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Underground Cable Fault Location Course

Baur Underground Cable Fault Location Course covering medium & high voltage cable location. Looking at cable fault characteristics, overview & general understanding of the common methods & processes used.

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BTAC 020

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Baur Underground Cable Fault Location Course

Foundation Course: Underground Cable Fault Location for Medium and High Voltage Cables

Familiarity with cable fault characteristics, overview and general understanding of the common methods and processes used. An understanding of safety practices and facilities used for cable fault location.

Price: £500 per delegate (minimum 8 delegates)


Who would benefit from this Cable Fault Location course?

Less experienced or new people starting in cable test and fault location will gain a significant step forward towards practical work under supervision.

  • Trainees will learn the optimum approach using a process-oriented technique.
  • Using standardised process gives back the minimum impact of test stress on the cable, a fully controlled impact of the process on the fault characteristics and gives repeatable and reliable results that will enable the new users to build on for the future.
  • The course provides an insight and general understanding of the principal process and methods available and indicates how and when different techniques should be used.

Trainees receive an attendance certificate and printed course documentation, and opportunity to opt in to the Baur Training Academy, to receive training update information, news of advanced courses, and new product introduction special offers.

The course is a full day for the trainees within a classroom environment, to be carried out at a local customer-preferred facility. Practical work is limited to small instruments within the classroom.


Cable Fault Location Course Content:

  • Safety
    • Test equipment position 
    • Grounding
    • Built-in safety systems, and application of safety tools related to the equipment
  • System Voltage, Environmental, and Cable
    • Cable type, construction elements, operating voltage, “U”, and “Uo”
    • Mapping and defining the cable route and cable length
    • Soil type and recent weather conditions
  • Fault Diagnosis
    • Measuring fault resistance, Loop resistance, TDR cable length 
    • Voltage with-stand
  • Cable Fault Pre-Location methods
    • Understand the choices available and their application strengths
    • TDR, the suite of SIM MIM methods
    • Introduction to Impulse Current Methods, Decay Method, and to Differential Methods
  • The Four Main Cable Fault Pin-pointing Methods
    • Surge with magnetic-acoustic pin-pointer
    • Step Voltage Method
    • Twist Lay Method
    • Minimum Distortion Method
  • Reporting
    • Basic requirements for reporting, understand efficient reporting can save site time
  • Post-Fault tests and repair proving
    • VLF test, Tan Delta, Partial Discharge


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