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The 1999 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, USA, from April 11 to 16, 1999. This IEEE/PES sponsored event is the largest exhibition of its type in the world. The conference covers a wide range of topics on all aspects of overhead and underground power transmission and distribution.
The Conference theme, "A Vision Into the 21st Century", recognizes the phenomenal advances that new information, products and material technologies will have in propelling T & D into the next century. The Conference and Exposition will have a common technical focus, "Power Delivery Technology for a New Market", intended to highlight the technology behind the new market brought about by deregulation. Energy companies will continue to place increasing demands for more sophisticated software and equipment to supply, monitor and control various aspects of delivery of power. The technical presentations and exhibits will play a significant role in the development and display of new technology. Come share your expertise and feel the satisfaction of shaping the future.Check the T & D website for additional information, housing and registration. The website is http://www.99ieeet-d.orgThe ICC will be sponsoring/co-sponsoring 12 Panel Sessions and 4 Paper Sessions at the Conference. Details will be released in several stages, so check back from time to time.
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Jim Tarpley, Orange & Rockland Utilities.
Abstract: Technology now exists to rejuvenate field aged cable without having to remove it from service. This panel will discuss the theory behind the technology, the economic benefits, and field results from various utilities.
- URD Cable Rehabilitation History and Experiences 1989-99 Wayne Banker, Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
- Cable Rehabilitation from 1989-99 and Future Plans Jorge Valdes, Florida Power & Light
- Application of Rehabilitation to Underground Transmission Cables, Rehabilitation of a 20,000 Foot 15 kV Submarine Cable, Improvements in Accessories and Equipment for Cable Rehabilitation Glen Bertini, Utilix
- Heat Shrink Injection Accessories Frank Fitzgerald
- Rejuvenation of EPR Cables Carlos Katz, Cable Technology Laboratories
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Matthew S. Mashikian, IMCORP.
Abstract: Partial Discharge (PD) location as a diagnostic tool for medium voltage cables, that is non-destructive, incorporates the latest technological advances to assist utilities in evaluating the condition of their medium voltage cables. This panel discusses how this technology is applied in the field, the economic benefits, and the technical results, to date.
- TBA William Boone, KEMA Powertest
- Non-Destructive, Predictive Cable Testing Experience and Lessons Learned Wanda Reder and Anthony Witkowski, Ultra Power Technologies
- Results Analysis of PD testing at Colorado Springs Utilities Kraig Bader and Franklin Kimsey, Colorado Springs Utilities
- Economic Assessment of PD Location Testing Wayne Gillamore, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO)
- TBA - Stanley V. Heyer
- Utility Experience with PD Location Testing of Service Aged 500 Kcmil XLPE Distribution Cables and Remedial Action Dennis Stevens, Public Service of Colorado
- Experience at TU Electric with Non-Destructive Diagnostic Testing of XLPE Distribution Cables by PD Testing - Service Validation Richard Harp, TU Electric
- PD Testing: Philosophy and Answers To Common Questions Mathew Mashikian, Instrument Manufacturing Co. (IMCORP)
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Carl Landinger, Hendrix Wire & Cable.
Abstract: The availability and use of Polymers for Distribution Insulators has grown extensively over the past few years. The panel will discuss the technical performance of polymers when compared to porcelain, including a technical comparison of the various available polymers. The field performance of polymers in Distribution applications will also be discussed.
- Overview of Testing and Standards on Polymer Insulators Ravi Gorur, Arizona State University
- A Utility's Ecperience and History using Polymer Insulators on Transmission - How Polymers are used today at Georgia Power Jack Varner, Southern Company (Georgia Power)
- Polymer Insulator - Opportunities for Innovative Designs Tony Baker, K-Line
- Polymer Insulator Load Bearing Capabilities R. Allen Bernstorf, OHIO Brass
- The Basics for the Design of Dependable Composite Insulators Jean-Marie George, Sediver Inc.
- Advantage and Flexibility of the High Temperature Vulcanization Process for Non-Ceramic Insulators Robert Hill, MacLean Power Systems
- Polymer Insulator Loading Tests and Various Evaluation Results Jennifer Yu, NGK LOCKE
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Harry E. Orton, OCEI.
Abstract: Medium voltage or distribution class cable accessories are an integral part of any underground power cable network and in most cases, must perform equally as well as the cable itself. Regional practices will be presented by the panelists from specific countries from around the World so that a global picture can be given. Topics will include; the specific types of accessories used, operational concerns with these accessories, reliability and the future applications of these devices.
- Alain Pinet, EDF, France
- Wolfgang Haverkamp, Raychem, Germany
- Candelario de Saldivar, Conductores Monterrey, Mexico
- Thomas Champion, NEETRAC, USA
- Lief Hedman, Sedon, Sweden
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Thomas C. Champion, NEETRAC
Abstract: Panelist will describe recent developments in cable accessories covering the range from secondary voltage through transmission voltage. Some of the innovations call for the consideration of operating conditions and test parameters that have not been covered in existing standards. Products will be described, the important parameters considered in the product design, and the impact on industry standards.
- A Moisture Resistant, Gel Filled Joint for Secondary Cables Bill Dittman, Raychem
- Development of a Test Procedure to Address Elbow Switching Flashover Frank Stepniak, Elastimold
- TBA Paul Cinquemani, Pirelli Cables
- A 138kV Transition Joint for Extruded to Self Contained Paper Cable Milam Uzelec, G & W Electric Company
- An Overview of International Advances and Future Directions in Cable Accessories Walter Zenger, EPRI
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Robert Gear, Usi
Abstract: Panel discussion on advances in new cable accessory products introduced since the 1996 Transmission and Distribution Conference.
- Review of Rubber Loadbreak Switches, Current-Limiting Fuses, Transmission Terminations 69-161 kV and Loadbreak 2000 Products G. Luzzi, Thomas & Betts
- Advancements in Loadbreak Elbow Switching Technology J. Makal, Cooper Power Systems
- New Transmission Terminations and Splices 69 -161 kV for High Pressure Gas Pipe Cable J. DiCostanzo, USi
- Design Advancements in Pre-Molded IEEE 404 Splices J. Dupont, Cooper Power Systems
- Cold Shrink Splice Design and Performance C. Wentzel, 3M
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by : Richard B. Williams, Houston Lighting & Power
Abstract: The ever widening use of computers, and other types of electronic equipment by residential, commercial and industrial customers have made electric power users increasingly critical of any service interruptions. With the advent of deregulation and retail wheeling, the retention of customers has become critical to utilities, but customer loyalty cannot be achieved and retained without a high level of electric service reliability. Wildlife caused outages are a major obstacle to this objective. This panel will explore the cost to utilities of wildlife caused outages, federal regulations governing the protection of endangered species, their affect on utility practices, and solutions to wildlife caused outages.
- Determining the Cost of Wildlife Caused Outages David Broihan, Allaint
- Wildlife/Transmission Line Interactions and the Regulations That Affect Planning Construction and Operation of Electric Transmission Systems Steven Siegel, Sierra Pacific Power Company
- The HL&P Program to Deter Animal-Caused Outages in Substation Facilities Teri Lopez, Houston Lighting & Power Company
- Animal-Caused Outages and Solutions for Utility Distribution Facilities Sheila Frazier, Southern Engineering Company
- Wildlife Protection Devices and Materials Technology Mike Stine, Raychem Corp.
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Paul L. Cinquemani, Pirelli Cable Corporation.
Abstract: Many utilities are currently dealing with an aging downtown network system that utilized PILC cables installed in duct banks that are smaller than todays standard. Evaluating the economics of installing a completely new duct system, at tremendous cost, versus finding other alternatives is an initiative with all major utilities. This panel discusses the available technology that would allow utilities to use existing duct banks to rehab their network system.
- An Investigation to Identify Alternative Designs to PILC Cable on the ConEd Distribution System John Hans, Commonwealth Edison
- Current Uses and Practices Tom Hui, Consolidated Edison of New York
- Cable Designs Tony Tremonte, Pirelli Cable & Systems
- Cable Designs Nick Ware, Southwire
- Cable Designs Ed Walcott, BICC Cables
- Accessory Designs Frank Fitzgerald, Raychem Corp.
- Accessory Designs Bill Taylor, 3M
- Independent Testing of PILC Replacement Cable Designs Rick Hartlein, NEETRAC
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by Bruce S. Bernstein, Electric Power Research Institute
Abstract: Diagnostic Testing of Medium Voltage Cables is a very broad subject. This panel will discuss all the available diagnostic tools along with historical background, except for the technology associated with partial discharge, which is discussed by another panel session.
- Survey of Emerging Non-Destructive Diagnostics Vern Buchholz, Powertech
- Space Charge Measurements in XLPE Chat Cooke, MIT
- Relaxation Current Analysis H. Oetgen, HDW
- History of Non-Destructive Testing Dave Silver, Consultant
- Low Frequency Testing B. Fryszczyn, Cable Technology Laboratories
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by A. C. Westrom, Westrom Technologies.
Abstract: The panelists will discuss thermal and electrical properties of a new oil free-solid insulation transformer that is impervious to moisture, and is corrosion free. Comparative operational features and economics will be presented for a beginning evaluation by the utility industry relative to the opportunity to revisit a fully submersible URD system construction.
- Thermal Properties of a New Solid Insulation Distribution Transformer (SIDT) in Direct Buried and Vault Construction Mohamid Chaaban, Hydro-Quebec / IREQ
- Transformer - Electrical Design, Moisture Withstand, Surge Withstand, Fault Performance, and Aging Properties Claude Paradis, CITEQ
- Installation and Operation Characteristics George Strasbaugh, ABB
- Fault Detection and Monitoring in an Automation Environment Dave Donovan, Fisher Pierce
- Comparative Review Dan Ward, Virginia Power and Gene Baker, Florida Power Corp
Sponsored by the Power Systems Instrumentation & Measurements Committee and the ICC. Chaired by Eddy So, National Research Council of Canada
Abstract: An overview of aging mechanisms and diagnostics for power cables will be discussed, including isothermal-relaxation-current-analysis, dielectric spectroscopy, partial discharge measurements, and measurements of the harmonic distortion of insulation loss current.
- Aging Mechanisms and Diagnostics for Power Cables - An Overview J. Densley, Ontario Hydro Technologies, Canada
- Isothermal-Relaxation Current Analysis: A New Non-Destructive Diagnostic Tool for Polymeric Power Distribution Cables H. G. Kranz, Bergischen Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
- Power Cable Diagnostics by Dielectric Spectroscopy P. Werelius, Programma Electric, Sweden
- Partial Discharge Measurements as a Diagnostic Tool for Power Cables M. S. Mashikian, Instrument Manufacturing Company Inc. (IMCORP), USA
- Measurements of the Harmonic Distortion of Insulation Loss Current as a Diagnostic Tool for Cable Insulation A. T. Bulinski, E. So, and S. S. Bamji, National Research Council of Canada
Jointly sponsored by the ICC and the TPC. The Session will be chaired by Joe Steiner, BICC.
Abstract: "Why these overhead lines cannot be installed underground?" To answer this question, a variety of technical, environmental, and economic factors have to be considered. This Session will explore the international experience with this issue. Some important technical considerations and cost implications will be presented. This Session indicates the beginning of the continuous liaison between two major technical groups of the IEEE Power Engineering Society dealing with overhead and underground high voltage lines. One of the objectives of this joint effort is to provide guidelines for the power electric industry what factors to be considered when a need arises to match overhead and underground line, or to make a decision "overhead or underground".
The panelists will be:
- Harry Orton, Orton Consulting Engineers International - International Practices
- Yakov Motlis, Ontario Hydro - Comparison of Overhead and Underground High Voltage Lines Design Aspects.
- Jay Williams, Power Delivery Consultants - Cost of Losses in Overhead and Underground Cables
- Gene Baker, Florida Power Corporation - Utility Perspective
- Rusty Bascom, PTI - Comparison of Steady State and Transients Thermal Ratings of Overhead Lines and Underground Cables Series Combination
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be chaired by TBA
- 99 TD 042 Partial Discharge Measurement in Transmission Class Cable Termination Ahmed, Srinivas, Morel
- 99 TD 121 High Voltage VLF Test Equipment With Sinusoidal Waveform Reid
- 99 TD 167 Applications of HTS Cables to Power Transmission: State of the Art and Opportunities Cinquemani, Belcher, Kelley, Wen, Corsaro, Ladič, Nassi
- 99 TD 283 The Design and Evaluation of a 230kV High Pressure Gas Pipe Type Cable Stewart, LaBozetta
- 99 TD 292 Real-Time Ratings for a 115kV Submarine Cable Engelhardt, Hoppe, Pawlowicz, Huang, Parker, Nierenberg
- 99 TD 293 A Cost Effective Solution For Increasing Ratings On Underground Transmission Cables - A Case Study Waldorf, Pancholi, Ernst
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be Chaired by TBA
- 99 TD 040 Accelerated Aging Of TRXLPE Insulated Cables Using Water-Filled Tanks Sarma
- 99 TD 041 Partial Discharge Measurements in Distribution Class Extruded Cables Ahmed, Srinivas
- 99 TD 097 Radial and Longitudinal Water Block Cable Utilizing a Corrugated, Longitudinally Folded and Sealed Copper Tape Kuchta, Cinquemani
- 99 TD 366 Advances in TR-XLPE Insulation (TC#110) Szaniszlo, Furno, Pang, Caronia
- 99 TD 367 Worldwide Underground Distribution Cable Practices Pegram, Orton, Samm
- 99 TD 343 A Demonstration of High Temperature Superconductor Cable to Power a Manufacturing Operation Hughey, Sinha
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be Chaired by TBA
- 99 TD 081 Bolted Connectors For High Voltage Accessories Installed On Underground Transmission Lines Haverkamp, McKoon, Wilck
- 99 TD 135 Rating Of Cables In A Nonuniform Thermal Environment Anders, Brakelmann, Braun, Rizzetto, Vainberg
- 99 TD 221 Accelerated Aging Characteristics Of Lubricating Greases Used For Separable Connector Applications Ferrito, Makal
- 99 TD 223 Study Of The Visco-Elastic Behaviour Of Cold-Shrinkable Joints For MV Cables Cardinaels, Meyer, Heuillet
Sponsored by the ICC. The Session will be Chaired by TBA
- 99 TD 090 A Study of Tension and Jamming When Pulling Cable Around Conduit Bends J. Fee, M. Fee
- 99 TD 091 A Study of Automatic Lubricant Application in Cable Pulling J. Fee, Solheid
- 99 TD 111 A Comparative Economic Analysis for Underground Distribution Cables Insulated with TR-XLPE and EPR Chandak, Hartlein, Ramachandran
- 99 TD 255 In-Service Location of Partial Discharge Sites in Distribution Cables Using Capacitive and Inductive Probes Morin, Bartnikas, Lessard
- 99 TD 303 Increasing Cable Rating By Distributed Fiber Optic Temperature Monitoring And Ampacity Analysis Williams, Rodenbaugh, Cooper, Smith, Rorabaugh
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