FORUM: Mistakeproof: The Art and Science of Infrared and Ultrasound Inspections

November 19, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members

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

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST | Free access to members

MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON | Moderator

IRISS

Founder, Owner, CEO

ROY HUFF

The Snell Group

Vice President

ALAN RIENSTRA

SDT Ultrasound

Director of Business Development

MARCO TOZZI

Camlin

Senior Product Manager

LEE SNYDER

SDMyers

Mobile Diagnostic Technician Supervisor

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FORUM: 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

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

MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON

ALLAN RIENESTRA

TONY PINK

CHUCK BAKER

DIEGO ROBALINO

BEN LANZ

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FORUM: The Artists of Electric Power Reliability - The Game Changers

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

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

MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON

DANIEL FERRELL

BILL RODEMAN

LARRY BRYANT

LEE McCLISH

TIM HAG

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FORUM: Power Quality: Challenges and Solutions

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

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

MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON

ANDREW SAGL

WAYNE VICK

JOHN LEONARD

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FORUM: New Tools for Diagnostics and Monitoring of Electrical Systems

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

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

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FORUM: Electrical System Asset Failures: Exploring the real world of unplanned outages

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

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

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FORUM: Safety and Reliability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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

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

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FORUM: Transformer and breakers spares program

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

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

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FORUM: Selecting contractors

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

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

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FORUM: "We can't get approved!"

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

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.

MEET THE PANEL

MARTIN ROBINSON

CHIP ANGUS

LARRY BRYANT

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SUMMARY

 

The Japanese manufacturing term poka-yoke translates as mistake-proofing—altering work processes so fundamentally that the possibility of making a serious mistake is eliminated. In the US, jobs that include routine inspections and servicing of electrical equipment are among the most dangerous in the country. For those workers, mistake-proofing is not only a smart way to reduce operating expenses but also what ensures they return home to their families at the end of the day.

In the February EPRA Forum, a panel of electric power reliability experts will highlight common mistakes found when using infrared, Partial Discharge or ultrasound equipment for CBM inspections, and explain how a combination of common sense and innovative safety technologies can create safer, more reliable electrical systems for everyone.

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

Join us this February for an EPRA Forum that applies to dozens of industries and includes a wealth of specialist technology and innovative testing processes designed to keep you and your people safe.

This EPRA Forum is moderated by Martin Robinson, an innovative leader in the electrical maintenance industry who, as the founder of IRISS, has more patents to his name than seems possible. Joining him is Allan Rienstra, Director of Business Development at SDT Ultrasound Solutions, a leading supplier of technology and training for ultrasound inspections, and Roy Huff of The Snell Group, a leader in infrared inspection training. Lee Snyder of SDMyers will discuss common mistakes seen when performing IR inspections on both oil filled and dry type transformers. Marco Tozzi, of Camlin, will address Partial Discharge testing on transformers with the main outcomes of the new IEEE standard on acoustic measurements, using real-world examples.