High-Resistance Grounding and Ground Fault Protection
As Power Reliability and Arc Flash Hazards become more prevalent in the next decade and beyond, High Resistance Grounding (HRG) systems have become the grounding system of choice by many professionals. Once only used in Industrial applications, HRG systems have flourished in other markets, such as commercial and institutional. However, they are not perfect systems. This presentation will discuss why HRG systems were first developed and how modern relays are helping an almost 50 year old practice solve today’s challenges
Held jointly by the Milwaukee Industrial Applications and Power & Energy societies
January 19, 2007 at 5:45 PM
Milwaukee School of Engineering at the Alumni Partnership Center
Mr. Tony Locker, P.E., Director, Business Development
Tony Locker received a BSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is presently Director, Business Development with I-Gard, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is responsible for providing technical seminars and application assistance on resistance grounding and ground fault protection in the USA. Prior to joining I-Gard in 2005, he was Vice President – Engineering with Post Glover Resistors. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at Power Engineering Technology. His background includes leading design teams and managing installations of numerous multi-million dollar control and power systems for data centers, industrial plants, cogeneration facilities, and utilities. Before Power Engineering Technology, he was a R&D engineer for Square D Company.
Mr. Locker is active in the Industry Applications and Power Engineering Societies of IEEE, where he serves on several Subcommittees and Working Groups, as well as NSPE. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and has two patents.