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Collaborative Solutions in Insulation Optimization

This webinar translates laboratory data into the real world. Attendees will learn how DuPont engineers helped customers them optimize their insulation materials and systems to address their application needs in a collaborative fashion.

Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Engineers designing electrical equipment using insulating materials face a number of challenges. The equipment must be designed to meet the challenges of an application. In many cases the design challenges are well known, so optimization can be accomplished. The production volume of this equipment often dictates the amount of optimization warranted.

Well established automotive applications are examples of such a situation, where pennies saved per part result in significant benefit. New applications are another example of a design challenge. In these situations, there may be a number of unknowns, so significant margins are added into the design to account for these uncertainties. Any data which can help reduce these uncertainties help make the material selection process an easier task.

This webinar discusses examples where DuPont worked with engineers to help with their material selection choices. The examples will include cases where the application is well known, as well as emerging applications such as motors for electric vehicles. We will also consider new material choices which may require new test methods to help optimize in both situations. In each of these examples, attendees will learn how we translated laboratory testing into an optimized solution for engineers designing electrical equipment.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn the tools available to help optimize my materials usage for your application
  • Discover how to leverage DuPont testing and capability to help with design decisions
  • Understand that industry standard tests for materials and systems are important, even for unique applications


Roger Wicks, Global Technical Marketing Manager, DuPont™ Nomex®

A DuPont veteran of more than thirty-five 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 is currently the 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.