Course Duration: 1 DayCourse Format: Lecture type format with extensive interaction through example discussion.Target Participants: Overhead line and underground cable utility tradesman, technicians and field supervisorsKey Learning Objectives: 1) How cables are designed and how they work, 2) How cable accessories (joints and terminations) are designed and how they work, 3) How to properly install underground cable accessories, 4) Why specific procedures need to be followed, the consequences of using improper procedures.

Course Instructor

Steve Haddock is a utility expert in the areas of transmission lines and underground power cables with over 34 years of experience maintaining and managing transmission lines and cables equipment. Mr. Haddock began his career at one of the largest electric utilities in North America as a high voltage underground cable splicer, maintaining and splicing cables up to 230 kV. During his time spent as a cable splicer, he attended Ryerson University part time to obtain a Certificate in Electrical Technology – Power Option. After that Mr. Haddock progressed through a wide range of positions with increasing levels of responsibility within the utility business, from a Lines Technician to Technical Specialist – Underground Cables, then to, Senior Advisor to Asset Management and finally to Director of Business Development at a medium sized international utility consulting firm. Presently he works as a consultant mentoring and training Engineers in the area of managing underground cable and overhead line systems at a major transmission utility company. He is past Chairman of the CEATI Transmission Underground Cable Interest Group (TUCIG) and past member of the Distribution Asset Life Cycle Management Interest Group (DALCM) as well as the Wind and Ice Storm Mitigation Interest Group (WSMIG) within the CEATI organization. He brings a unique blend of experience from the field applications to senior level management positions within the electric utility environment.

Course Highlights:
The primary objective of this training material is to provide personnel installing underground cable
accessories and provides information that explains;

  1. How cables are designed and how they work,
  2. How cable accessories (joints and terminations) are designed and how they work,
  3. How to properly install underground cable accessories,
  4. Why specific procedures need to be followed, the consequences of using improper procedures

The goal is to give cable installers basic information needed to properly install cable accessories such that they will perform reliably in service for many years. This material alone does not provide all the information needed to install a given cable accessory. Specific details provided by the accessory manufacturer must be combined with this material to achieve a proper installation. It is important to note that individual company work practices and safety procedures as well as individual installation circumstances may dictate the use of installation procedures that are different from those described in this training material.

The training material scope includes Installation of accessories on medium voltage distribution (5-35kV) shielded power cables with extruded insulations. The focus is on proper cable preparation procedures. General information on the installation of cable accessories is covered, but specific details on the installation of specific types of accessories are not provided. Significant information is also provided on the consequences of not following proper procedures.

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