By Dr. Thien Yee Von (TAR UMT)

On September 13, 2023, the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society organized a webinar titled “Advancements in Electrical Insulation for HV Equipment.” This webinar was accessible to the public and had been approved by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) for 4 CPD hours. The event took place on the Microsoft Teams online platform and featured three distinguished speakers. Associate Professor Eur. Ing. Ir. Ts. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia delivered a technical presentation on “Fundamentals and Progress in Electrical Insulation Materials,” while Ir. Ts. Mohd. Azraei bin Pangah @ Pa’at from TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. shared insights on “Condition Health Assessment for Medium Voltage Power Cables.” Mr. Muhammad Rasyidi bin Zainal Abidin from TNB (Distribution Network) presented his technical talk on “Insulation Diagnosis for Oil-immersed Transformers (Present and Future).” The webinar attracted approximately 63 participants, primarily composed of engineering students, lecturers, and professionals from various related industries.

This webinar brought together experts and professionals from the field of electrical insulation to discuss the latest developments and innovations in high-voltage (HV) equipment insulation technology. Participants had the opportunity to gain insights into cutting-edge research, materials, and techniques aimed at improving the performance and reliability of HV equipment, such as electrical insulation materials, transformers and cables. The webinar aimed to foster knowledge exchange and promote advancements that enhance the safety and efficiency of electrical systems in various applications. The webinar also served as a platform for DEIS to promote the society and its activities, in order to encourage more membership from public and those interested in the areas of dielectrics and electrical insulation for high voltage applications.