By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter technically supported a technical talk on “Protection Devices: Miniature Circuit Breakers and Residual Current Circuit Breakers” organised by the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), on 21 August 2019 at IVAT, UTM Johor Bahru.
During the talk, Mr. Geoffrey Quek, from Hager Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd., shared his experience on the importance of protection devices and different categories of protection devices. In addition, the principles behind the operation of miniature circuit breakers and residual current circuit breakers were explained to the audience. Appropriate selections of protection devices, especially for residential buildings, were also highlighted. The talk later ended with a question-and-answer session between Mr. Quek and the audience, which allowed the audience to obtain further clarification regarding the topic.
DEIS and IVAT sincerely thank Mr. Quek for his kindness to share his expertise in the field of protection devices and hope to have more events like this in the future.