Wednesday: Afternoon Technical Seminars


1:15 PM
Transformer Case Study

Speakers: Mike Anderson, Doble Engineering Company

Description:
Details coming soon.

1:15 PM
Technology for Building a Successful NETA Accredited Company

Speakers: Matthew Ellis, Sentinel Power Services, Inc.

Description:
In an era of digital growth and continuous innovation, many technologies have emerged that provide businesses with powerful tools for management, sales, and operations. Such technology will promote better management capabilities, cohesiveness inside organizations and groups, insightful analytics for decision making, instant access to data, and the ability to provide elevated support for employees and customers alike. NETA Accredited Companies (NACs) face many challenges with their necessity to grow into software and systems that support their unique business and service offerings. There are many diverse systems and numerous offerings in each category of systems. These categories include enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), customer resource management (CRM), project management systems (PMS), time tracking and resource scheduling, asset tracking and maintenance management, vehicle fleet management systems, data and file management, document management systems (DMS), human resource management (HRM), eCommerce and web presence platforms, and more. Since many choices for each exists, choosing the right platform that complements the business and the existing mechanisms in place may seem difficult. Regardless of choosing what may be most suited for the company, the success of a company’s implementation of these systems will be dependent upon training, integration, and deployment decisions. The seminar outlines how to implement these systems, train personnel, and garner the support from management throughout the organization while identifying possible pitfalls in the process. The generalized cost analysis and how to determine licensing, budgeting, and scaling will also be covered in the information provided. The seminar also expounds upon the importance of creating a robust symbiotic enterprise system that eliminates double-entry requirements and allows the seamless flow of information between different systems. Digitally managing a NAC is essential, as technology became the norm in how to conduct business. This information aims to provide decision-makers the tools they need to make quality decisions in their business plans by utilizing and integrating technology as an integral part of the framework for success.

1:15 PM
A to Z of Circuit Breaker Testing

Speakers: Volney Naranjo and Sanket Bolar, Megger

Description:

Circuit breakers form an essential part of the protection system. In the event of a fault, a circuit breaker opens to isolate the fault to a certain section, thus protecting the rest of the system from the fault. The timely and reliable operation of a circuit breaker is essential to minimize the area affected by a fault, and thus minimize the financial loss resulting from loss of equipment and loss of service. The possible loss of human life is also something that shouldn’t be overlooked. The failure of a circuit breaker will, on the other hand, result in the opposite.

 Regular testing can ensure that circuit-breaker related mishaps don’t occur. This seminar will cover all the tests that can be done for maintenance of circuit breakers. With regards to low voltage circuit breakers, the topic of primary injection testing will be covered. This seminar will include all the different types of primary injection tests. Besides covering the test procedure and results analysis, the presentation will also cover the various challenges that are faced while doing primary injection testing.

 In relation to Medium Voltage and High Voltage circuit breakers the seminar will cover the most common types of circuit breakers and the main components to then describe the basic tests to be performed: Insulation, contact resistance, and timing and travel, covering the procedures and analysis of results. The final part of the seminar will cover the recommended alternative techniques for timing and increased safety and efficiency as well as the advanced tests that can be performed using a circuit breaker analyzer.