Improving Asset Performance in Power Cable Analysis course

This two-day training course focuses on power cable failure investigation analysis and reporting to improve asset performance.

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Manager Energy Academy

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Improving Asset Performance in Power Cable Analysis

Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Prerequisite:

    It is recommended that the participants hold at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

  • Course offer:

    This course is available on request

This two day training focuses on failure investigation analysis on asset performance with specific focus on analysis and reporting of power cables. Day one will cover sessions on power cables and cable failures, introduction to FMECA and investigation methodologies, and day two will cover failure analysis and reporting. 

After the course your knowledge on performing general failure analysis and investigation methodologies has improved. You will understand analytical methods, know how to identify essential information and prepare report writing.

This training course is available on request. For more information, please contact us. 


Day 1 - Cables, failure modes and RCA investigation methodology 

  • Introduction to cables and cable failures 
  • Cable types and manufacturing
  • Joints and terminations
  • Fault location
  • Introduction to FMECA (Failure Mode Effect & Criticallity Analysis)
  • Typical cable and accessory faults
  • Failure cause and failure consequence discrimination
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - process overview
  • RCA - analysis methods
  • Q&A
Day 2 - Analysis and reporting methods 
  • RCA - start up to site inspection
  • RCA - information collection and fact finding
  • RCA - dismantling and material tests
  • RCA - analysis, conclusions, recommendations
  • Reporting
  • Communication - internal reporting 
  • Understanding and interpretation of reports from OEM and 3rd party suppliers
  • Q&A
  • Close

Target Audience:
Anyone involved (or to be involved) with failure investigations on power cables in the course of their daily work. It is recommended that the participants hold at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree.