Why The Increased Need for Surge Protection?


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Music City Center

Room Number: Technology Workshop


Surge protection devices (SPDs) were, in the past, often tacked on in applications where some additional protection might be appropriate. Today’s expanding use of SPDs is largely due to the changing nature of the equipment and systems they protect. This session will discuss the different types of SPDs, overview of SPD market and applications, current regulatory standards and code requirements for SPDs and the cascading protection recommended by IEEE for where SPD can be installed.


  • Karla Zavala


    Karla holds a degree in marketing management from the University of Memphis. Karla has been with ABB since 2014 and in her previous roles she was the utility inside sales coordinator. Karla is currently responsible for the following surge protective devices: Current Technology, OVRH (formerly Joslyn), OVR (DIN-Rail), TPHE and TPME (legacy GE).

    Karla Zavala

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