TALLMADGE, Ohio, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S.D. Myers, Inc., based in Tallmadge, Ohio, announced today that five major companies in the transformer maintenance industry signed on as co-sponsors for its first Latin American Transformer Maintenance Symposium to be held June 21-23, 2011 at the Grand Paradise Bavaro resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The participating sponsors, who will also serve as featured symposium presenters, include Cooper Power Systems, based in Waukesha, WI, providing Envirotemp™ dielectric fluids for the electrical utility and industrial markets; Electrical Reliability Testing Services (ERTS), based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, providing electrical engineering services including maintenance and testing services for electrical apparatus; Normandy Machine Co. (NMC), based in Troy, MO, the largest independent manufacturer of electrical contacts for LTC, OCB and switches; Power Asset Recovery Corp. (PARC), based in Canton, Ohio, one of the world's largest dealers for new surplus and reconditioned distribution and power transformers; and Transformadores Del Caribe Y Representaciones S.A. (TRADELCA), an S.D. Myers, Inc. Authorized Service Provider based in Barranquilla, Colombia, providing the region with transformer maintenance and repair services.
"With the growing Latin American economies and increasing demand for power, the need for reliable electric power and a stronger far reaching infrastructure has become paramount," says Alan Ross, S.D. Myers VP-Sales and Marketing. "The symposium will address this need by providing program content based on responses of leading Latin American electrical industry specialists from a comprehensive survey we recently administered."
As a result of the survey, the symposium's educational modules have been developed around four themes: Developing a Maintenance Strategy; Condition Assessment; Implementing a Maintenance Strategy; and Solutions and Technologies. The modules will be presented by international experts followed by open discussions and networking opportunities on "intelligent transformer management" between presenters and participants.
"Our goal for the symposium is for attendees to bring real-life issues with them and walk away with real-life solutions based on the collaborative knowledge and international expertise that will be shared," adds Ross.
About S.D. Myers, Inc.
Known as the transformer experts, S.D. Myers has led the electric power industry in transformer maintenance for over 45 years. Their extensive experience includes over 500,000 serviced transformers-from cabinet and small distribution to large GSU's, over 1 billion gallons of dielectric fluid serviced, and millions of test results with expert recommendations provided-producing thousands of satisfied customers. Through their vast knowledge, understanding, experience and the implementation of the right tools, S.D. Myers has developed and defined Intelligent Transformer Management, a maintenance philosophy that maximizes the cost-effective, reliable life of transformers.
About Cooper Power Systems
Waukesha, WI-based Cooper Power Systems (a division of Cooper Industries) provides world-class Envirotemp™ brand dielectric fluids - enabling cost effective, reliable, environmentally-preferred solutions for the electrical utility and industrial markets. Envirotemp™ FR3 fluid, the leading natural ester dielectric coolant energized in more than 450,000 distribution and power transformers on five continents, is rapidly being adopted and standardized for its sustainable, technological, fire safety, and environmental advantages. New FR3 fluid filled transformers are available from OEMs around the globe. Retrofilling existing oil filled transformers with FR3 fluid provides immediate and tangible benefits.
About Electrical Reliability Testing Services (ERTS)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-based ERTS provides electrical engineering services for: testing of electrical apparatus (motors, generators, and transformers), safety programs in accordance with CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety for the Workplace, commissioning of electrical power systems, relay testing and calibration, short circuit studies, coordination of protection, upgrading of protective relays from electromechanical relays and electronic relays to state of the art digital multi-functional protective relays, reliability analysis of electrical power systems for industrial facilities and power generation plants, substation maintenance and testing services. ERTS is a NETA International Associate.
About Normandy Machine Co (NMC)
Troy, MO-based NMC is the largest independent manufacturer of electrical contacts for all makes and models of LTC, OCB and switches. NMC features complete LTCs in stock, together with complete interrupters. Its inventory is approximately $2.5 million with $1.5 million in finished goods providing next day delivery. NMC also features Porcelain Bushings from 1.2 KV –34.5 KV and up to 4000 amps with related hardware. Its consulting and training provides outstanding value for the industry.
About Power Asset Recovery Co (PARC)
Canton, Ohio-based PARC is one of the world's largest dealers for new surplus and reconditioned distribution and power transformers up to 950,000 KVA, 500 kV. It offers an extensive stock of transformers it owns and transformers on consignment from utilities and industrial customers. It also features transformer parts in stock, including new/unused transformer bushings up to 500 kV and related substation components. PARC links its customers up with the experts for all their transformer needs.
About Transformadores Del Caribe Y Representaciones S.A. (TRADELCA)
Tradelca S.A. is a company with more than 39 years that provides electrical engineering services as: Mobile at customers site or at Tradelca business premises, transformer repair & reconstruction (upgrade), Transformer dressing & commissioning, Analysis of mineral dielectric oils, Assessment of chlorinated hydrocarbons such as PCBs & PCB turn-key services, Routine Transformer Tests, Dew Point Measurements, Earth Resistance testing, Reclamation of mineral dielectric oil, Online transformer dry outs using S.D. Myers DryMax®, Maintenance Assessment Reports, Condition Assessment.
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