Extruded cable systems, primarily cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), are increasingly the cable of choice for new underground transmission throughout the world. These systems offer several advantages over older paper-insulated pipe-type and self-contained cables but require special consideration to properly design, successfully install, and ensure long-term operation. This course will focus on these areas to give the student much of the required background needed to apply extruded transmission cables.
COURSE OBJECTIVE AND SUMMARY
This course will present characteristics of extruded cable systems as compared to other cable types, as well as discuss differences between transmission and distribution voltages where extruded cables have seen applications for 30-40 years. The design studies needed for extruded cables will be discussed, along with installation, operation, maintenance and testing.
Expected Learning Objectives / Outcomes
PDC has identified learning objectives we expect each student to obtain on completion of this course. The student completing this course should be able to:
Have a general understanding of the major components of an extruded cable system including the cable insulation, cable conductor, splices and terminations.
Discuss and describe the types of installation methods that might be used with extruded cable systems
List the types of testing that is done on an extruded cable system and when in a cable project these tests might be performed
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course will be valuable to engineers responsible for planning, operating or designing extruded cable systems.
An engineering degree, preferably in power engineering, is desirable.
History of Extruded Cable Systems & Comparison to Other Transmission Cable Types
Cable Materials and Components
Conductor Types and Construction
Extruded Insulation Materials and Characteristics
Cable Engineering Design Studies
Sheath & System Grounding Design Considerations
Induced Voltages & Currents
Sheath Bonding Schemes
Sheath Voltage Limiters
Extruded Cable Industry Standards and Specifications
A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at a special rate which will be honored for several days before and after the course. Reservations must be made 30 days in advance to obtain this low rate. Please mention the PDC Ampacity Course when you make reservations. The hotel is on the Gulf of Mexico, near many restaurants, etc. [map]
John H. Cooper, Principal Consultant. Mr. Cooper is an acknowledged expertin extruded-dielectric cable systems. He has written EPRI reference books on analysis of these cables, has developed industry-standard software, and has been in charge of cable engineering on a great many cable projects.
Continuing Education Units
PDC will issue students a course certificate indicating the number of Continuing Education Units for the course completed based on national guidelines and the number of classroom hours. 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded for successful completion of this course.The CEU is the nationally recognized unit for recording participation in noncredit educational programs. One CEU is equal to ten classroom hours.
Tuition and Enrollment:
The tuition covers the cost for this three-day course and includes extensive course notes, continental breakfast and lunch. Each participant will be furnished a bound set of notes. Included will be an extensive bibliography and selected technical papers. Lodging, transportation, and other meals are not included.