Protecting Distribution Equipment from Electrical Hazards

Explore the critical role of neutral grounding resistors, hybrid high-resistance grounding systems, insulation monitoring relays, and transient surge suppressors in protecting your infrastructure against electrical threats.

June 4, 2024
11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM GMT 
Duration: 1 hour
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Join our webinar, "Protecting Distribution Equipment from Electrical Hazards," to learn essential strategies for safeguarding your equipment. Electrical hazards pose risks of downtime and compromised operations, but with proper protection measures, you can mitigate these risks effectively.

Here's what we'll cover:

  • Neutral Grounding Resistors (NGR): Understand the two main classifications of NGR, delve into the advantages of resistance grounding, and learn how to select the optimal grounding solution for your system while adhering to relevant standards and design considerations.
  • Hybrid High Resistance Grounding for Generators: Explore various grounding methods, particularly focusing on Hybrid High Resistance Grounding for medium voltage generators.
  • Insulation Monitoring Relay (IMR): Discover the critical role of IMRs in monitoring insulation levels during equipment downtime.
  • Transient Surge Suppressors: Learn how transient surge suppressor technology safeguards motors, transformers, and generators from voltage spikes and surges.

Attend to learn how to protect your equipment against electrical hazards, ensuring optimal performance and extended lifespan. Register now to understand how to enhance reliability and resilience!


Sergio Panetta
Vice President of Engineering
I-Gard Corporation

Sergio Panetta is the VP of Engineering at I-Gard Corporation. He is a graduate of McMaster University (BEng ’83, MEng ’97) with over 3 decades of electrical engineering experience in switchgear design, commissioning and troubleshooting, and power system protection and grounding. He continues to actively increase awareness on Electrical Safety on a global front.

Sergio is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IET, and has been awarded Consulting Engineering status with the PEO professional body. He is a member of several industry working groups such as the working group chair of 3003 (Grounding and Bonding which addresses standards like, 3003.1, 3003.2), Chair of C57.32a, representing Canada for TC14, and TC 64 for IEC Committees. Sergio is an active member of P1584 and P1814. He is actively dealing with electrical safety and best practices including CSA, IEEE, IEC, and UL. Sergio is the author and owner of several U.S. Patents related to electrical safety.

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