Iris Rotating Machine Conference

May 6 - 9, 2019 InterContinental New Orleans | New Orleans, Louisiana

About the Conference

22nd Iris Rotating Machine Conference - IRMC, May 6-9, 2019 in New Orleans.

The Iris Rotating Machine Conference is a technical conference held annually, 2019 will be our 22nd year. This conference is dedicated to bringing together professionals from around the world to discuss the predictive maintenance technologies and to educate attendees on the practical aspects of implementing condition-based maintenance for motors and generators. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences with recent failures, repair methods, testing and monitoring.




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InterContinental New Orleans
444 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Phone: +1 504 525 5566

Room Rate – $179.00 Cut-off date for Group Rate Extened to April 12, 2019

2019 Agenda

Monday – Tutorials (in parallel)

Tuesday – Technical Session

  • Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 12:00 | Motor & Turbo Generator Session topics include Repair Procedures, Off-line Testing for winding condition, Recent Motor & Generator Failures
  •  Lunch
  • 1:30 to 3:00 | Keynote Speaker – Bill Moore, EPRI
  • 3:30 to 5:00 | Breakout Sessions – In parallel
    • Turbo Generator
    • Motor
    • Hydro Generator
  • 6:00 to 7:30 | Pre-dinner Reception
  • 7:00 pm onward | Hospitality Suite

Wednesday – Technical Session

  • Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 12:00 | Hydro Session topics include Endwinding, Machine Failure and Case Studies in detecting problems – on-line monitoring
  • Lunch
  • 1:30 to 2:30 | Hydro Session continued
  • 3:00 to 4:00 | Iris Power User Group Meeting
  • 4:30 to 6:00 | Walk-in Clinic – bring your data for analysis
  • 7:00 pm onward | Hospitality Suite

Thursday – Tutorials (in parallel)

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For more information contact:
Karen Howard | | +1 905 364 4568

Call for Papers

Take advantage of the opportunity to join large motor and generator experts from around the world to discuss best practises and innovations in equipment design, operations, monitoring, diagnostics and maintenance.

We are now looking for relevant papers for the rotating machine technical program.  Preferred subjects include:

  • Recent stator or rotor winding failures
  • New winding repair methods
  • Experience with machine testing and condition monitoring
  • Advances in motor and generator design
  • Machine maintenance procedures.

Schedule of Submission

  • Abstract submittal deadline February 15, 2019
  • Authors notified of acceptance February 28, 2019
  • Paper submittal deadline April 12, 2019

Please submit a short abstract by February 15, 2019 to Karen Howard (

2019 Preliminary Program

GENERAL SESSION - Tuesday May 7, 2019

Rotor Rewinds: Old Copper –vs – New CopperHoward Moudy, National Electric Coil, USA

Uprating Considerations in Turbogenerator with Indirectly Hydrogen-Cooled Stator Winding Eduard Abbagu, University of Batangas, Philippines

Recent Experience with Phase to Phase Failures On Generator Stator WindingsMike Bresney, AGT, USA

Detecting Failing Joints in A Power Plant Using Electromagnetic Interference (Emi) EquipmentClyde Maughan, Maughan Generator Consultants, USA, Jim Timperley, consulant, USA

Generator Diagnostics - From Failure Modes to Risk for Forced OutageGabor Csaba, Fortum, Sweden

Stator Insulation Aging and Design for ReliabilityWilliam Chen, Teco Westinghouse, USA

EPRI Generator Research: Past, Present and FutureKeynote Speaker - Bill Moore, EPRI

HYDRO SESSION - Wednesday May 8, 2019

How much PD is too Much?Vicki Warren, Iris Power, USA

Off-The-Shelve Static Excitation System: A Cost-Effective Alternative for Hydrogeneration Plants Enrique Morquecho, Humberto Camarena, Jenkins Electric, USA

Hydro-Turbine Monitoring: From Self-Learned Equipment Behavior to a Single Global Deviation IndicatorFrancois Leonard, Hydro Quebec, Canada

Stator Rewind Specifications – How much detail is too much?Scott Cotner, US Army Corp of Engineers, USA

Repair the Hydro Generator by Cutting Out Stator Winding Bars/Coils Igor Chichkin, BC Hydro, Canada

Qualification of Stator Coils and BarsYoonduk Seol, Hydro Quebec, Canada

Observations from Dissections of 10 Hydro WindingsMladen Sasic, Iris Power, Canada

Noxon Rapids Unit 2 Generator Bus RepairDavid Schwall, Avista, USA

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Iris Rotating Machine Conference May 6 - 9, 2019 - InterContinental New Orleans | New Orleans, Louisiana

Iris Rotating Machine Conference