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Design vs Nameplate: Choosing the Proper Test Voltage for Your Motors

Drew Norman | Applications Engineer, Megger Baker Instruments

Webinar Description

This webinar will cover the design of electric motor insulations systems, specifically with respect to reliability testing, and the testing methods necessary to ensure their reliability.

Learning Takeaways

1. Understanding the difference between nameplate voltage and insulation design voltage.
2. Understanding why high voltage testing is appropriate for in service electric motors.
3. Understanding the voltage stresses electric motors endure during normal operating conditions.
4. Discuss testing methods to properly evaluate insulation integrity.

About the Presenter

Drew Norman was born and raised in Austin, TX. He trained and served in the US Navy for eight years as a Journeyman Electrician and Nuclear Operator in the submarine service. He was employed for eight years with General Electric in a variety of roles:
Predictive maintenance technician for a copper mine in New Mexico
Motor Generator Specialist at the GE Tucson Service Center
Shop Operations Manager at the GE Tucson Service Center
Equipment Management Program Coordinator for Catalyst paper in Canada

Current employment: Fourteen years as the lead product training and applications support engineer for Megger Baker Instruments, based in Ft Collins, CO.

Education: Currently a Senior at CSU working toward a BS in Computer Science specializing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Qualified as:
Journeyman, Industrial Electrician through the Department of Naval Education and Training
Level III Vibration Analyst through Technical Associates of Charlotte, NC
Level III Baker Analyst/Instructor Ft Collins, CO
Level I Thermographer through CSI Knoxville, TN.

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About the Author

Drew Norman Applications Engineer, Megger Baker Instruments

Drew Norman was born and raised in Austin, TX. Trained and served in the US Navy for eight years as a Journeyman Electrician and Nuclear Operator in the submarine service. Employed for eight years with General Electric in a variety of roles:
Predictive maintenance technician for a copper mine in New Mexico
Motor Generator Specialist at the GE Tucson Service Center
Shop Operations Manager at the GE Tucson Service Center
Equipment Management Program Coordinator for Catalyst paper in Canada

Current employment: Eleven years as the lead product training and applications support engineer for Baker Instruments, based in Ft Collins, CO, originally as part of SKF, now acquired by Megger in August 2018.

Qualified as:
Journeyman, Industrial Electrician through the Department of Naval Education and Training
Level III Vibration Analyst through Technical Associates of Charlotte, NC
Level III Baker Analyst/Instructor Ft Collins, CO
Level I Thermographer through CSI Knoxville, TN.