GlobalSpec Power Generation & Distribution Equipment Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,300 Attendees 71 percent of engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The September 12 "Power Generation & Distribution Equipment" online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,300 participants, with 71 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

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GlobalSpec's "Power Generation & Distribution Equipment" event provided opportunities to explore the latest developments in the areas of power generating equipment; power distribution equipment; monitoring and control; and alternative power systems. Attendees were able to gain knowledge from leading suppliers to the electric utility industry. They also had the chance to interact with exhibitors, network with their peers and attend educational sessions to help their businesses remain profitable and competitive in today's marketplace.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

"Like all of our online events, the resources and educational opportunities at the Power Generation & Distribution Equipment event were tremendous, with attendees chatting directly with suppliers and viewing thousands of pieces of exhibitor and speaker content like white papers, technical articles and product demos," said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "We look forward to hosting another Power Generation & Distribution Equipment online event next year to deliver high-quality content and robust learning opportunities for industrial professionals and a targeted and engaged audience for our exhibitors."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • How Molded Case Circuit Breakers Enhance Energy Management – Learn how important advances in molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) technology can enhance your energy management capabilities at the branch circuit on the distribution side of a panel board or switchboard. In addition, discover how MCCB technology can improve your operation's preventative maintenance program.
    Presented by Bill Stewart, marketing manager: LVP, PCP/North American Operating Division, Schneider Electric
  • Sodium-Silica Carryover: Key to Turbine Corrosion Control – Significant financial losses are all too common due to corrosion and deposition on turbines. Control of sodium and silica carryover in steam goes a long way in minimizing these losses. This presentation described how to measure these contaminants for improved plant efficiency.
    Presented by David M. Gray, senior product manager, Mettler-Toledo Thornton, Inc.
  • Grid Scale Energy Storage – Energy storage is a key element to support emerging developments within the energy sector. Eos Energy Storage's rechargeable zinc-air battery offers the potential to deliver a safe, long-life, low-cost solution to the industry.
    Presented by Steve Hellman, president, Eos Energy Storage
  • How 3D Laser Scanning Speeds Energy Facility Upgrades – Traditional methods of measuring power generation plants or electrical substations can take weeks, involving significant personnel investment and substantial safety risks. Learn how 3D laser scanning has changed the way engineers design, develop, and upgrade energy facilities.
    Presented by Vaughn J. Mantor, director of marketing, 3D Laser Scanning Division, Darling Environmental & Surveying, Ltd.

ASME Standards and Certification was the event's sponsoring organization.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Cummins Power Generation Americas; American National Standards Institute, Inc.; Mettler-Toledo Process Analytics; PHOENIX CONTACT USA; Natronx Technologies, LLC; Elasto Proxy Inc.; Global Thermoelectric Inc.; IHS Inc.; Kaman Industrial Technologies; Maplesoft; Martel Electronics Corporation; and Strongwell Corporation.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Power Generation and Distribution Equipment event in 2013, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2012  IHS Inc.  All rights reserved.

Contact:

Amber Devin


Director – Marketing Communications


GlobalSpec, Inc.


Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338


adevin@globalspec.com

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