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

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

SUMMARY

 

In this forum you’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes made while using condition-based test equipment for electrical inspections. Our experts will lay a solid foundation for:

  • Recognizing common issues related to human error

  • Training on basic infrared, ultrasound, and partial discharge test equipment

  • Understanding the new IEEE standard on acoustic measurements

  • Comparing acoustic and electrical methods of measurement

In most technical professions, human error can cause equipment damage and expensive repairs. In electric power reliability, however, the stakes are even higher. Mistakes can cause injury, cause outages that halt production instantly, or generate incorrect data that can send trending awry.

So, what mistakes can happen during electrical inspections? What are the consequences? What can we do to prevent errors from happening?

This discussion—part of the EPRA Forums series—will address these questions and more.

This month features experts with extensive experience with electrical inspections from practical and technical perspectives.

In this forum, you'll hear from Resource Practitioner 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 Martin is Roy Huff and Allan Rienstra—of The Snell Group and SDT Ultrasound Solutions, respectively—who have probably trained more people in the use of infrared and ultrasound for electrical CBM than any two practitioners in the profession. Marco Tozzi of Camlin, who serves on the IEEE working group on acoustic measurements, rounds out our panel, bringing his expertise into the technical aspects of inspection.

This edition is a must-see for anyone involved with electric power system reliability.

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MARTIN ROBINSON

IRISS

Founder, Owner, CEO

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ROY HUFF

The Snell Group

Vice President

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ALLAN RIENSTRA

SDT Ultrasound

Director of Business Development

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MARCO TOZZI

Camlin

Senior Project Manager

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LEE SNYDER

SDMyers

MDT Supervisor

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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

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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.

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MARTIN ROBINSON

CHIP ANGUS

LARRY BRYANT

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