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Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Topic: "Case Studies 2011"

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Assorted case studies from APQA members.

Case Study 1 -
Topic: Neutral Voltage Impact on Tools
Speaker: Salman Sabbah, SRP
Biography: Salman Sabbah. P.E is a senior electrical engineer at SRP. Prior to joining SRP, Salman was responsible for design, construction and operation, power quality & reliability of semiconductor factories at Intel for 22 years. Before joining Intel Salman was employed at another semi-conductor factory in Salt Lake City, Utah for 2 years, responsible for electrical system design, power quality, sustaining and operation of electrical system. Prior to Semi-conductor factory experience, Salman worked as a consulting engineer, designing commercial and industrial power system. Salman received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1983. University of Utah, and a Master of Science 1988, Brigham Young University. Registered & Licensed as professional Electrical Engineer, State of Utah. He is IEEE Senior member.

Case Study 2 -
Topic: IEEE P1668 - Voltage Sag and Interruption Ride-through Testing
Speaker: Gary Malhoit, SRP
Summary: This topic addresses IEEE P1668. IEEE P1668 is a recommended practice under development for clearly defining test methods and ride-through performance for determining electrical and electronics equipment sensitivity to voltage sags. Analysis of real world sags provides the foundation of the test methods used in IEEE P1668. The standard will define the characteristics of the voltage sags depths, durations, phase angle, and vectors.
Biography: Gary Malhoit is a Senior Engineer in the Power Quality Group of SRP. Prior to coming to SRP, Gary's career included working in various engineering positions at NCR, Bechtel and Motorola. While at Motorola nearly 20 years, he wrote numerous technical articles for Motorola's Silver Quill program and was on the original working group of SEMI F47 for voltage sag immunity. Gary is currently a member of the IEEE 1668 working group for testing electrical equipment and a member of IEEE/PES. Gary has a BS in electrical engineering from of the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Memphis. He is a registered electrical engineer in Arizona and licensed as a patent agent to prosecute patent cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Case Study 3 -
Topic: Isolated Power Systems
Speaker: Randy Strange, RSIS
Biography: Randy is the owner of ouR Specialty Industrial Sales (RSIS) which has been in business for 20 years and knowledge of electrical for 37 years. For the past 7 years Randy has been involved in the medical power industry. Randy represents, trains people in and tests the PG LifeLink Isolated Power product. This product is used in Operating rooms and other areas of the medical facilities. Randy also represents other Power Quality products.