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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.

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)

ESTMP 2018

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

 

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

Call for Nominations: 2017 Southern Alberta PES Outstanding Engineer Award

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The PES Outstanding Engineer Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the power engineering profession at the local level.  The award is open to IEEE PES members in the Southern Alberta Section.  Two awards will be presented annually based on years of experience: 1 for 15 years or less and 1 for more than 15 years.  More information on the award eligibility, nominator eligibility, and selection criteria is available here.  Nominations will be accepted here until May 31, 2017.

IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Title: IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems: Overview and What’s New
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 5:15-9pm
Location: T1-Auditorium at TransAlta, 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Details: Flyer Registration (Registration closes May 11, 2017)

Introduction to Industrial and Distribution Systems Transients and Applications of EMTP/ATP

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 

Title: Introduction to Industrial and Distribution Systems Transients and Applications of EMTP/ATP
Date: April 24-25, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: The Carriage House Inn, Windsor A (map)
Details: Flyer – Registration (Registration closes April 13)

Functional Safety & CSA B149.3 Compliance

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 

Title: Functional Safety & CSA B149.3 Compliance
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 5:15-9:00 pm
Location: TransAlta, T1 auditorium (map)
Details: Flyer

 

Protective Relays: Principles of Applications

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

 

Title: Protective Relays: Principles of Applications
Date: November 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus, Event Center C
Details: Flyer – Registration (Registration closes November 16)

Power System Stability and Control

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

 

Title: Power System Stability and Control
Date: Oct 25-28, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: The Carriage House Inn, Windsor A
Details: FlyerRegistration (Registration closes October 13)