IEEE-IAS Meeting - Specifying Medium Voltage Adjustable Speed drives (>2.3kV and >250 HP equipment





The Baltimore IEEE-IAS will be hosting its next meeting at Olive Grove Restaurant on March 15, 2017.


I hope everyone enjoyed our last event on “Lighting Controls and Codes”. Moreover, the “Lighting” presentation is now located on our website ( with question answers and the code to retrieve AIA credits at the end of the presentation. If you have any issues feel free to contact me directly.


The cost of the meeting will be $45 for members paid in advance, and $50 for non-members paid in advance. As usual, the cost at the door will be $50 for everyone. Refer to the attached flyer for additional information.


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Upcoming Events:


  •          April 19, 2017 Dinner Meeting – Fire Alarm and Life Safety Updates  by Koffel Associates, Inc.


  •          May 17, 2017 Expo – Sponsors, vendor booths and table sign-ups are available on the IAS website and see attached form.


Thank you for your continued support to IEEE/IAS.


Harry Franklin

Baltimore IEEE-IAS Chairman

  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Mar 2017
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 705 N. Hammonds Ferry Road
  • Linthicum Heights, MD , Maryland
  • United States 21090
  • Building: Olive Grove Restaurant
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Manish Verma of TMEIC


Specifying Medium Voltage Adjustable Speed drives (>2.3kV and >250 HP equipment

Adjustable speed drive (ASD) and motors when applied to compressors, pumps, extruders, etc. can provide various electro-mechanical benefits to its operators and stakeholders. Their benefits have been well documented and understood. However, a successful installation of a medium voltage ASD system needs to be specified appropriately for the application. Many times drives are mis-specified or not specified at all. This can lead to surprises, shipment delays, price adders and ultimately the equipment itself not being in compliance with the stated project objectives. This session will attempt to address on how to properly specify a medium voltage adjustable speed drive. We will review the standards that govern an ASD, how to specify them from a safety, cooling, I/O, acceptance testing and line/load side performance standpoint and also give examples of over/under specification. The session will conclude with how to specify ASDs when connected to on-site generation and its effects when using ASD as a starter. The dimension of the topic is limited to medium voltage (>2.3kV) and equipment ratings greater than 250HP.


Manish Verma ( graduated in 2006 from Virginia Tech with BSEE. He began his career with TMEIC in 2006 while continuing his professional education. In 2009 he completed his MSEE with a concentration in power. After a broad exposure and education in the various TMEIC business units, he joined the global drives division, with concentration on sales and application engineering, new product developments and drive enhancements. His responsibilities include power systems and electronics, adjustable speed drives, and technical training. He is a senior member of IEEE and has authored and presented more than 20 technical papers, magazine articles, tutorials and speaking engagements for several conferences, seminars, workshops and local chapters.


Social Hour/Open Bar    6-7 PM
Dinner                         7-8 PM
Program                      8-9 PM
Follow Up/Social           9-9:30 PM