2008 Intensive Course on Electrical Contacts


Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society


Holm Conference on
Electrical Contacts

 

23-25 October, 2008
Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, Florida

 

Dr. Paul G. Slade

Course Director, Arcing & Power Contacts

 

Dr. Roland S. Timsit

Contact Fundamentals & Connectors

 

The 2008 Intensive Course has been completely revised to reflect recent needs in understanding very low contact force phenomena and the effects of high frequency currents.  While doing this, the Course still covers the broad range of electrical contact situations, which are listed below:

·        Making contact and surface finish effects

·        Making connections and connector design (low and high current)

·        Switching contacts ac and dc design considerations (low and high current)

·        Contact materials for connectors and for switching contacts

·        Contact finishes

·        Contact failure mechanisms and how to analyze them

·        Corrosion and the effects of ambient environments

 

Each participant will receive a complete set of the Course notes and a copy of the perfect reference book “Electrical Contacts – Principles and Applications” edited by Dr. Paul G. Slade. The Course includes class problem-solving exercises so that participants will learn how the Course material can be applied. A participant in this Course will thus leave the sessions with a thorough and broad knowledge of the subject. Our teaching approach will allow practicing engineers to use detailed knowledge of contact technology to resolve their own practical design problems.

 

23 October:  Day 1

Morning

·  Contact Fundamentals

Afternoon

·  The Electric Arc

Evening

·  Q & A Session

 

24 October:  Day 2

Morning

·  Contact Materials for Arcing Contacts

·  Non Arcing Power and Non-Permanent Power Connectors

·  Electronic Connectors and Metallic Coatings

Afternoon

·  Switching Very  Low Currents and Switching Low Frequency & High Frequency Currents

·  Connector Design Guidelines

Evening

·  Q & A Session

 

25 October:  Day 3

Morning

·  Switching Contact Guidelines

·  Experimental Evaluation of Corrosion

Afternoon

·  Experimental Evaluation of Corrosion (continued)

·  Corrosion and Power Arcing Contacts and Connectors

 

Fee Schedule:

Conference Only

On or before 9/19/2008

After 9/19/2008 & on-site

  IEEE Member

$600

$650

  Non-member

$650

$700

  Student

$250

$300

  Extra Proceedings

$70

$70

Intensive Course Only

 

 

  IEEE Member

$1100

$1300

  Non-member

$1150

$1350

Intensive Course w/Full Conference Registration (Plus registration fee for conference)

  IEEE Member

$950

$1150

  Non-member

$1000

$1200

Intensive Course Only – Discount rate with 3 or more from the same organization

  IEEE Member

$1025

$1225

  Non-member

$1075

$1275

 

To register the Intensive Course, contact

Alicia Zupeck, Conference Planner
IEEE Meetings and  Conferences Management
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Ph: +1 800 810 4333     Direct Line: +1 732 562 3870
Fax: +1 732 465 6447   Email: a.zupeck@ieee.org

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Updated 7-22-2008