2017 IRMC Preliminary Program

Iris Rotating Machine Conference
June 19 - 22, 2017
Orlando, Florida

Monday June 19


8:00-12:00 Stator Winding Partial Discharge Theory Howard Sedding

1:00-5:00 | Introduction to Stator Winding Partial Discharge Interpretation | Howard Sedding

8:00-4:00 | Condition Based Maintenance of Turbo-generators | Mladen Sasic

Tuesday June 20

Session 1 | Hydrogenerators

8:30-9:00 | Investigation of a Rotor Hotspot Temperature Using Fiber Bragg Grating and Flux Measurement | Mounir Essalihi, Hydro Quebec – abstract

9:00-9:30 Success Won’t Plan for Itself | David Thompson, HDR Inc.

9:30-10:00 | Cemig Practical Experience On Partial Discharges Monitoring | Gerson André Braulio, CEMIG – abstract

10:30-11:00 | Case Study of an Insulation Failure During Motor Launching in a Pump Storage PlantJean-Louis Drommi,  Électricité de France – abstract

11:00-11:30 | High-Voltage Insulation Aging Under Service and Laboratory Conditions | Inna Kremza, Voith Hydro

11:30-12:00 | Hydro and Turbine Machines Rotating Exciters Testing and Repair Igor Chichkin, BC Hydro

Keynote Speaker

1:30 – 3:00 | Evaluation of Ground Grid Performance: Testing and Maintenance | Dr. Ehsan Azordegan |Senior Engineer | Kinectrics

Wednesday June 21

Session 2 | Turbogenerators

8:30-9:00 Time Delay Settings Help to Pinpoint Partial Discharge on a System |  Troy Coleman, Puget Sound Energy

9:00-9:30 | Replacement of Main Electrical Generator in NPP Krško | Luka Romac,  Krško Nuclear Power Plant

9:30-10:00 | Important ​Concepts ​on Effective Dissipation of ​Motor and ​Generator Shaft Currents | Rui Fernandes, Sohre Turbomachinery   

10:30-11:00 Recent Experience with Stator Rewinds of Epoxy Injected Machines | Howard Moudy, National Electric Coil 

11:00-11:30 | Stator End Winding Designs Mike Bresney,  AGT Services

11:30-12:00 |Large Air Cooled Generator Loss Studies Shuzhen Xu, FM Global   

 Session 3 | Motors

1:30-2:00 | Pitfalls in Modern HV Motor Procurement – A Case Study | Mike Davis, MachineMonitor 

2:00-2:30 | PHT Rotor Retaining Ring Failure | Ali Malik, Ontario Power Generation

2:30-3:00 | Partial Discharge Testing – A Progress Report | Vicki Warren, Iris Power

3:30-4:00 | Web-based Solution of Data Integration for Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Machines | Hannelore Fineman,  eMaint

4:00-4:30 | Rewinding of a High Voltage Machine: Technical Features and Criteria That Should Be in the Service Specifications – A Practical Case | Guilherme L. Cestaro, Petrobras  – abstract      

Thursday June 22


8:00-4:00 | Vibration And Airgap Monitoring Of Hydrogenerators  | John Letal / Ozren Husnjak

8:00-4:00 Advanced Stator Winding Partial Discharge Interpretation | Greg Stone


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