2021: CED Seminars

2021 Seminars & Registration Information

The purpose of IEEE Houston Section Continuing Education on Demand is to provide modern practical industrial power application topics that supplement the daily work activities of the practicing graduate electrical engineer. The seminars are intended to stimulate further study and discussion for learning continuance throughout the working career. Topics apply to electrical power systems as it relates to oil and gas, petro-chem, co-gen, marine offshore, etc. Instructors are application engineers, manufacturing specialists, and expert consultants who provide a blend of diverse engineering perspectives.

Cost:  IEEE Member: $100 (2 nights) | $50 (1 night)
Non-member:  $200 (2 nights) | $100 (1 night)
Time:  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Buffet Meal:  5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Location: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
5850 Rogerdale Road, Suite 150
Houston, TX. 77072
Inquiries: John Stadlerjohnstadler@double-e-engineering.com

Nick Nicholsnnichols@pointeightpower.com

 

2021 Seminar Schedule

Okonite – October 12/13 – Topic: Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Power Cables:  Overview of power cables and considerations for design and installation.
Discussions will include:

– Introduction to power cables, conductors, insulation, armor, and jackets.
– Differences and considerations for LV and MV cables
– Considerations for design and installation of power cables
– Testing and other field considerations


Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/283640

Recommended CDC Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocols will be followed in addition to SEL Company guidelines for building space. 

All registered attendees will receive a certificate for 5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

This is a two-day evening event, Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.

Presenter:  Mark Thiele
Mark received his BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981.  He has worked in the electrical industry for over 35 years as a project engineer for both an operating plant and a private engineering firm, and as a sales engineer for a major wire and cable manufacturer.  He currently works for The Okonite Company as an Application Engineer providing technical support for the Gulf Coast, South America, Asia, and Middle East regions.  Mark is a licensed professional electrical engineer in the State of Texas, an IEEE senior member, and he is an MBA graduate from the University of Texas at Austin.
Schneider Electric – November 2/3 – Topic:  Asset Management for Electrical Distribution
With the emergence of sensor technology and cost-effective cloud-based systems, Electrical Predictive Asset Monitoring systems are now capable to address issues inside electrical distribution equipment and mitigate the risk of electrical failure using the tools like Machine Learning. However, data will always require an interpretation in order for it to be actionable and this is how this brand-agnostic cloud-based service supported by engineering consulting experts provides actionable recommendations for all asset brands and asset types.

The discussion will include:

–  General Architecture (Collect Data – Transport data – Analyze Data – Provide Actionable Feedback).

– Sensor technology to enable monitoring of Circuit Breakers, Transformers, Motors, and other assets

– How sensor information and smart devices information such as protection relays is used to provide insights about equipment aging, fire risk prevention, optimized maintenance cycles, etc….

– Discuss Concrete examples of how this service has helped other customers around the 3 key aspects: Failure Prevention, Asset Life Management tracking, and Maintenance optimizations.


Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/284119

Recommended CDC Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocols will be followed in addition to SEL Company guidelines for building space. 

All registered attendees will receive a certificate for 5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

This is a two-day evening event, Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.

Presenter:  Alfredo Arriola
Alfredo Arriola graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration MBA with a focus on Technology Management. Alfredo joined Schneider Electric in 2011 as an Applications Engineer for Energy Management and Control Systems dedicated to the OGP Segment. In 2016 Alfredo Arriola became part of the technical team that launched the Asset Advisor IoT Predictive Maintenance offer across NAM and LÁTAM which today has over 400 connected customers globally. As of March 2021, Alfredo leads a team of Business Development Managers and Solution Architects that design and sell Asset Advisor to customers across all segments in the United States for Schneider Electric.

Presenter Mohammad Aurangzeb

Mohammad Aurangzeb is an experienced director with a demonstrated 25+ years of working experience in the electrical and electronic manufacturing, Utilities, OEM, Oil-Gas & Petrochemical industries. Skilled in Automation, Process Control, Power Transmission, Power Plants, Smart Grid, Renewables, and International Business. Working with Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, Operating value chain partners to provide energy & digital transformation solutions to contribute to “Higher Returns & Lower Carbon” Sustainable Future. Strong Leader, Team player, Business-driven professional with an Executive Education focused in Leadership from Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business.”

WS Nelson –  November 16/17 – Topic: How to Conduct an Incident Investigation
Incidents continue to pose opportunities for improvement within most manufacturing industries. The incident investigation is your opportunity to implement corrective actions to eliminate the causal factors which contributed to the incident. This presentation will provide an overview of how to conduct an incident investigation, the team leader’s responsibilities, review an example procedure, and discuss legal implications. In addition, we will discuss human error, the definition of the problem, how to collect evidence, and the process of interviewing witnesses. Finally, we will discuss prioritizing and the development of corrective actions, the writing of the report, interfacing with impact, and we will work on some example incidents.


Registration: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/284125

Recommended CDC Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocols will be followed in addition to SEL Company guidelines for building space. 

All registered attendees will receive a certificate for 5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

This is a two-day evening event, Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.

Presenter:  Donald G. Dunn
Donald is a Senior Consultant with WS Nelson providing consulting services within the Refining, Chemical, and various other industries. He has spent the majority of his career at end-user organizations in various roles with an impressive track record of more than 30 years of experience in delivering technological innovation to improve processes and procedures and to enhance revenue, efficiency, and market share. He is currently a senior member of the IEEE and an ISA Fellow.
AB/Rockwell  – December 7/8 – Topic: Modern trends in Low and Medium Voltage Motor Control Centers (MCC)
 – Controls, Communications, Increased Safety, Advanced Diagnostics, and Control System Integration.

Increase Safety & Reduce Total Cost of Ownership are innovative solutions to any Motor Control Center (MCC). No matter if it’s Low or Medium Voltage power control needs are evolving. These applications solutions are in data centers, commercial and industrial buildings, water/wastewater, healthcare, utilities, oil and gas, and mining. During this seminar, we will better understand the technical and technology solutions as it relates to Controls, Communications, Increased Safety, Advanced Diagnostics, and Control System Integration.


Registration: TBD

Recommended CDC Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocols will be followed in addition to SEL Company guidelines for building space. 

All registered attendees will receive a certificate for 5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

This is a two-day evening event, Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) from 5 pm – 8:30 pm.

Presenter:  Dean Bickerton
Dean is a graduated from Auburn University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.  He has been involved with industrial power distribution, motor control, and control systems his entire career as a systems integrator, manufacturer, and electrical distributor for 30 years.  Dean is very active with IEEE/IAS PCIC and is the incoming District 7 Vice President for ISA, International Society of Automation, responsible for Texas and Louisiana sections.