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Electric Power Reliability

Ron Moore | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

Someone said, “You never miss the water till the well runs dry.”  So it seems with electrical equipment.  It’s there and it works, going unnoticed almost all the time, until it doesn’t work, and then panic erupts.

In this session, we’ll be exploring key elements in electrical equipment reliability with our special guest, Alan Ross, Founder of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance (EPRA), a network of electrical equipment reliability experts and specialists.  Our discussion will include:

  1. Designing and procuring reliable equipment, e.g., transformers, motors, switchgear
  2. Keys to successful startup and operation
  3. Maintenance practices, e.g., preventive maintenance and condition monitoring
  4. Thoughts concerning RCM age related/random failure curves and electrical equipment
  5. The impact of poor power quality on variable speed gear, electronic and other equipment, particularly with the increased use of solar and wind energy on the grid.
  6. What does “Systems Reliability” rather than asset reliability mean for the future of power system reliability and maintenance?

Electrical equipment reliability will become increasingly critical as we move into the next generation of power generation and power use.  We’ll begin the process of helping you understand how to assure your reliability in that era.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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About the Author

Ron Moore Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
  • Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
  • Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
  • Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
  • Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
  • Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)