David L. Wilson of McLaren Inc will present at the IEEE dinner meeting on October 20th, at Conley’s Restaurant.
The most critical component of a protection, control, and monitoring system is the auxiliary DC control power system. Failure of the DC control power can render fault detection devices unable to detect faults, breakers unable to trip for faults, local and remote indication to become inoperable, etc. The auxiliary DC control power system consists of the battery, battery charger, distribution system, switching and protective devices, and any monitoring equipment. Proper sizing, design, and maintenance of the components that make up the auxiliary DC control system are required. Many references for stationary battery system design address only a specific battery technology making it difficult to compare different types of batteries for their overall suitability to substation application. Also, most references do not address the particular requirements of the electrical substation environment and duty cycle. This presentation provides an overall review of things to consider in designing the auxiliary DC control power system for an electrical substation.
David L. Wilson received his B.S. degree from Washington State University in 1978. He has diverse experience in the fields of energy R&D, aerospace, medical and commercial electronics manufacturing and electrical power system and component sales. He is co-owner of McLaren Inc., a manufacturers’ representative firm, with technical sales responsibilities for (15) manufacturers including Storage Battery Systems and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. He has (17) years experience selling and advising on utility battery system applications.
Time: Social time will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Conley’s Restaurant, 12618 E Sprague Avenue Spokane, Washington
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