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David D. Shipp

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Biography

David D. Shipp has worked at the forefront of power technology for 38 years, contributing important solutions in areas ranging from power systems analysis to grounding to arc flash solutions and safety measures. Shipp’s arc flash studies resulted in mitigation methods and solutions that have saved lives and reduced injury and risk to maintenance personnel across all industries. Shipp was also instrumental in determining why massive internal ground fault damage was occurring in industrial generators. He led a team that determined the accepted ground current standard at that time was too high. They developed the Hybrid High Resistance Grounding system to automatically switch the generator ground fault level to a lower level when a fault was detected, which greatly reduced damage to the generator. His team’s work resulted in revisions to the American National Standards Institute/IEEE generator standards. Recent work focused on solving switching transient induced failures in transformers and motors.

An IEEE Fellow, Shipp is a principal engineer with Eaton Electrical in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.