2018 – 2019 CED: Seminars

Welcome to the  2018 – 2019 Continuing Education on Demand (CED) Seminars section. You will find information on the different seminars, authors, and presentations presented during the year. Some presenters have elected to not have their presentations shared.

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September 18, 2018

Differential Protection Applied to Motors & Transformers                              
Seminar attendees will learn about the nature of faults within electrical machines and how differential protection can be advantageous. Attendees will be advised on the selection of CT’s and why CT performance is important. An approach to selection setpoints will be presented as well as other methods that can increase security of differential protection.
                    Presenter Matt Proctor (GE Multilin)        
Matt Proctor is currently a Senior Technical Sales Staff Manager for GE Grid Automation. He joined GE in 2010 as a protection & control engineer, specializing in power system studies and protective relay applications. Matt has applied protective relays in applications ranging from 500kV utility substations to 480V industrial distribution and from electromechanical relays to modern digital relays using IEC61850. Matt earned Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA in 2001 and an MBA from LSU in 2005. He has been working in the electrical power field in various capacities since 1997.

Presentation: Differential Protection Applied to Motors & Transformers

October 16, 2018

Power Quality and Harmonic Mitigation Solutions                              
Harmonics are a circumstance of progress. They effect almost every business in today’s modern world. We will discuss aspects of Harmonics and Distortion with an emphasis on mitigation methods. Since this is intended to be an objective, open discussion, please consider these topics:
• Can we improve pF without filtering harmonics / reducing ITHD?
• What is true pF? What is the relevance with Harmonic pollution / ITHD in the network?
• What happens to the VTHD when we switch from utility to generators?
• Why filter 3rd Harmonics in 3Ø, 4W networks?
                    Presenter Remi Bolduc (Schneider Electric)        
Remi Bolduc is the Competency Center Manager for Power Solutions in Schneider Electric. He started his career with the Hydro-Quebec Utility in service and maintenance of HV switchgear, followed by 6 years with S&C Electric in application of MV switchgear. For the past 18 years, he has held various technical and commercial roles for Schneider Electric where he has specialized in Power Quality Correction. Mr. Bolduc graduated with a degree in Electrodynamics and has lectured in over 200 Power Quality seminars around the world.

Presentation: Power Quality Presentation

October 30, 2018

Trends in Switchgear                              
With an ever-increasing emphasis on operator safety, low cost of operation, and implementing remote control and monitoring electronics, specifications for switchgear and its associated equipment are changing. Higher current in a smaller footprint is no longer the number one desired goal. This presentation will discuss the most common requests seen in specifications, the practicality of these features, and some of the misconceptions about what is actually attainable.
                    Presenter Mike Wactor (Powell)        
Michael Wactor – BSEE from USC. 38 years in the industry primarily focused on the design and testing of switchgear and motor control. He is currently the Technical Director for Powell Industries, Corporate Product Development. He is very active in the IEEE serving as the Switchgear Standards Coordinator and as chair of C37.20.2 and C37.20.7 for the past 25 years. He received the IEEE Standards Medallion in 2016 for his work in standardizing arc fault testing. He has a patent for a transformer grounding switch and is a professional engineer in Texas.

Presentation: Trends in Switchgear

November 13, 2018

Bringing power and automation together to ensure a safe, reliable, and secure design                              
Modern electrical engineers are faced with more than just power issues. This will be a comprehensive overview of “Bringing power and automation together” in the Power, Transmission, Distribution, and Petro- chemical Industries. Presentation analyzing and looking at the entire picture, from process, controls, power, and cyber security.
                    Presenter Austin Arnett (Burns & McDonnell)        
Austin Arnett, P.E. is an electrical engineer with Burns & McDonnell specializing in power system automation, networking and telecommunications. Austin’s background includes the design, engineering, programming, testing and commissioning of numerous automation technologies and networking equipment for utility, industrial, campus and military electric power delivery and generation. Austin is responsible for the technical and business development of PowerAllySM, Burns & McDonnell’s intelligent power management and microgrid control solution. He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and is registered as a professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana.

January 8 & 9, 2019

HV Substations on CenterPoint Energy Systems
Night 1: The class will address CenterPoint Energy expectations for customer-owned intertie substations. Typical topics include: Basic system overview, How transmission service is extended, Load request and interconnection study, customer substation configurations and switching, Outage Clearance and Coordination Procedure, System faults and automatic reclosing.
Night 2: The class will address the end user scope design aspects not covered by CenterPoint. Topics will include physical design as well as protection schemes.
                    Presenter Brian Clowe (Center Point)        
Brian Clowe is a registered engineer in the State of Texas and has been an employee of CenterPoint Energy for over 11 years. He is a Supervising Engineer who regularly consults on topics of Transmission Protection, Regulatory Compliance, and Industrial Customer Substation Design.

Presentation 1: Intertie Substation Design


                    Presenter Mike Furnish (HV Engineering)        
Mike Furnish is a registered engineer in the State of Texas. Mike has worked for CenterPoint Energy, Dashiell and is currently working at HV Engineering, LLC.
                    Presenter Dominik Pieniazek (HV Engineering)        
Dominik Pieniazek is a registered engineer in the State of Texas. Dominik has worked for Dashiell, Dynegy, VI Engineering, and is currently working at HV Engineering, LLC.

Presentation 2: Subestation Equipment Application Considerations

January 22 & 23, 2018

Arc Flash Calculations including field data gathering                              
The new revision of IEEE Std. 1584 Guide to Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations includes the new arc-flash model; which is the result of the NFPA and IEEE collaboration effort to improve the accuracy of the incident energy calculations.The new model includes the effects of both horizontal and vertical conductor orientations (VCB, VOA, VCBB, HCB and HOA), plus refined models for arc current variation and enclosure size effects on the incident energy. This presentation will go over on what is perhaps the most difficult application consideration of the new model; which is the detection and classification of actual equipment into one of the five electrode configurations. Also, some quick pointers on how the new model is to be applied in power system analysis software will be provided.
                    Presenter Victor Andrade (ETAP)        
Victor Andrade received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in 2007. At ETAP, he is the Applications Engineer responsible for supporting the Gulf Region licenses. Other duties include the review and project management of power system studies, ranging from Power Flow, Short Circuit, Arc Flash, Load Shedding, Protection/Coordination, Harmonics and Transient Stability. He also provides training to various ETAP users locally and internationally in various industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Utility, Nuclear, Traction power and more. Before joining ETAP he worked as Support Engineer for SKM Systems Analysis, Inc. implementing Software validation and verification procedures and modeling CAPTOR protective device libraries. Mr. Andrade also serves as the Vice Chair for the IEEE PES/IAS (Joint) Chapter of Orange County, CA.


Presentation: IEEE-CED-Arc-Flash_Feb22_23_2019.pdf

February 5 & 6, 2018

The Control Center Concept: A back to basics session on MCCs                              
Night 1: Motor control centers serve a crucial role in power distribution for serving a multiplicity of loads in industry. From feeding building distribution loads in a commercial application, to providing control of cooling towers at an industrial facility, MCCs provide a tremendous flexibility to serve a variety of end user applications. Come learn about how this product can be the multi-tool of an electrical designers toolkit.
Night 2: Since their introduction nearly 100 years ago, MV motor starters have progressed from oil immersed contactor designs to vacuum break technology. Further to this, solid state technology is in common use at medium voltage levels for motor control in the form of MV soft starters and drives. While things have changed, the basic principles continue to remain the same. This presentation will begin by comparing low and medium voltage starter designs and the factors involved in the decision as to which direction to take. We will then discuss the use of contactors versus breakers. The presentation will then go into the basics of medium voltage starter design, Nema E2 design requirements, compartmentalization, components such as structure, power bus, fuses, CPTs, etc. This will take us into component details such as the selection of power fuses, current transformers, overloads to achieve proper coordination and protection which everyone should understand. MCC configurations, starter options, incoming and feeder sections and other aspects which go into the overall design will be addressed. Good practices which need to be observed such as the need to replace all 3 fuses in the event of a high current event will be explained. A simplified overview of motor starting analysis will be reviewed since this is often required in order to select a suitable starter and starting means which will meet the need to accelerate the application while remaining in compliance with utility restrictions such as voltage flicker. The presentation will address what information needs to be provided to a supplier when procuring a MV starter as well as other information which will impact installation ranging from storage, transporting equipment, floor mounting, bus links, etc. Finally, we will cover new trends and options – items such as intelligent starters, arc flash and arc flash options.
                    Presenter Matt Hussey (Eaton)        
Matt Hussey serves as product manager of low voltage motor control centers (MCCs) with Eaton Corporation in Fayetteville, NC. He received a B.S.M.E. degree in bachelor of science mechanical engineering and a certificate in nuclear engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in 2010. He has over 10 years of experience with Eaton serving in a diverse background of power distribution and industrial control equipment design and manufacturing with a focus on arc flash safety and network integrated solutions. Matt presently serves as a member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Cement Industry Committee and Pulp and Paper Industry Committee. He currently focuses on product applications, project consulting engineering/design, new product development and technical support of MCC’s for North American markets.
                    Presenter Rick Paes (Rockwell)        
Rick Paes is a Global Power Technical Consultant for Oil & Gas and has been employed with Rockwell Automation since graduation in 1981. He has held a number of position during his 37 years with Rockwell Automation including application engineer and engineering manager prior to his current position. During this time, his primary role has involved the design and application of various motor starting methods, at both low and medium voltage levels, including medium voltage drives for induction and synchronous motors. He is a Senior member of IEEE, past Chair of the PCIC Transportation Subcommittee, current Chair of the PCIC Marine Subcommittee, Chair of the IEEE 1566 Large Drive Standard along with numerous other roles within IEEE. Mr. Paes is a P.L. (Eng) in the province of Alberta and a Certified Engineering Technologist in the Province of Ontario.

February 19 -20, 2019

Communication and Control Networks for Industrial Power Systems
This presentation provides a broad overview of implementing Electrical Network Monitoring and Control Systems (ENMCS) for oil and gas projects, with a focus on its benefits; review of core communication and networking technologies utilized in such systems, including IEC 61850; development of network architecture, including interfaces with electrical equipment, smart MCCs and DCS; implementation tips and lessons learned.
                    Presenter Ashish Deshmukh (KBR)        
Ashish Deshmukh (M’06) received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Power Engineering from Nagpur University, India in 1990. He joined KBR in 2006. Ashish has for the past 27 years worked in the oil & gas, petrochemical and utility industries in multiple countries. Ashish’s core skills are developing electrical engineering design for megaprojects, substation automation, power system studies and protection.

March 5, 2019

Transformer Fleet Ranking Based on Risk Evaluation
A new methodology to determine the risk ranking of a transformer fleet based on particular monitored parameters gathered from the different transformer systems, classifying them in terms of transformer condition and scoring them based on their Primary Risk of Failure Ranking according to the transformer criticality. Priority is given to the gases rates of change (ROC) over gas absolute concentrations, as ROC better describe the potential fault severity. Employ primary ranking by Condition based Risk index and inside groups, by risk score.
                    Presenter Marcus Bonner (GE Grid Automation)        
Marcus A. Bonner is currently the GE Grid Automation, Monitoring & Diagnostics North American Product Leader based in Charlotte, NC. Since joining GE in 2003, Marcus has held positions of increasing responsibility including Application Engineer for Automation and M&D, Southern Region Sales Director for GIS, EMS, OMS, DMS, Metering, Automation and M&D, America’s Sales Leader for M&D, Global Sales Leader for M&D, and Regional Product Line Leader for M&D.