Iris Rotating Machine Conference

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

About the Conference

Save the date for the 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.

Registration will open September 2018




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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 April 5, 2019

2018 Agenda - Check back for 2019 Agenda

Monday – Tutorials (in parallel)

Tuesday – Technical Session

  • Breakfast
  • 8:00 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
  • 10:00 to 3:00 | Hands on Demo Sessions
  • 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
  • 8:00 to 12:00 | Hydro Session topics include Endwinding, Machine Failure and Case Studies in detecting problems – on-line monitoring
  • Lunch
  • 1:30 to 4:00 | Hydro Session continued
  • 4:00 to 5:00 | Iris Power User Group Meeting
  • 5:30 to 7:00 | Walk-in Clinic – bring your data for analysis
  • 10:00 to 3:00 | Hands on Demo Sessions
  • 7:00 pm onward | Hospitality Suite

Thursday – Tutorials (in parallel)

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

2018 Program

Tuesday May 8, 2018


Motor Turn and Phase Insulation Failure Case StudiesSang Bin Lee, Korea University, Korea, Heedong Kim, Tae-sik Kong & Heedong Kim, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea,

Case Histories on Vibration Analysis to Detect Faults in Roller Element Bearings in SCIMsBill Thomson, EM Diagnostic, Scotland

Some Cases of High-Voltage Motor Failure and Diagnosis in Pohang Steel WorksHyunkyu Park, POSCO, Korea, Jeonhyun Won, POSCO, Korea


Applying the RSO for Uncovering Rotor Shorted-turns in Turbo-generatorsIzzy Kerszenbaum, Izzytech Electrical Power Engineering Consulting & Training, USA

Generator Diagnostics Based on Failure Modes and Risk AssessmentGabor Csaba, Fortum, Sweden

Generator Overheating (Hotspot) DetectionMichael Hicks, Environment One Corporation, USA

TG Rotor Repair After High Cycle Fatigue FailureHoward Moudy, National Electric Coil, USA

Keynote - Gas-Insulated Switchgear: Design, Failure and MonitoringThomas Linn, Qualitrol Corp., Switzerland

Wednesday May 9, 2018


Confirmation of High PDA and Corona Probe Readings on a Large HydrogeneratorIgor Chichkin, BC Hydro, Canada

Ensuring Quality in Hydro-generator RewindsScott Cotner, US Army Corps of Engineers , USA

Major Fault Caused by Stator Winding Circuit Ring FailureJoël Pedneault-Desroches, Hydro Quebec, Canada

Insulation System Comparison VPI versus Resin RichRobert Draper, Andritz, Canada

Cleaning Generators and Partial Discharge – What is the Connection?Gary Peterson, Energy Keeper Inc., USA

Rehabilitation and modernization of HPP Djerdap 1, Serbia, EuropeTodora Lazic, ENERGOPROJEKT, Serbia

Startup Experience – New Coil and Bar ShopRobert Draper, Andritz, Canada

Historical ELCID Trending and AnalysisRyan Harrison, ATCO, Canada

PD Progress Report - Impact of Resin and Manufacturing ProcessHoward Sedding, Iris Power, Canada

Learning Center

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Articles, Technical Papers, & Case Studies

Hydrogenerator Loose Rim Detection

This paper examines a hydro generator where a loose rim problem was identified by online monitoring of Air Gap and…



Hands-on, practical experience

Partial Discharge Course – Minneapolis, MN

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

Iris Rotating Machine Conference