February 2014 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 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 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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August 2013 Presentation

Our next meeting will be a joint IEEE Industrial Application Society/International Society of Automation meeting which will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.  Tom Montgomery from MWH Americas, Inc. will give a presentation on “How to Produce and Read Basic Motor Controller Schematic Diagrams”

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.  1 Contact Hour is also available to attendees who carry NDEP Distribution/Treatment certifications.  Please indicate in your RSVP if you require a Contact Hour Certificate. 

Presenter Background:

Tom is a Professional Electrical Engineer, currently licensed in Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, and California.  His civilian professional career extends over 40 years in engineering, manufacturing, construction, and start-up/commissioning, with personal involvement in the design and construction of over $35 billion in facilities and infrastructure projects.  He complemented his civilian career by serving 22 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Civil Engineering Corps, where he held engineering, administrative, leadership, and command positions in various units within the Reserve Naval Construction Force (Seabees), Naval Facilities Engineering Command, CINCUSNAVEUR, and Cargo Handling Force.  He retired in 1998 with the permanent rank of Commander/O-5.  To maintain his engineering proficiency and complement his leadership responsibilities, he has attended over 3,500 hours of continuing education/professional development courses in engineering design, construction management and law, specifications and contracts, project/program management, different construction delivery methods, employee/public relations, risk management, QA/QC, project partnering, and jobsite safety.  He is a prior Instructor/Consultant/Standards Reviewer for NECA, and taught classes on CSI MasterFormat 2004 to local chapters nationwide.  He also served as a Consultant to and Writer for ARCOM, the publisher of AIA MASTERSPEC, and composed and edited numerous master specification sections for Divisions 21, 22, 23, and 26.

Current Memberships:  IEEE/IAS; AIA MasterSpec Engineering Review Committee; Society of American Military Engineers. 

Presentation Description: 

Generating & understanding Motor Controllers & Schematics. 

Please forward this notice to whomever you think maybe interested.

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July 2013 Presentaiton

Our next IEEE Industrial Application Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  Joe Sottek will give a presentation on “Electric Vehicles and Their Future”

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.  One Professional Development Hour will be available for attending. 

Presenter Background: 

Joe Sottek retired from HDR Engineering in 2012 after 10 years as an electrical consulting engineer, primarily in the water and wastewater industries. Prior to HDR, Mr. Sottek was with Black & Veatch Consulting Engineers, Sandwell Engineering, Welker and Associates Engineers, Ebasco Services Corp., and the Ohio Power Company. Mr. Sottek had a total of 42 years’ experience designing electric utility power plants, utility distribution systems, and large industrial electrical systems. Mr. Sottek is a life member of IEEE.

Presentation Description: 

Battery operated electric automobiles are rapidly becoming commonplace alongside gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. This presentation will examine the characteristics of the various electric vehicles available today, and those that will be coming in the near future.

Characteristics of the battery of choice for these vehicles, the lithium-ion battery, including promising new advances that could dramatically increase energy densities will also be discussed. There are many other battery types in development that also show promise for use in electric vehicles. The advantages and disadvantages of these batteries will be discussed, along with the development challenges that they present. 

The premier electric vehicle available today is indisputably the Tesla Model S. The unique characteristics of the Tesla Model S will be examined, and a brand new 2013 Model S will be available for inspection after the meeting.

Thank you, 

Sean Vallesteros, P.E.

IEEE Las Vegas Section Chairman

IEEE Las Vegas Industrial Application Society Chairman

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