PowerTest Monday: Select from 27 Unique Sessions Geared Specifically for Electrical Power System Technicians and Engineers

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Electrical power system experts will find a broad range of educational needs addressed in PowerTest 2015’s impressive Monday line-up, packed with 27 unique electrical maintenance and safety presentations. Monday, March 2, 2015, is the official kickoff to PowerTest 2015, NETA’s (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) conference and exhibition at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, which includes five full days of high-powered learning, March 2-6, 2015.

Electrical power system experts will find a broad range of educational needs addressed in PowerTest 2015’s impressive Monday line-up, packed with 27 unique electrical maintenance and safety presentations.

Monday, March 2, 2015, is the official kickoff to PowerTest 2015, NETA’s (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) conference and exhibition at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, which includes five full days of high-powered learning, March 2-6, 2015. The Monday program also offers attendees an Electrical Commissioning Symposium, which will explore the newest ANSI/NETA standard for electrical commissioning specifications for power equipment and systems.

Monday’s line-up is divided into five tracks — Electrical Commissioning, Electrical Safety, Equipment, Relays, and Reliability — allowing attendees to customize their training experience. The scope of the training includes:

  •          Electrical Commissioning Track. Presentations include Electrical Reliability Services’ Michael Donato on commissioning your data center to achieve greater availability, safety, and efficiency while reducing costs. This talk is followed by sessions on implementing the ANSI/NETA ECS-2015 standard and commissioning progress communication. Rounding out the afternoon is the Electrical Commissioning Symposium, moderated by Lorne Gara of Orbis Engineering. Learn more about this track and the Symposium online at PowerTest 2015 — Monday Schedule, Electrical Commissioning.
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  •     Electrical Safety Track. This six-presentation track starts with Shermco Industries’ Jim White and Kerry Heid explaining the impact of electrical safety to maintenance (NFPA 70B and CSA Z463). Their session is followed by presentations on how to create an effective and comprehensive electrical safety program, changes to OSHA’s .269 and 1926 regulations concerning work on or near high-voltage power systems, how to reduce your risk of injury on the job, and the importance of electrical safety audits. Learn more about this track at Power Test 2015 — Monday Schedule, Electrical Safety.
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  •     Equipment Track. The first of six presentations in this category begins with PdMA Corporation’s Noah Bethel and his session on the trifecta of electrical motor maintenance testing. The track continues with presentations on practices and designs for VT and CT isolation devices, understanding testing and diagnostic challenges in magnetically actuated vacuum circuit breakers, QA electrical testing of medium-voltage global VPI stator windings, power quality monitoring, and maintenance testing of low-voltage power circuit breakers in automotive assembly plants. Learn more about this track at PowerTest 2015 — Monday Schedule, Equipment.
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  •     Relays Track. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ Karl Zimmerman and David Costello launch this robust track with advice on improving reliability beyond compliance. Additional learning opportunities in this segment include basic transformer differential protection, configuring your microprocessor-based relay system for maximum value, open-circuited CT misoperation and investigation, how to test the system — not the element, and finishes up with transmission line protection 101. Learn more about this track at PowerTest 2015 — Monday Schedule, Relays.
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  •     Reliability Track. Keith Burgess of Shermco Industries starts the morning with tips on how to discover short circuit winding before failure and is followed by presentations on comprehensive maintenance strategy for medium-voltage cable testing, sweep frequency response analysis, how to monitor suspect bushing families to prevent deterioration and failure, a case study on switchgear and circuit breakers failure, and learning from NERC standard and field experiences related to battery discharge testing. Learn more about this track at PowerTest 2015 — Monday Schedule, Reliability.

**Join the Discussion at the Electrical Commissioning Symposium**
The Electrical Commissioning Symposium, held from 2:15 PM to 5:00 PM during the afternoon sessions, coincides with the debut of the ANSI/NETA ECS-2015 and includes advice and insight from expert panelists who will help attendees explore this new standard and its application in conjunction with other industry standards. The ANSI/NETA Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems is a comprehensive specification with a direct focus on the electrical power system as a whole. The ANSI/NETA ECS-2015 describes the systematic process of documenting and placing into service newly installed or retrofitted electrical power equipment and systems.

**Why Attend PowerTest 2015’s Monday Kickoff?**
Don’t miss this special opportunity to select from 27 unique, 45-minute technical presentations and the option to attend a three-hour symposium on electrical commissioning. NETA Level III and Level IV technicians who need Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs) as well as other industry professionals needing continuing education will benefit from the broad range of topics presented by these select industry leaders.

NETA Level III and Level IV technicians may earn up to 16 CTD credits for attending sessions on the first two days of the PowerTest 2015 Conference.

***About PowerTest 2015, March 2-6, Renaissance Nashville Hotel***
PowerTest 2105 registration is required to attend all conference events and networking activities. Additional fees may apply. Discounts are available for NETA Accredited Companies and NETA Alliance subscribers and for attending multiple seminars. To register for PowerTest 2015 or to review a detailed list of conference offerings and registration discount opportunities, visit http://www.powertest.org or call 888.300.NETA (6382).

***About NETA ***
NETA is an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization that creates and maintains standards on electrical testing for electrical power equipment and systems. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety. http://www.netaworld.org

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