Technical-Networking Meetings

PWI NSW holds five Technical-Networking Meetings per year to provide members with a technical focus, enhance knowledge sharing and encourage regular networking amongst members.

Technical Meeting Sponsors for 2018 are:

21 February 2019


Middleton Group

11 April 2019



13 June 2019



15 August 2019



14 November 2019



Next Technical-Networking Meeting
Thursday 21 February 2019 @ 5pm

Venue: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Proudly sponsored by Middleton Group


Electrolysis, EMC, Earthing and Bonding - how the dark magic keeps us safe

From being almost an afterthought in recent years, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electrolysis, and Earthing & Bonding have emerged as critical issues within the railway network. The shift in focus has been caused by a number of drivers.
Safety is a key factor as one of the major challenges with EMC is for projects to meet medical guidelines and international railway standards while also keeping Sensitive Receivers (SR) within the manufacturer’s permissible DC magnetic field limits.
This presentation will provide an overview of EMC, Electrolysis, and Earthing & Bonding in traction railway systems before delving into the practical considerations of mitigation techniques and strategies. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear from internationally recognised experts as they uncover the dark magic and how we can all stay safe.
Stephen Goh has 32 years of railway experience spanning all modes of rail systems in all facets of design. He is a specialist in traction power systems including modelling/ design, earthing, bonding & electrolysis, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He is currently the Principal Consultant & Traction Power Lead for Middleton Group.
Keith Middleton is a specialist power engineering consultant with 23 years’ experience providing consultancy services to the rail, power, water, airports and heavy industrial markets. Keith has worked with a number of rail sector clients, including Metro Trains Melbourne, Yarra Trams and Transport for NSW to plan, design and deliver critical power infrastructure to support various upgrades to train and tram networks.


Previous Technical-Networking Meeting
Thursday 15th November 2018 @ 5pm

Proudly sponsored by




Design automation and data analysis

Managing staff competence in the rail industry isn’t a new concept, but it is one that seems to cause both the employee and the employer one of the biggest headaches. In an industry that is moving more towards self-management and assurance, this is a crucial area for AEOs to get right. Trevor Moore (formerly ARTC) will present on the importance of developing and maintaining staff competence, including:
• Benefits of a positive mindset to competency management
• Proactive vs reactive competency management
• Best practice for competence management
• Managing a workforce with multiple competency framework requirements




Technical-Networking Meeting Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for the Technical Meetings are opened and sought from the AGM in August each year. Alternatively companies can make a nomination to sponsor a meeting by emailing the PWI meetings sub-committee on meetings@pwinsw.org.au

Sponsorship of 2019 Technical Meetings will be opened at the 2018 AGM (16th August).


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