Spots still available for several HydroVision International 2012 Co-Located Events

TULSA, Okla. 7/5/12 (PennWell) — The organizers of HydroVision International 2012 invite event attendees to maximize their experience by attending a co-located event.

These workshops, seminars and briefings will give participants an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insight from experts pulled from an international field.

There are already a significant number of attendees signed up for each of the nine co-located events, but spots are still available in several exciting sessions.

“I encourage all attendees of HydroVision International 2012 to make the most of their trips to Louisville by attending a co-located event,” says Marla Barnes, publisher of PennWell’s Hydro Group. “No matter what you do in the hydroelectric industry, there’s a workshop that can help you achieve your goals.”

Barnes says remaining spots are being reserved quickly, but space is still available in some of the co-located events, including:

An Introduction to Marine Renewables: From Energy Capture to Project Permitting

This course, presented by Kleinschmidt Associates, highlights one of the fastest growing sectors of the hydroelectric industry and already includes participants from the United States, France and New Zealand.

The workshop focuses on wave and tidal schemes, while also examining the challenges of moving a project from concept, through permitting and into reality.

“The United Kingdom has already taken a significant interest in hydrokinetic energy, and with parts of the U.S. and Oceania following suit, it’s important to understand this growing sector,” says Michael Harris, online editor for

The event is Monday, July 16 from 1-5 p.m. Registration is US$50.

Online Condition Monitoring for Hydroelectric Machines

Presented by VibroSystM Inc., this workshop will examine on-line monitoring machine monitoring systems and how they can help improve reliability and efficiency.

“Online monitoring systems are beneficial to both power generators and consumers,” says Andre Tetreault, Director of Testing and Diagnostics for VibroSystM. “We’ll examine case studies to demonstrate exactly how and why.”

Tetreault, who will lead the session, says power generation personnel, utility decision makers, plant managers, engineers, and operations and maintenance staff can all learn from the workshop.

Attendees from several utility companies and energy providers are already enrolled.

This course takes place Tuesday, July 17, between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is US$200 and includes a welcome coffee and lunch.

Hydrogenator Stator Winding Maintenance

This workshop will be of great value to those in hydrogenerator maintenance who want to advance their knowledge about increasing the service life of windings.

The session is presented by Iris Power, LP, and is intended to provide plant and engineering personnel with a better understanding of how windings can be maintained, what causes them to lose their efficiency, and what to do to ensure they operate at their peak level.

This course spans over two days, beginning Monday, July 16, between 1-5 p.m., then continues 8 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, July 17. Registration is US$200.

For more information on these and HydroVision International 2012’s other co-located events, visit the Workshop page on

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