Siemens Seminar: Drivers to Clean Air—Blue GIS using Vacuum Interrupting Technology and Clean Air Insulation for CO2-Neutral Footprint

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Environmental awareness and resource efficiency require new technologies. To minimize the emission of fluorinated gases (F-gases), Siemens has developed innovative solutions using alternative technologies that enable the F-Gas-free, easy, and secure transmission of electrical power.

The new 8VN1 vacuum clean air gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for up to 145 kV combines proven vacuum-switching technology with the advantages of clean air as the insulation medium.

Vacuum interrupting technology allows clean air to be used as the insulating medium in gas-insulated switchgear up to 145 kV. Clean air technology from Siemens is the first F-gas-free insulation for high-voltage GIS, and it supports the company’s goal to develop completely environmentally friendly technologies. Clean air technology has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 0. Clean air is composed of 80 percent N2 and 20 percent O2, cleaned and free of humidity.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is organized by Siemens Canada IEEE Committee in collaboration with IEEE Toronto’s Power & Energy Chapter.


Monday, February 26, 2018, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Niagara Conference Hall, 1st Floor, Siemens Canada Limited Corporate Office
1577 North Service Rd E, Oakville, ON L6H 0H6

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  • Date: 26 Feb 2018
  • Time: 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • Niagara Conference Hall, 1st Floor, Siemens Canada Limited Corporate Office
  • 1577 North Service Rd E
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Canada L6H 0H6

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  • Starts 31 January 2018 12:00 AM
  • Ends 26 February 2018 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Firas Jnidi Firas Jnidi


Firas Jnidi is holding a Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering since 1999. He is committed to work in technological related business, with an ongoing learning and multinational exposure.

He started his career in projects execution as a technical solution provider. SIEMENS was an important step in his professional career, where he was able to develop his technical experience and enhancing his skills  in many market segments (e.g Oil & Gas, Utilities, petrochemicals).

Firas has a responsibility to develop the High Voltage product business in Canada.