System vs. Component Approach for Qualification of HV Cables & Accessories
Asset managers and system operators as well as cable and accessory manufacturers look for economic and technical solutions to specify, provide, operate and maintain underground cable systems. There are number of challenges, including many different cable, termination and joint designs, Also, manufacturers must qualify their products following specifications that have a low level of harmonization. This presentation looks at existing qualification requirements for transmission-class cables, terminations and joints and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of different approaches. It also examines component and system qualification methodologies with the goal of promoting improved industry-wide discussion.