Power Cables: Design, Testing, Fault Location, & Jointing Techniques

Code : E/23

Why Attend This Training Course?

More Power Cables are being used, requiring well-trained engineers and technicians to maintain them. Cable system design process, which involves cable selection, ampacity determination, and sizing criteria will be discussed. This interactive training course will also present and demonstrate above grade and buried cables installation requirements, covering utility distribution (4 kV - 35 kV) and industrial and power plant (4 kV - 15 kV) cable classes. Our trainers will update participants on the latest design innovations in power cable technology and the evolving standards surrounding the manufacture of power cable. Participants will also learn about some of the latest methods in condition assessment testing, and cable rejuvenation and cable life extension. Cable faults need to found quickly so that supply can be maintained with a minimum of interruption. There are many locating methods, coupled with new detection technologies and there is no single method or combination of methods that can be used to locate all faults.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?

This training methodology illustrates the concepts involved in the above areas through practical consideration of actual real-life problems, as well as explanation of concepts by experts in area using video projectors and computer aided case studies based on practical applications. Participants will solve their system problem, where the trainee’s try to apply the skills learnt with guidance from our specialized experts. ACAD will provide participants a comprehensive assessment on the problems solved using the skills acquired in the training course.

Who Should Attend This Training Course?

This training course is designed for Electrical Engineers and Technicians who are involved in power cables, Electric Utility Engineering and Maintenance Personnel, as well as Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineering and Maintenance Personnel Electrical Consulting Engineers Electrical Design Engineers.

What Is The Training Course Objectives?

  • Comprehensive understanding of power cable design
  • New methods used in preventive maintenance procedures
  • Know the terminals and joints and fault locations
  • Understand the techniques used for test, maintenance, joint and termination
  • Design parameters and construction materials
  • Grasp all types of cable and cable insulation materials
  • Asset management, aging and remaining life cycle analysis
  • Cable testing and failure analysis

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?

Introduction
  • Codes and standards
  • Conductors for cables
  • Cable construction
  • Preassessment application
  • Case study (I)
Insulating Materials
  • PVC, XLPE, EPR
  • Impregnated paper
  • Oil-filled cables
  • Sheaths
  • Armoring
  • Protection (Electrical - Mechanical)
  • Terminations
  • Jointing
Cable sizing
  • Cable laying specifications
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Short circuit ratings
  • Losses in cables
  • Case study (II)
Cathodic Protection System for Cable Armor
  • Super-voltage power cables
  • Oil-filled cables
  • High- pressure gas-filled cable
  • Capacitance of insulated cables
  • Control and communication cables
  • Fiber optic cables
  • Practical application

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