January 22, 2019

UMMA Winter Conference

The History of Electric Metering- This presentation gives a thorough overview of the history of electric metering from the first known observations of electricity from the ancient Egyptians to the development of the world’s first power grid. Also discussed is the War of the Currents, early electric metering, and what the future may hold for the industry.
January 22, 2019

TechAdvantage

Hot Socket Issues – Causes and Best Practice- This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. You will also discuss meter testing, CT testing, ratio & burden testing.
January 22, 2019

SWEMA

Hot Sockets Issues – Causes & Best Practices- Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of “best practices” regarding hot sockets.
January 22, 2019

Southeastern Meter School & Conference

Standards – Accuracy, Precision & Traceability- This presentation will discuss and gain an understanding about: What is ANSI C12.1 and why do we care? What is suitable traceability according to the law? The need for Meter Standards and traceability in electric metering. The definition of metrology and the application of this science in electric metering. The difference between accuracy and precision and why both are important. The use of Standards in the test lab. The use of portable Standards in the field.
January 22, 2019

Sensus Reach

Hot Socket Issues: Causes and Best Practices- This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of “best practices” regarding hot sockets.
January 22, 2019

SEMA

A Look Forward at the Direction of the Grid (SEMA Keynote Address for the 92nd Annual Short Course & Conference)- This presentation looks into where the industry is heading, what to look for, how new technologies are applied, and what to expect in the future.
January 22, 2019

SEE Metering & Distribution Service Devices Committee Meeting

New Product Update- TESCO delivers a new product update at SEE 2017 that includes Meter Qualification Boards, Meter Farms, Meter Lab Boards, Hot Socket Products, Meter Lab and Meter Shop Services, Multi-Position Meter Test Boards, and Meter Manager Software Suite.
January 22, 2019

Rocky Mountain Meter School

Test Switch Operation, Specifications & Accessories- An introduction to test switches.
January 22, 2019

PREA (Pennsylvania Rural ELectric Association) Meter School

Transformer Rated Metering Site Verification- This presentation covers the differences between self contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites, transformer rated meter forms, test switches and CT’s, Blondel’s Theorem and why it matters to metering, meter accuracy testing in the field, checking the health of your CT’s and PT’s, and site verification (not just meter testing).
January 22, 2019

NYSEG & RG&E Annual State Meter Tech Meeting

Metering Operations During and After AMI Deployment- As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in this AMI dominated World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment.