CALL FOR PAPERS

Applications are now open to submit abstracts (peer-reviewed papers or presentation only) for DTEC2021. Scroll down for more information.

BENEFITS OF PRESENTING AT DTEC

  • Meet with peers and industry experts
  • Learn from others’ experiences 
  • Contribute to the growing industry knowledge base
  • Gain experience and benefit from having from presentation peer reviewed
  • Keep up to date with recent advances in standards and best practice
  • Connect with suppliers and potential business partners
  • Earn CPD points for your professional development

Key Dates

The year is disappearing quickly, so be sure to get your abstracts in quickly.

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 8th 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

More Information

Download our Call for Papers document for further information. To submit an application, complete the form at the bottom of this page.

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TOPIC AREAS

Compliance

  • 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

Protection

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

Construction

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

Lightning

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

Risk

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

Analysis

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

Interference

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

Testing

  • 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

Installations

  • 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

Abstract Guidelines

Please ensure you have read the following guidelines before submitting, to ensure your abstract meets the requirements.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the technical panel of the organising committee and should meet the following criteria:

  • The abstract should be no more than 400 words.
  • It should be submitted in PDF or Word format in Times New Roman 12pt font size.
  • Abstracts must be text only; graphics, pictures or graphs should not be submitted.
  • It should be received by no later than 30th May, 2021.
  • It should have permission of all authors for presentation.

The abstract should also include:

  • The title of the paper typed in capital letters and bolded.
  • List of authors and their details.
  • Keywords.
  • Text of the abstract.
  • Contact details of person who will present the paper, including postal address, telephone and email address.
  • Indication of whether the submission is a peer reviewed paper or conference paper (see Call for Papers document above for more details).

Upon acceptance, you will receive a detailed speaker’s kit outlining the next steps to take for submission of the final paper and your presentation at the conference.

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To submit your abstract, please email the abstract to submissions@dtec2021.com

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