IEEE Webinar on Isolated Phase Bus Duct Technical Overview & Product Lifecycle Analysis


 Program for Tuesday, June 29th, 2021:

• Team Introductions (5min)
• Presentation (40min)
• Q&A (15min) 



The Isolated Phase bus (IPB) webinar presented by Powell will give a brief synopsis of the historical development of IPB cover the main  components, applications, ratings, performance, governing standards, applications, tests requirements, installation methods with a focused on established design theory and modern innovation. This presentation will also discuss design considerations and guidelines for new construction
units and field repair/replacement work.  The last section of the presentation will focus on the maintenance and available monitoring technology for bus systems.


 "Fine Print"

  • The webinar is free for active IEEE members. 
  • There is a $5 registration fee for people who are not active IEEE members.
    • The fee must be paid in advance through the registration process below (credit card through PayPal) in order to receive the link to the webinar.
    • Upon successful payment of the fee, you will receive 2 emails: one from with title "IEEE vTools Reservation Confirmation," and a second from with title "Your payment to The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc." Both emails are required to ensure your payment was successfully processed.
    • Incomplete non-member registrations (payment not received) will be deleted.
  • A link to the WebEx registration will be sent to the email address you provided during this vTools registration, on June 28, by "IEEE Northern Alberta".  Please double check the spelling of your email address when registering.
  • The mechanism used to email the WebEx link requires you to accept the IEEE Privacy Policy and consent to receiving emails from IEEE.  If you have not opted-in to receive email communications from IEEE, or have opted-out of email communications from IEEE in the past, you might not receive the email containing the WebEx link.  IEEE members can go to and ensure that "Local IEEE Communications" is checked under the category Communication Preferences > Member Benefits.  Former members and non members who opted-out of email communications in the past can contact the IEEE Support Center to find out how to adjust their email communication preferences.
  • You will need to complete the brief WebEx event registration prior to joining the webinar.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 29 Jun 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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The webinar link will be emailed to registrants on June 28.

  • Edmonton
  • Canada

  • Co-sponsored by Powell
  • Starts 15 June 2021 08:30 AM
  • Ends 28 June 2021 04:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?


Jim Bredberg, Operations Manager - Aftermarket of Powell


Jim Bredberg received a B.S.M.E. from Marquette University in 2003.  After working as a foundry engineer, Jim joined Powell-Northlake in 2009 as a product engineer, specializing in Isophase bus.  In 2015, he was transferred to the aftermarket group to assist with field modifications, installations, and maintenance.  In 2017 he became engineering manager for the Powell bus division, managing all bus product lines: Isophase, non-seg, cable, and cubicles.  In 2019 Jim moved into the Operations Manager role for the Aftermarket Division, overseeing all construction and field bus projects.
Jim has over 2,000 field hours overseeing onsite bus installations, has performed IPB work in 25 different states, and is a licensed PE in Illinois since 2011.

Address:Naperville, Illinois, United States