Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Insulating materials utilized in power-system equipment Chapter 3: Introduction to electrical insulation design concepts Chapter 4: Insulation defects in power-system equipment: Part 1 Chapter 5: Insulation defects in power-system equipment: Part 2 Chapter 6: Basic methods for insulation assessment Chapter 7: Established methods for insulation testing of specific equipment Chapter 8: Sensors for insulation condition monitoring Chapter 9: Online insulation condition monitoring techniques Chapter 10: Artificial-intelligence techniques for incipient fault diagnosis and condition assessment
Ron James SMIEEE, FIEAust, MIMechE, MIET worked for twelve years as a designer and senior insulation development engineer in the high voltage power transformer manufacturing industry in the UK. This was followed by a period at Portsmouth Polytechnic as a principal lecturer during which he was awarded a Ph.D. In 1974 he was appointed as a senior lecturer and later Adjunct Professor at the University of NSW, Australia developing high voltage courses, new insulation research projects and consultancies with industry. He is a pioneer in digital partial discharge detection and has published many technical papers. For a number of years he was active within CIGRE as Convener of the Australian Panel on Insulating Materials and of an international Working Group. Qi Su SMIEEE, FIET received his M.Eng. from Wuhan University, China in 1981 and Ph.D. from the University of NSW, Australia in 1990. From 1991 to 2002 he worked as a senior lecturer and later Associate Professor at Monash University. He was also head of the HV and Condition Monitoring Group. From 2002 to 2006 he was the chief technologist of SP PowerGrid, Singapore. He is now a Professor at the Petroleum Institute, UAE and is a member of CIGRE SC A2.