EPRA FORUMS CATALOG

EPRA FORUM AUGUST 2021: 

More Work, Fewer Workers: How to Inspire Potential Hires & Keep Your Electric Power Workforce Strong

8/12/21 | 11 AM ET | Free access to members

Join our panelist of electric power experts and human resources professionals as they discuss best practices for keep employees safe and fulfilled at work and for how to attract and retain new talent.

Featured Panelists: Martin Robinson (moderator), Mitch McCurry, Bill Rodeman, Alan Ross, Dan Smith, and Mark O'Brien

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EPRA FORUM JUNE 2021: The Working Leaders and Leading Workers of EPRA

June 24, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

Any volunteer organization depends upon the work of the volunteers for success and in this EPRA Forum the leaders of the EPRA Working Groups, who also make up the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board, come together to share their passion and purpose.

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FEATURED PANELISTS

MARTIN ROBINSON

SHANNON STRANK

LEE MCCLISH

TIM HAAG

ALAN ROSS

DAN SMITH


EPRA FORUMS SPRING SERIES 2021: MAY - Root Cause Analysis and FMEA in Electric Power Systems

May 20, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

There is a tendency for Root Cause Analysis and FMEA work to get carried away; to leave common sense behind and turn into a never-ending “solve world hunger” process. What measures must be in place to prevent that from happening? How do you use these tools in conjunction with real world restrictions such as limited resources, budgets, and lack of support? How can you overcome those obstacles and address the items most likely to cause damage, downtime, or lack of reliability? How can you identify “bad actors” in electrical systems that for many facilities has been in place for over a half of a century? A panel of EPRA practitioners will explore this topic and reveal the ways that have worked for them.

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FEATURED PANELISTS

MARTIN ROBINSON

LARRY BRYANT

LEE MCCLISH

ROB KALWAROWSKY

EMILIO MORALES

ROY HUFF


EPRA FORUMS SPRING SERIES 2021: APRIL - Protection Systems in 2021: Are You Protected?

April 22, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

Solid state equipment outperforms electromechanical equipment across the substation—and it often comes with a high price tag. But although “solid state” is often used as a synonym for “reliable,” no equipment is impervious to failure. With the move away from electromechanical equipment towards semiconductor-based electric power system assets, how can you ensure that new equipment is properly protected? What protection systems are available? Can it be done cost effectively? What testing protocols are needed to mitigate possible failures?  A panel of EPRA practitioners discuss these issues and more so you can provide the protection your equipment needs now… and in the future.

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FEATURED PANELISTS

MARTIN ROBINSON

ALLEN RIENSTRA

LANNY FLOYD

EUGENIO CARVALHEIRA

MARIUS PITZER

ED KHAN


EPRA FORUMS SPRING SERIES 2021: MARCH - Plant Shutdown and Turnaround: Processes, Procedures, and Planning

March 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

What does electric power reliability have to do with shutdowns or turnarounds? If you have ever had to plan the power needs of shutdowns, you might think “nothing.” When data is available, it is central to driving work during these times, and has become a critical component of the planning process. But how do you decide what work to do in the absence of data?

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FEATURED PANELISTS

MARTIN ROBINSON

LARRY BRYANT

DANIEL FERRELL

TIM HAAG

BILL RODEMAN

CHUCK BAKER


Poka-yoke: Mistake-proofing Ultrasound and Infrared Electrical Inspections

February 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Training for operating electrical maintenance safety devices
  • Managing data correctly to uncover problems and make decisions
  • Using the IEEE standard on acoustic measurements in conjunction with Partial Discharge testing
  • Understanding better practices for PD testing on electrical systems
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MARTIN ROBINSON

ALLAN RIENSTRA

ROY HUFF

MARCO TOZZI

BOB RASOR


From “Best Practice” to “Better Practice”: Five Ways to Improve your Reliability Program in 2021

January 21, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Creating safer processes for inspections
  • Maximizing asset life with Life Cycle Management
  • Combining infrared and ultrasound for more a more sophisticated understanding of asset condition
  • Understanding the complexities of cable reliability
  • Managing transformer health with testing and monitoring
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MARTIN ROBINSON

ALLAN RIENSTRA

TONY PINK

CHUCK BAKER

DIEGO ROBALINO

BEN LANZ


The Artists of Electric Power Reliability - The Game Changers

December 10, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Combining wisdom and experience with emergent technologies
  • Synthesizing sophisticated data for informed decision making
  • Applying better practices and industry standards in unique and varied situations
  • Dealing with problems associated with electric power system reliability
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MARTIN ROBINSON

DANIEL FERRELL

BILL RODEMAN

LARRY BRYANT

LEE McCLISH

TIM HAG


Power Quality: Challenges and Solutions

October 15, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Understanding how sags and swells can cause issues in even the most reliable operations
  • Protecting against unexpected high loads from transients
  • Diagnosing harmonics that can affect all kinds of equipment, from heavy industry to light commercial
  • Dealing with power factor issues that can impact sophisticated, balanced systems
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MARTIN ROBINSON

ANDREW SAGL

WAYNE VICK

JOHN LEONARD


New Tools for Diagnostics and Monitoring of Electrical Systems

September 17, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn how these experts:

  • Create the most advanced approaches in gathering real-time monitoring data
  • Improve the safety of ultrasound and infrared inspections
  • Explore the future of monitoring systems
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JUAN RODRIGUEZ

ROY HUFF

MARTIN ROBINSON

MARCO TOZZI


Electrical System Asset Failures: Exploring the Real World of Unplanned Outages

August 13, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Budgeting for lifecycle management
  • Implementing teams from the top down
  • Developing a backup plan before implementation
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BEN LANZ

BOB RASOR

LARRY BRYANT


Safety and Reliability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

July 9, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Aligning OSHA statistics with reliability
  • Investing in reliability and safety
  • Reducing unplanned downtime
  • Delivering increased safety and reliability in electrical power distribution systems
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MARTIN ROBINSON

RON MOORE

TIM HAAG


Transformer and Breakers Spares Program

June 25, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Sourcing and storing spares for your electrical assets
  • Testing components of your electrical system and your spares
  • Budgeting and planning for a spares program
  • Overcoming common obstacles related to electrical asset spares
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MARTIN ROBINSON

JUAN RODRIGUEZ

GARY GRIFFITH


Selecting Contractors

June 11, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Selecting contractors to supplement your team where needed
  • Discerning between capable contractors and "the others"
  • Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the contractor market and how it can affect your reliability plan
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TONY DOTSON

LEE McCLISH

CHUCK BAKER


"We can't get approved!"

June 4, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members - WATCH NOW

SUMMARY

In this forum you'll learn about:

  • Protecting and prioritizing your maintenance budget in the wake of an international health crisis
  • Overcoming objections to investment in your reliability plan
  • Leveraging existing relationships to ensure that operational expenses--testing, maintenance, repairs--and dollars for capital projects remain to keep an aging asset base functioning
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MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON

CHIP ANGUS

LARRY BRYANT