Protecting Railroads from High Energy AC Faults

This presentation will give background to how AC faults affect railroad equipment and introduce Dairyland’s solution, the Overwatch HEFPD.

Attendees will learn the difference between High Voltage AC (HVAC) power line faults as compared to lightning strikes. The high energy of AC faults require a robust technology to safely bring the fault to ground while maintaining the signaling operations on the railroad track.

Presentation Time = Approximately 20 mins followed by 10 min Q&A.

Event Info:
  • April 17, 10:00 am - 10:30 am CDT
  • Free Event
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Meet The Speakers

Phil Eggen Senior Business Development Leader

Phil has over 20 years of pipeline engineering experience, with the last 15 in integrity management and corrosion engineering.  His experience was initiated at Nicor Gas as a Corrosion Manager overseeing 24,000 miles of steel pipe and then continued with EN Engineering where he managed the Corrosion Engineering Team for 6 years.  Phil is now at Dairyland Electrical Industries where he is helping customers solve AC mitigation and station decoupling issues.    Phil has been active in NACE for over 10 years through the local section and through the NACE National Meetings.  He has also served on the American Gas Association (AGA) corrosion committee.  Phil is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and holds a NACE CP2-Cathodic Protection Technician certificate.  Phil is an avid outdoorsman where he enjoys duck hunting, deer hunting, bicycle riding, and golf.  Phil volunteers with his church, the Boy Scouts and Ducks Unlimited. Read Bio.

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