Mr. Leufkens holds an MS EE Degree from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands and has had more than 20 years’ experience as an executive in the power sector. He worked internationally for consulting and testing companies, including 13 years with KEMA in Netherlands and in the United States. Previously he directed product development in the cable and switchgear industry. In recent years, he has built technical and business cases for new High Voltage, High Power and Energy Storage laboratories as well as a technical and commercial market introduction of new generation switchgear. His U.S.-based consulting firm now provides strategic support to manufacturers and testing organizations in growing their business.
One of the challenges in cable system testing is finding the proper balance between effectiveness and eliminating risk of damage. Testing at the production location as already well understood, controlled and standardized and users look for similar quality control for accessories and systems after installation and assembly. A lot of development has taken place in standards and different on-site testing methods for cables and cable systems. This presentation will review these developments when it comes to commissioning, MV maintenance/diagnostics, HV maintenance/diagnostics and monitoring of cable systems.