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ENA Earthing Working Group Presents

A One-Day Technical Seminar on

Applications of
of
Risk Based
POWER SYSTEM EARTHING
MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Expert Presenters

Bill Carman
Friday 31st July 2009 Member, ENA Earthing Working Group
Principal Consultant, Network Earthing, EnergyAustralia

Rydges World Square Richard Robinson


Sydney Consulting Engineer and Director of Risk and Reliability Associates

Stephen Palmer
Principal Consultant, Safearth Consulting

Thanh Dovan
(Seminar Moderator)
Member, ENA Earthing Working Group
Principal Engineer EMF & Earthing, SP AusNet

Tony Mitton
Principal Consultant, Mitton Electronet Ltd, NZ

Tony Gillespie
Administrative Organiser: Convenor ENA Earthing Working Group
Principal Consultant Transmission Lines, Powerlink Queensland

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Seminar Overview

Further to the 2007 Seminar on physiology of electric shocks and protective thresholds that
play an important role in the design & operation of earthing systems, this second seminar aims
to bring together expertise in various areas to provide participants firstly an up-to-date
understanding of application of risk-based approach to the design, operation and overall
management of earthing systems, and secondly for the Working Group to present to
participants the latest draft of the Power System Earthing Guide which has been developed by
the ENA Earthing WG over the past several years.

Seminar Schedule (9 Technical Presentations)

Registration Starts 0830 - 0900


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Welcome, Opening Remarks 0900 - 0915 Lunch (45 min) 1245 -1330
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Presentation 1 0915 - 0945 Presentation 6 1330 - 1415
- Tony Gillespie , WG Convenor - Tony Mitton, Guest Presenter
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Safety Design of Earthing Systems Engineering Design and Testing
◊ Electrical Safety & Earthing Systems - A Review ◊ Technical Design, Calculation & Modeling
◊ Improved Process - ENA Earthing Working Group ◊ Testing & Measurement
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Presentation 2 0945 - 1045 Presentation 7 1415 - 1500
- Richard Robinson, Guest Presenter - Dr Bill Carman, WG member
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Engineering Due Diligence - Earthing Systems Probabilistic Process in Power System Earthing Management
◊ Risk and Reliability Processes ◊ Development Progress & Application
◊ Case Studies
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Morning Tea Break (15 min) 1045 - 1100 Afternoon Tea Break (15 min) 1500 - 1515
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Presentation 3 1100 - 1130 Presentation 8 1515 - 1600
- Thanh Dovan, WG Secretary - Stephen Palmer, WG member
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Review of Safety Experimental Data Earthing Design Case Studies


◊ Electric Shocks Data & Model ◊ Process & Typical Case Studies
◊ Human Body Current Thresholds & Impedances ◊ Cost/Benefit Examples
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Presentation 4 1130 -1215 Presentation 9 1600 - 1645
- Dr Bill Carman, WG Member - Stephen Palmer, WG member
Development of Probabilistic Criteria Further Earthing Case Studies
◊ Ventricular Fibrillation Probability ◊ Transmission & Distribution Lines
◊ Coincidence Probability ◊ Transmission & Distribution Substations
………………………………….…………………………………………. ◊ Other Examples
Presentation 5 1215 -1245
- Tony Gillespie, WG Convenor ……………………………………………………………………………..
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Risk Based Approach to Power System Earthing Panel Discussion (15 min) 1645 - 1700
◊ Development of Power System Earthing Management
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Guide

Who Should Attend


Engineers, Planners, Designers and Electrical Asset Managers/Operators from Electric and other Utilities as well as
Electrical Manufacturers; Electrical Safety Officers and Staffs from Government Agencies; Individuals and Organizations
interested in applications of power system earthing.
Industry Experts & Presenters

Dr Bill Carman, BE (Elec)(Hons 1), Ph.D , FIEAust Mr. Thanh Dovan, BE Elec.Eng., MSc(Eng.), GradDip (Man)
Member, ENA Earthing Working Group Member, ENA Earthing Working Group
Principal Consultant - Network Earthing, EnergyAustralia Principal Engineer, EMF & Earthing, SP AusNet

Dr Carman is the Principal Consultant leading the Network Earthing team Since 1981, he has worked in transmission planning and electrical design
within EnergyAustralia. The team specialise in the management of earthing & electromagnetic compatibility of the Victorian EHV transmission lines and
system and lightning related risks, working within EnergyAustralia as well as stations. As collaborative R&D projects in 1989-1991 he has also worked
for a wide range of clients across Australia and the Asian region. in other organisations including the IREQ of Hydro Quebec and Enertech
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Consultants (EPRI projects). His R&D activities have been on power system
He received his BE in 1982, and Doctorate in the area of earthing system
dynamic load models, on electromagnetic safety including the 50/60 Hz
risk quantification and design in 2002. He joined EnergyAustralia, (then
electric and magnetic fields, on instrumentation & measurement, and
Shortland Electricity) in 1977 as a cadet engineer. Since 1982 he has been
on modelling & assessment of human exposure/reduction to these fields.
closely involved in earthing systems design and testing, R&D projects, and
On earthing, he has conducted many studies & field-measurements for
training throughout Australia and the Asian region. Bill has authored/
designing of controlled measures & mitigation techniques for electrical
coauthored over 30 technical papers, and is actively involved in standards
interference and human safety associated with EPR & LFI. He is also
development within SA, ENA and IEEE.
participating in the work on electromagnetic fields and earthing standards
development of IEEE/ICES, IEC, SA, CIGRE, ARPANSA and ENA Earthing
WG.
Mr. Richard M Robinson BE BA FIEAust
Mr. Tony Mitton, BE (Elect.) University of Canterbury, MIEE, CEng
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Richard Robinson is a Consulting Engineer and Director of Risk &
Tony has worked in the power industry for over 30 years both in NZ and
Reliability Associates. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He has
overseas. His extensive electrical engineering experience includes
degrees in Engineering (Monash University) and Philosophy (University of
substation design, construction management, commissioning, earthing
Melbourne). He has previously worked with Factory Mutual in the US and
design and testing and special investigations. From 1990 to 2007 Tony
SE Asia, M&M Protection Consultants, GHD, RW (Bob) Browning, and VRJ
was the managing director of Mitton Consulting Ltd which merged in 2007
Risk Engineers. He is currently the presenter for the two day Risk & Liability
with Electronet Design to form a new company, Mitton Electronet which now
Management Short Course for Engineering Education Australia. He is the
includes over 30 specialist staff. He has also participating in the work on
principal author of Risk & Reliability – An Introductory Text (revised 7th edi-
earthing standard development of the ENA Earthing WG.
tion 2008).
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Richard has been Chairman of: Engineers Media (Engineers Australia Pty Mr. Tony Gillespie, BE Elec.Eng(Hons), IEAust, IET & IEEE
Ltd) (2001-2004), RMIT Pilot Centre Course Advisory Committee (Point Convenor ENA Earthing Working Group
Cook), Victoria Division of Engineers Australia (1993) and RMIT MSE Principal Consultant Transmission Lines, Powerlink Queensland
Course Advisory Committee. Recent undertakings include the development
of alternate airspace collision risk models for the Civil Aviation Authority, Graduated in Electrical Engineering with Honours degree in 1979 from the
New Zealand and the Office of Airspace Regulation Australia; strategic risk University of Queensland, Tony Gillespie has over 30 years of experience
reviews for the Marina Coastal Expressway, Singapore and Tugan Bypass in the Electricity Supply Industry. This includes many years in electrical
on the Gold Coast; due diligence reviews for rockfalls in cuttings forRailcorp design, investigations and specification for transmission lines of various
NSW; and a large number of SIL (safety integrity level) allocation studies. voltage levels, in design of substation secondary systems and maintenance
of substation primary & secondary systems and communications. Tony is
currently the Principal Consultant Transmission Lines - Electrical with
Powerlink Queensland. He is responsible for scoping and estimating new
Mr. Stephen Palmer, BE(Elec)(Hons), GradCertBA, MIEAust
transmission projects, setting lines design standards, approving the
Principal Engineer, Safearth Consulting
electrical aspects of new Powerlink procedures for transmission systems
Stephen began his career at BHP’s Newcastle Steelworks in 1987. In his 12 live-line work.
years with BHP engineering groups he worked in a variety of sites & fields
His professional membership includes CIGRE WG 03 (Insulators), CIGRE
including communications, process control & automation, MMI and drives.
Australian Panel B2 (Overhead Lines), AS Committees EL/24
Stephen has spent 10 years with Energy Australia’s Safearth Group
(Lightning Protection) & EL/10/3 (Insulators), and the ENA Standards Commit-
(Network Earthing) and is now the Principal Consultant of Safearth
tees for overhead lines and earthing. Tony has written over 20 technical
Consulting. He has extensive experience in earthing system design, audit
papers and co-authored chapters of EPRI AC Transmission Line Reference
and testing, lightning protection and induction risk management across a
Book - 200kV and Above (“Red Book” ) and Transmission Line Reference
range of industries and has been a regular lecturer at ESAA & Safearth
Book: Wind-Induced Conductor Motion, ( “Orange Book” ). He is also a part
Earthing courses.
time lecturer on transmission line electrical design at the Queensland
University of Technology.

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