Central Texas Section
Power Engineering Society
Announcements and Events
May 24, El Gallo, Critical Power Distribution Systems
|Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 6 PM for
M. N. (Mike) Filley's presentation on Critical Power
Distribution Systems. Distribution systems for providing
reliable electrical power at industrial facilities, data
centers, and telecommunications centers have evolved
considerably over the past few years. Mike's presentation
will discuss some of the latest distribution systems,
their pros and cons, and the difficulties in achieving
the "perfect" system--reliable, selective,
safe and cost-effective. Mike is a P.E. with the Austin
field office of the Square-D
Company. For more information, please see the
The meeting will be held in
Gallo Restaurant in south Austin, TX from 6-8:30
PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Stacy
June 28, Medium Voltage Theory and Products, 3M
|Join us on Tuesday, June 28, 6 PM for
a buffet dinner courtesy of 3M and Mario Hernandez' presentation Medium
Voltage Theory and Products, in joint effort with
Bill Taylor, Product Development Manager . . . the man
with the plan and knowledge of all things Electrical.The
presentation will provide a general overview of medium
voltage theory and product solutions from 3M Electrical
Markets Division followed by open discussion on splicing
and terminating of medium voltage shielded cable. The
presentation will be followed by a tour of the 3M Laboratories.
Mario and Bill are engineers at the 3M
Innovation Center in Austin. For more information,
please see the
The meeting will be held in
3M Innovation Center west Austin, TX from 6:00
to 8:30 PM. Because of security requirements, reservations
are required by Noon, Sunday, June 26, so that
security badges may be prepared. Please provide your
full name and company to Stacy Smith at
232-6103. You may also contact Stacy for more information.
|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--Mark Hunter of Invensys Process Systems
On Tuesday, April 26, Mark
Hunter presented a summary of supervisory control
and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control
systems (DCS), and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
His talk included technologies, advantages, and disadvantages.
Mark showed how hybrid control system architecture
fills the gap between DCS and PLC systems. He concluded
his presentation with an overview of system security
issues, including physical security, control system
security, network security, and integration legal mandates.
He was also kindly proficed a copy of his presentation
slides. Mark is with Invensys
Process Systems .
We really appreciate Mark traveling from Chicago to
for 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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