Basic Properties and Fundamental Studies: Dielectric properties, electrical conduction, charge transport, space charge effects, optical properties, dopant-environment interactions and spectroscopy, photoconductivity, photoionization, Kerr effect.
Electrical Discharges: Pre-breakdown and breakdown phenomena, streamers, partial discharges, creeping discharge, streaming electrification.
Electro-hydrodynamics: Electro-hydrodynamics phenomena and their application, fluid mechanics, electrothermoconvenction, electro-hydrodynamic pump.
Application and Performance of Dielectric Liquids in High Voltage Equipment: Liquid based high voltage insulation systems, ageing and degradation, HVDC application, electrostriction pump, ester liquids, nano-fluids, cryogenic liquids.
Measurements, Monitoring and Diagnostic Techniques in High Voltage Equipment: Partial discharge measurement, on-line monitoring and diagnostics, dissolved gas analysis, moisture measurement, frequency domain spectroscopy.
The forthcoming edition of ICDL will include special sessions focused on the following items:
- synthetic and natural esters in TSO – DSO transformer applications;
- alternative gasses on SF6 having much less greenhouse impact;
- electrodynamics in emerging applications.
ICDL had previously been held in a number of countries across the globe, which are listed below.