Subcommittee C – Cable Systems


All issues related to installation, operation and testing of cable systems.



Discussion / Working Groups:

C1 –  Ampacity Topics (P835)
Chair: Dave Purnhagen, USi,
Vice Chair: Todd Goyette, Power Engineers,
Develop a scope for the addendum to IEEE 835 Standard Power Cable Ampacities that will define parameters and parameter ranges. Provide methods to extend adjustments to ratings in the original document for the types of cable installations listed in the Standard.

C2 –  Guide for Bonding High Voltage Cable Sheaths (P575)
Chair: Mike Buckweitz, Consolidated Edison,
Vice Chair: Thomas Champion, NEETRAC,
Develop a guide to describe the most common sheath-bonding systems and the methods of calculating sheath voltages and currents. 

C3 –  Magnetic Fields of Underground Cables
Chair: Gary Clark, NV5,
Vice Chair: Boguslaw Bochenski, Kinectrics,
To provide a forum for the discussion of topics related to power frequency magnetic fields produced by underground cable systems.

C4 –  Remaining Life of Paper Insulated Trans. Cable Systems (Inactive) (P1425)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Develop a guide for those needing to evaluate the remaining life of impregnated paper insulated transmission cable systems. The guide will provide a complete and concise overview of aging mechanisms with frequent references to the technical literature for those who wish to investigate specific subjects with more detail. The guide will also present and discuss methods to assist in evaluating the extent of cable system aging.

C5 –  Guide to the Use of Gas-in-Fluid Analysis for Electric Power Cable Systems (P1406)
Chair: Dave Purnhagen,
Vice Chair: Dennis Johnson,
This project covers all aspects of the analysis of gases dissolved in cable fluids as a maintenance and diagnostic tool.

C6 –  Guide for Application of Flame Retardant/Arc Resistant Materials (Inactive)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
This project will develop a Guide for the selection and application of fire-retardant and arc-resistant blankets, coatings and tapes for the protection of electrical cable systems. The Guide is the third and final document in a series which provides direction in the testing and application of various systems designed to protect cables during fires and/or during exposure to electric arcs (see IEEE 817-1993 and IEEE 848-1996). The Guide describes the key parameters which should be considered in any such application, describes typical test parameters, and provides examples of the common application of each system.

C7 now F07-  Cable Neutral Corrosion
Moved to Subcommittee F

C8 –  Development of AC Cable Systems 60 kV and Above (P1539)
Chair: Rusty Bascom, Electrical Consulting Engineers,
Vice Chair: Vacant
Develop guide for testing transmission cable systems with extruded insulation.

C9 –  Report of Cable Failures 69 kV and Above (Inactive)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Report on failures of transmission cable systems.

C10 –  Network Manhole Fires (Inactive)
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Vacant
Define the contents of a guide to aid in the mitigation of damage caused by network fires and manhole explosions. Proceed with obtaining a PAR and developing the guide.

C11 –  Submarine Cables (P1120)
Chair: Harry Orton, OCEI,
Vice Chair: Dave Campilli, National Grid,
Develop a guide for factors to be considered for installation of submarine cables

C12 –  Guide for Dist. Cable Installation Methods in Duct Systems (P971)
Chair: Jon Erickson, SDG&E,
Vice Chair: Vacant
The scope of this guide is to provide information relating to distribution cable installation methods in duct systems, so that it may be used by anyone installing such cable as a reference or as a guide or as a general installation specification and, in so far as possible, attempts to point out the methods that are currently the most acceptable while cautioning against unacceptable methods.

C13 –  Installation of Cables Using trenchless Techniques
Chair: Todd Goyette, Power Engineers,
Vice Chair: Jay Williams, Power Delivery Consultants,
Prepare a guide for the civil and cable considerations required for planning, designing, and installing power cable systems by trenchless technologies, and operating and maintaining those systems. Provide a forum for presentations on current trenchless installations and related topics.

C14 –  Revision of IEEE 82 – Impulse Testing (P82)
Chair: Vern Buchholz, Canadian Copper Development Association,
Vice Chair: Vacant
This Working Group maintains the Standard for performing lightning impulse testing of high voltage cables, IEEE 82 – Standard Test Procedure for Impulse Tests on Insulated Conductors.

C15 Now DISBANDED –  DC Field Testing – IEEE 400 (reaffirmation)
Moved to Subcommittee F and DISBANDED

C16 now F01 – Guide for Field Testing and Evaluation of Shielded Cables.IEEE 400 (Omnibus)
Moved to Subcommittee F

C17 now F02 – Guide for DC Field Testing – IEEE 400.1
Moved to Subcommittee F

C18 now F03 – Very Low Frequency Testing in the Field – IEEE 400.2
Moved to Subcommittee F

C19 now F04 – Partial Discharge Testing in the Field – IEEE 400.3
Moved to Subcommittee F

C20 –  Soil Thermal Stability (P1254)
Chair: Nimish Patel, Geotherm USA,
Vice Chair: Steve Campbell, General Cable,
Develop a guide for laboratory measurements to quantify the thermal stability of soils and cable trench backfill materials.

C21 now F12 –  Guide for Fault Locating on Shielded Power Cables
Moved to Subcommittee F

C22 – Superconducting Cables
Chair: Paul Zimmermann, Quanta Services,
Vice Chair: Ying Li Wen, ConEd, 
To provide a forum for discussion and education of HTS Cable technology, applications and experiences. (2) To provide a link between ICC and other international organizations engaged in HTS Cable related guidelines and/or standards

C23 – Guide to the Factors to be Considered in the Planning, Design and Installation of a Transmission OH/UG Terminal (P1793)
Chair: Dennis Johnson, Power Engineers, Inc,
Vice Chair: David Campilli, National Grid USA,
The document will cover a comprehensive list of issues that should be addressed to design a hybrid overhead/underground transmission circuits.

C24 – Temperature Monitoring and Dynamic Rating of Cable Systems (P1718)
Chair: Mohamed Chaaban, IREQ,
Vice Chair: Chris Grodzinski, EHV Power ULC,
Prepare a guide describing various methods of monitoring existing and new cable temperature on a real time basis, communication of the measured data, and use of the data to dynamically rate the cable systems.

C25 – Soil Thermal Resistivity Measurements (P442)
Chair: Nimesh Patel, Geotherm
Vice Chair: Sudhakar Cherukupalli, BC Hydro
The purpose of this guide is to provide sufficient information to enable the user to select useful commercial test equipment, or to manufacture equipment which is not readily available on the market, and to make meaningful resistivity measurements with this equipment. Measurements may be made in the field or in the laboratory on soil samples or both. If the native soil is to be tamped back into the trench at the same density at which it was removed, it may be desirable to make in-situ resistivity measurements along the route of the cable. If the native soil is to be placed in the trench at a density different than undisturbed soil in the same vicinity, laboratory measurements are required on soil samples recompacted to the desired density. In order to draw meaningful comparisons on selected foreign backfill materials, thermal resistivity measurements should be made in the laboratory on soils which are compacted so as to provide maximum dry densities.

C26 – Medium Voltage Underground Cable Reliability
Chair: Michael Wallace, Progress Energy,
Vice Chair: Vacant
The Scope of this discussion Group is to get the companies that provide cable testing to provide reliable and quantitative reporting results that will give its customers the largest benefit for the expense invested.

C27 – Installing & Operating Power Cables in Pipelines / ROW 

C28 – Hot Spot Mitigation
Chair: John Nierenberg, Seattle City Light,
Vice Chair: Allen MacPhail, Cabletricity Connections Ltd.,
To provide a forum for keeping members informed on causes of power cable hot spots and methods to eliminate, control, moderate and mitigate.

C29 – Guideline For Working Procedures On Underground Transmission Circuits With Induced Voltage (P1727)
Chair: Bob Uddin, Commonwealth Associates,
Vice Chair: Pierre Argaut, Silec Cable,
To consider work procedures for the effects of induced voltages on high voltage transmission underground cable systems.

C30 – Extending the Life of Power Cable Operations in the Field (P1879)
Chair: Jeff Joy, Seattle City Light,
Vice Chair: Don Kleyweg, HBK Engineering, LLC,
To review issues from the Utilities’ point of view that relates to system preparation, installation, and monitoring of cable systems that were rejuvenated through fluid filled injection technology.

C31 – High Pressure Fluid Filled (HPFF) and High Pressure Gas Filled (HPGF) Pipe Type Cable Systems
Chair: Mike Mueller, Power Engineers,
Vice Chair: John Owen, Oncor,
To develop a design guide and to capture knowledge of fluid-filled and gas-filled cables.

C32 – Support of Transmission Cables Within Manholes
Chair: Allen MacPhail, Cabletricity Connections Ltd,
Vice Chair: Steve Eckroad, EPRI,
To provide a forum for discussion of the factors to be considered when designing engineered constraining systems for single core transmission cables and joints in manholes.

C33 – Renewable Energies
Chair: Jeff Joy, Power Engineers, Inc,
Vice Chair: Vacant
Renewable Energies Committee is being started to discuss ICC related items on cable and support systems for standards in many areas of energy renewable processes that have no limits at this time. Wind generation, solar generation, water generation, and areas that are considered an ecology and environmentally effective generation for a “renewable source” of energy as it relates to the cable and supporting standards that the ICC members are working towards.

C34 – Mitigating Manhole Explosions (P2417)
Chair: William Black, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Vice Chair: Stuart Hanebuth, Power Survey Company,
Discuss progress made to help solve problems resulting from manhole explosions

C35 – Sheath Bonding
Chair: Mohamed Chaaban, IREQ,
Vice Chair: Chris Grodzinski, EHV Power ULC,
To present a methodology to calculate the induced current and voltage in the sheath of complex power cable
installations and the non-uniformity of current distribution in the conductors of multi-cable per phase circuits. To
address the EMF calculation in the vicinity of these installations. To help the user developing necessary equations
for a specific installation.

C36 – Real Time & Dynamic Current Rating
Chair: Chris Grodzinski, EHV Power ULC,
Vice Chair: Wael Moutassem, USi,
Discussion Group C37D was formed at the Fall 2016 Meeting, after change in IEEE policy required C11 to be a “Working Group” to maintain P1120.

C37 – Submarine Cables
Chair: Harry Orton, OCEI,
Vice Chair: Dave Campilli, National Grid,
Discussion Group on Submarine Cables

C38 – HVDC Cable Systems
Chair: Jon Busby, Burns & McDonnell,
Vice Chair: Robert (Bob) Hobson, NKT,
HVDC discussion group –  presentation and discussions related to High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission cable systems including cables, accessories, installation, reliability, applications and operation.  Additional discussion related to generation of a PAR to create a guide for HVDC cable system test methods and requirements.

C39 – Seismic Performance Assessment of Transmission Cables
Chair: Sudhakar Cherukupalli, BC Hydro
Vice Chair: Harry Orton, OCEI,

C40 – Submarine Cables
Vice Chair:
Discussion Group on Pipe Type Cable Retrofits

xW = Working Group (Prepares a document such as a standard, guide or paper). Working groups have the PAR # in parenthesis.
D = Discussion Group (Provides a forum for discussion on a focused topic.)