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Medium Voltage Breakers and Applications

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Medium Voltage Breakers and Applications
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Center Street SW
Details: Registration

 

  • Key Ratings and IEEE/IEC Harmonization.
  • Physical Characteristics of MV Breakers (New and Retrofit).
  • Transient recovery voltage (TRV) capability. The review and evaluation shall be performed in accordance with IEEE Std. C37.015, C37.04, C37.06 and other applicable standards.
  • Vacuum Interrupters, Current Chopping, and Transient Overvoltages.

CSA Z462-2018: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: CSA Z462-2018: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Center Street SW
Details: Registration

Outline:

  • Overview and details surrounding the 4th and newly published in January 2018 edition of CSA Z462.
  • Comprehensive, participatory and interactive discussions on the improvements to the standard, challenges faced by front line supervisors and workers in the field and opportunities for excellence in safety and timely work programs.
  • Job Planning and execution of best case electrical work practices as they are detailed in the standard will be discussed.
  • Good Safety is Good Business will be a central theme for this tutorial.

Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Roadmap for Implementing a Safety System
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Registration

International standards IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 provide guidance for implementing the safety system life-cycle phases. Armed with this knowledge safety design engineers may feel that they can tackle any project. However, the scope of a safety system project can vary considerably.  The SIS may be part of a new multibillion dollar process plant, a facility revamp or just involve the addition of a few safety functions to an existing installation. The execution will vary considerably depending on the overall scope and makeup of the project even though the basic steps will be similar in concept.

Most importantly, the overall project schedule and resourcing is often governed by scope other than the safety system. A large project may take four to seven years from conception to startup. Essentially the safety engineer must navigate many interfaces in order to formulate a solid SIS design basis (i.e. safety requirements specification). It is important to understand! the complexity that arises from these interfaces; they need careful management.

Women in Data Science

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

 

Title: Women in Data Science
Date: March 5, 2018
Time: 8:30-5pm
LocationGallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary
Details: 

The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, IEEE Women in Engineering, and IEEE Computer Chapter of the Southern Alberta Section (SAS) are proud to host a satellite event for the annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference held at Stanford University!

Everyone is welcome!

Join us to:

  • learn about the latest developments and trends in data science from the leading experts in the global and local industry
  • network with other industry professionals and researchers
  • Meet with researchers of similar interests
  • Receive feedback from experts and other researchers on your work

Call for Poster Presentations:

Female professionals and researchers from related science and engineering disciplines are welcome to submit their work for interactive (poster) presentation at the WiDS event. Interested participants shall send a short abstract (maximum 250 words) of their work to the conference committee via email at widscalgary@ucalgary.ca by February 23, 2018. Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to prepare and print a poster of size A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm) using the template provided by the committee.

Best Poster Award: The winners of the Best Poster Awards are announced during the closing ceremony of the WiDS Event and will receive $300, $200 and $100 bursaries.

Registration

Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: Grid Energy Storage: Policies and Applications
Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration (registration closes November 16)

2017 Southern Alberta Section AGM

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: 2017 Southern Alberta Section AGM
Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 6:15-9:15pm
Location: The Carriage House Inn, Lincolnshire Room (2nd floor), 9030 Macleod Tr S
Keynote: “Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things” by Ken Barker, Ph.D., I.S.P., ITCP
Details: Flyer Registration (registration closes November 9)

ESTMP 2018

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

Title: ESTMP 2018
Date: March 12-14, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency, Calgary, AB
Details: Website Registration

Low Cost DC Microgrids

Friday, August 25th, 2017

 

Title: Low Cost DC Microgrids
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration

Overview of PLC/DCS

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

Title: Overview of PLC/DCS
Date: June 6, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: SAIT, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB; Building: Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre, Room: KA-12
Details: Flyer Registration

Call for Presentations, Panel Discussions and Tutorials: 2018 ESTMP Workshop

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop takes place in Calgary, March 12-14, 2018.

The ESTMP Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of electrical safety, engineering, project optimization, maintenance and reliability of electrical systems. The Workshop is designed to share new and innovative concepts, best practices, successes and lessons learned that deliver value and stimulate innovation.

In addition to presentations, two panel discussions are planned, as well as half-day tutorials.  Potential topics include:
– Power system maintenance
– Project execution
– Safety
– Green Power
– Reliability in Design
Suggestions for other topics are welcome.

For more information, please visit:  http://sites.ieee.org/estmp/

Important Dates:
– Notice of intent to present – July 30, 2017
– Abstract of presentation due – September 30, 2017
– Notification of acceptance – October 15, 2017
– Draft Presentation due – December 15, 2017
– Final Presentation due – February 1, 2018

For a printable version of this information, click here.