IEEE Houston Section Meeting – Arc Resistant Switchgear Education

Date: January 22, 2015 Topic:  Arc Resistant Switchgear Education Presenter: George Tichi, Point Eight Power Description: One cause of serious injuries to electrical workers in the petrochemical industry is flash burns from arcing faults of Medium Voltage Metalclad Switchgear. First introduced in Europe, Arc- Resistant switchgear designs are eliminating this potential cause of injuries by containing the arc… Read more

IEEE Houston Section Meeting – Orion Crew Module Overview, Status, Technical Challenges

Date: September 24, 2015 Topic:  Orion Crew Module Overview, Status, Technical Challenges Presenter: Lara Kearney, Deputy Manager for Crew Module, Orion Crew and Service Module Office ­Description: An overview of the Orion spacecraft, current status and technical challenges with an overview of the different spacecraft systems. Exploration Flight Test One was complete in December and in September 2015,… Read more

IEEE Houston Section OES/WIE Joint Meeting – Subsea Membrane Water Treatment, Seabox

Date: May 5, 2015 Topic: Subsea Membrane Water Treatment Torbjørn Hegdal, Business Development Manager, Seabox Treating seawater on the seabed for injection into reservoirs will deliver a new and significant capability to the oil & gas industry’s expanding subsea toolkit. This presentation will describe the latest developments in the Subsea Water Intake & Treatment (SWIT) system… Read more

IEEE Houston Section – Electrical Application Differences of UL 891 Switchboard and UL 1558 Switchgear

Date: April 23, 2015 Topic: Electrical Application Differences of UL891 Switchboard and UL1558 Switchgear Abstract: To be, or not to be: that is the question? Learn the electrical application differences between UL 1558 Switchgear vs. UL 891 Switchboards. The following concerns will need to be considered: Application Consideration 1:   System Grounding Application Consideration 2:   System Coordination… Read more

IEEE Houston Section – AIChE Joint Meeting – Engineering Ethics

Date: April 9, 2015 Topic: Engineering Ethics Updates on Board rule changes within the last year, general updates on initiatives the Board is working on, information on enforcement statistics, and the engineering Code of Conduct. Biography: George is a Licensing Project Manager at the Texas Board of Professional Engineers in Austin. He has been with the Board… Read more

IEEE Houston Section – Energy Harvesting – Dr. Rashi Tiwari

Date: March 26, 2015 Topic: Energy Harvesting The field of energy harvesting is growing rapidly. The advancements are not only evident from the work reported by the research laboratories around the world but also from the off the shelf-energy harvesters that have become available recently. Personal electronics, portable electronics, bio-implants, intelligent robots or health monitoring devices, are… Read more