Jeremy Hodges, Technical Director - BASEC


New regulations governing the sale and use of power cables in construction and civil engineering structures came into force across the EU on the 1st July 2017. Enacted under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), cables are now required to comply with a range of fire and fire-resistant testing protocols. Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of cables carry the responsibility for ensuring these tests are adhered to.


The monitoring of critical supply cables – a case study
Graham Earp,  - EA Technology


Any unplanned outage of a critical supply cable can result in a significant loss of revenue and a degree of attention that most maintenance and operational personnel would prefer not to have.  Permanent, 24/7 monitoring of partial discharge (often a pre-cursor to failure) provides one technique for avoiding potential outages before they occur.  This presentation shows how the installation of an on-line HV cable monitoring system can prevent outages caused by unexpected failures, and can also be used to pro-actively manage cables with known defects until such time as remedial action can be performed in a planned and controlled manner.


Dealing with complex cable repairs in service - a case study
Jon Sleep, Network Specialist - Western Power Distribution

When the sub-marine cable feeding the Isles of Scilly was severely damaged by an unidentifed boat more than 10 miles from land, the Chief Engineer tasked with dealing with the situation will present an overview of the cable, it's history, the difficulty of assessing its condition in service, and how his team worked through the complex and challenging repairs.


HV cable joints – designs and innovation
Mark Lloyd - TE Connectivity


Agenda subject to change

For further information please contact:

Louise Purcell - or call 0151 347 2320

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IET Birmingham: Austin Court
80 Cambridge Street
B1 2NP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 October 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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EA Technology

EA Technology is a global, independent provider of end-to-end power engineering solutions, supporting customers in managing and operating electrical assets more efficiently, reliably and safely at lower cost.

Established as the UK Electricity Industry’s Research Centre in the 1960s and now employee-owned, EA Technology is recognised as a world-leading expert in its field, working collaboratively with partners across the energy, utilities, infrastructure and associated sectors. 

With headquarters in the North West of England, EA Technology provides innovative instruments, skills training, technical services and expert consultancy, designed to help customers maximise existing asset performance, enhancing power engineering at all stages of the asset lifecycle, and developing ground-breaking, sustainable solutions for the energy networks of tomorrow.

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