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Entries in Fault Location (23)

Wednesday
Aug222018

PQView and FaultPoint at Hydro Ottawa

PQView and FaultPoint were featured in a recent article in T&D World Magazine entitled "Power Quality Monitoring Provides Additional Value". It was cowritten by Mark Wojdan of Hydro Ottawa and Daniel Sabin of Electrotek Concepts. It describes how Hydro Ottawa’s central power quality program improves asset reliability while generally lowering operating and maintenance expenses.

Wednesday
Jun202018

Daniel Sabin Named Recipient of IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) has named Daniel Sabin of Electrotek Concepts as the recipient of the 2018 IEEE PES Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering. This award was established to recognize engineering contributions that have enhanced the quality and economy of electric power distribution.

Dan designs and develops software algorithms and libraries to automate distribution fault location in the PQView® FaultPoint® Add-in Module. Dan developed the first software module to combine measurements from power quality monitors & microprocessor relays, distribution circuit models, and geographic information system (GIS) to provide automatic fault location based on reactance calculations. FaultPoint is used by electric distribution operation departments throughout North America. It plays a major role in reducing the time to find both overhead and underground faults, in lowering O&M expenses, and in reducing the average interruption time experienced by each customer (CAIDI).

Dan earned the Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering because of his “contributions in power quality monitoring and related indicators for fault location in distribution systems.”

The full list of 2018 IEEE PES Society-Level Award Recipients is posted online. Each will be honored at the Awards Ceremony at the PES General Meeting in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Friday
Jan152016

Daniel Sabin Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, January 14, 2016: Daniel Sabin, a Principal Engineer and Software Architect with Electrotek Concepts in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for leadership in power quality database management and analysis software. Dan designs and develops database schemas and software libraries for PQView®, a software system capable of storing billions of measurements from power quality monitors, digital relays, fault recorders, and other devices in a single relational database.

Dan Sabin developed the first software module to combine measurements from power quality monitors & digital relays, distribution circuit models, and geographic information system (GIS) to provide automatic fault location based on reactance calculations. The software is used by electric utility operation departments in New York City, Detroit, Ottawa, New Haven, and more. It plays a major role in reducing the time to find both overhead and underground faults, in lowering O&M expenses, and in reducing the average interruption time experienced by each customer (CAIDI).

Sabin is currently the Vice Chair of the IEEE Transmission & Distribution Committee. Dan also chairs the IEEE 1159.3 Working Group, which is revising the Power Quality Data Interchange Format (PQDIF), used worldwide to exchange measurements between power quality monitoring systems.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

Electrotek Concepts provides power systems management services and solutions for electric utilities, commercial and industrial consumers, government agencies, and other parties. Electric utility clients include investor-owned, municipals, and cooperatives. Industrial and commercial clients include manufacturing, high-tech mission-critical operations, data centers, and energy intensive manufacturing plants. For more information about Electrotek, please visit www.electrotek.com, or call +1-978-927-8755.

Thursday
Mar262015

Georgia Tech Fault and Disturbance Analysis Conference

Join some of your fellow PQView users at the 18th Annual Georgia Tech Fault and Disturbance Analysis Conference (2015 FDAC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The following paper is scheduled for presentation at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

Overview of an Automatic Distribution Fault Location System at United Illuminating Company

The conference will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in conjuction with the annual Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Friday
Sep052014

PQView 3.78.0 Released

PQView 3.78.0 is available for download. Here are some highlights for this release:

PQDIF File Importing: We made changes to allow import of observation records that have up to 16 million samples. In previous versions of PQView, no more than one million samples could be imported from a single observation record.

Automatic COMTRADE File Download using FTP: It is now possible to have PQView’s PQ Data Manager download COMTRADE files automatically from a remote FTP folder before data source import.

Better Multithreading: We revised PQView’s thread locking code to better support data source import of multiple PQDM instances running on the same computer that are run as a service using third-party applications like FireDaemon.

Updated Data Handlers: The following data handlers were updated: IEEE® PQDIF Annex C Folder, IEEE® COMTRADE Folders, SATEC PAS Database, ION Enterprise®/StruxureWare® Database, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories® (SEL) Event Report Folders, and System Loads

CYMDIST Database Data Handler: We updated this data handler to compute impedance for line geometries modeled using the average geometric arrangement method and to process line sections that have load tap changer models.

I²T Calculations: PQView will now compute accumulated I²t for the phases involved in the fault.