Sub-Committee Scopes

3.1 — Administrative and Standards Subcommittee
Chair: Dr. A. J. (Tony) Surtees
E-mail: surtees@ieee.org

Plan and coordinate the activities of the main Committee and its Subcommittees and provide liaison with American National Standards Institute and other IEEE Committees. It will consist of the officers, Past Chair of the main Committee, Chairs of the Subcommittees, Chair of the IEEE delegations to appropriate Accredited Standards Committees, Standards Coordinators, and any other Committee members designated by the SPDC Chair.

3.2 — Bibliography and Definitions Subcommittee
Chair: Andi Haa
E-mail: andihaa@msn.com

Preparation and distribution to the Committee membership of current references pertaining to the design, construction, testing, safety, selection and application of devices designed to prevent damage to electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, utilization, and communication systems, and associated equipment due to transient overvoltages, transient currents, temporary overvoltages and power frequency fault currents.
Review definitions developed within the SPDC to determine compliance with existing terms in the SPDC Dictionary of Terms and IEEE Dictionary of Standard Terms, and coordinate this activity with other Standards organizations, including IEC, TIA, etc.
Review new component symbols developed within the SPDC in digital format to determine graphic compliance with existing symbols in the IEEE “Graphic Symbols for Electrical and Electronics Diagrams” document and coordinate this activity with Subcommittee 3.7, and other Standards organizations, including IEC, TIA, etc.
Membership shall consist of the appointed Chair, the Chair from each Subcommittee, Standards Coordinators and any others recommended by the Chair and approved by SPDC Chair.

3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 — High Voltage Surge Protective Devices Subcommittee
Chair: Steve Hensley
E-mail: s.p.hensley@ieee.org

Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the design, construction, characteristics and application of devices to prevent damage to electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization systems, rated at or above 1000 volts AC or 1200 volts DC, due to transient overvoltages and temporary voltages. Included is treatment of all types and classes of surge arresters, protective gaps, surge protective capacitors, and lightning rods and masts. Also included is the treatment of neutral grounding and insulation coordination. Excluded is the application of such devices to industrial and commercial power systems.

3.6 — Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Subcommittee
Chair: Ray Hill
E-mail: ray.hill@neetrac.gatech.edu

Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the design, construction, characteristics, preparation of standards, selection and application of surge protection devices designed to prevent damage to circuits and associated equipment rated at less than 1000 Volts AC or 1200 Volts DC, due to transient overvoltages and temporary overvoltages.

3.7 — Web and Electronic Documentation Subcommittee
Chair: Michael J (Mick) Maytum
E-mail: m.j.maytum@ieee.org

The purpose of the Web and Electronic Documentation Subcommittee is to provide members working in the SPD standards, technical development and information sharing processes with assistance in the use of IT (Information Technology) tools. Areas covered include:

  • Promoting the uniform use of modern technology in standards and member development
  • Assisting in the electronic preparation and revision of SPDC standards
  • Dealing with requests and problems related to using SPDC Web facilities
  • Maintenance of the SPDC Web content and structure