Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Power Cables

Providing an in depth understanding of the technological aspects of power cable systems.

You'll find out about:

  • the design, use and operation of power cables and their accessories
  • the pros and cons of new technologies
  • the standards that apply to cables and accessories
  • the problems that you may encounter

You'll be able to calculate practical cable ratings and understand the restrictions and limitations of your calculations.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Power Cables

Course Objectives

You'll have a good understanding of:

  • the design, construction, and operation of power cable systems
  • the thermo-mechanical design considerations relating to various types of power cable
  • the many different types of power cable accessories

You'll also have a good awareness of:

  • the range of new technologies in the field of cable accessories
  • the advantages and disadvantages of the different technologies
  • the range of standards applicable to power cables and accessories
  • the associated type and routine testing procedures
  • the many practical problems you may encounter with all types of cables and accessories

You'll be able to calculate practical cable ratings and understand the restrictions and limitations of your calculations.

Course Outline

  • History and development of power cables
  • Design features and functionality of cables and accessories
  • Conductors and connections
  • Insulation systems
  • Environmental protection
  • Earthing and bonding of single core cables: standing voltage, circulating currents
  • Cable ratings: sustained, cyclic, short-time, and fault
  • Thermomechanical and electromagnetic effects
  • Service history, reliability and failure modes
  • Cable and accessory testing: type, routine, site, and diagnostic tests
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Power Cables

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8050) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Power Cables

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • C Xerri

Fees

Power Cables

Fees

  • Power Cables
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.