Wednesday 24th October 2018

Webster-Wilkinson Ltd hosted a seminar covering a wide range of topics related to the manufacture and theory behind the necessity for Bushings. The seminar was held at the Holiday Inn Telford TF3 4EH and lunch, was served at the Hotel, followed by a tour of Webster Wilkinson Factory in Telford

This free event, was supported by the Association, in order to help inform and educate members of the Association as well as engineers, quality (QC/QA) personnel and asset managers from our Industry.

kA Testing

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

kA Testing Ltd held an Open Day at their premises in New Basford Nottingham on Wednesday 23rd May
During the Open Day EIA Members and their CUSTOMERS visited a well-equipped, UKAS accredited test facility, to see first hand the specific testing which kA Testing Ltd, an EIA Member, can offer including:

Electrical – Particle Discharge, Lightning Impulse & Power Frequency.
Mechanical – Tensile, Compression, Flexural, Impact, Charpy, Izod, Static Load, Torsional, Shock Load
Environmental – Salt Spray, Accelerated Aging, Climatic, Ingress Protection.
Flammability – Flame and Glow Wire.
Demonstrations of several of the tests, felt most relevant to our industry, were demonstrated during the tour.
The seminar was followed by lunch at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Nottingham.


Thursday 13 November 2014 at the Novotel Hotel, Birmingham

Malcolm Hems (EIA), Hendric Stattmann (DuPont), Martin Shanel (DuPont) and Radoslaw Szewczyk (DuPont)

A seminar on Nomex was held in collaboration with DuPont to introduce their products to engineers and scientists in the UK. The event was chaired by Mr Malcolm Hems from the EIA and the speakers from DuPont were Hendric Stattmann, Martin Shanel and Radoslaw Szewczyk.

There were 34 delegates, of whom half were from EIA Member companies and half from industry and universities. This was the largest seminar hosted by the EIA and the first to be held in a hotel. As with all EIA seminars, the cost of the event, including lunch and refreshments was borne by the Association.

Industry Seminar on HV Cable Technology

6th November 2013 at Alstom Grid, St Leonards Avenue, Stafford

The programme for the day comprised three morning presentations and two technical visits in the afternoon.

Morning programme:
1. Power transmission and the need for HVDC (LCC and VSC) – Mr Colin Davidson from the Alstom Power Electronics Business Unit.
2. XLPE cables vs oil-paper cables – Prof. Steven Swingler from Southampton University
3. HVDC cables and the cable ageing project – Dr Antonios Tzimas from Alstom Grid R&T

Afternoon programme
1. VSC demonstrator (1 hour)
2. Cables ageing facility (1 hour)

26 delegates attended the seminar which was agreed to be a great success. The EIA expressed its appreciation to Alstom Grid RTC for hosting the seminar and for making the arrangements.



The sixth in a series of EIA seminars provided an insight into the development of power systems and verification of transmission and distribution equipment. The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) hosted the event. The organisation’s role in supporting the development of emerging technologies, especially in off-shore wind farms, formed the backdrop for the technical sessions.

The topic of insulation coordination was discussed relative to transmission systems, with views given on specific electrical systems going forward.

The seminar also included a site visit to the Narec Technology Campus at Blyth which provided delegates with an appreciation of the organisation’s existing capabilities and exciting developments which are underway.


9th June 2010 at Huntsman Advanced Materials (UK), Duxford.

The format of the day followed that of previous events with papers before and after lunch, followed by a site tour but with an added hands-on session.

The event was well-attended with 17 delegates. A joint presentation was given by 2 Huntsman colleagues offering applications for Huntsman’s adhesive types and afterwards by an independent consultant who gave a talk on a much broader range of adhesive chemistries and their applications. He was very well received. All delegates were sent a copy of the presentations.

After lunch, a hands-on session enabled delegates to experience handling and application of some adhesives and dispensing from cartridges to see the variation from water-viscous liquids to thixotropic pastes.

The day ended with a tour of the Duxford site to see the main production plant, and the adhesives small-packing plant


October 8 2009 at AREVA T&D Technology Centre, Stafford.

The fourth in the series of industry seminars was hosted by the AREVA T&D Technology Centre.
The morning centred on the materials and vacuum processing to fabricate cast resin and filament wound components for high voltage applications while the afternoon demonstrated the importance of the dielectric characterisation and high voltage testing, particularly partial discharge analysis.
Presentations were given by Ian James and Fabrice Perrot from the AREVA T&D Technology Centre supported by Vaughan Dickinson from Huntsman Advanced Materials.

The seminar concluded when the 16 delegates were given a tour of the high voltage test facilities to examine some of the HV products produced by these processes.

VPI Insulation systems.

October 23rd 2008 at Jones Stroud Insulations, Longridge, Preston.

The third in the series of industry seminars was kindly hosted by JSI-Krempel focused on “Vacuum Pressure Impregnation of Medium and High Voltage Rotating Machines”. Tutorials were given covering technology, manufacture and applications.

The seminar was concluded with a tour of Jones Stroud factory with demonstrations of the manufacturing process in operation.

Electrical Insulation and Pre-Preg Seminar.

8th April 2008 at The Attwater Group, Preston, Lancashire.

The second in the series of industry seminars saw an execllent attendance from a cross section of industry. The presentation had speakers from Jones Strouud Insulations and the Attwater Group and focused on the manufacture and applications of pre-pregs and industrial laminates.

The seminar again concluded with a factory tour of the Attwater Group to see the manufacturing process.

Cast Resin Insulation Seminar.

1st November 2007 at Mekufa (UK) Ltd, Gloucester.

The first in the series of industry seminars organised by the EIA, this presentation examined the manufacturing processes of cast resin insulation products and the associated problems and solutions.

The seminar concluded with a factory tour to see the different insulation systems in the process of manufacture.