What degradation mechanisms or ageing mechanisms affect cables and their accessories? What is the rate of progression of these degradation processes? Do they all result in failure? What methods are available for diagnosing degradation mechanisms? Are these analyses and testing techniques only available in a laboratory or also in the field? And how effective are they? And what is the relationship of all this to safeguarding quality and reliability? Plenty of questions, but not every supplier of analysis and testing
■ Ageing of power cables and their accessories
■ Causes and risk of power cable system failures
■ Failure analysis
■ Quality assurance measures to in-crease reliability
■ Various testing and diagnostic options and their use
Anyone involved (or to be involved) with power cables in the course of their daily work. It is recommended that the participants hold at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree or have a certain foreknowledge of power cables.
The course Power cables in general is recommended preparation for the in-depth courses, but not a requirement.