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Power Quality, Causes & Effects - High Wycombe

CIBSE Home Counties North West Region

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)

Power Quality, Causes & Effects - High Wycombe

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CIBSE Member 27 Sep 2017 Free  
IET Member 27 Sep 2017 Free  
Member of the Public 27 Sep 2017 Free  
Other Institution Member 27 Sep 2017 Free  
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David Bradley of Socomec explores a series of case studies and a rationale for energy efficiency, explaining Power Quality Monitoring.



This seminar will cover causes, effects and how alterations to improve energy efficiency can introduce power quality problems and possibly, site investigation by electricity suppliers.

  • Harmonics – LED Lighting, Switch Mode Power Supplies, VSDs
  • Crest Factor – Tripping of breakers
  • Electrical Events – Surges, Sags, Transients, Flicker etc.
  • Power Factor – Lead & Lag
  • Skin Effect – Heating of cables
  • Imbalance – Inefficiency of motors

 HCNW is very pleased to have provided full details and images of this interesting event to CIBSE NW Region. 

Organiser: Chris Jones CIBSE HCNW, Andrew Dodd IET Buckinghamshire

The Organisers take great care to avoid wasted food. So if you do book through Eventbrite and realise you can't make it, please consider others who are less fortunate - please cancel your Eventbrite ticket (My Tickets, This Event, Cancel Order).

Joint CIBSE HCNW + IET Buckinghamshire EVENTS are chosen and arranged ENTIRELY by unpaid volunteers, committed to serving Region communities for professional CPD and the general interest of the wider public. CIBSE HCNW Region does not organise social or largely-social events.

ANY QUESTIONS: Please read the details below. "Contact The Organiser" which is quickest (there's a link on this page) rather than CIBSE HQ, thank you.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: High Wycombe mainline (Marylebone) plus a 10 minute walk. You may be able to privately agree a lift back to the station. The Owen Harris Building is on the far side of the University.

MOTORISTS: The venue's car park barrier should be aloft by 18:00 for free parking.

ACCESS: We are not aware of any access limitations within the building.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Just to be clear, CIBSE HCNW, IET Buckinghamshire and the premises reserve the right to refuse or withdraw admission and such a decision is final. Screens and audio are not cinema quality. Enjoyment of the event is subject to the limitations of the premises, speaker availability and our technical facilities executing what we intend them to do - technical performance is not guaranteed. The Organisers will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event.

REGIONS: Regional events not only offer technical insight, but also provide a forum for novel, alternative and sometimes incisive or critical views from speakers, which do not necessarily represent the views of CIBSE (nor HCNW Region) nor IET Buckinghamshire. 

TICKETS & ADMISSION: The wider public and other built environment professionals are very welcome.

IMAGES: HCNW and IET Buckinghamshire may capture images during the event a choose the most suitable, pleasing ones for the CIBSE website. If you do not wish to appear in these, please let the host know. We ask attendees not to capture images of the audience or make recordings at these technical events without making a similar request to those present.

RECORDING - PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED: The organisers insist that any intention to record (audio or video) any part of the event is announced and that consent is obtained from all those attending. 

REFRESHMENTS ONLY: At this venue tea, coffee and biscuits are provided

WAITLIST: Where an event is over-subscribed, CIBSE HCNW may add individual ticket requests to a Waitlist, or release tickets to individuals on the Waitlist in a priority order based upon previous booking and attendance patterns.




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Owen Harris Building: Room 2
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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CIBSE Home Counties North West Region


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