Application of Partial Discharge Technology for Condition Assessment and Monitoring of Critical Electrical Assets.


Thursday, February 28, 2013 



Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner


7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation

COST:  (New)

$10 Member Pre-registered, $15 Non-member or Walk-in



  • Overview of Partial Discharge mechanism in Insulation Systems
  • Techimp PD Testing Equipment and Analysis Software Technology
  • Effective Condition Assessment of Cables, Switchgear, Motors, Generators, Transformers
  • Permanent PD Monitoring and Smart Alarms for Critical Electrical Equipment
  • Case Studies, Cables, Generators, Transformers
  • New Developments


Alfred Mendelsohn

Dr. Alfred Mendelsohn has over 25 years of experience in the development and applications of materials for electric power cables. Al was Associate Director at Union Carbide and Senior R&D Leader at Dow Chemical, after their merger with Union Carbide, where he led R&D activities for improved materials for Wire & Cable applications. He has also been active in the electric utility industry, with participation and papers at key industry meetings worldwide.  He has represented Dow at NEETRAC and has served as Chair of NEETRAC’s Advisory Board since its inception in 1998 till his retirement from Dow in 2009. He is currently an officer of the IEEE ICC Administrative Committee and Chair of its Educational Subcommittee and is also a member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Advisory Committee.

Since his retirement from Dow Chemical in 2009, Al has been actively involved with the application of Partial Discharge (PD) technology to the condition assessment of critical electrical components. He is associated with Techimp HQ Spa, an Italian based company who is a global leader in PD technology and its application to effective diagnosis and monitoring of critical electrical components, including cables, generators, transformers, switchgear and GIS.  Al is also a consultant to the electric utility industry and remains active in key electric utility industry meetings.

NEW!!!  IEEE Cincinnati section meetings provide a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, network with you peers, and enjoy a delicious dinner.  To make the section meetings more useful and enjoyable we are pleased to announce the following changes :

 1. Reduced pricing on our delicious Raffel’s dinners including dessert: $10 member with pre-Registration; $15 walk-in or non-member.  As always, the dinners are optional.

2. Door prizes: Gift certificates, books, games, gadgets, corporate swag, etc.

3. 2nd speaker:  In addition to the detailed presentation by the main speaker, we will insert a short, 5 to 10 minute “lightning talk” at 7:00 between dinner and the main presentation.

 LIGHTNING TALK (Shorts):  Ted Longshore will present: Development of high performance aeronautical telemetry transmitters.   Technical design overview of S-band and C-band Transmitters, Hardware show and tell

 Door Prizes:  In keeping with the meeting theme of power systems, and with a nod toward green energy, the door prizes this month include a solar car, solar flashlight, solar lantern, and/ or solar windmill.

 MENU SELECTIONS:Build Your Own Taco Buffet: Seasoned Taco Beef, Julienned Chicken Strips, Spanish Cilantro Rice with Seasoned Refried Beans, Shredded LoFat Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, LoFat Sour Cream, Sliced Black Olives, Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Finely Shredded Fresh Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes & Picante Style Salsa, Hard Taco Shells & Soft Taco Shells

Chef’s Choice Dessert

 LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at noon on **Midnight Sunday February 25, 2013

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by ** Midnight Sunday February 25, 2013

 PE CREDITSDepending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.