SBE22 Chapter Meetings
Your participation in Chapter 22 is important to keep our chapter alive!

Note change in meeting location for November Meeting
Wednesday, 11/15, WSYT, 1000 James St., Syracuse, NY
6:00pm Dinner – RSVP to Tom McNicholl by 5pm, Monday, 11/13 – one week early due to Thanksgiving
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:00pm Presentation – David Bender from Copper Development Association will be presenting, “Site Grounding”

Broadcast centers and other sensitive facilities have both unique and universal powering, grounding and bonding requirements, often overlooked, and not understood by most designers and contractors.  By providing proper bonding and grounding of facilities greatly diminishes the vulnerability to transients, and is usually quite cost-effective with quick paybacks.

The focus of this seminar is to recommend wiring and grounding techniques and practices that should be part of the design of new or renovated structures, and to examine in particular several case studies of actual centers that suffered downtime and retrofitted above Code minimums to solve the problems.

The particular case studies will amply illustrate application of proper electrical infrastructure in the elimination and prevention of power quality problems, and the results that were achieved at minimal cost.  The presentation is completely generic in nature, and no branded products are promoted or recommended.

David Brender is National Program Manager for the Copper Development Association (CDA) in New York City.  His duties involve directing and managing CDA’s Building Wire and Power Quality Initiatives, research activities, National Electrical Code, and IEEE activities, among others.

He has authored numerous magazine articles and white papers on grounding and other power quality subjects, and is a member of Panel 5 of the National Electrical Code.

Dave is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Power Quality Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers.