The industrial use of electricity has always been the driving force for our economic development. This ranges from energy supply to the social networks of modern communication, which would be inconceivable without electric current.
Electric current, however, can also present hazards if it is not applied safely. New technologies are emerging rapidly and are associated with new electrical risks. To ensure that people can work safely with these technologies we need to identify the new risks, develop best practices and prevention measures and implement them.
Therefore, various research activities are being carried out to investigate the effects of electric current on human beings. The results yielded by previous experimental work or obtained in today's numerical simulations provide an important basis for answering recent questions in the field of electrical safety.
In addition to the results from the field of electropathology, the Symposium will also cover protective measures and battery technologies. The event is intended for representatives from the research, industrial and standardization sector.
The Symposium is jointly organized by BG ETEM (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sectors), DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE) and the ISSA Electricity Section.
Confirmed lecture topics include:
- Charge not energy: The risks of short pulses from electric car cables to electric fences
- Over-current protection of HV DC circuit
- Challenges in electric arc protection
- Arc faults in DC systems