Ken S. Jones, PE – Director of Electrical Technology

Mr. Jones has over 35 years of experience in Electrical Engineering and design of power distribution and process power systems for industrial manufacturing plants and facilities. He has served as Project Manager and Lead Electrical Project Engineer responsible for developing and executing the project design scopes and coordinating and scheduling the overall electrical design. His technical expertise is in Electrical High Voltage Distribution Systems, including equipment specifications, load studies, short circuit analysis, coordination studies, and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. Mr. Jones is a registered professional engineer in over 30 states. Additionally, Mr. Jones is Chairman of IEEE 1584.1 and a member of the IEEE 1584 Working Group-Arc Flash for Arc Flash Analysis.

KEY PROJECTS

PPG Industries (Multiple facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina) – Project Manager and Lead Electrical Engineer – Managed the analysis and implementation of arc flash hazard analysis for 3 PPG fiberglass facilities. Combined the facilities had over 4,000 busses, 77 substations, and 8 generators.

Bowater Corporation (Catawba, South Carolina). Project Manager/Lead Electrical Engineer:

Designed, installed, and commissioned a new 13.8 KV 30/34/50 MVA incoming service with new switchgear and substations.

PPG Corporation (Shelby, North Carolina). Project Manager/Lead Electrical Engineer: Design and commissioning to install a new 13.2 KV double ended service to re-feed the plant including cutover while the plant is running.

Philip Morris (Concord, North Carolina). Project Manager/Lead Electrical Engineer Design and start-up for 15 new 480 volt switchgear unit replacements.

BASF Corporation (Anderson, South Carolina). Electrical Project Engineer: Responsible for BASF Fibers Division expansion projects including $60 million spinning addition, powerhouse upgrade, and boiler rebuild. Design included 15KV, 5KV and 480V distribution, 3-1000KVA MG sets, AC and DC drives, and generator excitation replacements.

Kimera Corporation (Savannah, Georgia). Electrical Project Engineer: Responsible for technically specifying, designing, and supervising installation of electrical power system and controls design for $68 million chemical plant expansion.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • B. S. Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1982 GE Relay Coordination School
  • Westinghouse Relay Applications School
    GE Low Voltage Distribution Application School SKM Systems Analysis School
    IEE – United Kingdom Electrical Design School Square D – Power Logic Systems Design School
  • Chairman of IEEE 1584.1
  • IEEE – 1584 Technical Committee on Arc Flash Analysis. Member of the model testing and implementation team.

MEMBERSHIPS

NFPA – Work with Arc Flash NFPA-70E Representatives