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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2009/02/20 - PowerTest 2009, a conference designed to inform and educate those involved with electrical power system testing and maintenance, will be held March 9 - 12 in San Antonio.
From March 9-12, electrical power systems manufacturers, vendors and thought leaders will meet at the 2009 PowerTest Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference. The Conference will be held in San Antonio at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located on the Riverwalk. Program officials say this conference should be one of the best ever.
"This year's conference has it all: a fantastic location, outstanding technical offerings, and a perfect setting to network with the leading players in our industry,” said Ron Widup, conference chair for PowerTest 2009 and executive vice president of Shermco Industries. "Participants will have a fun and historic place to bring the family while they gain knowledge of some of the best emerging practices and technological breakthroughs our sector has seen in years. Whether you come to gain insight into practical applications in power systems, participate in panel session discussions with industry peers or to experience San Antonio’s history, food and fun, the conference promises to be a worthwhile trip.”
Hosted by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, PowerTest 2009 gives attendees the opportunity to establish valuable contacts with leading professionals while encouraging interaction between manufacturers and suppliers that will advance the field.
Conference highlights will include:
• Symposium on IEC 61850 - this interactive presentation will describe tools and techniques to assist in the commissioning and troubleshooting of this ground-breaking standard of electrical substation automation design.
• New product forum – a chance to learn about latest innovations, major expansions or improvements made by leading industry-specific manufacturers and suppliers. Attendees can gain information and answers not available through normal sales channels.
• Trade show – a display of state-of-the-art technology related to the power systems industry with information given by leading vendors. Attendees receive a complimentary lunch and numerous opportunities to win prizes ranging from $500 cash to products and services donated by exhibitors.
• Spouse/Guest tour - a relaxing trip to the hot spots of Texas Hill Country including lunch and shopping in Fredericksburg, a visit to Fredericksburg Herb Farm and a tour of Becker Vineyards.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating machines and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the American Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.