The eighth (8th) International Conference "Multisided steel poles – (MSP) - 2013" will be held in a new format.
"MSP - 2013" conference delegates have an opportunity to take part in the conference "Composites CIS 2013" at the same time.
The Forum will take place on 4-6 September 2013, location - the city of Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine.
More details about the conference and registration here
Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues and friends,
Our conference opens its door for eighth time, but this year is more special. New technologies are gaining momentum precipitously, and practically bursting into our life, forcing us to adjust constantly our plans to keep up with the times. Thus, our last conference had dedicated one entire session for a new issue for us, such as towers with poles made of composite materials. Almost at the same time, two weeks later, another conference was held in Sevastopol. It was entirely dedicated to composite materials and their practical application in our real life.
Both of these events have induced us to pay closer attention to the topic of application of composite materials in the design of power lines. And not only for parts of supports, but also for the all other parts that making up OHL. We delved into the history. It turns out that back in 2010 in Paris the Study Committee B2 "Overhead lines" of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) presented a summary report on the results of overhead lines development, which says: «New tower design with new composite materials is in a preproject state and this may be a way to overcome objections. One idea is to erect an OHL using synthetic material as much as possible. At the moment only studies and ideas exist for 400 kV synthetic towers and further investigations are necessary. At distribution level composite towers have been in operation in North America for 30-40 years. North American manufacturers estimate composite material based towers’ life span to be 50-80 years. Costs of components are estimated for towers approx. 3 x conventional lattice tower prices, for composite material based conductors approx. 2.5-10 times the price of conventional ACSR conductor of the same cross section (however increased loadability and reduction of losses must be considered), total line costs approx. 20-30 % increase in price per km of conventional overhead line».
All these developments have led us to the decision of arranging a joint event, i.e. both conferences on a single platform the same time. This will not only allow you to get acquainted with new designs of overhead lines, but also to get an idea of the current level of development of composite materials, communicate directly with their developers and manufacturers.
Otherwise, everything is as before. We are presenting Ukraine and Russia, the CIS, the European Union and Canada, India, and China. We come together to brag about achievements and share plans for the future, to argue and reconcile, to plan ways of cooperation, discuss problems and find the ways to solve them. All of us are the best designers and manufacturers of constructions, constructors of overhead lines, and those who operate and maintain them.
I hope that our conference, already in the new format, will acquire more and more authority; and, as before, will stay the launch pad for bold new ideas and technologies.
Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the conference