Dispelling the Myths: Pattern Approved Electricity Meters

Confused by Pattern Approved Electricity Meters in Australia? Building consultants, main contractors, electrical contractors, switch board manufacturers, systems integrators and building management system installers are invited to join this free webinar to understand pattern approved electrical metering in Australia.

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Title: Dispelling the Myths: Pattern Approved Electricity Meters
Recorded on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Cost: Free
Language: English
Length: 1 hour
Where: Online
Presenter:Sam Crisafulli and Dennis Henry

On 1 January 2013, The National Measurements Act 1960 was amended to lift the exemption for Pattern Approval of electrical meters in Australia. This has had a profound impact on sub-metering of commercial buildings and facilities. Further, a number of amendments have recently been proposed to change the impulse voltage test level for utility meters and sub-meters. Unfortunately, the legal and practical impact of this change is not well understood and is resulting in some stakeholders in this field making conservative or incorrect decisions.

This webinar is aimed at Building Consultants, Main Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Switch Board Manufacturers, Systems Integrators and Building Management System Installers to provide an overview of Pattern Approved electrical metering in Australia as well as practical information to assist with decision making for sub-metering solutions in commercial buildings and facilities.

After viewing this webcast you will have learned:

  • What is Pattern Approval of electrical meters
  • What is the difference between a utility meter and a sub-meter
  • What is the difference between "Type Testing" and "Verification"
  • Which meters need to be pattern approved
  • A summary of the proposed amendments and the impact of these amendments
  • The impact of pattern approval requirement on commercial buildings and facilities
  • What is a Grandfathered meter and when can they be used

This webcast is for:

  • Consultant
  • Design Manager
  • Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Sustainability Manager

Featured presenters:

Sam Crisafulli

Managing Director

Sam joined CETA in July 2013 as the Managing Director. He has extensive leadership experience in growing small, medium and large industrial technology businesses in Australia and internationally. Sam has extensive experience in hardware and software product commercialisation, including research, development, marketing and sales disciplines. Sam is a trade qualified Instrument Technician and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) degree from James Cook University in Townsville and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Systems Engineering from the Australian National University in Canberra.

Dennis Henry

National Channel Manager

Dennis has been National Channel Manager for CETA since 2011. He has been instrumental in establishing Systems Integrators and Distributors across Australia. Dennis has extensive technical knowledge of energy meters and systems, together with a proven track record of establishing and supporting dealer networks in the marine industry. Dennis holds a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from the Swinbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

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