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January 2016

Insulation Coordination and Surge Arrester Application

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Insulation Coordination and Surge Arrester Application
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Cypress Room), 711 West Broadway Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
* 2 blocks from Broadway - City Hall Skytrain station (Canada Line). Walk along West Broadway heading West. The hotel is at West Broadway and Heather Street, about 1.5 blocks from the station. ** Above ground parking accessible off West Broadway Parking lot height restriction is 6.6 feet. $17 per day per vehicle for registered hotel Guest. Daily Parking Fee $17.00. ** Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre is pleased to offer a special rate of $140 per night based on single or double occupancy. Rate is subject to 5% GST and 10% AHRT. Please contact Reservations Direct at 604-879-0511, or email to [email protected] to get this rate. Please quote APEGBC Corporate Rate. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy.
Presenter: Dr. David Peelo, P.Eng, C.Eng, FIEE – D.F. Peelo & Associates Ltd.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Dec 31, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by December 31, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Note: Classwork: please bring a calculator, a ruler and squared paper to the seminar.
The seminar will discuss power system overvoltages and then cover arrester application, selection and location in detail.

The purpose of applying surge arresters is to limit overvoltages and enable the cost effective design and operation of power systems. Metal oxide surge arresters are thermally limited non-linear resistor devices with a unique voltage-current characteristic. Application involves the selection of rated voltage, protective levels, energy absorption capability and more.

In the past so-called Line Discharge Classes were used to define thermal energy absorption capability relating it to the switching surge protective level and rated voltage. This approach has been removed in the latest version of the arrester standards and thermal energy absorption capability is now related to rated voltage only.  In addition, for the first time, the standards treat single shot energy absorption capability.
 
The seminar will discuss power system overvoltages and then cover arrester application, selection and location in detail. Topics will include:
  • Power system overvoltages: origin and characteristics, travelling wave basics and how surge arresters work. 
  • Metal oxide surge arresters: design, characteristics and application.
  • Arrester application in substations: incoming surge steepness and distance effects, and arrester selection.
 Classwork: please bring a calculator, a ruler and squared paper to the seminar.
 
Presenter
 
Dr. David Peelo, P.Eng, C.Eng, FIEE – D.F. Peelo & Associates Ltd.
 
Dr. David Peelo is a consultant and former switching specialist at BC Hydro.

He is a graduate of University College Dublin and Eindhoven University of Technology. He worked first at the ASEA Power Transmission Products Division in Ludvika, Sweden and then for BC Hydro for 28 years rising to the position of Specialist Engineer.

As a consultant, he has clients worldwide and in particular teaches continuing professional development courses on current interruption transients and surge arrester application. He is an active IEEE and Cigre member and is a past Convenor of IEC MT32 (Inductive load switching), the Convener of IEC PT42 (Current interrupting capability of air break disconnectors) and a member of IEC MT57 (Application guide for IEC 62271 100 and other circuit breaker related standards). He is an IEC 1906 Award recipient and a Distinguished Member of Cigre. He has authored or co-authored over 70 papers on circuit breakers and surge arrester application, is the author of a textbook on current interruption transients calculation and a co-author of a textbook on switching in transmission and distribution networks.
 

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