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DEI11M7-SP Construction, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Cables

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Cables are used for transfer of electrical power between two or more devices. These cables are formed by binding two or more wires together. Depending upon the need of customers the selection of cable differs.  Cable protection and maintenance play a vital role as these cables carry electrical power to the systems.
This course helps students to know about the construction of cables, installation and maintenance.
After completion of this course, students will be aware of the process involved in construction, selection, installation and protection of cables in detail.


WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE?                       

  • Electronics engineers
  • Power system analysts
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Electricians/Operators
  • Electrical engineers




  • What is a cable?
  • Cable components
  • Conductor material choice
  • Conductor shield
  • Insulation & other requirements
  • Cable screen, inner sheath, armour and outer sheath
  • Common insulation materials
  • PVC advantages & disadvantages



  • Selection criteria
  • Selection of voltage grade – 1 and 2
  • Conductor material
  • Aluminium conductor
  • Types of insulation
  • Core options in 3 phase systems
  • Amor, sheath material sizing factors load current 
  • Use and application of correction factors
  • Voltage drop & its significance
  • Withstanding short circuit current
  • Energy dissipation in cable
  • Calculation for withstand
  • K factor as per BS 7671
  • Effects of prolonged short circuit current
  • Cable size selection
  • Oil and gas applications



  • Installation aspects
  • Types of laying
  • Storage, Handling and transportation
  • Unreeling and laying
  • IEEE recommendation
  • Installation – directly buried cables -1 and 2
  • Installation – cables in conduits and trays
  • Benefits – cables on tray
  • Rack and support
  • Other points for cables on tray
  • Bonding jumper spanning a tray splice



  • Fire prevention & protection for cable installations
  • Address fire threat 
  • Fire prevention
  • Passive fire protection – 1 and 2
  • Typical fire seal
  • Fire-proof coating in cable runs
  • Active fire protection & detection
  • Fire alarm system - components and functions
  • Fire extinguishing system



  • Terminations
  • Termination -  functions and methods
  • Basics of equipment termination
  • Indoor termination
  • Coordination with switchgear manufacturer
  • Indoor switchgear panel
  • Switchgear termination
  • Termination to machines
  • Outdoor termination components
  • Outdoor terminations – features
  • Correction orientation
  • Cable joints and joint functions 
  • Types of joints
  • New technologies


Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 99.00


Bruce Page

Bruce Page is a senior Regulatory and Government Affairs Executive with extensive experience in smart metering, industry liaison, project management, business management, product development and business transformation.

He has strong communication and leadership skills coupled with strategic planning and delivery ability.  Recognized for sensitive management of critical relationships and providing industry wide leadership in market development and innovation. 

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