Twelve Electrical Power System Seminars in Two Days. PowerTest 2015 Brings Together Electrical Power System Experts for High-Powered Learning.

Wednesday and Thursday of the conference provide attendees an opportunity to expand their learning through in-depth, four-hour technical sessions that cover a broad range of topics including sessions covering electrical commissioning, to protective relays, to high-voltage circuit breakers, to study sessions for individuals seeking to pursue certification as an electrical testing technician. Seminars are registered for and priced separately from the general PowerTest registration.

A complete listing of seminar titles follows:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1.Commissioning Generator Protector Relays
Scott Cooper, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA
2.Wedded Bliss: How Syncrude Canada Married Commissioning Contractors and In-House Technicians to Produce a Healthy Testing Program
Dennis Moon, AVO Training Institute, Inc
3.Electrical Testing Medium-Voltage Stator Windings
Tom Sandri, Shermco Industries
4.Digital Relay Event Report Analysis
Karl Zimmerman and David Costello, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
5.Field Testing of Oil-Filled Power Transformers: From IEEE 62 to IEEE C57.152
Diego Robalino and Dinesh Chhajer, Megger
6.Acceptance and Maintenance Testing for Medium-Voltage Electrical Power Cables: Exploring Technology Developments Over the Past 20 Years
Tom Sandri, Shermco Industries

Thursday, March 5, 2015

7.Relay Troubleshooting 2.0
Karl Zimmerman and David Costello, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
8.Assistant Electrical Testing Technician - Level II Study Session
Ron Widup, Shermco Industries
9.HVCB Testing Seminar
Robert Foster and Volney Naranjo, Megger
10.What Type of Insulating Liquid is within Electrical Equipment?
David Koehler and Lance Lewand, Doble Engineering Company
11.Commissioning Multifunction Digital Relays - Are We Taking Too Many Shortcuts?
Will Knapek, Scott Cooper, and Tim Walker, OMICRON electronics Corp. USA
12.Certified and Certified Senior Electrical Testing Technician - Level III & IV Study Session
Ron Widup, Shermco Industries

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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 or call 888.300.NETA (6382).

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.

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