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On Nov. 26th, Dr. Xuan Wu, chair of IEEE PES Columbus Chapter gave a seminar about station surge arrester applications to about 20 attendees at Gahanna, OH. The attendees learned surge arrester principles, lightning & switching surges, and considerations of separation distance and temporary overvoltage for arrester placements and sizing.

Title: Impacts of Station Urge Arrester Separation Distance & Temporary Overvoltage

Abstract: Surge arresters are important devices that protect major equipment from insulation failures due to lightning or switching surges. How to appropriately apply station surge arresters in order to make them perform the best surge protection functionality is the main purpose of this session. This session will cover the station surge arrester functions, characteristics, types and application considerations with emphasis of temporary overvoltage and separation distance.


5:30 – 6:00 pm: Arrivals, Food & Networking

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A

Date: 2019-11-26

700 Morrison Road
Gahanna, Ohio
United States 43230

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Speaker Biography:

Xuan Wu is from Nanjing, China. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 2013, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 2018. Currently, he is working as a Senior Engineer at Station Equipment Standards department of American Electric Power. His work/research interests include applying optimization techniques in transmission & distribution system planning, operation and market designs, electromagnetic & electrostatic coupling effects, substation fault analysis & grounding design, and transient analysis & surge arrester applications. He has contributed to several AEP substation design guidelines and published over 20 journal and conference papers in power engineering areas. Xuan is an IEEE member, Chair of IEEE PES Columbus Chapter, and a Professional Engineer registered in Ohio.

Look forward to seeing you!