Las Vegas Section Meeting:
Upcoming Months’ schedule
September ISA Meeting:
Greetings from your local ISA chapter.
Remember this 10,11,12
That’s your queue to come join use this October 11th, 2012 for our Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show.
Details here: http://www.isalv.org/Fall_Classic
Preceding the October outing and we partnered with IEEE to co-host a presentation on Tuesday, September 18th.
Topic: Continuous Thermal Monitoring of Electrical Systems
Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.
Food: Sandwich’s available for $10, RSVP if you want a sandwich
Location: Las Vegas Valley Water District (Note: at Glen Canyon Rooms)
1001 S. Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas Map
Cost: $10 if you want lunch
RSVP: Brian Neal at Brian.Neal@WMEng.com
Students attendees who RSVP w/lunch are free.
Directions to Glen Canyon Rooms (Map):
1. Instead of heading towards main customer lobby, proceed on Fulton to Guard Shack.
2. Take immediate left towards the Operations Building
3. Proceed to main double doors located on north side of building.
4. Proceed through (3) sets of double doors to atrium.
5. Glen Canyon Rooms located to the left.
Van Wilkins – Director of Business Development:
Van has held a Masters Electrical license in Virginia and a General Journeyman’s in Oregon and Virginia. He was Trained as a Non-Destructive Testing Technician by the TEGG Institute and in Electrical Theory at Richmond Technical Institute. Additionally, he is a certified by Data Center University as a Data Center Designer for power and Cooling. He spent 20+ years constructing, designing and maintaining Electrical systems across North America and Mexico. Recently he has switched from the construction side to work for QHI Group a manufacturer of power metering and monitoring equipment that supports a wide variety of OEM’s globally.
General overview of the common cause of many electrical failures, (increased resistance leading to thermal runaway), and the limitations of the popular technologies used for detection. Review why Newton’s law of cooling results in most Infrared Thermography being insufficient as a testing tool. Discussion of how the different OEM’s are designing in Continuous thermal monitoring using a variety of topographies and two basic technologies, Infrared thermocouples and fiber optics. Discussion of design principals and benefits of using non-contact infrared sensing as a tool for Condition Based Maintenance to avoid NFPA-70E issues with upcoming revisions to the different categories. Also, discussion of the principles of Load Mapping, i.e.: using emitted infrared energy, amperage and ambient to accurately predict safe capacity of any electrical equipment. Why should you incorporate continuous thermal monitoring as the basis for electrical asset management as the most cost effective way of caring for your electrical systems.
Please forward this invitation to anyone you think maybe interested, as you are not required to be an ISA member to attend.
I look forward to seeing you all at our meeting.
ISA Las Vegas Section
Stan Spence, P.E., CAP
Las Vegas Office
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More to come...
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The 2011 Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show event was a big success.
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CLICK HERE to view the 2010 Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show.