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IEEE Oregon - Product Compliance Workshop at OctoberBest 2010

Tektronix Bldg 38
3025 SW Zworykin Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97077, US (map)

Description

IEEE OctoberBest Seminars
IEEE02: Product Compliance Workshop
Speakers: Henry Benitez, President, ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC Al Warren and George Schroeder, Safety Thru Design, Inc.



Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton OR 97077
Cost: $75/$99 (See Registration Section for complete pricing info)
CEUs: 0.3 CEUs (3 PDH) awarded upon completion
“The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.” IACET CEU Provider #1255

This is a half-day technical seminar sponsored by the IEEE Oregon Section.

Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.



In this three-part seminar, you will learn about the most recent developments in product compliance regulations in electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and waste equipment disposal.



This workshop consists of these three Modules:

  • The Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility and a Comparison of Test Standards - Benitez
  • Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance - Warren
  • Worldwide WEEE Regulations - Schroeder

Workshop Description



**Module 1 - The Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility and a Comparison of Test Standards – Henry Benitez



This session will review the evolution electromagnetic compatibility since the 1800’s when Maxwell’s equations were first developed until today. A review of common product family and generic product standards will be provided along with a comparison of the basic test standard and specified test levels.



**Module 2 - Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance – Al Warren



This talk will be a review of Accessibility and Insulation types that relate to the evaluation of Creepage and Clearance per IEC 61010-1 “Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use – Part 1: General requirements”. Part 1 specifies general safety requirements for electrical equipment intended for professional, industrial process, and educational use.



**Module 3 - Worldwide WEEE Regulations – George Schroeder



This talk will present an overview of the current status of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) requirements around the globe. WEEE together with RoHS (lead-free) by the European Community set collection, recycling and recovery standards for manufacturers for disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Topics covered will include fees, documentation, local regulations and take-back arrangements.



Who should attend the seminar:
This course is intended for engineering professionals – design and manufacturing engineers, compliance engineers/managers, product engineers/managers, manufacturing and product development managers.



Prerequisites:
Experience or education (AS or BS level) in electronic (or electrical) engineering, physics, computer engineering, related scientific fields.



What you will learn:
The purpose of this seminar is to present the most recent developments in product compliance regulations in electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and waste equipment disposal.



Registration:
The seminar will be held Wednesday, October 6 at the Tektronix Conference Center on the Tektronix Beaverton Campus, 14200 SW Karl Braun Drive, Beaverton, OR 97077. Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 AM, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00. Refreshments will be provided. Lecture notes will provided to all attendees. In addition, 0.3 CEU’s (3 PDH) will be awarded upon completion of the seminar.



Registration Fee: IEEE $75; Other $99



NOTE: The registration fee includes one copy of the lecture notes, continental breakfast, morning break, and admission to OctoberBest exhibits. Keynotes are not included, and require separate registration. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, change venues, or to cancel the seminar. In the event the seminar is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees only will be fully refunded. Individuals canceling their registration prior to September 29 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after September 29. Substitute attendees accepted. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.



Speakers:


Henry Benitez is a NARTE certified EMC and Telecommunications Engineer with 30 plus years experience. Henry has over 30 articles published in technical magazines, colloquiums, workshops and conferences. He gives presentations on EMC and Product Regulations topics at conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has participated in US and international EMC standards development. Henry was a founder of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society and serves on the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors. He was Chairman of IEEE International EMC Symposium 2006 which was held in Portland.



Henry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Portland. He is a member of the University of Portland Electrical Engineering Faculty/Industry Advisory Board.



He is President of ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC, an electromagnetic compatibility test laboratory in Hillsboro, Oregon.



Al Warren is the owner of Safety Thru Design, Inc., providing regulatory consulting, product safety consulting and testing services. Al is a former employee of TUV America and now a TUV America Representative, with 15 years of experience in product safety and regulatory.



Al is a NARTE certified Product Safety Engineer, a former officer of the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society Oregon chapter, and a Laser Institute of America certified Laser Safety Officer.



Al has 15 years of experience in product design and development. Thirteen years spent at Electro Scientific Industries in Portland, OR.



Al received his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona in 1978.



George Schroeder is a private consultant working with Safety Thru Design, Inc., providing regulatory consulting, product safety consulting and testing services.



George is a registered Professional Telecommunications Engineer offering services in Oregon and Washington. He is a member of the IEEE and was a member of the IEEE 802.3ah (Ethernet in the First Mile) committee.



George has 20 years of experience in hardware and software design and test including extensive EMC product testing.



George received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelor of Science in Business & Technology from Oregon State University.



Contacts:
Henry Benitez, President, ElectroMagnetic Investigations, LLC
503 466 1160 Telephone
henry@emicomply.com


Al Warren, Compliance Engineer, Safety Thru Design
safe.design@comcast.net



George Schroeder PE, Consulting Engineer
george@safetythrudesign.com


Agenda: Schedule:

8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments
9:00 - 9:45 am – Evolution of Electromagnetic Compatibility (Benitez)
9:45 – 10:00 am – Break (approximate)
10:00 am – 11:20 am – Accessibility and Insulation Types for IEC 61010-1 Compliance (Warren)
11:25 – 11:40 am – Worldwide WEEE Regulations (Schroeder)
11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up, CEU evaluations
11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2010 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

Location: Bldg: Tektronix Conference Center Building 38 13975 SW Karl Braun Drive Beaverton 97077

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