Monthly Technical Webinar – April 13th 2022

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Asset Management & Environmental Benefits of Switchgear Refurbishment & its Potential Role in Net Zero

An Online Technical Webinar

Wednesday 13th April 2022 | 12.30 to 13:30

This presentation explores how refurbishment of switchgear can have environmental benefits which could help with the drive to Net Zero by avoiding replacing transmission assets in a cost effective way as well as delivering other asset management benefits. It explains what constitutes refurbishment, how it subtly differs from reconditioning and what work is carried out on different types of switchgear. It explores the wider asset management benefits and challenges faced as well as looking at what future refurbishment activities could involve and other benefits could be seenTo Register for this event

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Speaker Profile – Matthew Iles

MIphotoI joined National Grid in November 2008 on the Foundation Engineer training course which I completed with distinction in July 2010. After a year in the Asset Health team developing asset management strategies I moved into Type Registration where I was responsible for technical assessment for AIS and GIS switchgear for use on the National Grid Transmission System. This also involved revising technical specifications, implementing policy changes and drafting guidance documents in response to new technologies, changes in legislation and standards, and lessons learned. I participated in WG A3.35, contributing to TB757 using my experience of site commissioning activities to help draft recommended commissioning practices for controlled switching solutions. In 2019 I moved into a front line support role, providing technical support and guidance for field engineers in response to equipment failures, defects and other equipment issues, specialising in Circuit Breakers, Disconnectors, Earth Switches and Surge Arresters, both AIS and GIS. I also provide technical input into fault investigations and develop refurbishment specifications for equipment.



This Webinar series is kindly sponsored by Burns & McDonnell