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Electric Power Reliability Podcast: Alan Ross speaks to Howard Penrose

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In this episode of the Electric Power Reliability Podcast, EPRA president Alan Ross speaks to Howard Penrose, former Chair of the Society for Maintenance Professionals (SMRP) and president Of MotorDoc, LLC., an electrical machinery, reliability and industrial/commercial consulting and training firm.

Electrical system equipment built by The Greatest Generation was--like tanks and aircraft and naval ships--dependable and overbuilt. Penrose discusses this, as well as his maritime, motor, and reliability experience, and his thoughts on the evolution from “built-to-last” equipment from that generation through the disposable nature of equipment today.

Penrose looks forward and provides insight onto how the differing interests in the industrial and utility markets affect their approach to reliability and resiliency. The addition of newer solid state equipment can be problematic for older systems, and Penrose elaborates on why that can affect system reliability down the line, with knock-on effects that can seriously influence power quality.

 

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The Alliance was birthed out of the reliability discipline from the perspective of the IEEE Reliability Society and as a working group within the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

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Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Nov 11, 2020

Electrical system equipment built by The Greatest Generation was--like tanks and aircraft and naval ships--dependable and overbuilt. Penrose discusses this, as well as his maritime, motor, and reliability experience, and his thoughts on the evolution from “built-to-last” equipment from that generation through the disposable nature of equipment today.

What a fascinating framing-- I never directly made the connection that went we talk about the aging grid infrastructure, that's obviously because it was built so well so long ago, but also that it was a reflection of the time in which it was built!

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Thank Alan for the Post!

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