By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
On 26th July 2018, a technical lecture was held by the Institute of Power Engineering (IPE), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) together with the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) at UNITEN Kajang. The lecture was conducted by Professor George Chen from the University of Southampton, UK, on three topics, namely, “Diagnostic Testing and Development of HVDC Cables”, “Nanodielectrics and Their Applications” and “Space Charge Measurements”. About 50 participants including students, lecturers and engineers attended the lecture.
During the lecture, Professor George Chen shared with the audience on the fundamentals of HVDC cables, including an overview of HVDC cables, testing methods commonly applied for HVDC cables and the latest developments in HVDC cables. Recent research trends in nanodielectrics were also emphasised, and the potential applications of nanodielectrics in addressing HVDC cable needs were highlighted. Furthermore, appropriate use of space charge measurement techniques in diagnosing HVDC cables and materials was also addressed to the audience.
The committee members of the DEIS Malaysia Chapter wish to express their sincere thanks to Professor George Chen for his willingness to share his expertise in the field of HVDC cables, nanodielectrics and space charge measurements with the Malaysian community. Co-operation and support from the members of UNITEN and MyHVnet were also acknowledged for making the technical lecture a successful event.