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Protecting Overhead Lines & Substations from Wildlife Induced Outages

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Substation, Substations, Wildlife ProtectionComments (0)

The requirement for more reliable and cost effective power networks continues, with downtime measured (and penalized) in minutes as well as seconds. Over the past 25 years, there has been increasing realization that the uncontrollable external impact of wildlife is responsible for a far greater proportion of unplanned outages than previously acknowledged....

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Testing DC Cables & Accessories: Experience & Requirements

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, TestingComments Off on Testing DC Cables & Accessories: Experience & Requirements

High-voltage direct-current technology facilitates transmission of bulk energy with relatively low impact infrastructure as well as reduced losses. Moreover, the outstanding performance of modern HVDC solutions also offers other technical, economic and...

Case Study of Thermal Inspection to Prioritize Maintenance Needs at Substation

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Inspection, MaintenanceComments (0)

Among the best known technologies to assess the condition of power network assets are infrared and ultraviolet imaging. Both have been used now for decades and rely on specialized cameras that have evolved considerably over the years. The common direction of...

Preliminary Agenda Set for the 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on Preliminary Agenda Set for the 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

Over its nearly 25 year history, the INMR WORLD CONGRESS has become one of the most respected and well-attended international events in the field of power transmission & distribution. Held every two years since 1995, this joint 3-day Conference &...

Order 2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK by May 24 to Receive 40% Discount

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on Order 2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK by May 24 to Receive 40% Discount

INMR has just issued its much-anticipated 2019/20 INMR POWER ENGINEERS HANDBOOK. Containing over 300 pages of valuable technical articles by experts, this Handbook is an essential reference for engineers involved in design, construction and maintenance of...

From Astronomy to Gastronomy: Discover Tucson at the 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

May 17, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVEComments Off on From Astronomy to Gastronomy: Discover Tucson at the 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS

This October, Tucson, Arizona will play host to the 2019 INMR WORLD CONGRESS. This event which will be attended by power utility and high voltage engineers from across the globe will feature technical papers by almost 100 international experts in line and...

Transmission Grid in Pakistan Confronts Dual Challenges of Pollution & Icing (Part 1 of 2)

May 11, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Transmission StructuresComments Off on Transmission Grid in Pakistan Confronts Dual Challenges of Pollution & Icing (Part 1 of 2)

There are several regions of the globe where environmental pollution represents a serious challenge to the reliable operation of power networks – from the petrochemical complexes of western Algeria to the deserts of northern Kuwait. Ranking high among these...

The Case for Third-Party Certification

May 11, 2019 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, HV/HP Testing, TestingComments (0)

Among the recent trends impacting the electrical products industry is intense global competition across the supply chain, placing unprecedented emphasis on cost and product optimization. This has caused products to be designed within ‘tighter envelopes’...