Abe Shahrodi is a power systems expert and principal consultant of Power Magnetrics Solutions Ltd., based out of Cleveland (USA). He holds a PhD in Power Electronics from the University of Toronto (Canada). He is an active member of the IEEE Conference Meetings and Transactions and has also worked in the IEEE Power Apparatus and systems group. He currently holds the position of the Chair of Societies: Power and Energy, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Applications and Reliability. He is extremely skilled in engineering design, management and performance optimization of transformers has over 7 patents to his name. He has also authored numerous research articles in the IEEE conferences and transactions all over the world.

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Q. Tell us about yourself

Q. What inspired you to join this sector?

Q. Can you elaborate why?

Abe: Maintenance and reliability are two basic things. One is a work schedule, a plan, a program that you plan in advance based on the condition of transformer. Reliability depends on maintenance to some degree. It is more qualitative number of probability of failure.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you would give to a junior professional to succeed in your sector?

Q. Can you recommend any books or media?

Abe: Power and Distribution Transformers- Practical Design Guide by KRM Nair

Maintenance is a work schedule. Reliability is quantitative number depending upon maintenance.

Abe Shahrodi


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