ArresterWorksFebruary 2012
In This Issue
> eSeminar Introduction
> TLA Selection Guide
> Station Arrester Lead Guide
> ABB to Acquire T&B
> Joe Koepfinger receives Lifetime Achievement Award
> Mystery Arrester Photo
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Introducing a Surge Protection eSeminar Series
A Live Online Learning Experience
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ArresterWorks has made learning about surge protection of power system easier and more cost effective than ever. Our new eSeminar series allows participants to eliminate travel costs and wasted time, by just participating in an online dialog on many surge protection topics. Check out this new learning opportunity. 


Transmission Line Arrester Selection Guide
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Thumb of How to Select a TLA
Topics Covered
1. How to Determine the MCOV and  Uc
2. How to Select the Energy Rating
3. How to Determine the Margin of Protection
4. The Importance of Failure Mode
5. Mounting Option Overview


Conductor Size Considerations for Station Class Arresters
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Topics Covered
1. Diameter and Length Effects
2. Fault Current Considerations
3. Corona Considerations
4. Effect on Voltage Refelections
5. Mechanical Considerations
6. Ground Conductor Considerations 


ABB to Acquire Thomas & Betts

and gain better access to the US market
Elastimold Elbow Arresters 

Swiss engineering group ABB has agreed to buy U.S. electrical components maker Thomas & Betts. Through this acquisition ABBwill add an Elbow Arrester Family to its already large arrester product offering. The Elastimold arrester team will be partnered with the worlds largest arrester design team located in US, Sweden and Switzerland and perhaps create synergies not experienced by them before.   

Joe Koepfinger Receives IEEE-SA Lifetime Achievement AwardJ Koepfinger

Joe Koepfinger has been named the recipient of the 2012 IEEE-SA Lifetime Achievement Award for significant technical contributions to a standard committee of their IEEE field of interest.  Joe is so involved in so many IEEE fields that it is not clear to this author to which committee  the Standards Association is referring.  However we do know from our own experience that for the work he has done on the Surge Protective Devices Committee alone he certainly deserves this award.  He joined the SPD in 1949 and has been involved ever since.  He was inducted into the Surge Protection Hall of Fame in 2008.   His extra-ordinary biography can be read here.   
Congratulations Joe....... well deserved.   

Arrester Added to Arrester V-Museum
Mystery Arrester
Arrester of Yesterday
This antique arrester has been added to the ArresterWorks Arrester Virtual Museum. Can you guess what the rest of it looks like.  If not, click on it to reveal the mystery of a time gone by.


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ArresterWorks is an International Consulting Firm, owned an operated by Jonathan Woodworth and Deborah Limburg, focused on assisting others in improving power system reliability through design, production and application of arresters to mitigate the effect of lightning and other transients.


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