The Ohio Line Supervisors Association is committed to making continuing education a priority. There will be a wide variety of topics to choose from, all conducted by experts in their fields.
If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please check the appropriate box on your registration form.
|Wednesday, August 31, 2022|
|9:00 a.m.||1||Voltage Regulators and the CL7 Control Features to Help You!||John Heath, Application Engineer
Eaton's Cooper Power Systems
This workshop will cover:
|9:00 a.m.||2||Commitment to Zero||Kyle Hoffman, CLCP, Manager - Central Ohio Lineworker Training||In this session we will take a dynamic in-depth look into exactly what it means to be Committed to Zero Electrical Contacts. We will discuss the leading causes of electrical contacts with data from the last 12 years so you will be able to take a deeper look into how yourself and others at your organization are doing in the areas of these leading causes. We will discuss the strategy and importance of explaining and understanding the how's and why's of linework, and how they pertain to electrical contacts in the field. We will also discuss the roles that different personnel, within your organization, have to truly be Committed to Zero Contacts - whether supervision, frontline, or engineering.|
|Working with Capacitors||Jason Woods, CLCP, ST&LP Instructor - Ohio's Electric Cooperatives||Jason will examine the basic design and operation of capacitors and fundamentals critical to the lineworker. He will discuss fixed and switched capacitors, as well as procedures and hazards associated with each. Participants will also have an opportunity for hands-on testing of capacitors with a transformer tester as well as a volt meter. This program is intended for all personnel who install, maintain and operate capacitors in the course of their work.|
|10:30 a.m.||1||Substation Power Transformer Testing||Logan Merrill, Primary Application Engineer - OMICRON Electronics Corp.||Power transformers are considered the most critical components in electrical transmission and distribution networks. Negative influences such as thermal, ambient, mechanical, or electrical stress can impact the expected lifetime of the asset. Performing electrical tests during commissioning and operation can help to determine the asset's condition throughout its lifecycle. This helps to identify the right corrective measure to ensure reliable operation and extend the transformer's life expectancy. The presentation will cover the different conventional electrical tests for testing substation power transformers. It will also highlight some cases to demonstrate the diagnostic capabilities of each test.|
|10:30 a.m.||2||Advances in Circuit Breaker Lubrication||Raphael Urteaga, Business Development Manager - FirstPower Group LLC||
The wheel bearings in your car see more revolutions pulling out of the driveway than a bearing in a circuit breaker mechanism will see in its lifetime. Slow trips are not a mechanical problem. They're a chemical problem!
Topics to be presented include:
|Tips and Best Practices Using FLIR Handheld Infrared and Acoustic Imaging||Ron Jordan, Certified Thermographer & SUAS Pilot - RJ Lang Sales, Inc.||Understanding the science of infrared, how to use FLIR infrared cameras for routine inspections, and introducing drone technology for IR Utility Inspections.|
|12:00 p.m.||1||Effective Grounding for Employee and Public Safety||Kris Cox, Utility Technical Specialist - SAE||A discussion on the effective grounding solutions for system reliability and worker/public safety.|
|12:00 p.m.||2||Energy Theft & Electric Meter Tampering||Jeremy Auger, Northeast/South Central District Sales Manager - Inner-Tite Corporation||This workshop will explore examples of meter tampering and current diversion encountered by electric utility companies across the US and best practices to prevent theft of service.|
|Boom Inspection/ Maintenance||Travis Founds, Account Manager - Altec Industries, Inc.||
We all know that a commercial motor vehicle, and the equipment that attaches to it, including vehicle-mounted aerial devices must be inspected before each use. However, are your employees actually inspecting while giving extra attention to the most critical items or just pencil whipping or simply ignoring?
Don't miss the follow-up to this presentation to be conducted at 1:30.
|1:30 p.m.||1||Personal Protection Relating to URD Work||David Deinek, R&D Utility Products||Emphasis will be made on grounding, insulation and isolation.|
|1:30 p.m.||2||Linework Jeopardy||Dwight Miller, CLCP, Director ST&LP - Ohio's Electric Cooperatives||Dwight will refresh a number of topics using the game of Jeopardy with categories related to linework as well as line-clearance tree trimming, with attendees using a gameshow buzzer. Some answers will lead to short classroom instruction clips and there will be a winner.|
|Commercial Vehicle Inspection Procedure||Harold Smith, Supervisor & Steve Morgan, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Ohio State Highway Patrol||
Attendees will learn to properly inspect a commercial motor vehicle and secure articles of cargo in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
This workshop builds on lessons learned during the Boom Inspection/Maintenance presentation conducted by Altec Industries.
|Thursday, September 1, 2022|
|The following subjects are repeats of Tuesday's presentation. See above for additional information.|
|8:30 a.m.||1||Effective Grounding for Employee and Public Safety|
|8:30 a.m.||2||Voltage Regulators and the CL7 Control Features to Help You!|
|8:30 a.m.||Outdoor Pavilion||Working with Capacitors|
|10:00 a.m.||1||Substation Power Transformer Testing|
|10:00 a.m.||2||Energy Theft & Electric Meter Tampering|
|11:30 a.m.||1||Personal Protection Relating to URD Work|
|11:30 a.m.||2||Commitment to Zero|
|Commercial Vehicle Inspection Procedure|