1. Development of IEC-Based Methodology for Site Severity Assessment
2. Application of Composite Insulators: Perceptions vs. Service Experience
3. Status of Pollution Test Procedures for Insulators Made from Hydrophobicity Transfer Materials
Dr. Gutman received his MSc and PhD in HV engineering from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and has experience covering 40 years. In 1994 he joined STRI where his main areas of activity included dimensioning and maintenance of insulation in clean and polluted environments; ageing characteristics and accelerated ageing tests. He has published over 200 papers and is a Sr. Member of IEEE. He is also a member of Swedish IEC TC 36 “Insulators”, Distinguished Member of CIGRE and active in working groups within CIGRE/IEC/IEEE. He was 2012 recipient of the Claude de Tourreil Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Electrical Insulators and also received IEC’s 1906 Awards in recognition of service to technical standards.