Operation, Maintenance and Safety

Operations, Maintenance, & Safety” – Practical Ways to Apply IEEE Std 3007TM

This intensive one-day training session covering operation, maintenance, and safety of plant electrical power systems, instructing engineers in practical ways to use Std 3007. The format will be to present a section from the Standard, offer insights into the background, expand on the subject based on field experiences, and encourage discussion from the group relating to their experiences and problems.

Operation and Management of power systems, Std 3007.1, will be covered first. In this recommended practice, plant engineers are provided with a reference source for the fundamentals of safe and reliable operation and management of industrial and commercial electric power distribution systems. Maintenance, Std 3007.2, flows logically as the next subject. It covers the fundamentals of electrical equipment maintenance, how to develop successful maintenance strategies, and the common testing methods used as part of an electrical equipment maintenance program. After these two standards have been considered, the tutorial will turn to Safety, Std 3007.3, as safety relates to operations and maintenance. Std 3007.3 provides guidelines for understanding the fundamental concepts of the hazards of electricity along with safety-related activities associated with the operation and maintenance of in-plant electrical power distribution systems.

The lecturer’s copy of each standard will be circulated throughout the day, however, attendees are encouraged to bring their personal copies to the tutorial.

 

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Lecturer: Erling Hesla, P.E., LSM-IEEE

After graduating from the University of British Columbia (BASc ’47), Mr. Hesla advanced his career through employment with major companies engaged in the manufacture of electrical equipment, the production of power, and utilization of electrical equipment in industry, and then moved into consulting practice. His widespread experience provides him with broad knowledge of design, operation, maintenance, and safety of power distribution systems. Supported by his experience, he served as Chair for the Yellow Book, IEEE Std 902, the standard replaced by Std 3007, and continued with active involvement in the development of the three Std 3007 documents. In recent years he has taught these subjects at several IAS Conferences and at other venues.

Throughout his career Mr. Hesla has been involved in many facets of IEEE: at the local level as officer in several offices, in IAS Working Groups, on the IAS Executive Board, and in the presentation of several papers. Contributions to IEEE/IAS have taken him beyond his “home” area of USA and Canada to Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. He was awarded the Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award for innovative promotion of IEEE globalization.

Mr. Hesla continues to practice as a professional engineer and as an expert witness.