July 2014 Meeting & Presentation

Our next Industrial Application Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 15.  Bill Benschneider from Construction Electrical Products will give a presentation on “Code Requirements for Temporary Power on Temporary Job Sites”.

The meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Mead Room 1) located at 1001 S. Valley View Blvd.  Lunch will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to myself and let me know if you will be having lunch.  Students may have lunch at no cost.

1 Professional Development Hour will be available for attending.

Presentation Description: 

Code Requirements for Temporary Power on temporary job sites.  The primary topics will include:

  1. Vital Statistics – a foundation for the rules
  2. Assured Grounding Rules
  3. Ground Fault Protection
  4. UL 1640 rules for temporary power distribution
  5. Confined Space and Hazardous Location lighting.

Presenter Background: 

Bill Benschneider, Director of Industrial & Electrical Sales:

Bill graduated in 1992 from Heidelberg University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.

In 1993, Bill began his career in the Electrical Industry with Ericson Manufacturing in Willoughby, OH.  Working up from the Warehouse to Inside Sales to OEM Product Manager to West Coast Regional Manager.  After 13 years, Bill decided to leave Ericson to become the Southwest Regional Manager with ERICO’s Power Distribution Component division.  Bill enjoyed a successful 6-years with them before leaving to become the Director of Sales at Construction Electrical Product in October of 2010.

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March 2014 Meeting & Presentation

Our next Industrial Application Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18.  Bob Reeger from Champion Fiberglass will give a presentation on “Fiberglass Raceways”.

The meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Mead Room 1) located at 1001 S. Valley View Blvd.  Lunch will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to myself and let me know if you will be having lunch.  Students may have lunch at no cost.

1 Professional Development Hour will be available for attending.

Presentation Description: 

  • Features and Advantages                                           
  • No burn through fiberglass elbows
  • Class 1 Div 2 fiberglass conduit and fittings
  • Short film showing how to bend fiberglass in the field
  • Chemical Plant animation video
  • Fiberglass strut and pipe clamps
  • Phenolic Flame Shield conduit

Presenter Background: 

Bob Reeger, Regional Sales Manager, Champion Fiberglass:

Robert, or Bob, as his friends and colleagues call him, has spent his professional career of 39 years in the electrical industry and is a seasoned sales professional. Over the last 24 years, he served as a regional sales manager with Wheatland Tube Company, a major steel conduit and fittings manufacturer. Prior to that, Bob was a regional manager for GEC, an international lighting and enclosure manufacturer. While at GEC, Bob helped pioneer the Vynckier line of fiberglass enclosures in the United States. Bob is responsible for sales in the Western U.S. and select territories in Canada

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February 2014 Meeting & Presentation

Hello All,

Our next Industrial Application Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  Bill Horvath from TMEIC Corporation will give a presentation on “Medium Voltage Motors”.

The meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Mead Room 1) located at 1001 S. Valley View Blvd.  Lunch will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to myself and let me know if you will be having lunch.  Students may have lunch at no cost.

1 Professional Development Hour will be available for attending.

Presentation Description:

Specifying, engineering considerations, manufacturing, and testing methods for Medium Voltage Motors.

Presenter Background:

Bill Horvath, Senior Application Engineer, TMEIC Corporation:

Bill has worked for TMEIC Corporation and previously with GE applying DC and AC Motors and Adjustable Speed Drives for over 43 years.  His experience includes 5 years in GE Transportation Systems applying DC & AC transit propulsion drives, and over 20 years selecting and applying DC MG set and Static drives, PLCs, and computer monitors to surface mining excavators.  After 5 years of broad-based drive and power systems applications engineering in Arizona, he joined TMEIC as their General Industries Application Team Leader. He provides AC & DC drive and system application support.  Bill is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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January 2014 Meeting & Presentation

Our 1st IEEE Industrial Application Society Meeting of the new year will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Randy & Christel Hunter from Eaton Cooper Bussman & General Cable respectively, will give a presentation on “2014 NEC Changes”.  Emphasis will be on non-residential changes.

The meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Mead Room 3) located at 1001 S. Valley View Blvd.  Lunch will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to myself and let me know if you will be having lunch.  Students may have lunch at no cost.

1 Professional Development Hour will be available for attending.

Presentation Description:

The presentation will cover some of the major non-residential changes to the 2014 National Electrical Code. Topics include new articles such as Modular Data Centers, Fire-Resistive Cable Systems and Energy Management Systems; code-wide changes such as the change from 600 V to 1000 V and the increased regulation of dc circuits; and other specific changes affecting conductors and equipment in commercial and industrial facilities.

Presenter Background:

Christel Hunter, Director-Field Applications Engineering, General Cable. Chris holds bachelor of science degree in engineering physics and electrical engineering and a master’s in business administration. Chris has worked in the electrical industry for 19 years including positions with utility, regulatory, and manufacturing sectors. Chris serves on NEC CMP-6 and CMP-7 section 4, chair of CANENA THSC20, and many other industry committees. Chris is an associate certified standards engineer, master electrician, and LEED accredited professional.

Randy Hunter works for Eaton’s Bussmann Business. Randy holds 12 inspection certifications from IAEI, ICC, and IAPMO. Randy is the IAEI Chapter president, a current member of CMP-17, voting member of UL 1563, Electrical Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment, and  a former principal member of CMP-6. Randy has served on several Southern Nevada local code committees and electrical licensing committees. Randy has been a master electrician since 1988, and prior to that he designed and built computed numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools.

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September 2013 Meeting & Presentation

Our next IEEE Industrial Application Society meeting which will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.  Randy Hunter from Eaton Cooper Bussman will give a presentation on “Selective Coordination: What It Is, How It Applies To Our Facilities, & How To Determine If We Are Ensuring Safety Through Good Design Principles Related to Selective Coordination”.

The meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (Mead Room 3) located at 1001 S. Valley View Blvd.  Lunch will be available for purchase at a cost of $10.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to myself and let me know if you will be having lunch.  Students may have lunch at no cost.

1 Professional Development Hour will be available for attending.

Presenter Background: 

Randy Hunter works for Eaton’s Bussmann as a Field Applications Engineer.  He holds twelve inspections certifications from IAEI, ICC and IAPMO. Randy is IAEI Southwestern Section secretary, Southern Nevada IAEI Chapter president, a former principal member of CMP-6, voting member of UL 1563 (Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment), and has served on several Southern Nevada local code committees and electrical licensing committees. He has been a master electrician since 1988.

Please forward this notice to whomever you think maybe interested.

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