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Electric Power Reliability Podcast: Alan Ross speaks to Howard PenrosePosted to Smart Grid Reliability Alliance
- Nov 11, 2020 12:00 am GMTNov 11, 2020 12:02 am GMT
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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.