IPS VP of Engineering-South Region Co-Presents at PCIC’s 65th Annual Technical Conference

IPS VP of Engineering-South Region Co-Presents at PCIC’s 65th Annual Technical Conference

Greenville, SC (September 11, 2018) – Javier Portos, IPS VP of Engineering-South Region, will present on “Premature Failure of Large Horse Power Motors Due to Improper Field Connections, Installation and Commissioning” on September 24 at the 65th Annual Technical Conference hosted by the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC).

Mr. Portos has been a lead author of five PCIC papers presented at different PCIC conferences and a member of IEEE and API standard working groups. His presentation will focus on this key topic facing electrical engineers in the petroleum and chemical industry, with an emphasis on proper field installation, connections and commissioning. He will also review the proven benefits of writing specifications, supplier vetting and testing protocols for newly installed large motors and retrofits with adjustable speed drives.

For more information on IPS or the company’s large motor resources, contact Megan Thompson, IPS Director of Marketing, at 864.451.5636 or mcthompson@ips.us.

About Javier Portos

Mr. Portos joined IPS in October 2012 as VP of Engineering-Southern Region. His experience includes GE Canada’s large motor technology group, the Louis Allis Company in Milwaukee, where he was an Electrical Design Engineer for large and special induction motors, and TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company, where he worked as an Advanced Design Engineer for large induction and synchronous motors.

He is an active member of IEEE-112 and IEEE-1349 (Hazardous location), IEEE-1068 (Repair and rewind) and active member of working groups for API-541 (Induction Motors) and API 546 (Synchronous machines) standards. He is also a committee member of EASA.

About Integrated Power Services

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, IPS is the North American leader in the service of electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components, with over 5,000 customers across a wide range of capital-intensive industries, including but not limited to power generation (fossil, nuclear, hydro and wind), petrochemical, air separation, oil & gas, metals, underground mining, paper, aggregates and cement.  IPS has 28 service centers and field offices across North America, combining industry-specific experience with deep technical resources to keep electric motors and generators running.

IPS services include engineering, in-shop repair, on-site field services, distribution, motor storage programs and contract manufacturing. For more information, visit www.ips.us.

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