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Conference Overview
Continuing to build on the success of past cables workshops, CEATI International's 2016 event will focus on sharing information on best practices and emerging issues for mitigation techniques for corrosion and oil leaks to maximize service life and minimize life cycle costs for transmission underground cable systems.

Recognizing that clear communication and collaboration are crucial when managing high-voltage underground systems, the event aims to bring in multiple perspectives from across the industry. Presentations will draw from the expertise and experience of electric utilities, cable and accessory manufacturers, underground cable/pipeline corrosion experts and thought leaders in the field of engineering work practices. Supported by CEATI's Transmission Underground Cables Interest Group (TUCIG), the event will address and explore the latest developments in tools and techniques to improve the design, maintenance operation and management of transmission underground cable systems.

The workshop will provide an open forum for information exchange and deliberation, with a particular focus on technical presentations, case studies, and the sharing of ideas and experiences for the benefit of the industry.

Important Dates
September 11th, 2015, 4:00 PM ET
Deadline for Presentation Abstracts

December 19th, 2015
Early-Bird Registration Deadline

January 12th, 2016
Cut-Off Date for Hotel Reservations

Who Should Attend?
  • Utility Representatives
  • Contractors
  • Engineering Supervisors
  • Vendors
  • Cable and Accessory Manufacturers
Three main workshop sessions will focus on the following aspects:

Session 1: Tutorials on Corrosion Process and Product Information
  • Understanding the corrosion process
  • Diagnosing corrosion conditions and mechanisms
  • A review of cathodic protection equipments
  • Cable sheath and cable pipe wall inspection and assessment equipment
Session 2: Design Considerations for Implementing Corrosion Assessment and Mitigation Best Practices
  • Optimizing corrosion mitigation systems to increase service life and decrease UG cable life cycle costs
  • Corrosion mitigation considerations to eliminate influences from neighbouring foreign underground plant and associated systems
  • Utilizing existing cable system infrastructure such as existing ducts and HPFF steel pipes as conduits for future cable replacement projects
  • On-line corrosion and early oil leak detection systems
Session 3: Lessons Learned from Recent Utility Incidents
  • Corrosion and oil leaks - a discussion of incidents and damage mitigation techniques
  • Work practices to manage risk of corrosion events to transmission Underground Cables
  • A discussion of work practices for locating oil leaks and cable system damage caused by the effects of corrosion
Additional Guidelines for Potential Speakers
TUCIG members are experienced utility cable engineers. Their interests are on the best in current work practices and new technologies. They are always looking for ways to help cable crew to perform inspection and maintenance tasks. It would be most useful if the presentations are based on real-world examples and lessons learned from projects, maintenance tasks, and operational procedures.

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CEATI International brings electric utility industry professionals together, through focused interest groups and collaborative projects, to identify and address technical issues that are critical to their organizations. Participants can undertake projects that respond to their strategic goals at a fraction of the cost of doing so independently.

CEATI International
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