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EGSA Fall 2024
ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM

EGSA is pleased to announce that the Engineering Symposium is returning for the Fall 2024 Conference. Manufacturers from across the Onsite Power industry will be on hand to provide the breakout sessions on a variety of Engineering related topics. CEUs will be provided. We encourage you all to invite your MEP engineers and specialists to join us in Bellevue, WA September 15-17, 2024.
 

Why Attend? 

This FREE* (details below) educational program is designed to support consulting specifiers by bringing leading manufacturers and local distributors only to EGSA Fall to share what you need to know and why. Experts from the industry will share the stage to discuss and provide synergy regarding relevant Codes/Standards, best practices and emerging technologies. This program will also offer networking specifically for consulting engineers to get direct access to these manufacturers and other leading distributor/dealers and service providers including an exhibition hall. Manufacturers will also be providing educational breakout sessions that offer CEUs/PDHs. 

 

*Registration is FREE only for End Users/Facilities Managers, and External MEPs/Consulting Engineers. Verification of professional credentials will be requested to ensure eligibility ($1,850 VALUE). If you are NOT a End Users/Facilities Manager, and External MEP/Consulting Engineer (i.e, you are an Engineer with a member firm), no worries as you will be joining the other 300 plus industry attendees; please click here to register for Fall 2024! 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS SCHEDULE 

 

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm 

Session #1: Artificial Intelligence, HPC and Accelerated Compute Hyperscale to the Edge 

Presenter: Vance Peterson, Schneider Electric

Monday, September 16

This session will be a high level discussion of how the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, HPC and Accelerated Compute will change the fabric of Data Center infrastructure. We will cover GPU Based Accelerated Compute and its impacts on data center infrastructure, Infrastructure Impacts of Accelerated Compute (Electrical + Mechanical), and the AI Landscape from Hyperscale to Edge. 

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm 

Session #2: Maintenance and Arc Energy Considerations  

Presenter: Steve Sappington, Caterpillar, Inc.

This presentation will provide learners with a better understanding of electrical hazards, how to identify and respond to them, how to mitigate risk, incidents, and accidents, and how to more safely work with electrical products. 

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm 

Session #3: Data Center Design Architecture Schemes and Topologies 
Presenter:
Jennifer Nekuda, Kohler Energy

Data Centers have been growing and evolving at a rapid pace. Designing for data center power generation needs has some unique application considerations.  This course will break down common industry terminology the specifying engineer needs to know and provide solutions for the many challenges experienced when designing data center power systems. After this course, you will be able to: Identify data center backup power system design topologies, State the common accessories and component designs used in data center generators, Explain the difference between Tier 4 certified, Tier 4 compliant, and a Tier IV data center, Describe key factors that can impact high density generator yard layouts. 

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 

Session #4: Standby Power Systems Design & Grounding of Emergency Power Systems 
Presenter: Joe Kendall, Schneider Electric

​​9:15 am – 10:00 am 

Session #5: Sizing and Specifying Switchboards, Switchgear, and Circuit Breakers – UL 891 vs. UL1558 
Presenter: Bruce Yee, Kohler Energy

10:15 am – 11:00 am 

Session #6: Paralleling Generators to include Controversial Topics in Power Systems Designs 
Presenter: Larry Blaine, ASCO Power Technologies

This session will provide an overview of paralleling generators on a single bus. We will discuss the different reasons for paralleling. The different methods will also be discussed. Finally, we will share possible issues that may come into play when paralleling generators.  

Tuesday, September 17

Check out even more Engineering Symposium photos from Spring here: EGSA's Flickr Page

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