COURSE NAME:Cable Testing & Fault Location


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Although cables are built to last, faults remain inevitable due to excessive moisture, corrosive environments, overheating, and aging. This course will help customers learn how to operate a wide range of cable fault locators

Cable systems are the backbone of electrical systems worldwide, yet often they are the most ignored part of the power system until there is a failure. Cable systems today have higher failure rates than ever before due to aging, environmental stresses and improper installation. While the ability to efficiently locate faults can greatly reduce downtime, an effective cable testing program can help technicians prioritize cable repair prior to failure. This helps prevent unplanned outages, equipment damage and electrical accidents.



At the end of the course participants will able:

  • Identify medium voltage cable components and causes of failure
  • Isolate faulted sections using advanced sectionalizing techniques
  • Utilize safe work practices for cable testing and industry consensus standards
  • Minimize supply disruption by locating cable faults more quickly
  • Reduce expenditure by accurately locating faults first time avoiding multiple excavations
  • Develop an understanding of the interaction between power system elements
  • Gain expertise in using the latest power cable fault detection equipment
  • Update your knowledge of the latest techniques and technology

Day 1:

Introduction to Power Cable

  • Purpose of Power Cables
  • Power Cable Construction
  • Conductor
  • Strand Shielding
  • Insulation
  • Jacket
  • Power Cable Termination
  • Conditions Causing Cable Faults
  • Bending
  • Sidewall Pressure
  • Puncture
  • Abrasion
  • Corrosion
  • Treeing

Day 2:

Introduction to Power Cable Testing

  • Purpose of Power Cable Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  •  Maintenance
  • Insulation Resistance Test
  • Method for Testing Insulation Resistance
  • Insulation Resistance Test Sets
  • Typical Test Connection
  • Basic Insulation Resistance Test Guide
  • Introduction to Curves Used in Evaluating Test Results
  • Insulation Dielectric Strength Test Resistance Test Guide
  • Types of Dielectric Strength Tests Resistance Test Guide
  • Typical DC Dielectric Strength Test Set Resistance Test Guide
  • Typical DC Dielectric Test Set Connections Resistance Test Guide
  • Basic Insulation Dielectric Strength Test Guide Resistance Test Guide
  • Introduction to Curves used in Evaluating of Test Results

Day 3:

Power Cable Testing

  • Safety Precautions
  • Insulation Resistance Test
  • Insulation Dielectric Strength Test
  • Current Avalanche
  • Other Unusual Currents
  • Ionization Control
  • Voltage Regulation
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Testing Intervals

Day 4:

Cable Fault Location

  • Purpose for Power Cable Fault Location
  • Locate Faults in Above Ground Primary Cable
  • Locate Faults in Buried Primary Cable
  • Test the Cable
  • Analyze the Data
  • Localize Pre- locate the Fault
  • Locate Pinpoint the Fault
  • Safety Precautions
  • Fault Location Equipment
  • System Overview
  • Grounding System and HV Connections
  • Cable Fault Location Methodology
  • Surge Tracing

Day 5:

Radar Cable Fault Location

  • Safety Precautions
  • Purpose for Radar Fault Locating
  • Principles of Operation
  • Description of Radar Test Set
  • General Instruction
  • Cable Fault Location Testing


  • This course is intended for new and experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot power cables.
  • Electrical Plant  Engineers & Technicians
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineers & Technicians
  • Electrical Operation  Engineers & Technicians
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