Technical Program

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GENERAL TECHNICAL SESSION IMonday Morning

THE ELECTRICAL RELIABILITY PLAN – A TOOL TO BRIDGE BUSINESS STRATEGY WITH ELECTRICAL INVESTMENT
Erik Jonson Anvil Corporation
Frank E. Bresnan Anvil Corporation
Pat Pollock BP Cherry Point Refinery
Chris Walker Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company

A TESTED METHOD FOR MITIGATING ARC FLASH HAZARDS IN EXISTING LOW VOLTAGE MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS
Jim Bowen Aramco
Dane Martindale Aramco
Andrew Ackerman NEI Electric PowerEngineering Inc.
Tom Malone MMT Services Inc

PERFORMANCE OF AN ARC-RESISTANT MEDIUM VOLTAGE MOTOR CONTROL CENTER FOR AN IN-SERVICE FAULT
Mark Metzdorf BP
Douglas BeCraft BP
Richard Bhalla Eaton
Adam Fabrici BP

GENERAL TECHNICAL SESSION II – Monday Afternoon

REVISIONS TO IEEE 1068 – ELECTRIC MOTOR REPAIR
Bill Lockley Lockley Engineering
Austin Bonnett Nidec
Chuck Yung EASA

COMPARISON OF IEC AND NEMA REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURE PROPER SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN OF INDUCTION MOTORS & GENERATORS FOR GLOBAL USE
Rajendra Mistry Siemens
William R. Finley Siemens
Tyler Gaerke Siemens

MODULARIZATION OF LOW VOLTAGE MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATION APPLICATIONS
Nitish Saraf R. Stahl Inc.
Joe Marquardt ExxonMobil Production Company
Steve Kerr ExxonMobil Development Company

CHEMICAL TECHNICAL SESSION I – Monday Afternoon

NEW APPROACH TO ARCING COMPONENTS IN HAZARDOUS AREAS
Jim Bulmer Zone 2 Controls Ltd
Richard Loiselle Suncor Energy Services Inc.

PERFORMANCE OF SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS – LOSS-OF-SYNCHRONISM PROTECTION
Marcos Donolo Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.
Vinod Yedidi Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.
Subhas Patel Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.
Pablo Donolo CONICET

THE ADVANTAGES &CHALLENGES AND CRITICAL ASPECTS TO ACHIEVING ROBUST SEALS WITHIN HAZARDOUS LOCATION ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
Jesse W. Taylor Eaton
Eric Cheney Eaton
Paul Pace Distrigas – GDF Suez

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL SESSION IMonday Afternoon

A GUIDE TO SECURING INDUSTRIAL CONTROL NETWORKS – (IT/OT) CONVERGENCE
Richard Paes Rockwell Automation
David Mazur Rockwell Automation
Jack Ostrzenski Fluor Canada
Bruce Venne Rockwell Automation

CYBER SECURITY PRIMER FOR LEGACY PROCESS PLANT OPERATION
Chet Sandberg CL Sandberg & Associates
Robert Hunter Alpha Guardian Networks

ON-LINE PARTIAL DISCHARGE (OLPD) INSULATION CONDITION MONITORING (CM) OF COMPLETE HV NETWORKS FOR OIL & GAS
Lee A. Renforth High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd.
Riccardo Giussani High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd.
Michael Mendiola Chevron
Lewis Dodd High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd.

TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL SESSION I – Monday Afternoon

EFFECTIVE TRANSIENT-FREE CAPACITOR SWITCHING (TFCS) FOR LARGE MOTOR STARTING ON MV SYSTEMS
Dwaraka S. Padimiti ABB Inc.
Michael B. Christian Sr. ABB Inc.
Jukka Jarvinen ABB (Baldor Electric Company)

INPUT POWER QUALITY ISSUES AND HOW TO SPECIFY VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE FOR WEAK INPUT LINE CONDITIONS
Elena Koneva Siemens Industry Inc.
Richard Osman Siemens Industry Inc.

A GUIDE TO MATCHING MEDIUM VOLTAGE DRIVE TOPOLOGY TO PETROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS
Navid Zargari Rockwell Automation
Zhong Cheng Rockwell Automation
Richard Paes Rockwell Automation

ELECTROCHEM TECHNICAL SESSION I – Tuesday Morning

NEW ALTERNATIVES TO MANAGE HOT SURFACE IGNITION TEMPERATURES FOR TRACE HEATING IN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
Dan Caouette Pentair Thermal Management
Matt Aurini Northwest Redwater Partnership
Jim Parks Jr. Pentair Thermal Management

A DESIGN GUIDE TO NEUTRAL GROUNDING OF INDUSTRIAL POWER SYSTEMS
Nehad El-Sherif MNKYBR Inc.
Sheldon Kennedy Niagara Transformer

INTELLIGENT MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS: DEFINING THE BENEFITS TO THE PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
Michael Bayer Rockwell Automation
John Kay Rockwell Automation
David Mazur Rockwell Automation
Bill Stewart Chevron Pipeline Company
Bruce Venne Rockwell Automation

REFINING TECHNICAL SESSION I – Tuesday Morning

SYMPATHETIC INTERACTION BETWEEN THREE-WINDING TRANSFORMERS AND IMPACT IN GROUND RELAYING IN A GIANT OIL AND GAS FIELD ENVIRONMENT
Jesus Franco Chevron Energy Technology Co.

QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF PARTIAL DISCHARGE RADIO FREQUENCY EMISSION PROPOGATION IN MEDIUM VOLTAGE METAL CLAD SWITCHGEAR
Charles Pestell Powell Industries
Dion Caves Powell Industries
Jim Bowen Aramco Services Company

PRACTICAL CYBERSECURITY FOR PROTECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
Scott Manson Schweitzer Engineering
Dwight Anderson Schweitzer Engineering

MARINE TECHNICAL SESSION I – Tuesday Morning

SWITCHGEAR MAIN-TIE-MAIN CLOSED-TRANSITION TRANSFER DESIGN STRATEGY FOR HIGH LEVELS OF AVAILABLE FAULT CURRENT
Steven Abaray Hess Corp.
Stanley Beaver Clover Global Services

DELIVERING RELIABILITY: A STRING TEST OF A LARGE PUMP PACKAGE FOR AN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS FACILITY
Donna Hodgson Shell
Hugh Blair Siemens
Alan Hildebrand Siemens
Bart Sauer Siemens

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS APPLICABLE TO SHIPBOARD AND MARINE TERMINAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
Dennis Neitzel AVO Training Institute Inc.
Jason P. Farmer Ingalls Shipbuilding
Rodrick J. Van Wart Omega Institute for Continuing Education

SAFETY TECHNICAL SESSION I – Tuesday Morning

HISTORY OF GROUNDING/EARTHING PRACTICES IN THE UNITED STATES
Donald W. Zipse Electrical Forensics LLC

ARC FLASH – NEW REGULATIONS AND THE ADVANTAGE OF THE ULTRA FAST GROUNDING SWITCH
Samy Faried ABB
Wolfgang Hakelberg ABB
Laura Proeless ABB AG

CORROSION REDUCTION IN POWER DISTRIBUTION
Jesse Taylor Eaton Crouse-Hinds
Kenneth McFarland Eaton Crouse-Hinds
Stephanie Ellis Robroy Industries

PRODUCTION TECHNICAL SESSION I – Tuesday morning

POWER GENERATION LOAD SHARING USING DROOP CONTROL IN AN ISLAND SYSTEM
Matthew Marchiano Chevron Corporation
David Rayworth Chevron Energy Ltd.
Eduardo Alegria Chevron Corporation
John Undrill John Undrill LLC

ELECTRIC GENERATOR CONDITION ASSESSMENT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE ANALYSIS
James Timperley Doble Engineering
David Buchanan Eastman Chemical Company
Jose M. Vallejo Universal Star Energy Services

LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Yves Lavoie Primax Technologies Inc.
Francois Danet SAFT SA
Benoit Lombard Primax Technologies Inc.

ELECTROCHEM TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Morning

POWER SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A LARGE DYNAMIC NATURAL GAS FIELD
Merwyn D'Souza WorleyParsons
Mansour Al-Turki Aramco Services Co.
Mghwar Safwa WorleyParsons

CRITICAL PROCESS LOADS: DEFINING AND INCORPORATING THEM INTO A RELIABLE POWER SYSTEM
Gregory Clement Fluor Enterprises Inc.
Frieder Endrejat Sasol
Julian Price Sasol
Nina Sadighi Fluor Enterprises Inc.

HOW RELIABLE IS YOUR UPS? ELIMINATING SINGLE POINTS OF FAILURE
Steven Abaray Hess Corp.
Stanley Beaver Clover Global Services
Chuong Nguyen Schneider Electric

REFINING TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Morning

EXPANDED FIELD DATA ANALYSIS IN SUPPORT OF A TORQUE-BASED MOTOR BUS TRANSFER CRITERION
Murty Yalla Beckwith Electric Company
Thomas Beckwith Beckwith Electric Company

ISOLATION TECHNIQUES FOR VARIOUS TOPOLOGIES OF MEDIUM VOLTAGE ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVES
Manish Verma TMEIC
Todd O'Neal TMEIC
Neeraj Bhatia Bechtel
Scott Holdridge Shermco

APPLICATION OF SHAFT BONDING DEVICES (BRUSHES) ON LARGE INVERTER FED MACHINES OPERATING IN A CLASS I LOCATION
Bharat Mistry GE Power Conversion
Don Ankele UL LLC
Bill Lockley Lockley Engineering

MARINE TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Morning

LESSONS LEARNED WHILE APPLYING ELECTRIC PROTECTION ON AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM
Mital Kanabar GE Grid Solutions
Dibyendu Bhattacharya BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd
Alok Gupta BP America Ltd.
Matt Proctor GE Grid Solutions

MARINE DC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS – TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
Michael Roa ABS Americas

TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE MV CASCADED H BRIDGE INVERTERS (CHBI) VFDS AVAILABILITY WHEN APPLIED TO HIGH POWER ESP OIL WELLS
Fabio Feletto Petrobras S/A
Edson da Costa Bortoni UNIFEI
Joao Guilherme de Carvalha Costa UNIFEI
Robert A. Durham THEWAY Labs

SAFETY TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Morning

PRACTICAL EXECUTION OF THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS IN ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Mike Doherty eHazard

APPLYING RISK ASSESSMENT AT THE WORKER LEVEL
Daniel Roberts Schneider Electric

DESIGNING AND SPECIFYING MCCS TO REDUCE HAZARDS AND RISKS BYUSING IEEE 1683
Todd R. Sauve Rockwell Automation
Richard P. AndersonJr. FluorEnterprises
Tryton Bower Mangan Inc.
Kurt R. Mickler Rockwell Automation

PRODUCTION TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Morning

DEPLOYMENT OF MV DRIVES IN ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS IN STEAM ASSIST GRAVITY DRAINAGE APPLICATIONS
Donald Wilson Siemens Canada Ltd.
Karl Heideck Siemens Industry Inc.
David Conrad Wood Group
Patrick Robinson Altelec Ltd.

ISOCHRONOUS LOAD SHARING PRINCIPLES FOR AN ISLANDED SYSTEM WITH STEAM AND GAS TURBINE GENERATORS
Krishnanjan Gubba Ravikumar SEL Inc.
Julio Garcia Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
Brandon Bosley Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
Ty Clark Dominion Energy

CONTROL OF PERMANENT MAGNET SYCHRONOUS MACHINES FOR SUBSEA APPLICATIONS
Gilberto da Cunha Weg Drives and Controls
Adalberto Jose Rossa Weg Drives and Controls
Joable Andrade Alves Weg Drives and Controls
Eduardo Cardoso FMC Tecnologies

CHEMICAL TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Afternoon

EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION REQUIRESIMPROVEDCHARACTERIZATION OF POLYPHASE INDUCTION MOTOR LOSSES
Mike Melfi Rockwell Automation
Robbie McElveen Baldor / ABB
James McFarland Generac Power Systems

IT'S GOOD TO GO BACKWARDS – SOMETIMES
Thorsten Getschmann Siemens AG
Mark Chisholm Siemens Industry Inc
Ingo Menz Siemens AG
John Schaefer Praxair Inc

REPLACING INDUCTION MOTORS WITH CAGED ROTOR PERMANENT MAGNET MOTORS: APPLICATIONS CONSIDERATIONS & COST ANALYSIS
Robert McElveen Jr. Baldor Electric Company
Richard Holub Dupont
William E. Martin Baldor Electric Company

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Afternoon

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS
Estellito Rangel Jr Petrobras
Carlos Azevedo Sanguedo CEPEL

APPLICATION OF IEC 60079-10-1 EDITION 2.0 FOR HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION
Allan Bozek EngWorks

EQUIPMENT PROTECTION LEVELS (EPLS); EQUIPMENT CATEGORIES AND AREA CERTIFICATION MARKINGS FOR ZONE CLASSIFIED LOCATIONS
Ryan Wilson ABTECH Inc.
William G. Lawrence FM Approvals

TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL SESSION II – Wednesday Afternoon

CONSIDERATIONS IN APPLYING SYMMETRICAL COMPONENTS FOR FAULT CURRENT EVALUATION OF AN ISLANDED NEUTRAL RESISTANCE-GROUNDED SYSTEM
Rasheek Rifaat Jacobs Canada
James Hong Jacobs Canada
Stephen McFetridge Imperial Oil Resources

STATE OF THE ART FOR FULL ELECTRIC DRIVEN REFRIGERATION COMPRESSORS SOLUTIONS USING ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVE: WHICH COMBINATION OF TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS LEAD THE BEST CAPEX & OPEX SOLUTION UP TO 100MW?
Lionel Durantay GE Power Conversion
Jean-Marc Taillardat GE Power Conversion
Nicolas Velly GE Power Conversion
Jean-Francois Pradurat GE Power Conversion

PROACTIVE STUDY AND NOVEL MITIGATION OF MV POWER SYSTEM DAMAGE DUE TO SUB-POWER-FREQUENCY FERRO-RESONANCE FOR A GAS PLANT
Tamer Abdelazim Eaton Corporation
Thomas Dionise Eaton Corporation
Frederick D. Painter; II Anadarko Petroleum
David Shipp Capstone Power Systems Engineering