Nuclear Plants

AMS Cable Course Slated for January 2018 in Clearwater, Florida

AMS is holding a three-day technical training course on cable condition monitoring, troubleshooting, and aging management from January 30 to February 1, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. The course will cover the general methods and technologies for performing cable testing in a nuclear power plant. These technologies have applications for routine condition monitoring assessments, emergent troubleshooting of cables, connectors, and end devices, as well as developing the foundation for a cable aging management program.

The course will focus on promoting an understanding of the cable testing technologies and conveying operating experience during troubleshooting of nuclear instrumentation systems, radiation monitors, thermocouples, and other inherently sensitive plant systems. These efforts will be accomplished through class lectures as well as hands-on demonstrations of equipment and techniques as applied to the testing of nuclear power plant cables. Topics to be covered include:

General Cable Testing Methods and Technologies

  • Impedance
  • DC Resistance
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Reflectometry Testing
  • CHAR System Overview

Fault Location and Shield Integrity Testing

  • Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
  • Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR)
  • Shield Integrity/Reverse TDR

EMI/RFI Considerations

  • Noise Coupling Mechanisms
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Mitigation Devices

Troubleshooting Examples and OE

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Mitigation Devices

Email Kayla Poland at or visit for more information.