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PCIC Conference 2019

Experience the ULTIMATE Virtual Racing Simulator

sip. snack. SPEED. REPEAT. | Sept 8-9th | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The team at Leading Edge Sales invites you to join us for drinks, food and the ultimate virtual racing experience during this year’s PCIC in Vancouver. So come on down to sip, snack and hop into the drivers seat of one of the world’s best racing simulators that will have you believing you’re drifting on the track in a real-life race car! Plus, we will have some awesome Leading Edge swag up for grabs for everyone that enters our draw!

Hope to see you there!

Grant & Jeffrey

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Electrical Safety Technical Seminar

BEST PRACTICES FOR REDUCING ARC FLASH.

SEMINAR: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a half-day educational session aimed at helping you stay up-to-date on the most recent innovations in Electrical Safety. | Hosted by Leading Edge Sales and I-Gard Corporation.

CALGARY JUNE 5th

EDMONTON JUNE 6th

Delta Hotel Edmonton South Conference Centre
4044 Gateway Boulevard NW | Edmonton, AB T6H 25C

TOPICS:

  • Minimizing the likelihood of Arc Flash events through High Resistance Grounding
  • Reducing the severity of Arc Flash events with the use of optical arc flash relays
  • Update on change of the CEC 2018 affecting NGR monitoring
  • Charging current calculation discussion
  • Employing hybrid grounding techniques for generator backup

BENEFITS:

  • Limited space available
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • Great networking opportunity
  • Stay up-to-date on the most recent innovations in Electrical Safety

SPEAKER:

Ajit Bapat is known in the electrical distribution field having served over 40 years in the industry. He holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power Systems and Protection, and has particular interest in ground fault protection, digital metering systems, microprocessor based integrated systems for protection, metering, monitoring and control of power distribution systems. A
Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Senior member of the IEEE and was the Central Canada Council Chair of Region 7 of IEEE.

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Hunting for PD (Partial Discharge)

BEST PRACTICES IN ON-LINE AND OFF-LINE PD TESTING. A PRACTICAL DAY OF EDUCATION.

SEMINAR: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a full day, educational session covering all aspects of On-line and Off-line Partial Discharge (PD) testing methods and Best Practices. | Hosted by Leading Edge Sales, and Presented by EA Technology LLC and Phenix Technologies, both leaders in HV Testing products and technologies.

TOPICS:

EA Technology LLC | Partial Discharge Technical Review

  • Sources, Causes, Effects
  • PD Detection History and Theory, Dispelling the myths

On-line, Non-invasive PD Testing

  • On-line Testing Technologies for MV/HV Cables and Switchgear
  • Testing Methods and Best Practices
  • Capabilities and limitations
  • Case Studies
  • PD Testing Product Solutions

TOPICS CONT:

Phenix Technologies | Off-line, Electrical Testing Methods for PD and more

  • Off-line testing Technologies for MV/HV Cables and Switchgear, Transformers and more
  • Testing Methods and Best Practices
  • Capabilities and limitations
  • Case Studies
  • Off-line Testing Product Solutions

BENEFITS:

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • Stay up-to-date on the most recent innovations in PD testing methods
  • Industry networking opportunity

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WEIDMANN Transformer Electrical Equipment, Testing, and Insulation System Maintenance Seminar

3 DAY COURSE: January 29-31st

Join us for a 3-Day course focuses on high voltage transformer design, insulation systems, factory and field testing, and the commissioning and maintenance of transformers to ensure sustained asset health. | Sponsored by Leading Edge Sales & WEIDMANN at BC Hydro/Powertech.

VANCOUVER JAN 29th-31st, 2019

TOPICS:

The course is led by a diverse group of industry experts and covers topics of importance to those who approve specifications, ensure that the equipment is suitable for use, or are involved in electrical equipment commissioning and maintenance. Those involved with the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electric substations will benefit from sharing knowledge. The course topics include transformer and auxiliary protection design, factory and field testing and commissioning issues, and advanced transformer electrical and insulation fluid testing and assessment techniques. Specific maintenance practices including field oil processing, moisture determination techniques, oil sampling and quality testing, and dissolved gas analysis (DGA) are presented.

As a unique event highlight, the attendees will tour Powertech Labs on the third day. This on-site training will include technical presentations in the morning followed by lunch and a guided tour of the HV test facility. Attendees will tour the Applied Chemistry Lab, Mechanical Lab, the HV and High Current Labs, and see demonstrations of the Lightning Impulse Test, RIV and/or PD Tests (or similar depending on equipment availability). IEEE continuing education units and NETA CTDs are offered for all course attendees at no additional charge.

TUESDAY, JAN 29th | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND TESTING

  • Insulation Systems: Design, Function, and Assessment – Tom Prevost, Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc.
  • Overview of GSU Maintenance and Practices – Xing Zhang, BC Hydro
  • Surge Arrester Specification and Application – Dave Peelo, DF Peelo and Associates, Ltd.
  • Dielectric Frequency Response Analysis – Abel Gonzalez Gomez, Megger
  • Explosion Resistant Transformer (ERT) Design Basics and Technical Highlights – Luke Wang, BC Hydro
  • BC Hydro’s Bushing Replacement Program and Lessons Learned to Date – William Ma, BC Hydro
  • GSU Transformer Cooling Control and Overheating – Xing Zhang, BC Hydro
  • Understanding the Value of Electrical Testing for Power Transformers – Charles Sweetser, OMICRON electronics Corp
  • The Mystery of Transformer Temperature Rise Test Explained – Stephen Chan, EC & QA Engineering Ltd

TUESDAY EVENING, JAN 29th | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

All are invited to attend this Reception being held right at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel! An excellent opportunity to socialize with your colleagues while enjoying good food and beverages. During the reception our sponsors will have factory representatives on hand showcasing their products and technology for your learning.

Sponsored by:

  • WEIDMANN Electrical Technology Inc
  • Leading Edge Sales

WEDNESDAY, JAN 30th | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

INSULATION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND FIELD SAFETY

  • Insulating Liquids: Sampling, Oil Quality Testing, and Assessing Electrical Insulation Aging – Nick Perjanik, Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc.
  • Moisture in Insulation: Effects, Measurement, and Management – Tom Prevost, Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc.
  • Site Vacuum Dryout and Oil Processing – Greg Steeves, Baron USA
  • Safety Issues When Working on Transformers and Tap Changers – Mike Lau, Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc.
  • 2018 Electrical Safe Work Practices – Joseph Gierlach, ABM
  • Dissolved Gas Analysis (Application and Update to PC57.104TM Draft Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Mineral Oil-Immersed Transformers) – Nick Perjanik, Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc

THURSDAY, JAN 31st | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

POWERTECH LABS

  • Depart Hotel at 8:00am and travel to Powertech Labs for morning presentations, Lunch and Tour
  • Part 1 – Planning: Identification of the Need Through System Modeling and Studies – Bruce Sunga and Giuseppe Stanciulescu, Powertech Labs
  • Part 2 – Engineering and Construction: Specification, Product Testing, Acceptance – Bruce Sunga, Logan Connaughton, and Ken Bognar, Powertech Labs
  • Part 3 – Operations and Maintenance: Asset Health, Failure Investigations – Stuart Chambers and Giuseppe Stanciulescu, Powertech Labs
  • Lunch followed by Facility Tour, Testing Demos and Video of High Power Lab
  • Return to Hotel approximately 4:00/4:30pm Transportation will be provided by WEIDMANN

ADDITIONAL INFO:

FACILITY TOUR AND TESTING DEMOSTRATIONS AT POWERTECH LABS Included with this course will be tour and testing demonstrations at Powertech Labs. Powertech, a BC Hydro subsidiary, specializes in clean energy consulting, independent testing and power system solutions. Powertech Labs Inc. is one of the largest testing and research laboratories in North America, situated in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Their 11-acre facility offers 15 different testing labs for a one-stop-shop approach to managing utility generation, transmission and distribution power systems.

PROCEEDINGS: A digital copy of all the proceedings will be provided to each registered attendee at the start of the course.

REGISTRATION: Individuals: $1495 (CAD – plus applicable taxes) Registration fee includes Presentation Materials, Breakfasts, Lunches and Welcome Reception. We will be in touch for billing by Credit Card or Invoice Net 30 (OAC)

BONUS: Register 3, send the 4th FREE! Any organization sending multiple attendees will receive 1 FREE registration with every 3 paid registrations.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1.9 IEEE CEUs and 19 NETA CTDs will be available to attendees at no additional cost for the Training Course.

RESERVATIONS: HILTON VANCOUVER AIRPORT 5911 Minoru Boulevard I Richmond BC V6X 4C7 I Canada Reservations can be made by calling 604-232-3990 or 1-800-445-8667 Group Name: Weidmann Power Transformer Technical Course Group Code: POWER

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A block of rooms from January 28 – February 1, 2019 has been reserved at a discounted rate of $189.00 single for the Weidmann Course. Reservations should be made by January 8, 2019 to ensure availability at this rate.

UPDATED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: www.weidmann-electrical.com

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Electrical Safety Seminar Series

HOSTED BY: I-Gard and Leading Edge Sales

SEMINAR: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

You won’t want to miss this FREE seminar as it’s open to managers, consultants, engineers and safety professionals alike. Attendees include people from across multiple professional demographic sectors as electrical safety affects us all.

EDMONTON MAY 29th

Delta Hotel Edmonton South, Conference Center
4044 Gateway Boulevard NW,  Edmonton, AB, T6H 5C2

CALGARY MAY 30th

TOPICS:

  • Minimizing the likelihood of Arc Flash events through High Resistance Grounding
  • Reducing the severity of Arc Flash events with the use of optical arc flash relays
  • Update on change of the CEC 2018 affecting NGR monitoring
  • Charging current calculation discussion
  • Employing hybrid grounding techniques for generator backup

BENEFITS:

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • Great networking opportunity
  • Stay up-to-date on the most recent innovations in Electrical Safety

SPEAKER:

Ajit Bapat is known in the electrical distribution field having served over 40 years in the industry. His expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection is acknowledged in North America. He holds a Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power Systems and Power System Protection, and has particular interest in ground fault protection, digital metering systems, microprocessor based integrated systems for protection, metering, monitoring and control of power distribution systems.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Senior member of the IEEE and was the Central Canada Council Chair of Region 7 of IEEE.

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