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The CIGRE International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance 2019 - CMDM 2019 (5th edition) will take place in Bucharest, September 9th -11th 2019, at Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest - Atlas conference room [please click here for more details].


Monday, September 9, 2019, Atlas Conference Room

09:00 - 10:00



10:00 - 18:00


Area, 1st Floor



10:00 - 13:00

Opening Plenary

Exhibition Opening

Welcome Coffee

Tutorial 1: Non-Intrusive Condition Assessment of T&D Switchgear, presented by Mr. Nenad Uzelac, USA, Chairman of CIGRE SC A3

Tutorial 2: Transformer post-mortem analysis, presented by Mr. Simon Ryder, UNITED KINGDOM, Chairman of CIGRE SC A2

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Break

14:00 - 15:00

Session 1 Chair Hiroki Ito, JAPAN

1-1 RCAM Dynamic Tool – Reliability Centered Asset Management Solution, A. Schreiner*, N. Kaiser, GERMANY

1-2 Tools for lifecycle management of T&D switchgear based on data from condition monitoring systems, N. Gariboldi1*, J.D. Mantilla1, A. Apostolov2, A. Maheshwari3, R. Pater4, SWITZERLAND1, USA2, AUSTRALIA3, CANADA4

1-3 Power station condition monitoring: what are you expecting?, J. Beardsall1, R. Heywood1, A. McGrail2*, UK1, USA 2

1-4 Advances in circuit breaker monitoring, D. Legrand*, UK

1-5 Electrical equipment analysis and diagnostics: Methods for model parameterization, fault and normal condition simulation, J. N. Kahlen*, A. Mühlbeier, M. Andres, B. Rusek, D. Unger, K. Kleinekorte, GERMANY


15:00 - 16:00

Tutorial 3 : Innovations in T&D switching technology, presented by Mr. René Smeets, The NETHERLANDS

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Session 2 Chair Frank.Richter, GERMANY

2-1 CIGRE fourth reliability survey on equipment, H. Ito1*, N. Uzelac2, F. Richter3, R. le Roux4, W. Paper5, Li Peng6, A. Man-Im7, I. Hategan8, K. Kawakita1 JAPAN1, USA2, GERMANY3, IRELAND4, AUSTRALIA5, CHINA6, THAILAND7, ROMANIA8

2-2 Enhanced UHF partial discharge sensor for high voltage gas-insulated switchgear,

M. Boltze, M. Kuschel, R. Schulz, W. Grunwald, T. Huecker, GERMANY

2-3 Educational game concepts applied to substation operation and maintenance improvement, L.C. Magrini*, F. Crispino, J. Horta, N. Caldeira, R. Bota Filho, F. Costa, BRAZIL

2-4 Effect of fast transient overvoltages generated by disconnectors on "top-core" current transformers, Class 500 kV, F. E. Spressola; H. J. A. Martins, J. G. B. M. Andrade, BRAZIL


2-5 Advantage of condition based assessments in enhancing the maintenance strategies for the assets, F. Al-Shukaili, OMAN


2-6 Benchmark case of multiphysics simulation for temperature rise calculation,

M.. Kriegel1*, E. Fjeld2, A. Pedersen2, P. G. Nikolic3, T. Krampert3, J. Snajdr3, SWITZERLAND1, NORWAY2, GERMANY3

2-7 Environmental factors that affects the infrared thermal stress monitoring of electrical equipment A. Dragomir*, M. Adam, M. Andrușca, M. Dragomir, B. Filip, A. Iamandi,


2-8 Composite voltages generated by a modified Greinacher Cascade, O. Pischler*, U. Schichler, AUSTRIA


19:00 - 22:00

Cocktail Reception - Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Atlas Conference Room

9:00 - 10:00

Session 3 Chair Buchs Gérald, SWITZERLAND


09:00 - 18:00


Area, 1st Floor


3-1 Sensformer ® and Sensgear ® - Intelligent IoT-connected High Voltage T&D Products, M. Kuschel*, D. Helbig, T. Hammer, M. Heinecke, P. H. Singh, GERMANY

3-2 Breakthrough monitoring system for high-accuracy online measurement of generator circuit-breakers contact erosion, M. Palazzo1*, A. Antoniadis1, T. Schulze-Koenig2, SWITZERLAND1, GERMANY2

3-3 Impact of short-circuit current on T&D equipment, R.P.P. Smeets, The NETHERLANDS

3-4 Using smart technology to effectively manage SF6 emissions on aging assets., Stephen West, IRELAND

3-5 Gas handling and assessment of gas quality in gas-insulated switchgear containing clean air; B. Lutz, M. Kuschel*, K. Pohlink, R. Kurte, GERMANY


10:00 - 11:00

Tutorial 4 : Management of risk in substation, presented by Mr.

Buchs Gérald, SWITZERLAND, Convenor of CIGRE WG B3-

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Session 4 Chair Koji Kawakita, JAPAN

4-1 Machine learning to monitor the performance of controlled switching devices,

E. Viberg, T. Lindquist*, A. Lindsko, SWEDEN

4-2 Considerations for equipment of underground cable network, S. Tsukao, I. Yoshida, T. Kobayashi, M. Kosakada, H. Sugiyama*, JAPAN

4-3 Partial Discharge Monitoring System for 400kV GIS Using Loop-type Sensor Embedded in Dielectric Insulator. S. Maruyama, M. Saito, T. Hoshino*, T.Saida, JAPAN

4-4 Prediction of AC and Lightning Breakdown Voltage based on PD Measurements,

T. Huecker, GERMANY

4-5 Application of NoDi* pattern for UHF PD measurement on HVDC GIS/GIL,

A. Pirker*, U. Schichler, AUSTRIA

4-6 Role of the switchgears inspection in reducing the maintenance cost, A. Z. AL-Busaidi, OMAN

4-7 MOSA experience, application and reliability, R. le Roux1*, L. Peng1, F. Richter3, H. Ito4 , IRELAND1, CHINA2, GERMANY3, JAPAN4

4-8 Utilization of metal oxide surge arrester in HVDC circuit breaker and similar applications, R. le Roux1*, S. Roche1, N. Belda2, Ireland1, the NETHERLANDS2


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Break

14:00 - 15:00

Session 5 Chair Simon Ryder, UNITED KINGDOM

5-1 Evaluation of a modular and flexible architecture for condition monitoring systems,

C. Silva*, S. Costa, R. D. Jorge, PORTUGAL

5-2 Insulating liquids for Power Transformers – key aspects today and future landscape,

C. P. Wolmarans1, B. Pahlavanpour2*, SWEDEN1, UK2

5-3 Investigation of degradation of oil-immersed insulated systems for transformer ageing evaluation in substation, F. Kato*, H. Sadakuni, T. Minagawa, R. Nishiura, JAPAN

5-4 Study of diagnosis of aged resin type bushings by electro-magnetic wave detector,

M. Nakahata*, A. Eto, T. Maekawa, S. Tamura, S. Tsukao, JAPAN

5-5 Online DGA - state of the art and influencing parameters, C. Riedmann*, U. Schichler AUSTRIA


15:00 - 16:00

Tutorial 5: Demand side response and distributed generation aggregation supplying ancillary services. Opportunities and bottlenecks, presented by Mrs. Doina Ilisiu, ROMANIA


09:00 - 18:00


Area, 1st Floor


16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Session 6 Chair, Ioan Hategan, ROMANIA

6-1 Transformer monitoring system evaluation using the Pareto method, I. Stancu*, T. Chiulan, ROMANIA

6-2 Real time monitoring and analysis system of power losses in electrical transmission and distribution systems, C. Moldoveanu*, I. Ionita, V. Brezoianu, S. Zaharescu, St, Mesteacan, S. Grigorescu, ROMANIA

6-3 Service experience with overhead lines conductors galloping: a Romanian Pilot Program for mitigation of galloping effects, D. Marginean*, I. .D. Hategan, L.N. Iacobici,

R. Sava, M. Marcolt, ROMANIA

6-4 Romanian experience with antigalloping devices: technical and financial approach,

G.A. Florea*, E. Mateescu, L. Lipan. S. Tibuliac, M. Vaju, D. Balaci, C. Baciu, ROMANIA

6-5 The advantages of a condition-based approach to the management of power line assets and a comparison of data acquisition methods, M. de la Paz, M. Vaskela, LITUANIA

6-6 An example of the a.c. interference modeling, Negru Voda- Isaccea right of way,

C. Munteanu, M. Purcar*, ROMANIA

6-7 Severe weather effects on overhead lines and line restoration in Romanian power grid, M.N. Oltean* , V. Zaharescu, O. Stef, ROMANIA

6-8 Using drones in overhead line maintenance- more than a regular inspection,

M..N. Oltean*, V.Zaharescu, T. Fagarasan, ROMANIA

6-9 OHL monitoring using drones, R. Dinculescu*, Al. Constantin, ROMANIA


19:30 - 22:00

Conference Networking Party - Romanian Traditional Evening at Hanu’ lui Manuc

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Atlas Conference Room

9:00 - 10:00

Session 7 Chair Constantin Moldoveanu ROMANIA


09:00 - 15:45


Area, 1st Floor

7-1 Preliminary assessment towards high renewable-based energy systems in Romania for year 2030, M. Sanduleac*, C. Chimirel, Ci. Diaconu, ROMANIA

7-2 On the feasibility of massive deployment of energy storage systems, L. Toma*, M. Sanduleac, M. Eremia, I. Picioroaga, D. O. Sidea, ROMANIA

7-3 Storage facilities for TSO secure and efficient operation, C. L. Chimirel*, M. C. Marcolt, R. Dinculescu, ROMANIA

7-4 Supervised machine learning applied to diagnosis of wind turbine gearbox using vibration harmonic distortion feature, F.L. Freitas*, G.L. Mourao, M.H. Nishioka,


7-5 Influence of modern reactive power compensation in National Power System

- Power quality results - E. D. Dinu*, D. Ilișiu, ROMANIA


10:00 - 11:00

Tutorial 6: Impact of large RES on system development, presented by Mr. Ciprian Diaconu, ROMANIA,

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Session 8 Chair Doina Ilisiu, ROMANIA

8-1 Using electrical parameters measurement results in protection settings,

Gh. Moraru*, F. Balasiu, ROMANIA

8-2 Methods for estimating the zero sequence line impedance, M. Dragomir*, Gh. Moraru, A. Iamandi, A. Dragomir, B. Filip, A. Miron, ROMANIA

8-3Transmission line differential protection using travelling wave technology principle,

L. Calugar*, S. Bugnar, M. Coroiu, ROMANIA

8-4 Teleprotection scheme used for three terminal transmission line, A. Iamandi*,

I. Ionescu, M. Dragomir, S. St. Iliescu, ROMANIA

8-5 Deterministic frequency deviations impacts. Cr.M. Tudor*, D. Ilisiu, ROMANIA

8-6 Swarming the energy measurements data, D. Loghin, ROMANIA


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Break


09:00 - 15:45


Area, 1st Floor

14:00 - 15:30


Session 9 Chair Ciprian Diaconu, ROMANIA

9-1 Special climatic challenges for in-service substation equipment

R. G. Sava*, M. Vaju, L. Iacobici, M. Marcolt, ROMANIA

9-2 Scenarios for consumption and renewables evolution used for network development,

D. Bolborici*, G. Giosanu, ROMANIA

9-3 New solutions regarding the power evacuation from Dobrogea area, A. Constantin*,

R. Dinculescu, ROMANIA

9-4 Perspectives and challenges for Romanian wholesale market metering operator

C. Diaconu, F. Radoi*, A. Lichiardopol, C. Stanescu, ROMANIA

9-5 Implementation of a wireless sensor node for multi-purpose blockchain applications,

G. Suciu*, G. Bucur, S. D. Plechi, A. M. Tudor, I. Buzau, ROMANIA

9-6 SF6 circuit breaker life cycle management (a case study: SS Portile de Fier),

L. Radut, M. Cruceru, G. Jiroveanu, ROMANIA

9-7 EU Regulation 2017/2195 on 15-minute settlement of the Romanian wholesale electricity market, Ci. Diaconu, F. Radoi, ROMANIA

9-8 Connection power plants - Specific parameters. European regulation, I. Serbanescu*, D. Ilisiu, D. Firica, ROMANIA

9-9 Spectral analysis of distribution networks, S.B. Leu*, O.Lebedov, ROMANIA

9-10 Smart metering in Romania and the world, V. Vilcu*, ROMANIA


15:30 - 15:45

Closing Plenary



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