Eaton, the Saudi Arabian division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology and co-sponsored by Saudi Aramco, has partnered with the oil major to bring the newest updates in safety management to Saudi’s technical workforce.
The event titled ‘Challenges and Mitigation in Arc Flash and PF Capacitor Applications’ brought over 80 officials from some of Saudi’s most respected organisations, including Saudi Aramco as well as students from engineering institutions across the kingdom.
As part of IEEE’s continuing education programme, the seminar outlined crucial industry topics, such as safety management for low-voltage assemblies, arc flash reduction systems and power factor correction capacitors and their application in electrical systems.
“There is always a need for highly qualified engineers and consultants to stay abreast of the latest trends in the power industry and the solutions and expertise that is available with companies such as Eaton. The purpose of this seminar was to enhance knowledge and interact with skilled engineers from various companies across the kingdom,” said Frank Ackland, general manager, Eaton Middle East.
Speakers included Maher Salameh, Eaton KSA sales lead; Abdelhafid El Bouhali, Eaton business development manager, Power Distribution Division; and John Voukelatos, Eaton regional sales manager, Power Systems.
“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace and it is important for companies to stay abreast of the latest technologies that are available in the power industry. The hallmark of Eaton solutions is safety and our power management products are ideal for the mega projects that are currently in development and pipeline in the kingdom,” added Ackland.
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