IAS Seminar 17 May 2011


IEEE Saudi Arabia Section, Industry Application Society (IAS) Chapter, is pleased to announce a one-day Seminar as part of its Continuing Professional Education Program.  Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Seminar Title: Design, Installation & Trouble-shooting of Insulated Power Cables for Commercial and VFD Applications
Date & Time: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 (14 Jumada II, 1432H) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Registration 7:30 am
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel, Old Airport Road, Al-Khobar, Near Doha
Registration Fee includes refreshments, lunch, course material & Certificate IEEE/SSSEE Member Non-member Student IEEE Member Student Non- member
SR500 SR700* SR200 SR300
*Special Offer for non-members:  Just for SR100 extra, you can get IEEE 2011 Membership, which isnormally SR.300! If interested, please fill in and bring the Membership Application form along with SR800 on May 17.
Fee must be paid in Cash at the venue against official receipt. Saudi Aramco employees may process payment by registering in SAP-OOC thru their Training Coordinator using event ID 40066501. Confirmed OOC number is required for admission.
To join the IEEE & IAS Chapter, visit: http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/societies/IA034.html
Advance registration is recommended to ensure timely preparation of name badges, course material and certificates, while walk-in registration may be allowed.

Seminar Outline: The seminar will cover the following topics:

Part 1: A Review of Cable Design & Proper Cable Installation

  • Cable Design Considerations – Conductor to Outer Jacket (A review of Conductors, Strand Screen, Insulation, Shield Screen, Shields, Armor and Jackets)
  • Best Practices and Guidelines for Proper Cable Installation (The best methods for Proper Cable Installation in Tray, Duct and Direct Burial)
Part 2: Cable for Adjustable Speed Drives & Troubleshooting

  • Cable Design for ASD’s
  1. Three Power Conductors with a Good Thermoset Insulation Cabled Together.
  2. Three Ground Wires in the Interstices.
  3. Continuous Corrugated Aluminum.
  4. Overall Protective Jacket.
  • Trouble Shooting a Cable Installation

Conducted by international presenters:

wayne_maddenWayne Madden: Mr. Madden received his BSEE in 1977 from Texas Tech University. He worked for HL&P, Powell Electric and Gould ITE prior to joining The Okonite Company in 1982. He is presently VP of International Sales – Oil & Gas. He has been a member of IEEE for over 25 years. He is past Chair of IEEE 576, Recommended Practice for Installation, Termination, and Testing of Insulated Power Cable as Used in Industrial and Commercial Applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.


Eli Contreras

Mr. Contreras joined The Okonite Company in 1988. He is currently Director of International Sales – Latin America & Lower Caribbean Area. He previously worked for Corpoven (now PDVSA), AEG-Telefunken in Venezuela, and was with Westinghouse Electric Co. in Houston, Texas for 8 years. He received his BSEE in 1975 from The University of Texas at Austin and MBA in 1978 from St. Edward’s University, also in Austin. He was a member of Working Group P1242 for IEEE 1242, Guide for Specifying and Selecting Power, Control, and Special-Purpose Cable for Petroleum and Chemical Plants.

We encourage all engineering professionals to attend this invaluable course and benefit from the knowledge and experience of these international speakers. In case of questions, please contact Odah Al-Shahrani on 876-0307, Khalid Masoud on 876-0292, or Rami Dabbousi on 876-0323 or Hamad Sharhan e-mail at hamad.sharhan@aramco.com.

Nabil K. Al-Dabal, ChairIEEE Saudi Arabia Section Ghaleb B. Al-Dandan,ChairIndustry Applications Society Chapter