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Key Dates

Description Date
Final date for receipt of abstracts 30th May 2021
Notification of acceptance of abstract 11th June 2021
Final date for receipt of papers 29th August 2021
Notification of acceptance of paper 10th September 2021
Presenting Author registers for DTEC 2021 17th September 2021
Final date for submission of presentation and revised paper 1st October 2021
Conference date 27th – 28th October 2021

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  • Standards development – Present & Future
  • Best Practice – Relevance of Standards & Regulations
  • Installations with multiple earths
  • Special installations or circumstances
  • Application of Risk
  • Coordinating between standards
  • Consequences of electric shock to humans and animals


  • Earth Fault Protection Schemes
  • Earth Fault Detection
  • Coordination with Touch and Step requirements
  • Current sensor technologies
  • Recorded fault events


  • Sizing conductors
  • Parasitic & Stray currents
  • Interference
  • Corrosion
  • Equipotential grids
  • Control of static


  • Shielding Design
  • Down conductor installation and termination
  • Grid design
  • Bonding arrangements
  • Interference with secondary systems
  • Probabilistic Design
  • Transient Earth Potential Rise
  • Damage mitigation


  • Risk Mitigation
  • Cost vs Risk
  • Probabilistic Design
  • Coincidence – to measure or to estimate
  • Public or personally imposed risk


  • Modelling Techniques
  • Mapping of legislative requirements
  • Earth Return Response
  • Mutual Effects
  • Reliance on Earth System Interconnections
  • Earth Potential Rise


  • Telecommunications
  • Conveyors
  • Rail
  • Pipelines
  • Electrolysis
  • Mining supplies


  • Soil Resistivity
  • Earth loop impedance
  • Grid Resistance
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Correlation with design
  • Procedures – Consistency, Efficiency and Accuracy
  • Equipment
  • Earth Continuity
  • Case Studies
  • Identification of Anomalies
  • Fortuitous connections
  • Incident Investigations


  • High voltage installations
  • Low voltage installations
  • Augmentation of buried grids
  • Special installations
  • Geotechnical issues
  • Power station and large industrial complexes
  • Underground and open cut mines
  • Marine & offshore
  • Mobile plant
  • Rail networks
  • Project coordination
  • Hazardous areas
  • Safe Work Procedures

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