This course introduces the recent advances in EHV/UHV transmission Insulators. The course emphasizes learning and understanding the newer design criteria for the UHV transmission insulation. The course starts with an introduction to the importance of EHV /UHV transmission, its present and future growth. The discussion on the various components used for UHV transmission, design considerations etc are strengthened with the aid of lectures, practical video demonstrations and assignment exercises.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:3rd or 4th year UG, 1st year masters and research students UG/PG course, industry/utility participants can also register.
PREREQUISITES :Basic knowledge of Electrical Engineering.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : NIL
COURSE LAYOUTWeek 1: Introduction, Important components of transmission system,Insulation coordination ,Design and selection of insulators for transmission/distribution , Week 2: Non ceramic insulators performance-service experience ,Pollution/contamination flashover phenomena, modelling etc ,Failures, importance of reliability and testing Week 3:High Voltage testing and techniques employed ,HV testing techniques for Ceramic/glass Insulators ,HV testing on Composite Insulators Week 4: Surface degradation studies on composite insulators ,Recent studies on composite insulators / Summary