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Master lecture series: High voltage technology

Fields and high voltage constructions

This course presents both the basic principles of high voltage science and details with the practical application of this knowledge. Understanding of electrical fields and the application of different tools in designing high voltage components are important in making reliable solutions for electric power industry.


  • Electric fields;
  • Breakdown mechanisms in vacuum, gasses and liquids;
  • Lightning phenomena;
  • Breakdown of solids; discharges and lifespan issues;
  • Combinations of materials; practical applications in power transformers, switches, cables, mountings and feedthrough insulators etcetera;
  • Design procedures.


You have insight into the relevant aspects of high voltage. With 'Hoogspanning I' you acquire the basic knowledge that will be useful in your further professional career in this field.

Intended for

These lecture series are intended for engineers (TU/HTO) in electrotechnical engineering or physics, who are involved in the testing of high-voltage equipment.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. P. Bauer (TU Delft Faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica (EWI))
    Course data: 15, 22 and 29 November 6, 13, 20 December 2019, 10 and 17 January 2020
    Location: TU Delft
    Price: € 1,490.00 ex. vat
    Timetable information: Friday 13.45 - 16.45
    The program will be taught in English.
  • Reviews
    This course is assessed with a 7.5
    “Despite the course is taught in English, I could keep up well. The tests in the lab provide clearness and create variety.”
    Arno van Kalkeren (Qirion BV)