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February 26th, 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.

 

 

 

February 15th, 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.

 

 

December 31st, 2014

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

 

December 16th, 2014

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

 

 

 

November 27th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Special Issue of the

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation

on

Vacuum Insulation, Fundamentals and Applications

SubmissionDeadline – 1 March 2015

PublicationDate February 2016

 

We are pleased to announce that the February 2016 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be a special issue on Vacuum Insulation, Fundamentals and Applications. This issue is open to all authors including presenters of papers at the 26th International Symposium on “Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV 2014) held on 28 September – 3 October 2014 in Mumbai India who are especially encouraged to submit their work to this special issue. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

 

A: Breakdown and Flashover

1. Vacuum breakdown and pre-breakdown phenomena

2. Surface discharges and flashover phenomena

3. RF breakdown and multifactoring phenomena

4.   High field effects in micro electro-mechanical systems and nano-structures

B: Vacuumarcs

1. Switching in vacuum and related phenomena

2. Interaction of vacuum arcs with magnetic field

3. Vacuum arc physics

4. Computer modeling and computer aided design

5. Pulse power physics and technology

C: Applications

1. Vacuum interrupter sand their applications

2. Deposition of coatings by vacuum arc plasmas and related technologies

3. Electron, ion, neutron, X-ray and other beam and light sources

4. Accelerators and fusion reactor related issues

5. Space related technologies

6.   Vacuum arc melting and degassing

 

In accordance with IEEE policy, papers that have been published in any conference proceedings cannot be republished. Therefore, authors of the ISDEIV 2014 proceedings are strongly advised to significantly expand and enhance their conference paper versions prior to submission to this Special Issue of the IEEE TDEI.  All submitted papers will automatically be checked using Cross Check software for plagiarism including self-plagiarism. Authors are invited to submit their papers to the Guest Editor of the Special at the TDEI website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei). 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.  All papers will undergo a standard peer-review process typical for all IEEE Transactions and Journals. 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 concerning this Special Issue may be directed to the Guest Editor, Mr. S. Gupta, or to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Professor Reuben Hackam at hackam@uwindsor.ca.

 

Mr. Shrikrishna Gupta

Scientific Officer (H+), Head, FOTIA Section.

Ion Accelerator Development Division, BARC,

Mumbai 400085, India.

Phone: +91-22-25593592, Fax: +91-22-25505151

E-mail: sgupta@barc.gov.in

November 23rd, 2014

By Len Dissado, Ph.D.

 

1. First sit down and think what you want the readers to learn from your work that is new to them, i.e. what do your results tell them that they did not know before and why is it important for them to know it.

2. Now you write your conclusions. NOT– I did this in this way (you tell them this in the body of the paper), BUT — this is what I found out and this is what it means.

3. Now you can start to write the paper. You do this in a way that leads to your conclusions.

4. Begin with the introduction. Not platitudes such as ‘XLPE is used for insulation because of its great electric and mechanical properties’ — readers to TDEI will know this. You could use this phrase for a paper in a Physics journal. What you do in the introduction is introduce your work. You say why the work is needed, i.e. what we don’t know (this requires some comments on previous published work) and what you are doing here to answer those questions. Keep it short–one full A4 page.

5. Write the EXPERIMENTAL (or if the work is a theory the THEORETICAL) section. This should contain full details about the experiment, sample geometry, preparation, voltages, temperatures, and so on. If any property is not controlled, for example relative humidity, make it clear that this is the case and make a guess as to its value. In the case of theory, give the physical/chemical basis of what you are doing and the fundamental equations that you start with. For modelling give the parameters that you use and the reasons for using these values.

6. Write the RESULTS section. It is best to give numerical data in plots. State what you see, i.e. the x-property showed a thermally activated behaviour but had a peak as a function of voltage or concentration of nano-particles. In this section just describe the results, don’t try to explain the results–leave the explanations to the Discussion section.

7. Write the DISCUSSION section. Here you analyse the results and try to relate them to existing work and theories. You can also put here some basic theoretical ideas of your own if the existing theories do not work. For example you DO NOT put in the discussion just that the activation energy was Y eV, you have to go on and say whether this corresponds to activation energies that have been measured previously or activation energies for other processes that then relate what you have measured to those other properties. You do the same for any other property dependences that you measure. If your work is theoretical you should put here a comparison of your results with those of other theories or with experiment.

 

8. NOW and ONLY NOW do you write the ABSTRACT. This is not a copy of the first part of the introduction. You NOT say why you are doing the work. What you put in the ABSTRACT is a very short description of what YOU have done, and what the main outcomes were, e.g. ‘The DC conductivity of LDPE nano-composite was measured for a range of nano-particle concentrations at different temperatures and fields’. You say what the major outcomes were e.g. ‘it was found that the there was a peak in the conductivity as a function of nano-particle composition, and the process was thermally activated with an activation energy that depended upon nano-particle composition and applied field.’ If you can relate the work to existing theory you can say so, e.g. these results were discussed in terms of current theory’ or if not you can say that the results did not agree with current theory and the differences are discussed’. That is ALL you put in the ABSTRACT.

9. Now you can think about your title. Make it as short as possible, for example: ‘ The DC Conductivity of LDPE Nano-composites’.

November 20th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of the

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation

on Electrostatics

We are pleased to announce that the April 2016 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be devoted to Electrostatics. This issue is open to all authors, including authors of expanded papers given to the 9th Conference of the French Society of Electrostatics held in Toulouse in August 2014. The following non-exclusive list of topics may serve as a guideline for prospective authors:

  • History of Electrostatics
  • Space charge
  • Triboelectricity and contact electrification
  • Spacecraft Charging
  • Charge and potential measurements techniques
  • Fluid static electrification
  • Pollution clean-up
  • Electrostatic precipitation
  • Electrostatic risk and static neutralization
  • Electrorheology
  • Jets, aerosols
  • Electrical discharges (fundamental and measurements)
  • Atmospheric Electricity
  • Cold Plasma physicochemical applications
  • Electroaerodynamics and Electrohydrodynamics, plasma mechanical applications    In accordance with IEEE policy, papers that have been published in any conference proceedings cannot be republished. Therefore, authors of the 2014 French Society of Electrostatics held in Toulouse are strongly advised to significantly expand and enhance their conference paper versions prior to submission to this special issue of IEEE TDEI. All submitted papers will automatically be checked using CrossCheck software for plagiarism including self-plagiarism.

 

You are invited to submit your paper to the Guest Editors of the Special Issue no later than March 31, 2015, at the TDEI website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei). 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.

Instructions for the preparation of manuscripts and a template are available at the website. The TDEI template may be obtained from http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei/TDEI%20Template.doc.

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 this Special Issue on Electrostatics can be addressed to the Guest Editors Drs. Laurent Berquez or Petru Notingher or to the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Professor Reuben Hackam at hackam@uwindsor.ca.

Laurent Berquezlaurent.berquez@laplace.univ-tlse.fr

 

Laboratoire Laplace

Université Paul Sabatier

118 route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE cdx 5, France

Phone:+33 5 61 55 84 10

Fax:+33 5 61 55 64 52

Petru NotingherPetru.Notingher@ies.univ-montp2.fr

 

Institut d’Electronique du Sud

Groupe “Energie et Matériaux”

Université Montpellier 2, CC 079

34095 Montpellier Cdx 5, France

Phone:+33 4 6714 97 02

Fax:+ 33 4 6704 21 30

November 6th, 2014

CO-EDITORS-in-CHIEF of the ELECTRICAL INSULATION MAGAZINE

The DEIS is seeking applicants for two positions as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Electrical Insulation Magazine (EIM). Applicants should be members of DEIS, and be willing and able to carry out the duties of Co-Editor-in-Chief (described below) from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by the EIM Editors Search Committee, who will interview shortlisted candidates and then prepare a recommendation for consideration at the June 2015 meeting of the DEIS Administrative Committee (AdCom). The latest date for acceptance of a letter of interest is 28 February 2015.

Position Description of Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

The duties and responsibilities of each of the two co-editors are:

 

  1. 1. General responsibility for technical content and production of alternate issues (3 per year) of the bimonthly EIM, published by DEIS. Each co-editor is expected to be a member of DEIS, and to attend at least one AdCom meeting per year. In addition there is usually one meeting of all IEEE Editors per year, which the co-editors should attend.
  2. 2. Responsibility for soliciting and obtaining articles for the Magazine. Each co-editor is expected to attend at least one of the DEIS sponsored conferences http://www.deis.nrc.ca per year (expenses covered by DEIS) to enable solicitation of articles.
  3. 3. Responsibility for interacting with the company (FASS) producing the Magazine, contributing editors, associate editors, regional editors and editors of special issues.
  4. 4. Interfacing with authors for receipt of articles, editorial feedback, proof reading, etc.
  5. 5. Assigning articles for refereeing to reviewers/associate editors.
  6. 6. Editing articles and interfacing with FASS on production of the Magazine, including proof reading and layout.
  7. 7. Interfacing with advertisers’ representatives.
  8. 8. Writing editorials (usually for alternating issues) and obtaining guest editorials.
  9. 9. Interfacing with the DEIS treasurer on finances.
  10. 10. Soliciting information on the Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC) from the relevant contact person (EIC News and volunteer profiles)
  11. 11. Maintaining mailing lists for the Magazine
  12. 12. Interfacing with the DEIS Publications Chair on policy issues and status of the Magazine.

Further details may be obtained from the DEIS Vice-President (Administration), Paul Lewin (pll@ecs.soton.ac.uk). If you wish to be considered, please submit a letter of interest outlining your previous relevant experience, and future plans for the EIM, to Professor Lewin before 28 February 2015.

October 28th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

 Special Issue of the

 IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation

on

Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics

 

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.

In accordance with IEEE policy, papers that have been published in any conference proceedings cannot be republished. Therefore, authors of the International Conference on Conditioning Monitoring and Diagnosis are strongly advised to significantly expand and enhance their conference paper versions prior to submission to this Special Issue of the IEEE TDEI. All submitted papers will automatically be checked using CrossCheck software for plagiarism including self-plagiarism.

Authors are invited to submit their papers to the Guest Editors of the Special at the TDEI website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei) no later than 31 July 2015.

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.

All papers will undergo a standard peer-review process typical for all IEEE Transactions. Submissions should be marked during the submission process as special issue contributions by selecting the “Guest Editor” link and choosing the guest editors for this issue.

Questions concerning this Special Issue may be directed 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 2222 38404,
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

October 28th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue on Insulation of Rotating Machines

 

We are pleased to announce that the December 2015 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI) will be devoted to Insulation of Rotating Machines.

 Prospective authors wishing to have their papers considered for publication in this issue should submit their manuscripts to the Guest Editor at the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation website (http://www.cloznet.com/ieeetdei). Instructions for preparation of manuscripts and a template are available at the website.

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

  • Insulation systems of stator windings and rotor windings of generators
  • Insulation systems of motor windings
  • Application of Class F (155oC) and Class H (180oC) materials
  • Thermal endurance of insulating materials
  • High voltage insulating materials
  • Low voltage machine insulation
  • Application of nanomaterials
  • Effect of drive systems on stress control systems, on partial discharge, on life of enamelled wire
  • Accelerated aging tests: thermal cycling, voltage endurance and associated diagnostics
  • Tests on the turn insulation of multi-turn stator coils
  • Inspection methods for installed windings
  • Dielectric response measurements on insulation systems (polarization, depolarization, effects of temperature, humidity)
  • High direct-voltage tests on stator windings: ramp tests, step-voltage tests
  • Surface discharges: vibration sparking & slot discharge, effect of temperature, ozone production, detection methods
  • Partial discharges: correlation of PD characteristics with defects
  • End of life predictions: correlation of diagnostics to actual conditions

The deadline for the submission of the manuscripts is 31 January 2015.

The Guest Editor for this issue is:

William McDermid
Manitoba Hydro
1510 Chevrier Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 1Y6

e-mail: wmmcdermid@hydro.mb.ca

 

Further questions concerning the special issue should be directed to the Guest Editor.