SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
THE ERADICATION OF COPPER THEFT
23 MARCH 2018
08H00 TO 11H00
at SAIEE HOUSE, 18a Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED!
The Eradication of Copper Theft
Copper theft is the two-fold economic sabotage of a commodity that we can ill afford to lose, more so, because of the direct and immediate impact it has on the successive supply of electricity.
There has been no shortage of possibilities for mitigating copper theft, and some of these have even been put to use, with limited success, yet still they have not gone on to be widely received or implemented.
The industry awaits a robust yet cost effective solution. In its efficacy it should follow a system approach that ensures its integration with existing technology and practice. A solution to eradicating copper theft, which will still meet the necessary technical requirements, such as ease of installation and long service life.
And indeed, such a solution does exist.
Gavin Strelec from Eskom Research Test and Development, head of the NRS working group will present practicable solutions described in the NRS102:2013 national specification for theft deterrent earthing materials.
Tim Hadsel-Mares, an expert on Copper Clad Steel from Copperweld® in the USA, the originators of the product, will give insight into the manufacturing process and the unique properties that make it the ideal choice for earthing systems.