Learn about the application of remote isolation applied in mining industry conveyance systems. Remote isolation removes personnel from potentially dangerous electrical lockout tasks by removing the element of human error. Safe verified isolation of electrical systems has proved to increase production output by reducing the required time to electrically isolate industrial systems where zero energy is required prior to performing work. Time saved to both isolate and de-isolate is converted to production time and increased manufacturing throughput. Eaton will describe the application of remote isolation systems, discuss implementation of enhanced safety systems and the necessary engagement with local regulating authorities. A case study of an actual installation will be shared with specific details where these systems have been installed.
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Global Mining, Metals, and Minerals Industry Manager, Eaton
David B. Durocher received a B.S.E.E. degree in bachelor of science electrical engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, in 1978. He serves as a Global Mining, Metals, and Minerals Industry Manager with Eaton. He has over 35 years of experience with Westinghouse and Eaton serving in a variety of product engineering, sales, and global marketing roles, authoring numerous technical papers that have been presented at conferences around the world and published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, Plant Engineering, and EC&M Magazine. Mr. Durocher presently serves as a member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Mining Industry Committee, Cement Industry Committee, and Pulp and Paper Industry Committee, and also served as the President of the IEEE IAS 2015-2016.
Founder and Director, REMSAFE
Mike Lane received an advanced degree in leadership and management (minerals and energy) from Hedland College, South Hedland, WA, Australia, in 1998. He serves as a Managing Director with REMSAFE, a business of Orbital Corporation Limited, Balcatta, Western Australia. He has more than 20 years of technical experience managing successful projects involving remote isolation systems in the mining and process industries in Western Australia. He has authored and presented technical papers at Arc Flash Safety Conferences sponsored by IDC Technologies and others across Australia, and has extensive experience in business leadership.