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Dr James A Pilgrim

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James Pilgrim was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire in 1986.  He received the BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2007.  Upon graduation he was appointed as a member of research staff within the School of Electronics and Computer Science, working on a range of projects in the area of HV cable systems.  During this time he studied for a PhD, sponsored by National Grid plc.  He was awarded the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011, after which he joined the academic staff of the University with effect from January 2012.

His primary research interests are in the areas of high voltage plant (particularly high voltage cable systems), where he is actively involved in a range of industrially funded research projects. These projects typically involve modelling and/or physical testing of cable systems, to determine their thermal, electrical or mechanical behaviour.  Some of this work is inter-disciplinary, particularly in the area of submarine high voltage cable systens, leading to strong collaborations with researchers in Ocean & Earth Science among others.   

He is a Member of the IEEE and regularly attends IEEE DEIS and PES conferences, including the Electrical Insulation Conference and the Insulated Conductors Committee. He regularly publishes outputs of his research work in leading journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.

He is routinely involved with Cigre working groups, representing the UK for:

  • B1.35 "Guide to current rating calculations" (Technical Brochure number 640 published in 2015)
  • B1.50 "SVLs and bonding systems" (work ongoing to late 2017)
  • B1.56 "Current rating verification" (work ongoing to late 2018)

He is also involved in developing and maintaining international standards through his role as the UK representative to the IEC TC20 WG 19 "Current ratings and short circuit limits of cables".

Research

Professional

Qualifications

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (2007)

PhD Electrical Engineering (2011)

MIEEE (Including Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation/Power and Energy Societies)

MIET

Consultancy

I am able to undertake consultancy work on HV Cable Systems through the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory - please see www.highvoltage.ecs.soton.ac.uk for additional details.

Conferences attended

I regularly attend the following conferences:

IEEE Electric Insulation Conference

IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology

Jicable International Conference on Insulated Power Cables

IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee

Duties

Member of University Senate

Admissions Tutor for BEng/MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering

TDHVL Management Team

Publications

Pilgrim, James A. (2011) Circuit rating methods for high temperature cables University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science: EEE, Doctoral Thesis , 175pp.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L and Payne, D (2008) An Investigation of Thermal Ratings for High Voltage Cable Joints through the use of 2D and 3D Finite Element Analysis At IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation. 08 - 11 Jun 2008. , pp. 543-546.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L, Larsen, S T and Payne, D (2009) Assessment of the Impact of Joint Bays on the Ampacity of High Voltage Cable Circuits IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 24, (3), pp. 1029-1036.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L, Larsen, S T and Payne, D (2009) Towards a More Flexible Rating Method for Cables In Tunnels At The 11th International Electrical Insulation Conference, United Kingdom. 26 - 28 May 2009. , pp. 198-203.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L, Larsen, S T and Payne, D (2009) Use of Finite Element Analysis to Obtain Thermal Ratings for High Voltage Cable Joint Bays At 2009 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference, Canada. 31 May - 03 Jun 2009. , pp. 224-227.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L, Larsen, S T, Waite, F and Payne, D (2010) Rating Independent Cable Circuits in Forced-Ventilated Cable Tunnels IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 25, (4), pp. 2046-2053. (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2010.2052073).

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L and Payne, D (2011) Thermal Performance of High Voltage Power Cables At UHVnet 2011, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2011. , p. 6.

Pilgrim, J A, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L and Payne, D (2011) Rating Methods for Cables Installed in Unventilated and Partially Ventilated Surface Troughs At IEEE 2011 Electrical Insulation Conference, United States. 05 - 08 Jun 2011. , pp. 74-78.

Amaro, P S, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2012) Transformer Oil Passivation and Impact of Corrsive Sulphur At The Fifth UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2012. , p. 11.

Huang, Z Y, Pilgrim, J A and Lewin, P L (2012) An Investigation of thermal Ratings for High Voltage Cable Crossings Through the Use of 3D Finite Element Analysis At The Fifth UHVnet Colloquium, United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jan 2012. , p. 32.

Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L. and Vaughan, A.S. (2012) Quantifying the operational benefits of new HV cable systems in terms of dielectric design parameters At IEEE 2012 International Symposium on Electrical Insulation, Puerto Rico. 10 - 13 Jun 2012. 5 pp.

Christou, S., Lewin, P.L., Pilgrim, J.A. and Swingler, S.G. (2013) Prognostic indication of power cable degradation At 6th UHVnet Colloquium – High Voltage Technologies and Metrology, United Kingdom. 16 - 17 Jan 2013.

Phuan, S.P., Pilgrim, J.A. and Lewin, P.L. (2013) Predictive rating models for wind farm export cables At 6th UHVnet Colloquium – High Voltage Technologies and Metrology, United Kingdom. 16 - 17 Jan 2013.

Chang, C., Lewin, P.L., Morshuis, P.H.F., Pilgrim, J.A., Cavallini, A., Vaughan, A.S., Montanari, G.C. and Serra, S. (2013) Modelling PD in cavities and PD-based degradation mechanisms At 6th UHVnet Colloquium – High Voltage Technologies and Metrology, United Kingdom. 16 - 17 Jan 2013.

Huang, Z Y, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Waite, F and Payne, D (2013) Calculating the Thermal Impact of Cable Crossings At INSUCON 2013, International Electrical Insulation Conference, United Kingdom. 29 - 31 May 2013. 6 pp, pp. 185-190.

Amaro, P S, Holt, A F, Facciotti, M, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2013) Impact of Corrosive Sulfur in Transformer Insulation Paper At IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference, Canada. 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 5 pp, pp. 459-463.

Holt, A F, Facciotti, M, Amaro, P S, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2013) An Initial Study Into Silver Corrosion in Transformers Following Oil Reclamation. At INSUCON 2013, International Electrical Insulation Conference, Canada. 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 4 pp, pp. 469-472.

Huang, Z Y, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Swingler, S G and Payne, D (2013) Current Rating Methodology for Mass Impregnated HVDC Cables At IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference, Canada. 02 - 05 Jun 2013. 5 pp, pp. 513-517.

Chang, C, Bai, T, Lewin, P L, Morshuis, P F, Pilgrim, J A, Cavallini, A, Vaughan, A S, Montanari, G C and Serra, S (2013) Developing an Experimental Method for a Cavity PD based Life Model At IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics, Italy. 30 Jun - 04 Jul 2013. 4 pp, pp. 780-783.

Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Gorwadia, A., Waite, F. and Payne, D. (2013) Quantifying possible transmission network benefits from higher cable conductor temperatures IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, 7, (6), p. 636. (doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2012.0004).

Huang, R., Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L. and Payne, D. (2013) Dynamic cable ratings for smarter grids At 4th European Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference, Denmark. 5 pp.

Amaro, P S, Facciotti, M, Holt, A F, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P (2013) Tracking Copper Sulfide Formation in Corrosive Transformer Oil At IEEE 2013 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. 4 pp, pp. 144-147.

Holt, A F, Facciotti, M, Amaro, P S, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Pilgrim, J A, Wilson, G and Jarman, P (2013) Silver Corrosion in Transformers At IEEE 2013 Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, China. 20 - 23 Oct 2013. , pp. 448-451.

Huang, Z Y and Pilgrim, J A (2013) Thermomechanical Pressure Analysis for HVDC Cables At Jicable HVDC 13, France.

Facciotti, M, Amaro, P S, Holt, A F, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Pilgrim, J A, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2014) Contact-based corrosion mechanism leading to copper sulphide deposition on insulating paper used in oil-immersed electrical power equipment Corrosion Science, 84, pp. 172-179.

Christou, S., Lewin, P.L., Pilgrim, J.A. and Swingler, S.G. (2014) The development of prognostic tools for MV cable circuits At 2014 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 08 - 11 Jun 2014. , pp. 249-253. (doi:10.1109/EIC.2014.6869386).

Huang, Z.Y., Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Swingler, S.G and Tzemis, G. (2014) Numerical thermo-mechanical stress analysis for HVDC cables At 2014 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 08 - 11 Jun 2014. , pp. 387-391.

Huang, R., Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Scott, D. and Morrice, D. (2014) Cable tunnel thermal rating prediction using support vector regression At 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2014, United Kingdom. 07 - 10 Jul 2014.

Pilgrim, J.A., Catmull, S., Chippendale, R.D., Lewin, P.L., Stratford, P. and Tyreman, R. (2014) Current rating optimisation for offshore wind farm export cables At Cigre Session 2014, France. 24 - 29 Aug 2014. 8 pp.

Christou, S., Lewin, P.L., Pilgrim, J.A. and Swingler, S.G. (2014) Implementation of a novel online condition monitoring thermal prognostic indicator system At HubNet Smart Grids Symposium 2014, United Kingdom. 09 - 10 Sep 2014.

Hughes, T., Henstock, T., Pilgrim, J.A., Dix, J., Gernon, T. and Thompson, C. (2014) Environmental controls on the thermal performance of submarine high voltage cables At HubNet Smart Grids Symposium 2014, United Kingdom. 09 - 10 Sep 2014.

Huang, R., Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Scott, D. and Morrice, D. (2014) Use of day-ahead load forecasting for predicted cable rating At IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe, Turkey. 12 - 15 Oct 2014. 6 pp.

Facciotti, M, Amaro, P S, Brown, R C D, Lewin, P L, Pilgrim, J A, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2014) Passivators, corrosive sulphur and surface chemistry. Tools for the investigation of effective protection At MyTransfo 2014: Oil and Transformer, Italy. 18 - 19 Nov 2014. , pp. 27-35.

Huang, Z Y, Pilgrim, J A, Lewin, P L, Swingler, S G and Tzemis, G (2014) Thermal-Electric Rating Method for Mass-Impregnated Paper-Insulated HVDC Cable Circuits IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 30, (1), pp. 437-444. (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2359772).

Amaro, P S, Facciotti, M, Holt, A F, Pilgrim, James, Lewin, P L, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P (2014) X-Ray Fluorescence as a Condition Monitoring Tool for Copper and Corrosive Sulphur Species in Insulating Oil IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics & Electrical Insulation, 22, (2), pp. 701-708.

Goddard, K.F., Pilgrim, J A, Chippendale, R.D. and Lewin, P.L. (2014) Induced Losses in Three-core SL-type High Voltage Cables IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 30, (3) (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2370895).

Hughes, T., Henstock, Timothy J., Pilgrim, J.A., Dix, J.K., Gernon, T.M. and Thompson, C.E.L. (2014) Effect of Sediment Properties on the Thermal Performance of Submarine HV Cables IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 30, (6), pp. 2443-2450. (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2015.2398351).

Huang, Z.Y., Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L. and Swingler, S.G. (2015) Real-time electric field estimation for HVDC cable dielectrics At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 1-4.

Facciotti, M., Amaro, P.S., Brown, R.C.D., Lewin, P.L., Pilgrim, J.A., Wilson, G. and Jarman, P.N. (2015) SSIMS Molecular Selective Imaging: a new diagnostic tool to investigate metal passivators in scrapped transformers At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 388-391.

Amaro, P S, Facciotti, M, Lewin, P L, Pilgrim, J A, Brown, R C D, Wilson, G and Jarman, P N (2015) Investigation of the electrical and chemical processes causing the failure event in a Copper Sulfide related Transformer Failure At IEEE 2015 Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. 5 pp, pp. 392-396.

Christou, S., Lewin, P.L. and Swingler, S.G., (2015) An online condition monitoring thermal prognostic indicator system for MV cable circuits Pilgrim, J.A. (ed.) At 2015 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), United States. 07 - 10 Jun 2015. , pp. 535-538.

Pilgrim, J A, De Wild, Frank, Van Rossum, Jos, Brijs, Bruno, Bascom, Rusty, Coelho, Marcio, Huelsken, Georg, Kuljaca, Nikola, Martinsson, Bo, Nam, Seok-hyun, Rakowska, Aleksandra, Remy, Christian, Takahashi, Tsuguhiro, Corsaro, Pietro, Falconer, Anthony, Gonzalez, Alberto and Waite, Francis (2015) A guide for rating calculations of insulated power cables At Jicable 2015.

Hughes, T., Henstock, Timothy J., Pilgrim, James, Dix, Justin K., Gernon, Thomas M. and Thompson, C.E.L. (2015) Thermal Ratings of Submarine HV Cables Informed by Environmental Considerations At Jicable 2015.

Huang, Ziyi, Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Swingler, S G and Tzemis, G (2015) Dielectric Thermal-mechanical Analysis and Constrained High Voltage DC Cable Rating IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22, (5), pp. 2826-2832.

Huang, Ziyi, Pilgrim, J.A., Lewin, P.L., Swingler, S G and Tzemis, G (2015) Thermal Modelling and Analysis for Offshore Submarine HVDC Cable Crossings IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, 9, (16), pp. 2717-2723.

Catmull, S, Chippendale, R.D., Pilgrim, J A, Hutton, G and Cangy, P (2016) Cyclic Load Profiles for Offshore Wind Farm Cable Rating IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 31, (3), pp. 1242-1250. (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2015.2469538).

Emeana, C.J., Hughes, T.J., Dix, J.K., Gernon, T.M., Henstock, T.J., Thompson, C.E.L. and Pilgrim, J.A. (2016) The thermal regime around buried submarine high voltage cables Geophysical Journal International, 206, (2), pp. 1051-1064. (doi:10.1093/gji/ggw195).

Chippendale, Richard, Pilgrim, James and Goddard, Kevin (2016) Dataset for Analytical Thermal Rating Method for Cables Installed in J-Tubes University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/394842 [Dataset]

Chippendale, Richard, Pilgrim, James, Goddard, Kevin and Cangy, Priank (2016) Analytical thermal rating method for cables installed in J-tubes IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, pp. 1-9. (doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2016.2571844).

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