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October 2018

Surge Protection

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

The presentation will begin with the causes and effects of surges and discuss different surge protection devices (SPDs) and how they work, as well as the component technologies available for SPDs and where to specify and apply SPDs. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: John Kroeker has over 27 years of experience in the electrical industry having worked as a distributor, manufacturer’s representative and currently over 10 years as regional product specialist for ASCO Power Technologies Surge Protection, a premier manufacturer of power…

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November 2018

Monitoring-based Commissioning

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

TOPIC Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) is the practice of continually optimizing building performance by leveraging fault detection and diagnostics software integrated with an existing building automation system. In addition to learning how MBCx helps buildings save energy and increase operational efficiency, this presentation will overview ComEd’s Building Optimization incentives program which allows building owners and operators to take advantage of drastic reduction in the cost to install MBCx software and engage with a qualified service provider to ensure it is used…

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January 2019

Data Centers

January 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Ct
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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$30 – $35

This presentation will guide you through the process of data center electrical system design. The presentation begins with the preliminary capacity planning process. The process involves assigning the day one and future expanded power needs for the data center, and selection of the appropriate redundant power system topology – N+1, N+2, 2N, 2N+1, or 3N/2. Common redundancy scheme rating systems based on Uptime Institute’s Tier Rating System will be presented, including a discussion of power system, mechanical HVAC, and other…

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February 2019

2019 Saturday Seminar

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake St
Northlake, IL 60164 United States
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The 2018 edition of the Chicago Electrical Code is based on the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) and has been updated to incorporate Chicago amendments. In addition to new and revised articles addressing renewable energy, the Chicago Electrical Code enhances personnel protection with expanded GFCI protection, new requirements to protect electrical workers while maintaining or servicing electrical or electrically powered equipment, and alternative methods for performing load calculations. This program has been developed to review the…

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March 2019

Microgrids – LOCATION CHANGE!

March 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Ct
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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$

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to renewable energy microgrids for consultants and end users. The presentation covers common components found in a microgrid system, including photovoltaic modules and energy storage options, with a comparison of common technologies seen in the industry. Also covered will be common tools for designing and specifying microgrid systems and a case study on an off grid facility in the USA. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Joseph Gregorovich is currently a Systems Engineer for…

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April 2019

Factory Tour: S&C Electric Company

April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
S&C Electric Company, 6601 N Ridge Blvd
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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S&C Representative: Jerry Yakel – Director of Grid Reliability Join us on a tour of S&C’s Chicago Industrial Campus, which is the home of their corporate headquarters, design, production, and testing facilities. This tour will feature a look at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), including the Nicholas J. Conrad Laboratory. The laboratory is the largest manufacture-owned short-circuit testing laboratory in North and South America, and it includes two 850 MW electrical short-circuit test generators that can test up to 100…

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May 2019

Building Automation Systems

May 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Ct
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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$30 – $35

This presentation will cover a brief history of BAS technology in order to set up the modern state of the industry including – IoT, Platforms, Open vs Proprietary. From there we will examine the players involved from concept to completion of a building with regard to differing delivery methodologies. This will be done with an eye toward facilitating an open discussion around the questions – What Does It Mean? – Why Should Anyone Care? – Whose Responsibility Is It? –…

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November 2019

Lunch Meeting: Voltage Balancing and Power Quality

November 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sargent & Lundy 24th floor Conference Room, 55 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Free

This free presentation is intended to provide attendees with an overview of power quality issues in electronics applications with an emphasis on voltage imbalance. The presentation will begin with identifying the effects of power quality and diagnostic evaluations. The presentation will draw on industry applications to provide case studies for power quality issues. The presentation will also feature equipment applications to correct voltage imbalance and other power quality issues. The overview will be brought together by demonstrating the expanding field…

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February 2020

Saturday Seminar – Review of the 2020 National Electrical Code

February 8 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake St
Northlake, IL 60164 United States
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$330

The 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) is the latest version of electrical code issued by the NFPA. This program has been developed to review the new content within the 2020 NEC and various differences from the previous 2017 NEC, in such a way so that the material learned can be applied immediately with increased proficiency, safety and efficiency. Specific areas within the 2020 NEC to be covered include: Revisions to service disconnect rules for arc flash hazard protection Reorganization of…

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March 2020

Lunch Meeting: Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sargent & Lundy 24th floor Conference Room, 55 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Free
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