Workshop: 12 February 2014


Effective monitoring techniques to improve cable integrity and reduce repair costs 

09:00 Registration

09:15 Networking

09:30  Cable Condition Assessment And Fault Location With LIRA Technology

  • Superior detection and location of impedance changes
  • Global and local assessment
  • How does LIRA work: case studies 

Vidar Bergli, VP Sales , Wirescan

  10:15  Monitoring Of Thermal, Mechanical And Electrical Impacts

  • Thermal integrity monitoring using DTS technology linked with real-time thermal rating (RTTR)
  • How to effectively handle changing environmental conditions
  • Monitoring of external cable damages eg. caused by anchoring 
  • Effective electrical failure detection and location using optical fibre technology

Karl Heinz Cohnen, Teamleader Fibre Technology Applications , NKT Cables GmbH 

11:15 Networking Break 

11:45   Using DTS To Maximise Current Rating

  • How to generate cable load calculations based on real time temperature monitoring
  • What effect will dynamic rating have on energy output and cost savings?

Kuljit Singh, Business Development Manager, Sensornet 

12:30 Networking Lunch 

13:30 Test Methods To Ascertain Cable Integrity Through The Lifecycle Of The Wind Farm

  • What are the options for commissioning testing of MV and HV cables in this field? 
  • VLF Hi-pot testing with diagnostics to determine cable faults before jointing 
  • Partial discharge (PD) testing and monitoring to support planned maintenance interventions 
  • Examining cable withstand testing options: VLF, OWTS and RTS

Dr. Lee Renforth, Managing Director, High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd.

14:30  Afternoon Refreshments

15:00   Question And Answer Session

15: 45 Chairman's Summary 

16:00 Close Of Workshop