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Startup and Commissioning

Strategies To Maintain Efficient & Reliable Electrical Systems

Electrical distribution systems are considered critical equipment for most any facility. Major disruptions are caused by improperly operating equipment or failure of protective systems. Because of the considerable resources dedicated to the specification, design and construction of electrical systems including a variety of QA/QC processes, it is paramount to test the “complete system” for as-designed operation.

The efficiency and reliability of these systems is achieved through detailed commissioning procedures focused on utility requirements, design documentation, equipment schematics and protective device integration. Having skilled personnel to guide a qualified crew through the execution of these procedures will allow you to ensure reliability of your system as a whole for years to come.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Typical substation (or major electrical equipment) project sequence
  • Identify relations of design QA, manufacturer QC and various testing areas
  • Share insights from actual commissioning projects
  • Focus on “commissioning” with goals of:
    • Increased personnel protection
    • Reduced nuisance outages
    • Reassurance system will operate as designed
    • Overall improved reliability

Professional development hours are available.

Date and Time

Thursday, March 25, 2021


About Our Presenter

Paul St. Pierre

Program Manager

Joining M S Benbow & Associates as a project manager in its Electrical Engineering Department in 2013, Paul St. Pierre has quickly proven his capabilities in overseeing and managing successful and complex engineering projects for major chemical plants, upstream petroleum facilities and midstream operations including analysis, design, and application of electrical power distribution substations. He was promoted to Electrical Engineering Department Manager in 2015 responsible for overseeing a division of M S Benbow & Associates that serves a broad range of electrical system needs for industrial, commercial and utility customers and provides expertise in design, analysis, retrofits and maintenance of substations, cable systems and power monitoring systems. In 2019, Paul transitioned to a Program Manager role, responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating MSB’s activities related to specific clients including client communication, business development, project execution performance and supporting MSB’s established goals and objectives. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from St. Louis University.

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