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Training course: Condition and Remaining Lifetime Assessment

Assess present condition, determine future health
Substation equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers and cables, represents a major capital investment in power stations and grids and is crucial for grid reliability. On the one hand, components are subject to aging and degradation, particularly at a high-duty cycle, or in the case of repeated short duration overloading. On the other hand, components may perform well even after their economic lifetime has long expired. Modern asset management requires the asset-related risks to be known, critically relying on assessment of the condition and forecasting of future life. This information forms the basis for decisions on maintenance and operation, refurbishment, repair and replacement (strategies).

Your benefits

This training course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the reasons and benefits of condition and remaining life assessment
  • An understanding of component degradation and failure
  • Knowledge of the methods for assessing condition and remaining life
  • Insight into how to develop your own set of selected methods and techniques 

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to discuss your questions with internationally reputed experts, and exchange experiences and practical examples with fellow participants.

For whom?

This course is designed for asset managers, operational managers, maintenance managers, maintenance engineers, plant and grid operators and anyone else involved in the assessment of the condition and forecasting the future life of T&D equipment. The course is intended for professionals working for transmission or distribution network companies, industrial companies, contractors and service providers. It is recommended that participants should have at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Course topics

This training course includes the following subjects:

  • Role of condition and remaining life assessment in risk based asset management
  • Introduction to assessment methods and strategies, and failure analysis
  • Generic condition assessment methods (inspection, thermography, partial discharges)
  • Transformer condition and remaining life assessment
  • Switchgear condition and remaining life assessment
  • Underground cable condition and remaining life assessment
  • Special applications (failure investigations, fleet assessment, health indexing)
CRLA Equipment Lifetime 770x369

Practical information

For the following items, please refer to the registration form:

  • Course dates
  • Venue details
  • Registration fee
  • Payment and cancellation conditions
The training can be given in English or Dutch, all course materials will be in English. To encourage active participation, the number of participants is limited to 25. Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming course.

In-company and customised training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

For more information please contact us

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Response from a previous participant

  • ‘‘Huge competence and knowledge concentrated and systematized into this three-day course"  -  Aleksey Pasko, Tavrida Electric Ukraine

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