Round Table Discussion #1:

DGA Today: the new IEEE C57.104 Interpertation Guide.

IEEE just released an updated version of the well know C57.104 “Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Mineral Oil-Immersed Transformers”. This is a major revision with new procedures, new limits tables, new DGA interpretation methods, updated description of the DGA process, detailed fault types description, examples and case studies. For all practical purposes, it should be more viewed as a new guide rather than just an “update”. This round table will be presided by the chair of the WG that did the revision and is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.

Moderator: C. Beauchemin, Chair of the Revision WG.

Round Table Discussion #2: 

Title:  NETA's Role in Your Job and Career?

Within the electrical testing industry, it is important that all the work we do follow a proper guideline to ensure the safety, reliability, and quality of the work is up to our industry standards. These standards are set by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), which is an organization that serves the electrical testing industry by establishing standards, publishing specifications, accrediting independent, third-party testing companies, certifying test technicians, and promoting the professional services of its members. The Association also collects and disseminates information and data of value to the electrical industry and educates the public and end user about the merits of electrical acceptance and maintenance testing. The implementation of these NETA standards assure all tested electrical equipment and systems supplied by either contractor or owner are operational and within applicable standards and manufacturer’s published tolerances and are installed in accordance with design specifications

Within the NETA organization, NETA Accredited Company (NAC) membership is tailored for third-party, independent firms involved in full-service testing, analysis, and maintenance of electrical power systems. This includes low-, medium-, and high-voltage distribution, substation, and generation equipment. NETA maintains a two-fold accreditation process that certifies the company and its individual technicians to assure consumers of both the qualifications of the company as well as the credentials of the individual technician. Following accreditation, the qualifications of each NETA Accredited Company and its technicians are reviewed on a regular basis. 

Moderator: Ken Peterson, Hampton Tedder