CalTest: Electrical equipment for energy efficiency measurements


Thu Feb 23 2023 at 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm


University of South Australia, City West Campus, Bradley Forum | Adelaide, SA

Exploring modern instrumentations role in measuring energy efficiency

**Networking & Refreshments from 5:00pm. Presentation from 5:30pm.**
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*This is an in-person event and will NOT be available online or recorded*Timing:

Networking and Refreshments available from 5:00 pm.  The seminar is scheduled for 5:30pm and intending on question time to be finished by approximately 6:30pm.


This presentation describes CalTest’s activities involving the determination of the energy efficiency of components and systems including electric motors, variable speed drives, distribution transformers, water pumps and air-compressors. The presentation will explain the way in which modern instrumentation plays a vital role in making such measurements.

Andrew Baghurst, Director CalTest Electrical Measurements, Testing and Consulting.

Director CalTest Electrical Measurements, Testing and Consulting

After graduation from the University of Adelaide, Andrew Baghurst lectured in electrical engineering at the University of South Australia, where he established the Australian Electrical Testing Centre, specialising in short-circuit, heavy current and high voltage testing, measurements and research.

He left that institution as Associate Professor of Electrical Power Engineering in 1997 to set up CalTest, his own business in Port Elliot, South Australia. CalTest is NATA accredited, and has interests and capability in the above general areas, but now includes facilities for tests and efficiency measurements on equipment including electric motors, variable speed drives and distribution transformers.

Andrew is active in a range of international and national standards groups.

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Where is it happening?

University of South Australia, City West Campus, Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, Adelaide, Australia

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


AUD 10.00

Electric Energy Society of Australia (South Australian Chapter)

Host or Publisher Electric Energy Society of Australia (South Australian Chapter)

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