Distribution Equipment Solutions to Improve Electrical Safety & Uptime

February 28, 2012  

Topic:            Distribution Equipment to Improve Electrical Safety & Uptime
Speaker:       Finn Schneck, Schneider Electric (Square D Company)
Time:             5:30 PM - Attitude Adjustment
                        6:00 PM - Meeting
                        7:00 PM - Dinner
Location:      Sinbad's Restaurant
                        Pier 2 The Embarcadero
                        San Francisco, CA 94111
                        (415) 781-2555
Cost:              $30 (at the door)
                        Limited Seating (RSVP Required)
                        $30 (Email pre-registration)
                        Pre-registrants qualify for IEEE Color Book Drawing
Students:      $10 (at the door) for first 5 IEEE student members.
Contact:        Bob Formicola 
                       (209) 470–3056

Under normal conditions, a protective device will clear a fault without causing any damage to itself, the enclosure, or downstream conductors and equipment.  Under some conditions, a fault can result in equipment damage, down time, and / or personal injury.  In this presentation, we will review features that improve equipment safety, as well as active and passive arc flash protection options, including: Alternative Maintenance Setting Switch, Zone Interlocking, IR Windows, Hinged Trims, Arc Res. Gear, Control devices mounted on switchgear, Control devices mounted remote to switchgear, and Remote Racking Devices.
We will further review safety improving design options such as remote operation kiosks; safety focused metering equipment designs, SPD mounting locations, and enclosure options.  We will also provide a short review of available fault current, and how this key variable affects electrical safety.  

Speaker: Finn received his BSME from SJSU San Jose, CA. Finn has 23 years’ experience supporting and Consulting Engineers, Industrial End Users, and Contractors, for Schneider Electric. Finn is currently the West Coast National Account Manager for the Schneider Electric Data Center Solutions Team.