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Martin Robinson

Founder/CEO, IRISS Inc.

Jason Tranter

Founder, Mobius Institute

Tony Pink

 COO, Dynamic Ratings

Roy Huff

Vice president, The Snell Group 

Maria Lamorey

Commercial Manager, PPG

 

Maria Lamorey is the PPG Commercial Manager for General Finishes. She has 20 years’ experience in Industrial OEM Manufacturing.

 

Before PPG, Lamorey worked with Alcoa for 8 years, transitioning into the electrical equipment industry, where she acquired a decade of experience while also becoming a certified instructor for a nationally PDH accredited course on material science in electrical equipment design.

 

Lamorey is an active member of the IEEE Transformer Committee and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association). She has been recognized for her growth in the electrical equipment market by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

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MARIA LAMOREY

COMMERCIAL MANAGER FOR GENERAL FINISHES, PPG

Maria Lamorey

Resources

[ARTICLE] Corrosion: Eating Away at Electrical Components

By Maria Lamorey | PPG.

View this article at www.nema.org

 

ABSTRACT: According to NACE International, the corrosion of metal on infrastructure, buildings, equipment, and vehicles costs the world’s consumers, businesses, and governments more than $1 trillion each year.

 

Electrical component manufacturers and their customers bear a significant portion of that expense, yet the best strategies for designing and coating electrical enclosures, transformers, switchgear, and lighting fixtures to protect against this nemesis are often an afterthought. This is problematic for several reasons. For one, electrical equipment may be required to withstand
decades of service in harsh environments. 

[ARTICLE] Surviving the Elements with Corrosion Resistance

By Maria Lamorey | PPG.

View this article at www.nema.org

 

ABSTRACT: Performance-critical electrical equipment—typically fabricated from a variety of metals—must withstand years of challenging outdoor conditions to support the flow, supply, and management of electricity. Few consider how critical it is to protect the metals that house these vital components and ensure their reliability.

Roy Huff is the vice president and partner in The Snell Group, an inspections services company specializing in auditing, mentoring and consulting services for a broad range of industries.

 

He serves as New Product Development Manager and Instructor, with expertise in the application of both infrared (IR) and electric motor testing(EMT) technologies. 

With a background in reliability engineering and recognized as an expert in the field of infrared inspection technologies, Huff has travelled extensively to share his insights. In 1998, he traveled to several (former) Soviet-designed nuclear power plant sites around the world and conducted training to help them improve their safety procedures.

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ROY HUFF

VP of THE SNELL GROUP

Roy Huff

EPRA Forums

FORUM: New Tools for Diagnostics and Monitoring of Electrical Systems
July 9, 2020 
In this forum you'll learn to:

  • ​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

Training 

The Snell Group provides online training courses you can participate in without leaving your home or office. Learn at your own pace, when and where you want!
 
As technology in the world around us advances, so does the delivery of infrared training. The Snell Group’s new online training courses feature the knowledge-rich material students expect from a live course, combined with the convenience of a web-based platform. 

 

The curriculum is designed and overseen by ASNT Level 3 NDT and PdM Certificate Holders. All instructors have years of field experience as well as instructional backgrounds and have been certified in the Snell Methodology of Instruction.


The video-based course is divided up into sections including lectures, hands-on infrared demonstrations and experiments, and field assignments.  Each module is a building block that allows the viewer to build their knowledge in a progressive sequence. Quizzes, supplemental materials, and exercises reinforce important learning concepts. You can start and stop each module whenever you want to, and go back to any and all modules at any time to watch again. 

You will receive:

  • Full support for any questions you have during each step of your educational learning process

  • A printed student reference manual

  • Supplemental printable materials in the user interface

  • Self-directed experiments and field-work to enhance your learning experience and give you practical experience to gain confidence

  • Quizzes throughout the course

  • Course examination

  • Certificate upon successful completion of the course and examination

  • Any materials needed shipped free anywhere in the world by courier

EPRA Resources

[WHITEPAPER] Arc Flash safety: What’s Real, What’s Not, and What YOU Need to Do to Ensure Compliance

By Dave Sirmans | The Snell Group.

This premium article is available to EPRA members only. Join EPRA here to access this content

 

ABSTRACT: Anywhere that electricians or other service technicians are performing energized work, the potential exists for an arc flash incident. Not only does the potential exist, but the danger is just as high in a 2,000 square foot office as it is in a 500,000 square foot textile plant.

[WHITEPAPER] Choosing a Thermal Imager for Condition Monitoring

By Dave Sirmans | The Snell Group.

This premium article is available to EPRA members only. Join EPRA here to access this content

 

ABSTRACT: Ten years ago, you really could not find a new full-featured imager for much less than $20,000 USD. Today, there are many fantastic choices out there for condition monitoring applications with a wide range of features in prices ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 USD...

 

Tony Pink is the vice president and COO for Dynamic Ratings, Inc.

 

Pink founded Dynamic Ratings, an electrical power monitoring and communications company, in 2002. The company now operates on four continents. 

 

As secretary of the IEEE Transformer Monitoring Working Group, Pink assembled the first IEEE guide to provide technological descriptions of various monitoring technologies.

 

He has an Electrical Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from Marquette.

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TONY PINK

COO of Dynamic Ratings

Tony Pink

 

Martin Robinson is the founder, owner, and CEO of IRISS Inc., a leading manufacturer of infrared inspection windows.

 

Robinson is an innovator. His company, IRISS, Inc., is a pioneer of Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSDs) that help protect technicians from harm while saving their company's money. 

 

He holds several patents for condition based maintenance devices and has designed multiple maintenance programs that include infrared, ultrasound, partial discharge testing, non-destructive esting (NDT) and energy management strategies.

 

He holds a NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, an IAM Certificate in Asset Management, is a certified Level III Thermographer, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL). 

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MARTIN ROBINSON

Founder/CEO of IRISS, Inc.

EPRA Forums

FORUM: Safety and Reliability: Two Sides of the Same Coin
July 9, 2020 
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

FORUM: Transformer and breakers spares program
June 25, 2020 
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.

 

FORUM: "We can't get approved!"   
June 4, 2020 
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.

Training 

IRISS Inc.’s Safety & Maintenance Academy of Reliability Technologies® (SMART) offers online training and certification that provide the knowledge and practical experience necessary to complete electrical inspections safely and efficiently.

The Infrared and Ultrasound courses are guided by subject-matter experts and are perfect for technicians new to the industry and seasoned professionals alike. The knowledge, skills, and abilities developed from the program are beneficial in a profession that is harnessing the power of technology to advance reliability.

From maintenance staff to operations management, the coursework is invaluable to the creation of concise, accurate inspection methods and critical asset management.

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Martin Robinson

Jason Tranter is the founder of Mobius Institute and Reliability Connect. He has been involved with condition monitoring and vibration analysis since 1984.

 

In 1999 he formed Mobius and began the development of the iLearnInteractive series of computer-based products for vibration and alignment training and analysis, including iLearnVibration, iLearnAlignment and Interpreter.

 

In 2005 he formed the “Mobius Institute” for expanded distance learning and public courses, and courses that comply with ISO and ASNT standards for certification. In 2010 he formed the Mobius Institute Board of Certification, a not-for-profit organization to make it possible for vibration analysts anywhere in the world to achieve certification per ISO 18436-1. 

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JASON TRANTER

Founder of IMOBIUS INSTITUTE

Jason Tranter

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Electric Power Reliability Podcast: Alan Ross & Jason Tranter (Part 1)

APRIL 22, 2020

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