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New Requirements for Electrical Equipment: Why Materials Matter Webinar
April 9, 2013

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (6:00 AM - 7:00 AM PDT)
New Requirements for Electrical Equipment: Why Materials Matter

The presentation will be held at 3:00pm-4:00pm CET;9:00am-10:00am US EDT.

Today's electrical equipment must conform to more stringent design requirements than equipment produced in the past. New energy efficiency regulations, for example, have made technologies such as magnetic florescent ballasts obsolete. In addition, test methods once standard throughout the industry may no longer guarantee the performance required for current and future operating conditions. Attendees of this presentation will learn how DuPont materials engineering groups can help electrical engineers meet the chemical, electrical, thermal, and mechanical challenges resulting from emerging regulations and design requirements. They will also discover how an extensive knowledge of material science improves the performance evaluation of competing products.

Key Take-Aways:
  • Learn of emerging requirements for electrical equipment design
  • Understand how materials science benefits product performance, reliability, manufacturability
  • Learn of new test methods for evaluating materials solutions and system performance
  • Discover the benefits of a total system solution
Speakers:
Roger Wicks, Global Technical Marketing Manager, DuPont Protection Technologies

A DuPont veteran of more than thirty years, Roger Wicks has held numerous technical and marketing positions in support of electrical insulation materials used in transformers and rotating machines. Wicks currently chairs IEC and IEEE working groups on insulation aging, and has been Technical Committee Chair for IEC TC112. In these roles, he is actively leading industry efforts in designing new test methods for evaluating insulation systems for emerging applications. Wicks received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University, and his MBA in Management from Golden Gate University, CA.

Jean-Claude Duart, Technical Manager EMEA for Energy Solutions, Dupont Protection Technologies

Jean-Claude Duart received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Université Paul Sabatier in 1994. Jean-Claude has worked for Schneider Group's power transformer plant as an R&D engineer in charge of insulation systems for large power transformers and traction transformers. Afterwards he joined DuPont where he has worked for 18 years. He has held various technical and marketing positions in support of electrical insulation materials used in transformers and rotating machines. Jean-Claude's current role involves dealing with new product development and evaluation with industry customers and equipment manufacturers. He has been involved in Cigre working groups dealing with insulating fluids for electrical applications.