Join us for a unique hands-on workshop!

Workshop Program Overview

Partial Discharge (PD) phenomena are localized dielectric breakdowns of a small portion of a solid or liquid electric insulation that is subjected to high voltage stress. PD often precedes an insulation breakdown which can result in cost-intensive repairs, and possibly prolonged outages. The measurement of PD is a major criterion for the quality of power systems for assets like cables, power transformers, rotating machines and GIS.

This 3 1/2 day workshop will introduce attendees to the basics of Partial Discharge, the applications, and various advanced measurement techniques. Through lecture and hands-on demonstration in the High Voltage Lab at Mississippi State, you will acquire knowledge about PD measurements on various high voltage apparatus.

Topics Include:

  • Theory and Introduction to PD
  • Summary of International Standards
  • PD Measurements on Rotating Machines
  • PD Measurements on Medium Voltage and High Voltage Cables
  • PD Measurements of Power Transformers
  • PD Measurement of GIS
  • Acoustic Partial Discharge Methods
  • Evaluation of Non-IEC 60270 Partial Discharge Location




Who Should Attend:

Power system researchers, plant electrical engineers, facility managers, high voltage engineers, equipment manufacturers, consultants, product development engineers, asset management engineers, and power grid maintenance engineers.

Participants will learn:

In this workshop, we are going to introduce the basics of power discharge, the applications and various advanced measurement techniques. Participants will acquire knowledge on PD measurements on various high voltage appartus such as power transformers, rotating machines, cables and GIS and become familiar with the possibilities and limitation of partial discharge measurements and their analysis of different test objects.

August 6-9, 2012 (Workshop starts at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 6th and concludes at 3:00 PM on Thursday, August 9th)

Cost: $2,400.00
Discount rates are available for two or more attendees from the same organization. For more information, please contact Gail Hernandez at 781-672-6224 or

Hosted by:
Mississippi State University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
100 Simrall Hall
406 Hardy Road (Main office 216 Simrall Hall)
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Main Phone: 662-625-4169

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