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TDHVL Presence in 2013 Summer Conferences

Published: 30 July 2013

As the most active academic High Voltage laboratory in Europe, the TDHVL has a big presence in the major international conferences regarding all aspects in high voltage engineering. This summer has been no exception, starting with Insucon held in Birmingham, UK, then the IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference Ottawa, Canada, rapidly followed by the IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics Bologna, Italy.

The international Electrical Insulation Conference (INSUCON) is held in Europe at intervals of 3 or 4 years, and in 2013 was held in the UK. This year’s plenary lecture was given by Professor Paul Lewin on the subject of future condition monitoring of high voltage power networks. Held biennially, the Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC) focuses on the practical applications of electrical insulating systems and materials, the associated diagnostics, including field use. This is predominantly an industry based conference, providing an excellent opportunity for the TDHVL to showcase its work to the power industry. With 4 Oral Presentations and 1 Poster the TDHVL was the largest research group at the conference.

The International Conference on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD) is an interdisciplinary forum which provides a unique opportunity for researchers from industry, academia and research centres to come together to review their collective progress, consider the latest developments and discuss the future challenges in the area of solid dielectrics. This year ICSD was held in Italy and TDHVL contributed 21 papers, which represented approximately 10% of the conference.

The TDHVL has currently 18 members of academic and research staff, 30 PhD students and is currently working on over twenty industrially funded Projects. This year will see over 60 internal conference contribution from the Laboratory as well as a large number of publications in international refereed academic and professional journals. For a full list of publications see Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory website.

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