Webinars

Webinars

How Do Cable Systems Fail?
Debunking Historical Myths & Why it Matters


 

 

 

 

 

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Understanding how cable systems fail is one of the key elements to ensure reliability. Insight into empirical evidence and lessons learned after profiling over 130 million feet of installed 5kV to 500kV class cable systems will debunk some common theories and myths associated with solid dielectric cable failure. This insight has triggered a revolutionary life-cycle approach to cable system reliability that provides clear direction on product selection, system design, installation practices, commissioning, system operation, assessment of aging infrastructure, and repair and replacement strategies. Implementation of this new paradigm across multiple large-scale programs has demonstrated dramatic reliability improvements at substantially lower costs than legacy approaches.

By attending this seminar you will learn valuable insights into:

  • How cable systems fail 
  • Specifying quality products and installation practices
  • Educating installers on proper installation techniques
  • Verifying correct installation
  • Limiting damage caused by operations
  • Determining the condition of aging assets

Deciding when to repair or replace assets

URD Life Cycle Management


 

 

 

 

 

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With the oncoming wave of underground distribution cable systems (URD) reaching their expected end-of-life, utility asset managers are facing significant challenges balancing reliable power delivery with budget constraints. Using age as the determining factor for when to replace URD systems is not financially viable; nor is run-to-fail publicly acceptable. To provide the expected level of reliability within an acceptable budget, asset managers must find a more effective way of making repair and replacement decisions and develop a sustainable life-cycle approach.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of emerging trends in the design and maintenance of URD systems. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the planning, installation, and end-of-life of their underground cable systems.

Critical Cable System Reliability - For Renewables


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Utility, renewables, industrial, and commercial operations have lost millions of dollars due to the use of ineffective test practices which cannot detect defects (incipient faults) in critical power cable systems.  This unfortunate situation has provided the industry with a wealth of case studies and is driving the new industry best practice of specifying an assessment technology and technique that is comparable to factory quality control tests. 

Data collected at over 180 renewable energy sites and over 90 million feet of cable assessment over the last decade demonstrates a dramatic improvement in reliability performance where this best practice was implemented.

Wind Farm Cable System O&M


 

 

 

 

 

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Wind farm operators are required to achieve high plant availability while minimizing maintenance dollars. While much of the industry focus has been on the wind turbines themselves, there is a growing recognition that small investments in balance of plant maintenance, especially the cable system, provides a significant return on investment.

On the basis of the IMCORP Factory Grade® technology, the presenters of this webinar have foot by foot profiles of cable systems at over 180 renewable energy sites and over 90 million feet of cable assessment experience. This webinar will review the anatomy of wind farm cable system failures and their financial impact, provide statistics on the probability of substandard components, and layout operating and maintenance strategies to minimize cost and maximize cable collector system reliability.

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