Both fluid-filled and XLPE High Voltage Underground cables are an essential part of many urban transmission systems. While they offer a number of distinct advantages in certain environments, they are expensive to maintain and replace. Adding to these maintenance costs, many fluid-filled installations have been in operation since the early twentieth century, and a great number of these systems are being operated outside their original design parameters.
The objective of the Transmission Underground Cables Interest Group (TUCIG) is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on cable asset management and to establish and promote techniques and tools for improving the management of fluid-filled and XLPE High Voltage underground cable systems. The group’s current focus is developing a Reference Manual for Transmission Cable Systems, which will include the compilation of best work practices and procedures for the design, maintenance and operation based on utility experience.
Topics and Issues:
- Asset Health Index Models
- Preventative & Corrective Maintenance
- Strategies for Life Cycle Management
- Means of Minimizing Environmental Impact
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