In 2014, the IRMC is co-locating with the Conference on On-Line Monitoring of Electrical Assets (COMET). This new conference is organized by the University of Texas in Austin. It will occur December 1- 4, 2014, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Although under a new name, the rotating machine program will be the same as for the past 15 years:
COMET 2014 is a technical conference designed to share the evolving technology trends and industry's best practices around on-line monitoring of electric power assets.
Our tracks will focus on two key asset application areas in Transmission & Distribution, and Motors & Generators.
The Iris Power MDSP3 is a portable instrument specifically designed to monitor squirrel-cage induction motors. The Iris Power MDSP3 detects rotor cage winding faults i.e. broken rotor bars, cracked shorting rings, die-cast manufacturing faults, and unequal air gaps as they are the causes of many mechanical and electrical failure mechanisms in induction motors. The Iris Power MDSP3 uses the Current Signature Analysis technology which relies on the concept that faults in the induction motor rotor or driven components result in changes to the rotor magnetic field pattern. Unique magnetic rotating fields are produced due to the faults which induce detectable stator current components indicative of the fault.