Finepoint has released the preliminary agenda for the 16th Annual Circuit Breaker Test & Maintenance Training Conference. The conference begins the first Monday of each October with a welcoming reception that evening. The factory day is on Tuesday. The expo of supplier exhibits debuts Tuesday evening and is also open to participants Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The conference presentations and training seminars are scheduled each year on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The schedule is as follows and is subject to change:

Monday, October 5, 2009

  • Megger Pre-Conference "Best Practices" Seminar 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Welcoming Reception at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 6-9 PM

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A Day at the HVB AE Power Systems facility in Suwanee

  • Group Breakfast at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Buses leave from the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Presentations and Factory Tours
  • Lunch at the factory
  • Testing and Maintenance Methods Training
  • Buses return to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Evening Hospitality Expo with 90 supplier exhibits, food & drinks 6-9 PM

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Conference Presentations and a Westinghouse AA-7/10/14 Mechanism Maintenance Seminar

  • Group Breakfast at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • First Response Management of Electrical Injuries
  • Partial Discharge Monitoring and Testing
  • Substation Battery Testing and Maintenance
  • SF6 Analysis and Management
  • Effective Contact Lubrication Issues
  • Applying Current Limiting Protectors to Reduce Arc Flash Exposure
  • Video Surveillance in Substations
  • Preventing Power Transformer Explosions and Fires in Substations
  • Group Lunch at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Maintaining Westinghouse AA-7/10/14 Mechanisms (a half-day seminar by ABB)
  • Evening Hospitality Expo with 90 supplier exhibits, food & drinks 6-9 PM

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Conference Presentations

  • Group Breakfast at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Maintaining AREVA FKF2 "Cuckoo Clock" Mechanisms
  • Selection, Testing, and Maintenance of Rubber Goods
  • Live, On-Load Injection Trip Testing of High Voltage Circuit Breakers
  • Reducing Animal Caused Outages in Substations
  • Emerging Trends in the Industry
  • Maintaining McGraw Edison OA-3 and OA-4 Mechanisms
  • Power Transformer Maintenance Problems and Solutions
  • Accident Investigation Report - When Equipment Fails Unexpectedly
  • Group Lunch at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Timing and Travel-Motion Test Plan Preparation and Analysis
  • Safe Work Practices - Hot Line Tools and Grounding Equipment
  • Optimizing Infrared Camera Surveys
  • Understanding Circuit Breaker Electrical Prints
  • Utilizing Asset Management Tools
  • Capacitor Bank Switching Issues
  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  • Circuit Breaker First Trip Testing
  • Evening Hospitality Expo with 90 supplier exhibits, food & drinks, 6-9 PM

Friday, October 9, 2009
An Oil Analysis and Processing Seminar

  • Group Breakfast at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • Oil Analysis and Processing (a half-day seminar by TJ/H2b and Velcon Filters)
  • Sixteen $100 Instant Cash Prizes awarded at 11:45 AM (celebrating Finepoint's 16th year - must be present to win)
  • ADJOURN AT NOON