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Bryan Cole

Bryan Cole is director of engineering for Liebert/Control Concepts, a division of Emerson Electric. Bryan has been involved with the research and development of one-port and two-port surge protection devices, electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, and harmonic filters for eleven years, nine of those at Control Concepts. Bryan also manages all safety agency and compliance operations. Bryan received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University. He is currently a member of the IEEE's Power Engineering, Power Electronics, Engineering Management, and EMC Societies. Bryan contributes to the IEEE's Power Engineering working group 3.6.4, characterizing the surge environment, and is a member of the working group 3.6.6, which is developing an application guide for surge protective devices.


Interrupt Current Codes and Surge Protective Devices (SPDs)

Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS), also more commonly referred to as Surge Protective Devices (SPDs), have been applied as part of an overall power quality strategy for almost a decade. Moving into the future of utility deregulation and the increased reliance on electronic devices to control, process, and communicate information, SPDs will continue to be recognized as an essential component of power quality.