The IEEE-IAS-PCIC 2023 Tutorial Subcommittee is sponsoring eight half-day tutorials on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Included in your tutorial registration fee are breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and light refreshments during breaks.
IEEE Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are available for attending tutorials at an additional nominal fee if needed to maintain your State professional engineering registration.
Attending tutorials is an excellent opportunity to interact with leading Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) whether to learn new technology or refresh your knowledge. The tutorials and associated means and breaks also provide a networking opportunity to meet the instructor and other tutorial attendees.
First time attendees registered for the entire conference are eligible to attend one tutorial for the reduced rate of $50.00. A second tutorial can be attended by paying full registration cost. This must be indicated on the registration form and completed prior to September 1, 2023, or the full tutorial fee will apply.
NOTE: Pre-registration for tutorials is necessary as it allows the presenter to prepare sufficient handout materials. If space permits, conference attendees not pre-registered can attend tutorials by paying full price at the registration desk (handout material may be subject to availability).
The following tutorials are planned for the 2023 conference. Scroll down for more information. Tutorial PCIC 2023-1: Review of the new NFPA 70B Standard Tutorial PCIC 2023-2: How to Work Safely with Direct Current Tutorial PCIC 2023-3: Engineering the Energy Transition Tutorial PCIC 2023-4: Form Wound Insulation Systems: Designs, Applications, Failures Mechanisms, and Preventive Measures Tutorial PCIC 2023-5: IEEE Std 1349-2021 Electric Machines in Hazardous Locations – Worldwide Applications Tutorial PCIC 2023-6: Overcurrent Protection and Coordination Fundamentals Tutorial PCIC 2023-7: Integration of Solar PV in an industrial facility Tutorial PCIC 2023-8: Changes to the next NFPA 70E standard
Tutorial PCIC 2023-1
8:00 am - 11:45 am
Review of the new NFPA 70B Standard
Abstract: This tutorial is a review of the new NFPA 70B Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. 70B was previously a recommended practice that had many good recommendations. Since most arc flashes may occur due to lack of maintenance NFPA 70E has been specifying that conditions of maintenance need to be considered in the risk assessments. This has exposed a lack of understanding regarding what the minimum requirements for maintenance are for facilities that want to be safe. NFPA and the 70B technical committee has responded to the needs to address this gap by changing the recommended practice to a standard. This tutorial should provide a good introduction to the requirements to help organizations develop their electrical maintenance plans.
Instructor: Karl Cunningham has 40 years global experience in project design, operations, maintenance and safety. He simultaneously served as an apprentice program coordinator, evaluator and instructor for 14 years. Karl is on Code Making Panel 12 of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code and the Technical Committees of NFPA 70B Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance and NFPA 70E Electrical Workplace Safety. Karl has previously presented at IEEE ESW, IEEE PPIC, published in American Society of Engineering Education, and in the International Aluminium Industry journal. Karl has been the responsible engineer for the electrical safety programs for 26 years of his career; all without having any electrically related injuries. He has managed electrical safety audits for facilities throughout the USA, Iceland, China, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Norway, and Canada involving commercial and heavy industrial facilities in mining & metals, refinery, pulp & paper, auto, food processing, hospitality, seaway, and power generation facilities.
Michael Kovacic is an Occupational Safety Consultant with 30 years experience. He has managed teams for electrical safety assessments, is involved in development of database applications for the industry, and participates in flash hazard risk assessment projects for all types and sizes of installations. Mr. Kovacic has experience in incident investigation and legal assistance, and has authored detailed electrical safety and LOTO programs for major corporations, private and governmental facilities worldwide. His written programs include globally applicable documents that reconcile the differences between NFPA 70E and EN 50110 and as well as the ANSI and IEC differences. He is a member of IAEI, IEEE, NFPA and a voting member on the ASTM F-18 Committee. Michael is recognized in the OSHA Subpart S preamble, and has published in Occupational Hazards Magazine and ASSE Safely Made, as well as an editor for Illustrated Guide to Electrical Safety, 5th and 6th editions, among other publications. He has been a past presenter at IEEE Electrical Safety Workshops and is a regular presenter at the United Steelworkers annual safety workshop.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-2
8:00 am - 11:45 am
How to Work Safely with Direct Current
Abstract: The design and safe work practice standards for evolving technologies using Direct Current (DC) are evolving rapidly, including for batteries, capacitors, and supercapacitors used in battery energy storage systems (BESS), electric transportation, backup power for wind generators, variable frequency drives (VFD), high power rectification/inversion for DC power transmission, and more. This tutorial will first review the rapidly evolving design standards for batteries, supercapacitors, and capacitors and the design standards for systems that they are used in, such as BESSs, VFDs, electric vehicles, and invertor/rectifiers. Taking into account these engineering controls, the tutorial will teach how to properly implement safe work practices for all applications of DC arc flash, and will include risk assessments for DC shock, DC arc flash, and acoustic hazards. Sample risk assessments will be presented.
Instructor: Lloyd Gordon PhD in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1981. He performed experimental research for DOE, and at Auburn University and University of Texas in topics of pulsed power engineering, space power, plasma physics and dielectric engineering from 1981 to 1998. From 1998 to 2021 he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE) managing and publishing in electrical safety. Dr. Gordon has 25 years of experience in experimental high-energy research, 45 years of experience as an educator and trainer, and has focused his efforts on R&D electrical safety over the past 25 years. He has lectured to and trained over 100,000 scientists and engineers throughout the DOE, DOD, NASA, and industry over the past 35 years in R&D Electrical Safety. He serves on the NFPA 70E, Chapter 3 task group and is a member of the IEEE 1584, and several IEEE working groups on battery safety and risk assessment. Dr. Gordon is a senior life member of IEEE and has been a member for 50 years.
Kyle Carr graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a BS degree in Physics. He has been an electrical engineer for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) of Los Alamos NM since 1998. He served on the LANL Electrical Safety Committee as part of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for NFPA 70E and NFPA 70. He is a member of the IEEE 1584.1 working group and a member of the Electrical Safety Task Group for the U.S. Department of Energy Facility Contractor’s Group (EFCOG). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New Mexico. Kyle is a senior member of IEEE.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-3
8:00 am - 11:45 am
[Electrical] Engineering the Energy Transition
Abstract: There is an increased focus on the environmental impact of the energy the world uses. While the preferred approach to mitigating environmental impact is being debated on a national and global level, two themes have emerged: 1) transitioning some energy consumers from hydrocarbons to electricity and lowering the emissions of the electrical generation, and 2) substitution of traditional hydrocarbon fuels with alternative fuels or technologies that have a lower environmental impact. Numerous technologies and solutions have been proposed and are progressing through the research stage, pilot projects, and scale-up. This tutorial provides a technical, electrically focused introduction across four general areas: changes within existing production and petrochemical facilities, demand and end use changes, new adjacent businesses, and electricity grid impacts. Technologies covered include oil & gas production electrification, fuel gas replacement, gas and steam turbine driver conversion, carbon capture utilization and storage, hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuel, electric vehicles, transmission congestion, energy storage, and renewable power generation.
Instructor: Mark A. Metzdorf (M’06, SM ’15) iis currently the Lead Electrical Technical Authority at bp, based in Chicago. In this role he provides technical oversight on safety and operating risk aspects within the electrical discipline across bp’s global operations. Previously he was in a central engineering team within the Downstream business where he provided electrical power system technical support to operating sites. Prior to joining bp, Mark was an electrical engineer at the LyondellBasell chemicals plant in Channelview, TX supporting maintenance, reliability, and projects on the electrical distribution system. Mark has authored three previous papers at PCIC and ESW and, has previously presented a tutorial at PCIC, He contributed to the development of an Energy Institute publication on arc flash risk. He is the Chair of the API Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment and represents bp on the API Motors Task Force. Mark holds a BSEE degree from Purdue University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Douglas BeCraft (M’08, SM’22) graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a BSEE degree. He currently works for bp as a Senior Electrical Engineer in the Innovation & Engineering group and is based in Chicago, IL. In this role, he provides electrical power system technical support to bp’s global project portfolio and operating assets, including both hydrocarbon and new energy businesses. He has previously held roles as Asset Maintenance Leader, Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering Superintendent, Electrical Engineering Superintendent, and Electrical Engineer at the bp Whiting, IN refinery. Prior to joining bp in 2012, he was employed at Marathon Petroleum Company working in maintenance and major capital project electrical engineering roles at multiple US refineries. Doug is an IEEE Senior Member and has been a co-author and co-presenter on a previous PCIC paper.
Jeremy D. Smith (S’06, M’08, SM’17) is a Senior Electrical Engineer in the bp Innovation & Engineering group where he performs conceptual design, project oversight, and drafts standards supporting projects across bp's portfolio, including oil and gas production, oil refineries, onshore and offshore wind generation, and electric vehicle charging facilities. He was previously a Power Systems Engineer with GE Engineering Services focusing on power system analysis and protective relaying, and has worked in maintenance, reliability, and project roles in several refineries. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds one patent. Currently Jeremy is the Chair of IEEE P1458 and is also a member of API, IEEE, and IOGP standard working groups. He has also published PCIC papers. He is a past Technical Program Chair of the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop.
Ryan Rockwell (S’05, M’09, SM’20) is a Senior Electrical Engineer in the bp Offshore Wind Engineering organization. He is currently a multi-disciplinary Engineering Lead performing NOJV technical oversight of bp’s 50% stake in the Empire and Beacon Offshore Wind projects in the US Northeast. In his prior role with bp, Ryan was in the central engineering team providing electrical power system technical support to bp’s global project portfolio and operating assets with a focus on bp’s entry into new energy businesses. Throughout his career Ryan has also held electrical power system focused roles in bp US Pipelines, GE Grid Solutions, and Marathon Petroleum Refining spanning operations, maintenance, reliability, construction, and projects. Ryan holds BSEE and BS Computer Science & Engineering degrees from the University of Toledo and is a Chartered Engineer with the IET.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-4
8:00 am - 11:45 am
Form Wound Insulation Systems: Designs, Applications, Failures Mechanisms, and Preventive Measures
Abstract: Instructors will cover every aspect of the form wound insulation system of large electric rotating machines being used in petroleum and chemical industry. Typically, the Form Wound system is being used for the motors above 1000VAC to 13,800VAC either in synchronous or asynchronous machines. The tutorial will discuss on the types of design and applications of insulation systems to cover turn, ground insulation and corona suppressing materials etc. along with VPI (vacuum pressure impregnation). The qualification process along with in process and final tests during manufacturing will be covered following applicable industry standards. The various case scenarios of failure mechanisms at sites will be presented along with preventive measures in order to increase the life of system will be discussed. This material may help to users, engineering companies and many others in understanding Form Wound insulation system.
Instructor(s): Bharat Mistry received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from South Gujarat University, Surat, India in 1972. Since 1988, he has been a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada. Presently retired from General Electric Company from 2017. He has served industries for more than 35 years in the area of regulatory compliance engineering, design and application of large electric rotating machines for hazardous/non-hazardous locations. Published many IEEE/IAS/PCIC papers and Tutorials. He serves on many technical standards such as IEEE 1349, IEEE 303, CANENA, IEC 60079 and C22.2 No. 100.
Saeed Ul Haq received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from UET, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1991, M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada, in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, in 2007. During his Ph.D. program, his main research interest was to study the insulation problems in drive-fed medium-voltage motors. Dr. Haq is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada., he joined the GE Large Motors & Generators Technology team at Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, as an Insulation Engineer. His area of interest is in the development of insulation systems for large rotating electric machines.
Madu Thiru graduated from Pondicherry University (India) in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In 1998, he joined Memorial University of Newfoundland where he did graduate studies on power electronics and variable speed drives. In 2000, he joined GE Large Motors in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He has held many roles in the organization. He currently holds the position of Rotating Machines Leader for Global services. His work focuses on Services offerings, Large Synchronous and Induction motor designs, designing retrofits, engineering studies, failure analyses and repair solutions in the field of Large Motors.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-5
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
IEEE Std 1349-2021 Electric Machines in Hazardous Locations – Worldwide Applications
Abstract: This tutorial presents an overview of IEEE Std 1349-2021, a Guide that assists individuals, organizations, and suppliers with the application of electric machines in Zone 2 and Class I, Division 2 locations, where flammable gases and vapors may occasionally be present. AC generators and motors, including synchronous, induction, and permanent magnet, with ratings 0.18 kW (1/4 hp) and larger are covered. Primary emphasis is on the use of open or non explosionproof or non flameproof enclosed motors as covered in the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) (NFPA 70) and the Canadian Electrical Code® (CE Code®) for fixed speed and adjustable speed drive (ASD) applications. Precautions against excessive surface temperatures and sparking are included. To mitigate hot surface temperatures and sparking, this document provides guidance for selecting, operating, and maintaining motors. Example applications, including the new Discharge Energy Calculator, will be presented.
Instructor(s): Lorraine K. Padden (SM’94) is Co-founder and President of Padden Engineering, LLC, Katy, TX. Ms. Padden provides electrical engineering services in power systems. She received a BSEE degree from SDSM&T and worked for Shell. She is Chair of IEEE Std 3004.8 (Motor Protection) and Chair/Co-Chair of IEEE Std 1349 for 2001, 2011, and 2021 editions and contributes to IEEE and API standards. Ms. Padden is a recipient of the IEEE Standards Medallion and PCIC David C. Azbill awards and is a Professional Engineer in CA, TX, and WA.
Bharat Mistry (SM’10) graduated with Bachelor of Engineering degree from South Gujarat University, Surat, India in 1972. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and retired from General Electric. He served industries over 35 years in regulatory compliance engineering, design and application of large electric rotating machines for hazardous and non-hazardous locations. He serves on technical standards including ICHL, IEEE 1349, IEEE 303, CANENA and IEC 60079, C22.2 No. 100.
Bill Lockley (LF’14) received the Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 1966. He has worked for utility, defense, manufacturing, and service organizations. In 1988, he started Lockley Engineering, Calgary, AB, Canada, a consulting business. He is a Past Chair of the PCIC International and Transportation Subcommittees and contributes to IEEE and API standards. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
Chris Heron received his BSEE from the University of New Brunswick, Canada in 1989. He has designed machines and systems for industrial and specialty applications for 32 years. Now he works for Integrated Power Services’ Renewables Division as Regional Engineer. He contributes to standards (IEEE, IEC) related to the specification, design, manufacture, protection, refurbishment, and testing of ac and dc electrical machines and is currently Vice Chair of the IEEE-IAS Pulp and Paper Committee.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-6
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Overcurrent Protection and Coordination Fundamentals
Abstract: This tutorial will focus on key overcurrent protection topics found in industrial distribution systems. Among the topics that will be covered are Time-Current-Curve (TCC) fundamentals, fuse-fuse coordination, fuse-relay coordination, relay-relay coordination, transformer overcurrent elements for primary to secondary device coordination, and transformer phase-shift considerations. Attendees will also be presented with (and perform) fault current and cold/hot load calculation methods used to assist in the coordination of device pairs. To further aid in the attendees understanding, specific characteristics of common overcurrent protective devices and instruments (e.g., CT’s) will be examined.
Instructor(s): Peter C. Pietramala, P.Eng, MScEE has 35 years in the power systems industry in a variety of roles including heavy industrial and utility design and analysis. He currently specializes in dynamic simulation, short circuit, load flow, and transient switching analysis as well as protection application at both the distribution and transmission levels. He also has a key lead role in Eaton as a trainer of numerous engineering training courses such as overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, power systems analysis, and CYME analysis software. The last several years he has taught engineering principles to hundreds of engineers throughout North America and has authored IEEE technical papers and lead IEEE tutorials in past conferences (PCIC and ESTMP).
Scott P Basinger, P.Eng has worked in the electrical industry for 26 years supporting industrial and commercial power systems. He currently works as a Senior Application Engineer with Eaton Corporation supporting consulting engineers and complex power system projects in Alberta, Canada. Scott is an active Senior Member of the IEEE as an author, panel discussion participant, reviewer, and tutorial instructor. He is currently serving as Vice Chair for the IEEE IAS ESTMP 2024 Conference., Past IEEE Tutorials Scott has presented include Overcurrent Protection, and Application of Medium Voltage Breakers.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-7
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Integration of Solar PV in an industrial facility
Abstract: This tutorial provides an overview of considerations for adding solar PV to an industrial facility. After the overview, the presenters will dive into the details of solar PV designs including pitfalls and best practices. After attending the tutorial, the attendee should understand favorable and unfavorable locations to add PV as well as the areas to spend extra effort based on the attendee’s site-specific factors. The content is not limited to electrical topics but also includes civil and structural considerations since they play a significant role. In addition, the entire project lifecycle will be discussed, however, the primary focus is on design.
Instructor(s): Carson Bates received his BSc in engineering with electrical specialty in 2010 and PhD in 2018 from Colorado School of Mines. He works at NEI, where he performs HV and MV electric power engineering for the utility, petrochemical, and renewable industries. He serves in PCIC as IT Chair, IAS I&CPS as PSP Chair, PES Insulated Conductors and PES Renewable Systems Integration Coordinating.
Tyler Mori received his BSc in engineering with electrical specialty from Colorado School of Mines. He possesses 10 years of experience in the renewable industry focused on solar PV design and is an expert in combining multidiscipline engineering judgement, strategic customer management, and commercial coordination to yield excellence through design. He has comprehensive multi-disciplinary knowledge of engineering design applicable to the development and construction of wind, solar, BESS, and T&D projects. He works as a technical director at NEI and is involved in many industry groups and conferences.
Tutorial PCIC 2023-8
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Changes to the next NFPA 70E standard
Abstract: OSHA considers NFPA 70E an industry consensus standard. Safety practices and mitigation techniques included in NFPA 70E are used industry wide to reduce the risk of electrical injury to employees in the workplace. Over the past two years, the 45+ member NFPA 70E Technical Committee has been reviewing and acting on proposed changes by the public for the 2024 edition of the Standard. Presented by members of the NFPA 70E Technical Committee, this tutorial will provide the rationale of key changes anticipated for the 2024 edition of NFPA 70E.
Instructor(s): Louis Barrios is a Principal Technical Expert in electrical engineering for Shell. He has been with the company for 34 years. Louis received BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering in 1987 and 1989, respectively, from Louisiana Tech University. After graduation he joined Shell at the Norco Manufacturing Complex outside of New Orleans and has held various technical and leadership positions in electrical engineering. He is currently Shell’s Electrical Global Discipline Lead and leads Shell’s global electrical safety team. Louis has been a member of the NFPA 70E committee for 22 years representing API, and has served as the Technical Committee Chair for the past two revision cycles (6 years). Louis is also a principal member of NEC Code Panel 1, member of the API RP 500/505 TF on electrical area classification, past chair of the API Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment, and past Chair of the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC).
Paul Dobrowsky, Principal of Innovative Technology Services, has over 45 years of experience in electrical and occupational safety, machinery and equipment standards, electrical construction, maintenance, program and policy development, instructing, and over 15 years enforcing electrical codes and standards. He is a Licensed Master Electrician, IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector, and a certified OSHA Construction Safety and Health Instructor. He currently teaches NFPA training seminars on NFPA 70E, NFPA 79 and the NEC. He has been a member of the NFPA 70E Committee since 2003.