Surge Protection

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 
Topic:                  Surge Protective Devices
Speaker:             Eric Breiner, P.E. - Mersen USA

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
Cost:                    $25 (at the door)
                                 Limited Seating (RSVP Required)
                                 $25 (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

The presentation will cover the basics of surge protection, and dig deeper into surge protective device operation, industry standards including UL1449 3rd Edition, performance ratings and testing terms.  The audience will learn how to specify the correct SPDs for a variety of applications.

Eric is the Senior Field Engineer of the Western Region for Mersen USA, based in Santa Monica, California.  Eric graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996.  He is a registered professional engineer and has held positions in electrical design, field engineering, and has directed a number of projects.