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The Australian Power Institute and CIGRE Australia have joined to bring to Australia, Dr Wallace Vosloo - one of the worlds pre-eminent experts on High Voltage Insulators to present a Master Class Series on Outdoor High voltage Insulators.

Dr Vosloo will present the two day master class across Australia in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.


The Master Class in “Outdoor High Voltage Insulators” is intended to provide an understanding of the factors which dictate the behavior of overhead line and substation insulators and to generate an appreciation of the parameters which have a significant influence on their performance and life.

The emphasis of the course is definitely on the “practical”, and simple procedures, decision tables, flow charts and inspection sheets are included to assist those involved in the design and operation of electrical transmission and distribution systems.


The course is a practical guide for utility staff and consulting engineers responsible for the selection, installation and maintenance of insulators for outdoor high voltage lines and substations. Engineers and technical staff involved with the specification,
procurement, design and asset management of insulators will greatly benefit.

Insulator types and their characteristics, electrical, mechanical, material and environmental considerations, insulator selection, tests and specifications, failure mechanisms, handling and installation practices, line and substation performance improvement, and pollution mitigation techniques are all dealt with in detail, with emphasis on practical field application.





Dr Wallace Vosloo, (Pr.Eng, NHD, BSc (Physics), PhD(Eng.Sci), FSAIEE, SMIEEE)

Dr. Vosloo has over 25 years of experience in the field of High Voltage Engineering. He Corporate Specialist High Voltage at Eskom and presents various training courses in the field of High Voltage Engineering.
He has authored and co-authored over 100 papers in topics related to the field of high voltage insulators. He has also written the books “The Practical Guide to Outdoor High Voltage Insulators”, co-authored by Roy Macey
and Dr C de Tourreil and “High Voltage Engineering Practice and Theory” along with Dr JP Holtzhausen.

Dr Vosloo is a recipient of the SAIEE President’s Award for his contribution to the development of high voltage insulator research and investigation capabilities and standards in South Africa and the Claude de Tourreil
Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Electrical Insulation. He is also an active member of various national and international working groups.




You have the opportunity to attend Dr. Vosloo's Master Class in one of four locations across Australia.

CLICK HERE to download the detail of the venues and location maps and contact details

dates and cities           fees


Each Master Class will have a minimum of 12 participants based on registration number two weeks prior the event.

To ensure an interactive event, numbers will be held at a maximum of 35.

Testimonials for Dr. Vosloo from other classes he has presented.

“The presenter is an expert in this field. He was well organised and presented the material in such a way that kept
the audience on their toes and interested and has a brilliant sense of humour.”

“Examples discussed are related to practical activities I deal with. Presenter well prepared and experienced with
sense of humour to entertain the class. Presenter willing to hand over information freely.”

“The presenter, himself, his is good, accommodating - he knows his story. The course was great and very useful, the
way it was introduced. I've learnt lot of things about insulators, didn't know the story behind it can be so broad. Now I
know more about its importance.”

“Overall the course was great, excellent instructor full of humour. I enjoyed it. He made it easy to understand the
theoretical aspect of insulators.”


    Places are LIMITED -  REGISTER now for this unique opportunity to participate in this MASTERCLASS !

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