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Technical Education - EASA 2021

All times shown are U.S. Central Daylight Time. 

Saturday, June 26
1:00 - 4:30 PM

Javier PortosOverview, Operation, Troubleshooting, Testing & Repair of Synchronous Motors
Javier Portos, Integrated Power Services, LLC, La Porte, TX

This session will focus on: 

  • Basic theory of synchronous machines (brush and brushes type) 
  • Synchronous machine operation. 
    • Power factor 
    • HP output vs KVAR 
    • Sync machine circuity 
    • Control of sync machine
  • Main components and its function 
    • High speed salient pole 
    • Slow speed salient pole 
    • Damper winding. 
  • Troubleshooting in the field 
    • Failed to synchronize 
    • Dielectric test (Stator, rotor, exciter and control wheel) 
    • Visual inspection 
  • Testing synchronous machines per IEEE Standards at service center 
  • Synchronous motor test run alternatives for service centers 
  • Repair (Stator, core, rotor, exciter rectified wheel & collectors). 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will be appropriate for owners, supervisors, technicians, sales personnel or anyone dealing with customers using synchronous motors. 


En Espanól
RamirezConstrucción del Estator (de Principios de Motores C.A. Medianos y Grandes)
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Especialista de Soporte Técnico

Esta sesión explicará los componentes y el funcionamiento de un estator trifásico de C.A. Los temas incluirán:

  • Construcción del núcleo del estator — Laminaciones, Coreplate, Carcasa, Factores geométricos
  • Bobinados de estator — Bobinas preformadas (solera o platina), Bobinas de alambre redondo (vueltas, alambres en mano, paso de bobina)
  • Conexiones — Estrella versus Delta, Circuitos en paralelo – Pros y Contras
  • Aislamiento — Nomex, DMD, en Ranura, de fase
  • Rigidez mecánica — Amarre & Soporte, Métodos recomendados para asegurar los puentes y cables de salida
  • Tratamiento final del bobinado — VPI, Inmersión & secado, Calentamiento y resinado

Bobinadores, representantes de ventas, gerentes e ingenieros se beneficiarán con esta sesión.

Presented in Spanish
Stator Construction (from Principles of Medium & Large AC Motors)
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Technical Support Specialist

This session will explain the components and working of a three-phase AC stator. Topics will include:

  • Stator core construction — Laminations, Coreplate, Frame, Geometry factors
  • Stator windings — Form coils, Random windings (turns, strands, coil pitch)
  • Connections — Wye versus delta, Parallel circuits - benefits and drawbacks
  • Insulation — Nomex, DMD, Slot liner, Phase insulation
  • Mechanical support — Lacing & bracing, Recommended methods to secure jumpers and leads
  • Varnish treatment methods — VPI, Dip & bake, Trickle epoxy methods

Winders, sales personnel, managers and engineers will benefit from this session.

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM

VogelUnderstanding Corrosion in Pumps
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Corrosion is a chemical reaction that damages pump components. There are various types of corrosion and some are common on certain applications. Understanding the different types of corrosion and how to identify them will help service centers work with customers to eliminate them or mitigate the damage. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, managers and pump and vibration technicians will benefit from the information presented in this session.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

VogelTips & Tricks for Submersible Pump Repair
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Submersible pumps, generally under 50 horsepower, comprise one of the most common pump-related machines that service centers encounter. 

Details of repairing these machines are covered in the Fundamentals of Pump Repair seminar. This session will cover some things that will  make the repairs more profitable. 

  • What’s special about submersible pumps? 
  • Key things to know about dual seals. 
  • Not so obvious disassembly procedures. 
  • Oil-filled configurations. 
  • Simple testing setups.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, pump and vibration technicians, and sales personnel will benefit from this session.

4:00 - 5:00 PM

VogelProper Field Installation of Vertical Turbine Pump Motors
Gene Vogel, EASA Pump & Vibration Specialist

Vertical turbine pump motors are commonly repaired in EASA service centers, and high vibration often occur when proper installation procedures are neglected. Customers are quick to blame the motor repair. Service centers must be prepared to address the problem with knowledge of likely causes and corrections. This session will explain the installation steps that should be followed to avoid being blamed for high vibration problems.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, pump and vibration technicians, and sales personnel will benefit from this session.

Sunday, June 27
8:00 - 9:15 AM
Open Technical Forum
Panelits: EASA Technical Support Team

Join EASA's world-renowned engineering team for an open discussion of the technical questions and issues.

9:45 - 11:00 AM

Matthew Conville, P.E.Carbon Brush Applications, Tips & Tricks
Matthew Conville, P.E., EASA Technical Support Specialist

Many consider DC brushes a wear item on DC motors and do not give them much thought when looking into motor reliability and preventative maintenance. This session will give an overview of how carbon brushes work, things to look for when a motor comes in for repair and what to gather when conducting a brush survey. Topics:

  • Carbon Brush Basics
    • What is commutation
    • Primary purpose of the carbon brush
    • Carbon brush types (graphite, electrographite, metal graphite)
    • Why do brushes have multi-wafers
  • What to Look for When Motor Comes in for Repair
    • Commutator film
    • Brush condition and wear
    • Brush box and spring condition
  • Brush Surveys: What To Gather
    • Nameplate and application data (running load profiles)
    • Current densities
    • Environment
    • Brush dimensions, springs, holders and other accessories

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will benefit technicians, field service personnel, engineering and/or anyone in need of a refresher course.

1:15 - 4:30 PM

EASA Solutions Expo
Vendor Exhibits & New Solutions Theater

EASA Exhibit HallEngage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

New Solutions Theater Schedule
2:00 - 2:20 pm All Test Pro
New Features in the AT7™ & AT34™ Advance MCA™ Capabilities Over All Other Deenergized Test Methods to Quickly and Thoroughly Determine the Condition of all Electrical Equipment Using Coils
3:00 - 3:20 pm Megger Baker Instruments
Introducing the Future of Static Motor Testing
4:00 - 4:20 pm ABB
Basic of Ferrite-Assisted EC Titanium Motors: How the Next-Generation Synchronous Reluctance Motors Can Optimize System Design and Performance
Monday, June 28
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Wayne HallGenerator Repair Tips
Wayne Hall, Jenkins Electric, Charlotte, NC

This session will cover items to examine and take note of during repair of a generator. Elementary troubleshooting also will be covered.

  • Components
  • Auxiliary windings
  • More than 12 leads
  • Identification of leads
  • Useful testing tools

En Espanól
Carlos RamirezLo Qué Necesita Saber para Comprar, Instalar, Operar & Reparar Motores Eléctricos
Carlos Ramriez, Especialista de Soporte Técnico de EASA

Esta sesión ayudará a los responsables de la reparación o reemplazo de los motores de inducción jaula de ardilla e incluye la instalación, el arranque y el monitoreo del funcionamiento durante su ciclo de vida normal. También proporcionará valiosa información para ayudar a los reparadores a garantizar que se tomen las medidas adecuadas para que los motores funcionen según lo previsto. Se proporcionarán especificaciones y material de consulta para que puedan ser usados como referencia futura.

Presented in Spanish
What You Need to Know to Purchase, Install, Operate & Repair Electric Motors
Carlos Ramirez, EASA Technical Support Specialist

This session will help those responsible for repairing or replacing AC squirrel cage induction motors, including installing and start-up and monitoring their performance during the normal life cycle. The session will provide valuable information to help the repairer ensure that proper steps are taken so the motors perform as intended. Specification and resource material will be provided for future reference.

 


Tom BishopRepair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency & Reliability
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

Repair practices must not increase overall motor losses and preferably should maintain or reduce them. This session will explain how those repair processes affect efficiency and reliability and presents the best repair practices to maintain or improve efficiency based on industry rewind studies. The session will address:

  • Critical steps when rewinding premium efficiency/IE3 motors
  • Critical mechanical repair steps, even if not a rewind
  • Key steps to verify conformance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Service center managers, supervisors, sales personnel, winders and mechanical technicians will benefit from this session.


Failure Modes, Troubleshooting & Maintenance Best Practices
Calvin Earp & Ron Widup, Shermco Industries, Irving, TX

There is a wide range of rotating machinery types, styles and complexities installed within industry. For a machine installed in the field, investigating failures, troubleshooting problems and evaluating overall machine condition can be simple or very complex.

This session will provide recommendations and best practice guidance on how to perform field assessment tasks safely and efficiently. Highlighting technology, standards, safe work practices, and past experiences from years of providing these types of services, the attendee will learn best practices on how to safely assess the overall condition of rotating apparatus.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mike HowellEstimating Performance of Small Induction Motors Without a Dyno
Mike Howell, EASA Technical Support Specialist

Dynamometer load testing is not a routine activity for many service centers, and many members with load testing capabilities do not have dynamometers capable of testing small motors due to the range of their equipment.

Yet, performance testing is useful in troubleshooting potential issues with some motors as well as verifying redesigned or repurposed motors.

This session will review methods for estimating squirrel cage induction motor parameters using data from winding resistance tests, no-load tests and locked-rotor tests. The content won’t be too math heavy, but the necessary calculations will be provided along with a worksheet for performing them.

The paper accompanying this session will also include small motor workbench tools and tips. It will be available through the EASA website to registrants with a Full Business or Education & Solutions Expo package as well as Exhibitors. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This session will be useful for service center technicians and managers involved in motor testing.


Chuck YungOptimizing Service Center & Management Efficiency
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

There are a number of areas where improvement can be made in most service centers. Some of these areas reduce profitability while others reduce efficiency or delay work. Some of the methods in this session will reduce the weekends spent in the service center while increasing profit.

Topics covered will include:

  • Bill as you go, or milestone invoicing
  • Use of spreadsheets / flow charts for larger jobs
  • Coordinating multiple critical jobs without letting anything fall through the cracks
  • Delegation
  • Time and material quoting
  • How to quote when you don’t know critical information (e.g., bearing size)
  • Reasons your incoming motor might not match the EASA database (altitude, special applications)
  • How to spot bottlenecks and resolve them
  • Low-cost handling improvement

Use the Latest Tools of the Trade for Field Testing of Electric Motors
Calvin Earp & Ron Widup, Shermco Industries, Irving, TX

Advancements in technology provide field service personnel many new tools for their maintenance and repair toolbox. Planning the work and executing tasks using the latest in technology, along with a few tried- and-true methods, can make process safer, quicker, less expensive and beneficial to the owner of the machine.

A “don’t miss” session for those involved in the repair, maintenance or procurement of rotating machinery services, this session will examine and explain the latest trends, techniques and application of technology for the field testing and assessment of electric motors.

12:00 - 4:00 PM

EASA Solutions Expo

Engage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

New Solutions Theater Schedule
1:00 - 1:20 pm ICC International
What Can The Commutator Tell You? Case Studies And Process Solutions For Better Field Identification And Performance Improvement
2:00 - 2:20 pm Siemens
The Next Generation of NEMA Motors
3:00 - 3:20 pm Spring Point Solutions
Spring Point Connect
Tuesday, June 29
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibitor booth

EASA Solutions Expo
Vendor Exhibits & New Solutions Theater

Engage in meaningful conversations with leading vendors and see what’s new in the marketplace. EASA’s many exhibitors look forward to providing you with solutions to your everyday challenges and resources to elevate your business.

As an added bonus, Full Business and Education + Solutions Expo Registrants will have a chance to win cash prizes! Several winners will be announced each day at various times during the Solutions Expo. Just deposit your ticket in the barrels located throughout the hall for a chance to win up to $500!

2:30 - 4:30 PM

OPTIONAL TOUR - Additional registration required
Facility Tour: Brandon & Clark, Inc.

Brandon & Clark logoThe owners and employees of Brandon & Clark are graciously opening the doors to this year's convention attendees!

Brandon & Clark, Inc. was founded on April 1, 1950 as an electric motor repair and field service company by Basil Brandon along with two stepsons, Bob and Bill Clark. Mr. Brandon, a retired salesman, provided the financing, management, and sales experience, while Bob and Bill provided the electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills. Since opening, the company has expanded to provide sales and service for electric motors, transformers, electrical equipment, air compressors, thermal imaging, industrial wiring, system integration, and custom controls for all areas of industry.

Initially servicing West Texas & Eastern New Mexico, the company has grown into a regional electrical solution center serving the Southwestern United States. Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, Brandon & Clark, Inc. has grown from its humble beginnings in a 25′ x 75′ building with 3 employees to a corporation with 6 locations and over 200 employees. A family owned and operated business, now entering its third generation of leadership; we are still committed to the customer service and quality principles set forth by our founders.

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

Cost
Before May 21 — $30 members / $40 nonmembers
After May 21 — $40 members / $50 nonmembers

All tours are subject to change based on facility availability. EASA reserves the right to cancel a tour if a minimum is not met. In case of cancellation, EASA will notify registrants on or before June 4.