Kruizinga, Bart

Consultant, Smart Cable Guard, DNV, The Netherlands

Kruizinga, Bart

Consultant, Smart Cable Guard, DNV, The Netherlands

Biography

Optimization & Insights with Online MV Cable Monitoring in Practical Applications

Dr. Kruizinga obtained his PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology focusing on degradation mechanisms and novel diagnostics for low voltage underground power cables. In 2017, he joined DNV in The Netherlands, where he specialized in failure investigations for medium and high voltage cables worldwide. Currently, he is an expert consultant on DNV’s Smart Cable Guard, working on development of on-line measurement practices and site-specific investigations.

Preventing failures from defective or ageing MV power cable assets relies on measurement practices of which insulation loss (tan-delta) and Partial Discharge (PD) detection are the two main techniques. PD measurement offers the important benefit that it can pinpoint local defects and assess cable integrity. While such measurements can be performed at intervals, online PD measurement can give continuous control without having to take a cable out of service. This presentation reviews how continuous online monitoring brings greater control over ageing cable assets while using fewer resources. It also explains how sensor placement, signal integrity and noise all need to be carefully considered.

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