Wednesday 1st October 2008.
The General Meeting of the Association was held at the HV Laboratories of Manchester University. Dr Zhongdong Wang described the work that was being carried out at the University of Manchester on transformer materials. Two main areas of work were described in some detail, namely the assessment of transformer lifetime through a physical understanding of the ageing mechanisms and the use of alternative fluids within transmission voltage transformers.
A tour of the HV Laboratories followed and included the small project laboratories in which work up to around 100 kV was undertaken, a laboratory containing a small salt fog chamber and altitude chamber and the main test hall that houses a 2 MV impulse generator, an 800 kV AC test set and a 600 kV DC test set.