Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
Announcements and Events
26 Meeting, El Gallo, SCADA Systems
Join us on Tuesday, April 26, 6 PM for Mark
Hunter's presentation on supervisory control and
data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Mark will provide
an overview of distributed control systems (DCS) and
programmable logic controllers (PLC) technologies,
advantages, and disadvantages, hybrid control system
architecture and differentiators. He will discuss system
security both in the physical location, along with
the control system network, and integration of legal
mandates. Mark is with Invensys
The meeting will be held in El
Gallo Restaurant in South Austin, TX from 6-8:30
PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Roy Matthews,
May 12, CTS 75th Anniversary Celebration
The Texas Section and Joint Chapters
meeting will be a celebration of the 75th Anniversary
of the Central Texas Chapter. The meeting will
be held in the Avaya Auditorium in the ACES Building on the University of Texas campus in Austin from 6 -
9 PM. Dr. Rodger
Ziemer, IEEE Fellow and Region 5 Education Chairperson, will be our guest speaker and
will present Continuing
Education Opportunities. Dr. Ziemer has served
IEEE in many capacities and was a distinguished lecturer
for the Communications Society from 2001 to 2004. He
is currently Region 5 Chair for Continuing Education.
We look forward to seeing you there. For more information
please see the announcement, the event Website or
Certificates. Please pick up your CE certificates
for IEEE meetings at the next meeting.
If you have questions about your certification for
certification for the NEC seminar, please email Beckey
Stallcup at email@example.com
big thank you to--Larry Serbousek, UPS Systems
On Tuesday, Larry Serbousek, PE, of Innovative
Electrical Technology of Texas presented a super program
on UPS Configurations and Electrical System Reliability.
Larry surveyed the various configurations of medium capacity
(223-750 kVA) systems including forward transfer, reverse
transfer, isolated redundant, parallel redundant, wireless
parallel, parallel "hot sync" redundant, distributed
redundant, hot bus tie, and ring bus systems. Larry also
discussed issues regarding redundancy and how to achieve
higher reliability in this new environment.
We really appreciate Larry taking time from his difficult
week to provide us with this presentation. Thank you.
National Electric Code ® Changes--Thank
A big thank you to James Stallcup, Sr., President
of the Electrical Section of NFPA, Chairman of Code Making
Panel 14, and principal member of several technical committees,
for conducting the February seminar on the 2005 changes
to the National Electric Code®. Here are
a couple photos of the event.
Also a round of thank you applause to our
sponsors, without whom this seminar would not
have taken place.
- Siemans Energy & Automaton, Inc.
- Square D--A brand of Schneider Electric
- 3 M Electrical Products
Finally thank you to the over 100 participants who
helped make this seminar a big success.
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