Activities

SC B2 is composed (October 2012) of 7 Advisory groups, 24 WG and 2 JWG.
The 3 first Advisory Groups are: Strategic (SAG), Customer (CAG) and Publication/Tutorial (PTAG) Advisory Groups who have in charge to Advise SC Chairman as far as Strategy, Customer satisfaction and publications are concerned.

The 4 Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) provides advice for assisting the Chairman in the definition of the directions to be followed by the SC:
  • Electrical performance (TAG04)
  • Tower/foundation/insulator (TAG05)
  • Mechanical behaviour (TAG06)
  • Asset management (TAG07)
Their responsibilities are:
  1. To coordinate WG within the scope of the Technical AG;
  2. To identify future direction of the technology in the technical area;
  3. To prepare new items of work and to submit them to CAG and SC Chairman;
  4. To coordinate TUTORIALS between different WG;
  5. To attract new Members and retain existing members;

 

The list of WG is following (their terms of reference and the name of the convenor can be found at section structure):
  • WG B2.21: Arc protection and diagnosis for composite string insulators
  • WG B2.23: Geotechnical and structural design of the foundations of HV & UHV Lines, application to the updating to the refurbishment and upgrading guide
  • WG B2.24: Qualification of HV and UHV OHL supports under static and dynamic loads
  • WG B2.25: Preparatory studies on specifications for revision of IEC testing of Self Damping and conductor fatigue characteristics (new IEC Spec.), for high temperature Fittings (IEC 61284), for tests on spacers (IEC 61854) and on dampers (IEC 61897)
  • JWG B2/B3.27: Live line maintenance: a management perspective
  • WG B2.28: Meteorological data for assessing climatic loads. Update of IEC TR 61774
  • WG B2.40: Preparatory studies for revision of IEC standards: calculations of electrical distances between live parts and obstacles for OHL
  • WG B2.41: Guide to the conversion of existing AC lines to DC operation
  • WG B2.42: Guide to operation of conventional conductor systems above 100°C
  • WG B2.43: Guide for thermal rating calculations for OHL with high temperatures and real-time weather & load data
  • WG B2.44: Coating for protecting overhead power network equipment in winter conditions
  • WG B2.45: Bushfire characteristics and the potential impacts on OHL performance
  • WG B2.46: Wind induced motion on bundle conductors(excluding ice galloping)
  • WG B2.47: Remedial actions for aged fittings & repair of conductors
  • WG B2.48: Experience with the mechanical performance of new conductor types
  • WG B2.49: Safe design tensions for conductors fitted with elastomer cushioned suspension units
  • WG B2.50: Safe handling of fittings and conductors
  • WG B2.51: Methods for the optimized design of overhead transmission lines
  • WG B2.52: The use of robotics in assessment and maintenance of OHL
  • WG B2.53: Management guidelines for outsourcing OHL technical expertise
  • WG B2.54: Management of risk associated with severe climatic events and climate change on OHL
  • WG B2.55: Conductors for the Uprating of Existing Overhead Lines
  • WG B2.56: Ground Potential Rise at Overhead AC Transmission Line Structures during Faults
  • JWG C3/B2/B1.13: (Lead by C3) Environmental issues of high voltage transmission for rural and urban areas