2015 IEEE DEIS Essay Competition Call for Submissions

Dear IEEE DEIS Young Professionals,

2015 Essay competition call for submissions

The 2015 Essay competition is for IEEE DEIS Young Professionals and Student members. The winning essay will be published on the DEIS website and in the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine. The essays of the two runners-up will also be published on the DEIS website. The winning candidate and the two runners up will each receive a certificate from DEIS carrying her/his name, affiliation and the title of the essay, and an Amazon voucher. The values of the vouchers will be $150 for the winner, and $100 for each runner-up.

To take part; write a 1000 word essay on a recently published IEEE Explore paper that you have read explaining its relevance to your work. The paper chosen should have authors whose affiliations are not the same as your institution. In your essay expand on the following points:

  • The reasons the paper was selected
  • The impact on the candidates work
  • The candidates work vs. work in the paper
  • The influence the paper has or had on the candidate’s thought and future work.

Please note that equations, references, tables, and diagrams should NOT be included in the essay.

More information is published at the Electrical Insulation magazine and  here.

The deadline for the 2015 Essay competition submissions is on 31st of October, please see the link below for further details:

2015 Essay competition submission dead line 31 October!

In 2014 essay competition there was one essay submitted by Jun Jiang, a PhD candidate at North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) has been awarded a commendation. The essay with title: “All-fiber sensing technique for dissolved hydrogen detection in power transformer oil” can be viewed here.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Best regards,

Antonios

Dr Antonios Tzimas

IEEE DEIS Young Professionals Chair

 

IEEE DEIS Educational Video:

 

 

Transactions Special Issue on Partial Discharge Call for Papers

Call for papers

Special Issue on Partial Discharges Detection, Measurement and Interpretation

   A Special lssue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation is being planned on Partial Discharges (PD) Detection, Measurement and Interpretation for publication in the February 2017 issue. Authors wishing to have their papers considered for publication should submit their manuscripts to the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation web portal (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei). On the submission form, there is a location for special issue paper submission where the name of the Guest Editor is to be chosen. Instructions for the preparation of manuscripts and a template are available at the website: http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei/TDEI%20Template.doc.

For this special issue suggested topics within the field of Partial Discharges include, but are not limited to:

  • PD measurement and detection techniques with application to rotating machines, transformers, capacitors, insulators and cables;
  • PD pattern recognition;
  • PD detection and interpretation;
  • Experimental and theoretical studies directed towards a better understanding of the PD mechanisms;
  • Relationship between partial discharges and breakdown;
  • PD detection as an advanced tool for the management and periodical or online control of transformers, cables and other electrical equipments;
  • PD detection as a part of the HV transformer health index evaluation;
  • PD associated signal-processing techniques.

 

The deadline for the submission of the manuscripts is 28 February 2016 at the TDEI website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei).

All submitted papers will automatically be checked using CrossCheck software for plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Papers submitted after this date will be considered but may not meet the printing deadline and, if accepted, will be included in subsequent regular issues.

Questions regarding the special issue on Partial Discharges (PD) Detection, Measurement and Interpretation can be addressed to the Guest Editor, Professor Massimo Pompili or to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Professor Reuben Hackam, at hackam@uwindsor.ca.

 

Professor Massimo Pompili

University of Roma “La Sapienza”

Department of Electrical Engineering

Via Eudossiana, 18 – 00184 Roma (Italy)

Email: massimo.pompili@uniroma1.it

Phone: +39 348 4127240

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS DEIS AdCom

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

DEIS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE (AdCom)

 

AdCom manages the affairs of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS). It is made up of 18 members-at-large, plus ex-officio members.

Nominations and Appointment Committee is inviting nomination for President, Administrative Vice President, and Technical Vice President and 6 AdCom Members-at-Large of DEIS.

The persons nominated must be IEEE-DEIS members in good standing. Traditionally, AdCom has maintained a balance in representation between the industrial and academic communities.

Members-at-Large of AdCom: Each year 6 members-at-large are elected to serve a 3-year term on the DEIS AdCom. No member-at-large can serve more than two consecutive terms. The 6 Members-at-Large who will begin their service in 2016 will be elected by the membership of the Society by electronic or postal ballot conducted by IEEE staff. The persons elected or appointed will begin their service as of 1 January 2016.

The deadline for the Members-at-Large nominations is 28 May 2015.

Officers: President, Administrative Vice President, and Technical Vice President are the Officers of the society and serve a 1-year term and are eligible to serve for a second term. The Officers for 2016 will be appointed by AdCom at its meeting in the autumn of 2015.

The deadline for nominations for the Officers is 31 August 2015.

Each nominee will be contacted by the Nominations & Appointments Committee and will be asked to submit information relevant to the election and appointment process. Self-nominations are also permitted.

The following information is needed for each person nominated:

Name (Last, First):

Position held / Institution name:

DEIS position being nominated for:

Phone number:

e-mail address:

 

Please send your nominations by the deadline to:

Masoud Farzaneh,

Chair, DEIS Nominations & Appointments Committee

farzaneh@uqac.ca

For information on the process see the DEIS Operations Manual at http://sites.ieee.org/deis/files/2012/10/deisOperManR24.pdf

 

 

 

2015 DEIS Graduate Fellowship Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2015 DEIS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Prof. Andrea Cavallini

Chair, Education Committee

IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

Graduate Student Fellowship award applications including a research proposal are invited from graduate students in the general areas of electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena.

The graduate fellowships, established by the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, are offered to further graduate education in the areas of electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena of interest to the Society, and are open to suitable candidates from all over the world. The fellowship is for students pursuing their Ph.D. degree. The graduate student must be either a student member of IEEE or have applied for a student membership in IEEE at the time of application submission. Priory will be given to those students who are also DEIS members and if the major advisor for the student is also a DEIS member. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for consideration. The DEIS Graduate Student awards are competitive and the research proposals are refereed by members of the DEIS Education Committee (and/or other referees).

Anticipated award: THREE awards of up-to $5000 each.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: September 30, 2015

The proposals are to be submitted electronically as an Acrobat PDF document or a Microsoft Word document (a receipt will be sent back). Please email the proposal to:

 

Prof. Andrea Cavallini

Chair, DEIS Education Committee

Email: andrea.cavallini@unibo.it

Subject: 2015 DEIS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

 

Awards will be applicable to the 2015–2016 academic year. The award notification to the successful applicants is expected to be made in late October or early November2015.

Research topics may cover a broad scope and include insulating media, their electric and dielectric properties, breakdown, charge transport and electrostatics, high voltage effects, and related subjects. Selection will be competitive.

The general criteria used for project evaluation will be clarity of presentation of the problem, relevance, innovative content, impact of the topic chosen and ability to accomplish the objective during the award period.

As a guidance to produce a good proposal, please check on the DEIS website (http://sites.ieee.org/deis/home/deis-fellowships/) those that have been awarded in the last years.

 

Proposals should be prepared by the applicants themselves and should include the following items:

  1. Copy of research proposal (technical proposal – no more than 4 pages, typed). The document should also describe shortly the state of the art, and the potential impact the research results could have at both theoretical and practical level. Also, the technical proposal should list the resources needed to accomplish the target and whether or not this resources are currently available.
  2. A letter of nomination / recommendation from the student’s research director (Faculty Advisor). The advisor should also certify the student’s status in the Ph. D. program and express willingness to monitor the progress of the student’s work during the award period.
  3. A letter from the student’s Department Head / Chair, indicating the good standing in the department.
  4. If available, a brief summary of the student’s research contributions and publication (not more than 1/2 page in length).
  5. A statement that visa issues are not an impediment for the applicant to report his activity to DIES-sponsored conferences OR participate to next CEIDP (please check prior sending the proposal)
  6. Other supporting material (no more that 1 page)Research sponsored by DEIS is intended to encourage innovative efforts, so support normally does not exceed one year. A short report should be sent to the DEIS Education Committee at the completion of the task. It is expected that the student would present the result of his/her research findings at a DEIS sponsored meeting. Part of the fellowship funding is reserved for travel support and will be awarded only when the student presents his/her work at a DEIS sponsored meeting.
  7. The work can be part of a larger project. However, the specific task to be undertaken with the fellowship funds should be described separately. The research proposal should be distinct and should differ from a more general proposal sent to another funding organization.

2014 Essay Competition Results

The Essay competition review panel has considered the essay submissions in 2014. It has been decided that there will be no winning essays as the DEIS 2014 Essay competition did not receive essays of high standard. However, there was one essay of a good standard submitted by Jun Jiang, a PhD candidate at North China Electric Power University (NCEPU). The essay with title: “All-fiber sensing technique for dissolved hydrogen detection in power transformer oil” can be viewed here.

Essay competition review panel feedback:

“The paper quoted is from a different university (The authors are with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China ), so the requirement that the candidate should not be referring to the work of his own laboratory/institution is also complied with. Thus the essay has met the eligibility criteria of the competition. The essay contains a good description of the topic and describes what the chosen paper has achieved. In particular it states what has been learned from the chosen paper (i.e. the use of the Pd-photonic crystal fibre as more sensitive than the Fibre Bragg Grating) and how those ideas are being input into the candidates research (i.e. concentrating on photonic crystal sensors and trying to evaluate their application in real transformers). However, the English grammar is not always accurate.”

 

 

Call for Nominations DEIS AdCom

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

DEIS ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE (AdCom)

AdCom manages the affairs of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS). It is made up of 18 members-at-large, plus ex-officio members.

Nominations and Appointment Committee is inviting nomination for President, Administrative Vice President, and Technical Vice President and 6 AdCom Members-at-Large of DEIS.

The persons nominated must be IEEE-DEIS members in good standing. Traditionally, AdCom has maintained a balance in representation between the industrial and academic communities.

Members-at-Large of AdCom: Each year 6 members-at-large are elected to serve a 3-year term on the DEIS AdCom. No member-at-large can serve more than two consecutive terms. The 6 Members-at-Large who will begin their service in 2016 will be elected by the membership of the Society by electronic or postal ballot conducted by IEEE staff. The persons elected or appointed will begin their service as of 1 January 2016.

The deadline for the Members-at-Large nominations is 28 May 2015.

Officers: President, Administrative Vice President, and Technical Vice Presidentare the Officers of the society and serve a 1-year term and are eligible to serve for a second term. The Officers for 2016 will be appointed by AdCom at its meeting in the autumn of 2015.

The deadline for nominations for the Officers is 31 August 2015.

Each nominee will be contacted by the Nominations & Appointments Committee and will be asked to submit information relevant to the election and appointment process. Self-nominations are also permitted.

The following information is needed for each person nominated:

Name (Last, First):

Position held / Institution name:

DEIS position being nominated for:

Phone number:

e-mail address:

 

Please send your nominations by the deadline to:

Masoud Farzaneh,

Chair, DEIS Nominations & Appointments Committee

farzaneh@uqac.ca

 

For information on the process see the DEIS Operations Manual at

 

http://sites.ieee.org/deis/files/2012/10/deisOperManR24.pdf

 

Distinguished Lecturer Update 2015

DLP Update: Seven New Distinguished Lecturers Appointed by AdCom

At their October 21, 2014 meeting during CEIDP in Des Moines, Iowa, seven new Distinguished Lecturers were formally approved by AdCom. The appointments are for a period of three years, effective January 1, 2015; renewable. The list of seven, together with the titles upon which each lecturer has expressed willingness to provide talks to DEIS chapters, upon request, is given below. The seven are additional to the present twelve lecturers listed on the DEIS website. Over the next few months, a single list of nineteen lecturers will be posted.

Questions about the Procedure for the nomination of DEIS Distinguished Lecturers can be addressed to Clive Reed at reedcw@nycap.rr.com.

New DEIS Distinguished Lecturers

North America

1. Dr. Greg Stone (Iris Power, Canada). 1. Aging mechanisms of rotating machines. 2. Diagnostic testing of rotating machine insulation. 3. Effect of inverter drives on rotating machine insulation.

Africa, Europe and Middle East

2. Professor Ernst Gockenbach (Univ Hannover, Germany). 1. Dielectric liquids in high voltage equipment. 2. Test procedures for dielectric materials.

3.   Professor Stanislaw Gubanski (Chalmers Univ Tech, Sweden). 1. Outdoor polymeric insulation for AC and DC lines. 2. Dielectric response measurements for diagnostics of power transformers.

4. Professor Paul Lewin (Univ Southampton, UK). 1. High voltage DC cables: the key component for future “super grids”. 2. On-line partial discharge monitoring of high voltage plants.

5. Dr. Peter Morshuis (TU Delft, the Netherlands). 1. Electrical and thermal phenomena at dielectric/insulation interfaces. 2. Partial discharge in HVDC insulation systems.

6. Professor Gary Stevens (Univ. Surrey/Gnosys, UK). 1. Nanodielectrics from nanofilled materials to nano-textured polymer nano-composites for HVAC and HVDC applications. 2. Self-healing materials and self-repair functions in electrical insulation systems-preferably from mid-2015. 3. Materials reporting and self-reporting using spectroscopic fibre optics.

Japan

7. Dr. Tatsui Okamoto (CRIEPI, Japan). 1. Radiation aging of polymeric insulating materials.

 

 

 

33rd Annual EIC Conference 2015

The 33rd Electrical Insulation Conference

The draft technical programme is now available and full details can be found at http://sites.ieee.org/eic/. This month’s EIC News concentrates on some of the other features of this year’s conference:

Short Courses:

On Sunday 7 June, five short courses will be available for delegates to attend. Full details of the material covered as well as registration fees can be found on the conference website. The Course titles and instructors are as follows:

  • Insulation Condition Monitoring and Incipient Fault Diagnosis of Power Cables with Case Studies: Professor Charles Su, University of Newcastle, UK (full day).
  • Stator Winding Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Testing for Rotating Equipment: Dr Nancy Frost, Gerome Technologies, Inna Kremza, Voith Hydro Mississauga and Charles Millet, Hydro-Quebec (full day).
  • On-Line Tests to Evaluate the Condition of Rotor and Stator Windings: Dr Greg Stone, Qualitrol – Iris Power (half day).
  • Quality Assurance Testing on Stator Bars and Coils: Dr Hugh Zhu, Doble Engineering Company (half day)
  • Forensic Analysis of Insulation System Failures and Solutions: Dr Howard Penrose, Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc. (half day)

Short courses may be cancelled if there is not enough interest, so if you are intending to attend a course please contact the Short Course Chair (Inna Kremza, Inna.Kremza@Voith.com) to register your interest as soon as possible.

IEEE DEIS Smart Grid Technical Committee Workshop: The impact of Smart Grid Technologies on Plant Health.

Again on Sunday 7 June, this full day workshop will cost $40 to attend. Smart grid technologies are changing the way we utilize high voltage (HV) assets, with a consequential effect on asset management practices and maintenance planning. At the same time, smart grid technologies present an opportunity for asset improvements through better materials, more sensors, and online data processing for monitoring and control. This workshop will introduce various technologies associated with the Smart Grid, and examine the implications for monitoring and life management by utilities. Experts will present their views on current technologies and trends in the development and deployment of smart grid devices and practices.

To aid discussion a number of contributions on topics have been planned, these include:

What is the Smart Grid Anyway? Victoria Catterson, University of Strathclyde
Changing Load Patterns James Pilgrim, University of Southampton
HVDC Cable Systems Jerome Castellon, Université de Montpellier
A Smart Grid Approach to Condition Based Maintenance of Energy Assets Gian Carlo Montanari, Universita di Bologna
Situational Awareness for Generating Units Brian Sparling, Dynamic Ratings Inc.
The use of Special Dielectrics in Smart Grid Energy Harvesting Systems Peter Morshuis, Delft University Of Technology
Electromagnetic Compatibility Issues in the Smart Grid Kaori Fukunaga, NIICT, Japan
Evaluation of representative magnitudes in on-line partial discharge measurements Armando Rodrigo Mor, Delft University Of Technology

For further details, please contact Dr Victoria Catterson, v.m.catterson@strath.ac.uk.

 

 

TDEI Letter to Reviewers

Dear Reviewer,

On behalf of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) and the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) I would like to thank you for reviewing papers submitted to these Transactions. Devoting some of your valuable time to review papers is essential to uphold the voluntary peer review process and is highly commendable. Your constructive comments and suggestions to the authors and your confidential bullet reports to the editors ensure that the high standard of these Transactions is maintained. Your meticulous reviews promote further development and advancements of the art and science of dielectrics and electrical insulation, which are present in all electrical devices, for the benefit of all mankind. I thank you again for your most valuable contributions

Yours sincerely,

Reuben Hackam, D.Eng., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus and Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation

List of Reviewers: Thank you letter to reviewers of TDEI, Dec 2014

Cover p.1, list of content, December 2014

 

Call for Papers: Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Electrical Insulation

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of the

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation

on

Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Electrical Insulation

 

We are pleased to announce that the June 2016 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be a special issue on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics topics.

The following non-exclusive list of topics may serve as a guideline for prospective authors:

  • Condition monitoring and diagnostics of electrical power equipment
  • Diagnostics and monitoring of electrical insulation
  • Challenges in partial discharge electrical insulation based assessment
  • Impact of new materials on electrical insulation diagnostics
  • Emerging diagnostics methods
  • High frequency methods in diagnostics of electrical insulation
  • Application of signal and image processing to diagnostics of electrical insulation
  • Asset management in diagnostics of electrical insulating systems

 

In addition, special interest is to be focused on topics related to DC Diagnostics, i.e. methods for monitoring HVDC grids, cables, transformers, converters, breakers, substations, lines, insulators, etc. Authors are invited to submit their papers to the Guest Editors of the Special Issue no later than 31 July 2015, at the TDEI website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei).

All submitted papers will automatically be checked using CrossCheck software for plagiarism including self-plagiarism.

Papers submitted after this date will be considered but may not meet the printing deadline and, if accepted, will be included in subsequent regular issues.

Please make sure to follow very closely the template which could be found on the Submission page of TDEI or directly from  http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei/TDEI%20Template.doc. The template is also provided at the website. Submissions should be marked during the submission process as special issue contributions by selecting the “Guest Editor” link and choosing the guest editor for this issue.

Questions regarding the Special Issue on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics can be addressed to the Guest Editors or to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Professor Reuben Hackam at hackam@uwindsor.ca.

The Guest Editors for this issue are:

Marek Florkowski

ABB Corporate Research,

31-038 Kraków, Poland

Tel: +48-12 42 44 100, marek.florkowski@pl.abb.com 

 

Stanislaw Gubanski  Chalmers University of Technology,

Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology

Hörsalsv 11, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

Tel: +46 31 772 1616, stanislaw.gubanski@chalmers.se