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IEEE Insulated Conductors Committee Annual Report

Chair:  Earle C. (Rusty) Bascom, III
Vice-Chair:  Henk Geene
Secretary:  N.A.

Significant Accomplishments

The following documents were completed:

  • IEEE-1242 “IEEE Guide for Specifying and Selecting Power, Control, and Special-Purpose Cable for Petroleum and Chemical Plants’
  • IEEE-1810 “IEEE Guide for the Installation of Fire-Rated Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires for Critical and Emergency Shutdown Systems in Petroleum and Chemical Industries”

Benefits to Industry and PES Members from the Committee Work

The documents above will be beneficial to the respective groups, generally in the area of utility power systems, industrial / petroleum plants, and nuclear facilities.

Benefits to Volunteer Participants from the Committee Work

Volunteers involved in ICC work have the ability to influence the standards and guides used in the industry in which they work.  ICC participation also provides opportunities to hear interesting and often educational presentations on relevant industry activities.

Recognition of Outstanding Performance

ICC Certificates of Appreciation

At each ICC meeting, Certificates of Appreciation are presented for the best presentation at a Subcommittee, Working Group, Discussion Group or Educational Program meeting. The following were distributed to the Subcommittee Chairs for presentation within their respective Subcommittees:

IEEE PES Technical Committee Certificates of Appreciation

IEEE PES Technical Committee Certificates of Appreciation are presented to all outgoing Subcommittee, Working Group and Discussion Group Chairs and Vice Chairs, or upon publication of their IEEE standard or guide.

2016 IEEE-SA Standards Medallion

The Standards Medallion is awarded for major contributions to the development of standards. Examples include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leadership in standardization of new technologies
  • Assuring achievement of standards development goals
  • Identifying opportunities to better serve the needs of standards users
  • Other contributions viewed as deserving of such recognition

Sudhakar Cherukupalli was selected as a recipient of the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion “for significant contribution towards development of standards pertaining to Real-time Ratings for Transmission Cable Circuits, DGA Interpretation for Condition Assessment of High Voltage Oil-Filled Cables and towards the Education Committee of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS).” This award was presented to him at a dinner ceremony held in Somerset, New Jersey on December 4, 2016.

2017 Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award

Each Technical Committee is encouraged to select one individual to for this award for outstanding service to the committee. This personal recognition acknowledges the efforts of an individual whose sustained performance, over many years, has contributed to the advancement of the committee technology.

Bill Taylor received the 2017 Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award with the following citation: For his leadership of cable accessory Working and Discussion Groups and for mentoring of new engineers via educational presentations at Subcommittee and Educational Programs.

Coordination with Other Entities (PES Committees, CIGRE, standards, etc.)

IAS/PCIC, PES/NPEC, and PES/PGC. In addition coordination with CSA, Mexico, and UL takes place on a working group level for some selected standards for which there is mutual interest.  We also have a liaison with CIGRE Group B1 that also focuses on insulated conductors

Significant Plans for the Next Period

There are many guides and standards coming up for revision within the ICC. The group plans to work toward revisions to these documents as required.

Global Involvement

PES is looking to increase involvement with members from Regions 8, 9 and 10 (Africa, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Pacific).

Submitted by:
Earle C. (Rusty) Bascom, III, ICC Chair
Date: 1-Feb-2018