Surge Technology Forum

Surge Technology Forum

April 10, 2014 in Phoenix Contact Harrisburg Training Center.

As a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of lightning and surge protection products, Phoenix Contact routinely offers training seminars on several surge-related topics.  Our next event will be held on April 10, 2014 in our Harrisburg training facility and will feature three seminars:

Surge Protection

Presented by Michael Schniedermeyer
Lead Marketing Specialist for TRABTECH

A constant power supply and secure data links are especially important for the operational reliability of electrical systems, installations and devices. In this seminar, Michael will explore the sources of surges and types of damages caused by transient and surge voltage, as well as current.

He will also discuss the basic functions of a surge protection device (SPD), as well as technical and application issues for protection of power, measurement and control, information technology and transceiver systems. Lastly, Michael will explain how to select the right SPD for a particular application.

UL 1449 2nd vs. 3rd Edition

Presented by Matt Hemphill
Product Marketing Manager for TRABTECH (Surge and Overcurrent Protection)

National and international standards exist to assist consumers with the evaluation and application of surge protection devices. This portion of the seminar will include Matt’s review of national and international standards that offer benchmark guidelines used to evaluate surge suppression performance, nomenclature, SPD type designation and application location.

Grounding and Bonding for Effective Surge Protection

Presented by Scott Mickievicz
Product Manager for Power and Signal Quality products

The topic of grounding and bonding is very complex. For the purposes of this course, we will focus only on the reliable grounding and bonding methods used in transient surge suppression applications. Scott will cover the purpose of grounding and bonding and the difference between the two.  He will also cover the characteristics of effective bonding paths, grounding systems and electrodes, grounding electrode components, and the various methods used to measure grounding electrode resistance.

*Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits will be available for completion of this seminar.  

8:30 - 8:50 Arrival/Check-in
9:00 - 10:30 Surge Protection - Michael Schniedermeyer
10:45 - 12:00 Surge Protection - Michael Schniedermeyer
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch in Upper Dining Room
1:00 - 1:45 Tour of Facility
2:00 - 3:00 UL 1449 2nd vs. 3rd Edition - Matt Hemphill
3:15 - 5:00 Grounding & Bonding for Effective Surge Protection - Scott Mickievicz

Registration deadline: April 1, 2014

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. If you are traveling from a long distance, you will have the option of staying in a hotel near the facility the night before with dinner provided. Please contact your local sales engineer or click below to register.

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