Sizing Neutral Ground Resistors


IEEE Oakland East Bay PES Chapter is Open for Service:  Join us at this  Joint meeting with the SF IAS Chapter:  Pizza Lunch Included.  


Join us for a review of selecting and sizing Neutral Ground Resistors.  The speaker will discuss the differences between the various  Neutral ground protection systems, how to size the resistor, and what happens in the event of a fault.  We will review the  standard types of resistors available, and equip the attendee with the questions and answers necessary to start the system design process. 


A Tour ofThe IEM Factory is available following the presentation.   There is no charge for this meeting.  IEM is hosting a  Pizza lunch.  

  Date and Time




  • Chair: Roland Engle

    Vice Chair: Gary Fox

    Treasurer: Daniel Castro

    Secretary:Michael Poling

    Program Chair: Finn

  • Co-sponsored by IEEEOEB PES Chapter
  • Starts 18 September 2018 03:25 PM
  • Ends 12 October 2018 11:55 AM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge
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Ajay Pathak of Bender, Inc


Sizing Neutral Ground Resistors


Ajay D. Pathak, BSEE. is the Industrial Business Unit head for the protective relay division for Bender, Inc. He primary focuses on market research and strategy  for ground fault protection products and services. Providing turn-key solutions for Petrochemical, Mining, Renewable Energy, Critical Infrastructure, Maritime, Military and eMobility markets. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. Prior to employment with Bender, he was a Regional Sales Engineer for Littelfuse, Inc. Previous to Littelfuse, he was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. There he served as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in coordinating Arc Flash Hazard Analysis (AFHA) for various radar centers nationally. He also was the Co. Author and Editor for FAA Order J.O. 3900.64 - Air Traffic Organization Electrical Safety Program, which provides federal workers in the FAA to follow guidelines and procedures to ensure safe working practices around energized equipment. In addition, he also has a publication with IEEE-IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry for Ground Fault Protection of Personnel in Industrial Locations Using the New UL943C Standard.

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Starting in November,the OEB PES will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month  5:30 PM, at The Englander Grill, San Leandro.  We will skip December, and meet again in January.  Contact finn if you would like to present at a meeting, or to suggest a presenter.   

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