Few topics generate as much controversy and debate as that of earthing and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor earthing practices can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This seminar will explore these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective to help delegates reduce expensive downtime in their plant and/or equipment by identifying the correct application of these principles.
The aim of this seminar is to demystify the subject of earthing, lightning and surge protection and present the subject in a clear, straightforward manner. Earthing as a subject has been under-represented over the years and this event will attempt to remedy the gaps in technical knowledge and improve practices in the industry.
This seminar will feature four half day workshops on the following topics:
April 9th – Workshop 1 – Lightning Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 9th – Workshop 2 – Static Electricity and Lightning – Cem Novella, Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Lightning Protection EPC (LPEPC)
April 10th – Workshop 3 – Surge Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 10th – Workshop 4 – Earthing and Power Systems – PowerEarth Technologies
Phil Jones – Principal Engineer, ERICO
Phil Jones holds BE (Hons) and MTech, and has nearly 30 years’ experience in Facility Electrical Protection. Phil is Chairman of Standards Australia’s Surge Arrester Committee EL007-03 and is the Australian representative on the International IEC SC37A Surge Protection committee. Phil is an active member of the Australian Standards Lightning Protection committee EL024, responsible for producing the Australian Standard for Lightning Protection, AS1768, in 2007, and presently under revision. In his current role as Principal Engineer, in the ERICO Engineering Department, Phil serves as a Surge and Lightning Protection field expert and as a technical contact for key customers for product support, in addition to working on new product developments.
Cem Novella – Managing Director | Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Meech Australia Static Control (MASC)
Cem is the current chair for the Centre for Static Electricity & Lightning Protection (CSELP) and provides technical support and guidance to various industry groups and committees in relation to static electricity control and lightning protection. As static electricity and lightning affects a wide spectrum of global industrial and manufacturing processes, Cem has worked on a diverse range of static electricity and lightning protection control programs for applications in locations as far away as Mawson Station in Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Chile and PNG.
In Australia Cem continues to raise awareness of static electricity and lightning amongst the broader industrial and manufacturing sectors in the hope that in the not too distant future, every site in Australia will be required to adopt an appropriate static electricity and lightning protection control plan.
Registrations for this event will open shortly. For more information or to register your interest in attending please contact IDC Technologies on 1300 138 522 or via email at email@example.com