Friday, October 5, 2018
Agenda subject to change
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Jackson Convention Complex
Jackson Convention Complex
Special Safety Presentation — The Safety Journey of an Arc Flash Survivor
Walk Safely Training Group
Rodney Walker tells his detailed testimony of High Voltage Arc Flash including discussion of his injuries, treatment and recovery. During his thought provoking introspective, he will identify incident pre-cursors and address the importance of remaining diligent against complacency and strengthening the safety culture in the workplace.
On-Line Breaker Monitoring 201
John Eastman, Manager of Regional Sales, Grid Solutions
If you’re interested in knowing more about on-line breaker monitoring, this is for you! And if you think you know all there is to know about breaker monitoring, think again! Beginners and more advanced attendees will appreciate this special extended hands-on presentation. This session assumes you have begun installing OPTIMIZER on-line monitors to legacy breakers or they are being installed by your breaker OEM on new breakers. With no bias toward any specific brand or type of circuit breaker, the following areas will be covered:
- Find relevant circuit nodes on breaker control diagram for connecting monitor signal inputs
- Finding needed information on nameplates
- Methods of plumbing the SF6 density sensor, alternatives
- Reading bushing CT nameplate, identifying CT ratio circuits in the control cabinet
- PC local connection to OPTIMIZER3, Navigating the web pages
- Completing monitor setup for timing, contact duty, and SF6 parameters
- Consideration of alarm parameters
- Communications and DNP points; How to do it.
Note: Due to the hands-on nature of this class, participation is limited.
Effective Methods of Mitigating Arc Flash Risk
Ray Urbanic, Vice President Engineering
An arc flash event poses tremendous risk toward safety of personnel, damage of property, and extended loss of productivity. Agencies like NFPA and OSHA have instituted means to raise awareness of these risks to personnel, but quite often the means to overcome or mitigate these risks remain unaddressed. As a result, the higher the potential arc flash energies remain, the greater repeated investment of personal protective equipment (PPE), safety procedures and training, and backup system procedures and infrastructure are required. The purpose of this paper is to highlight strategies and methods that help reduce the potential arc flash energy levels, and thereby reduce the amount of PPE and long-term infrastructure investment, as well as reduce further risk to loss of production time. These strategies and methods may require one-time investments in equipment modifications, but yield continual benefits year-over-year. 1) Recognize the potential dangers and risks of arc flash 2) Understand the basic approach for lessening incident energy levels 3) Review three primary methods for mitigating arc flash This presentation would benefit all with responsibility for safety and welfare of any personnel with direct or indirect access to electrical equipment within the workplace (50 volts and above), as well as those with responsibility over the maintenance and productivity of electrical equipment.
Special Session: How Hot is Hot, and How to Use a SF6 Infrared Camera in a Substation
Ed Kochanek, Eastern Region Sales Director
FLIR Systems, Inc.
This popular presentation addresses two main issues in a substation: Obtaining an accurate temperature measurement; and how to use a FLIR GF306 camera to detect SF6 gas. We will look at what the effects of emissivity, reflectivity and distance have on temperature measurement; the typical applications in a substation and what to look for that would indicate a problem; and how to use a thermal camera to detect SF6 leak and how to get the most out of that camera.