How to Specify a Motor with the Smorgasbord of Standards


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This is one of two events requiring (Tuesday, March 28, 2023) separate evening registration events from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

How does today’s process industry engineer even specify a motor with the plethora of industry standards from various standards development organizations around the globe?  This paper provides a basic overview of the issues that are essential in the decision process when purchasing a new motor and is directed toward the engineer who must specify motors but is not a motor specialist.  Since project engineers are regularly expected to justify options selected and purchase recommendations, this presentation provides guidance.  Process industry motor standards are used in the review of motor requirements and options available today.

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  • Date: 28 Mar 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • 5850 Rogerdale Rd
  • Suite #150
  • Houston, Texas
  • United States 77072


Donald Dunn, P.E., SMIEEE Donald Dunn, P.E., SMIEEE of IEEE R5 Houston Section


Donald G. Dunn (S’87-M’91-SM’99-F’22) Mr. Dunn is a Senior Consultant with WS Nelson providing services to the Refining, Chemical, and various other industries. He has held engineering and management positions at several major refining and chemical companies during his over a 25-year career.  He is currently a Fellow member of the IEEE and the ISA.  He is a member of the IEEE, ISA, NFPA, API, and IEC standards development organizations.  He co-chairs ISA18, chairs IEEE 841 & 841.1, and is the convener of IEC62682.  Mr. Dunn served as the IEEE Houston Section chairman in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011-2012, Vice President for the ISA Standards and Practices Board in 2011-2012, chairman of the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) 2012-2014 and chairman of the API Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment 2012-2015.  In 2015, he was elected to serve a three-year term on the ISA Board of Directors and is the past chairman of the PCIC A&A subcommittee.


5:00 PM: Pre-Registered Check-In (Confirmed Registration) 

5:15 PM: Platted Dinner Served with Confirmed Registration

6:00 PM: Announcements & Introduction of Presenter

7:15 PM: Break

7:30 PM: Session Re-Start

8:15 PM: Closing Remarks


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- 1x Dinners (Please confirm if a Vegetarian Meal is Required)

- 1x Digital Copy of the Presentation

- 1x (2.5 PDH) Certificate Signed by Resident PE

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