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Stephen Fairfax

Stephen Fairfax, President, frequently makes presentations to industry organizations and has published numerous papers on issues of high availabilty, fusion engineering, and practical man-machine interface techniques.


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2002-2003, Events & Articles | 2000 - 2001,Events & Articles
Courses & Workshops 2000 - 2005 | Recent Papers | Publications List   | Resume

2005
Title Description
Real Availability 2005
June 12, 2005 8:00am-5:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop
7x24Exchange 2005 Spring Conference
Boca Raton, FL     

Steve Fairfax & Prof. Michael Golay,
MIT Nuclear Engineering, present their successful 1-day course tailored to senior managers. Offers key lessons and principles of quantitative risk management.
Managing Risk with Condition-Based
Maintenance
June 14, 2005 1:45pm

7x24Exchange 2005 Spring Conference

Boca Raton, FL     
Critical examination of the benefits and risks of maintenance in mission-critical facilities. Summary of MTechnology's quantitative risk assessment studies of maintenance.
Instructor

Engineering Operations Conference,
Jones Lang LaSalle
May 14-17 , 2005 Phoenix , AZ
Presentation of a range of critical power system reliability topics including preventive maintenance and human factors
Human Factors and Preventive Maintenance in Modern Critical Power Systems.

EGSA, Electrical Generating Systems Assoc.
Spring Convention
San Diego, CA March 20, 2005
Discussion of the application of PRA in quantifying how operator actions contribute to critical facility reliability and availability.
2004

Date

Title, Event & Location

Description

June 6 , 2004

Real Availability 2004
A Short Course for 7x24 Professionals.

Pre-Conference Workshop
7x24Exchange 2004 Spring Conference Orlando, FL

Steve Fairfax & Prof. Michael Golay update their successful course, now offered as a Pre-Conference Workshop.
2003

Date

Title, Event & Location

Description

Nov. 17, 2003

2 Articles:
Root Causes and Tree Branches
&
What Happened?

Charles River Research Corp.

Charles River Research issued a series of papers by a team of utility industry experts identifying and examining issues that may have contributed to the August 14, 2003 outage. The papers have been submitted to the U.S.-Canada Task Force conducting an investigation of the outage.
Nov. 17, 2003 3:30pm

Northeast Power Grid Outage

7x24Exchange 2003 Fall Conference
San Antonio, TX 

Critical examination and causal analysis of the August 14, 2003 power outage. Discussion of the operation & challenges of the US high-voltage transmission system.
Aug. 18, 2003 Energy Security Using Distributed Energy Resources, Energy 2003. Orlando, FL Highly Reliable Power Systems: Myth or Legend?
June 2, 2003 7x24Exchange 2003 Spring Conference
Boca Raton, FL    
Loss of the Columbia
2002 - 2003: Events & Articles

Date

Event & Location

Presentation Title

Renewable Energy Workshop
Waltham, MA       
April 10, 2003
Environmental Business Council of New England, Eastern Massachusetts chapter Technical & Economic Feasibility of Fuel Cell Power Plants for Biomedical Research Centers
Energy Users News, October 2002 Beating the Odds Designers of critical faciliites employ probabilistic risk assessment techniques.
Oct. 11 , 2002 25th World Energy Engineering Congress

Assoc. of Energy Engineers
Atlanta, GA
Highly Reliable Electric Power System Design with Probabilistic Risk Assessment.
2000 - 2001

Date

Event & Location

Presentation Title

Nov. 14, 2001 Fall Conference
November 11-14, 2001
7x24Exchange
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
Keynote Speaker
"High Availability: Methods and Myths"
Oct. 8, 2001 Fall Conference
October 8-10, 2001
Uptime Institute
Atlanta, GA
Keynote Speaker
"Root Cause Analysis"
June 22, 2001 MIT/INPO Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives
Prof. Michael Golay
MIT Nuclear Engineering Dept.
Cambridge, MA
"Distributed Generation: Threat or Menace?."
June 1, 2001 Workshop: First Do No Harm
Harvard Medical School
Brookline, MA
Panelist
May 9, 2001 2nd EPRI Powering the Digital Economy Workshop
EPRI-PEAC
Westin Crown Centre
Kansas City, MO
"Quantifying High Availability: Methods and Measurements."
April 6, 2001 7x24 Exchange, Midwest Chapter
Harrah's North Kansas City

Kansas City, MO
Keynote Speaker: "High Availability: Methods, Measurements, Mistakes."

March 16, 2001

Morning panel: "The Renewable Energy Trust Fund"
AIM Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Burlington Marriott
Burlington, MA

Panelist: "The Renewable Energy Trust Fund."

 

Sept. 29, 2000 2nd International Symposium on Underground Freight Transpor-tation by Capsule Pipelines and Other Tube/Tunnel Systems (ISUFT 2000)
Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands
Speaker: "Electromagnetic Pipeline Demonstration."

June 15, 2000

Digital Power Group
Powercosm Conference 2000
Coronado Island Marriott Resort
San Diego, CA

Panelist: "Local- and Wide-Area Power: LAPS & WAPS."

 

Courses & Workshops: 2000 - 2005

Date

Event & Location

Title

May 14-17 , 2005 Instructor

Engineering Operations Conference, Jones Lang LaSalle
Phoenix , AZ
Presentation of a range of critical power system reliability topics including preventive maintenance and human factors.
June 6 , 2004 Real Availability 2004
A Short Course for 7x24 Professionals.

Pre-Conference Workshop
7x24Exchange 2004 Spring Conference Orlando, FL
Steve Fairfax & Prof. Michael Golay offer their successful course as a Pre-Conference Workshop.
April 2 -3 , 2003 Real Availability 2003

Providence Biltmore Hotel
Providence, Rhode Island
A Short Course for 7x24 Professionals.
Steve Fairfax & Prof. Michael Golay update their successful course.
April 24-25 , 2002 Real Availability 2002

Alexis Park Resort & Spa
Las Vegas, NV
A Short Course for 7x24 Professionals. Steve Fairfax & Prof. Michael Golay
update their successful course.
Oct. 8, 2001 Fall Conference
October 8-10, 2001
Uptime Institute
Atlanta, GA
Tutorial:
"High Availability: Methods and Myths"
Nov. 4 & 5, 2000 Real Availability: A Short Course on How to Make it Happen
University Park Hotel
Cambridge, MA
Initial offering of this course with co-author & co-instructor, Prof. Michael Golay, MIT Nuclear Engineering Department.
Recent Papers Publications List

2 Articles:Root Causes and Tree Branches & What Happened? Charles River Research Corp. Charles River Research issued a series of papers by a team of utility industry experts identifying and examining issues that may have contributed to the August 14, 2003 outage. The papers have been submitted to the U.S.-Canada Task Force conducting an investigation of the outage.

Beating the Odds, Energy Users News, October 2002. Designers of critical faciliites employ probabilistic risk assessment techniques.

Montgomery, B.; Fairfax, S.; Smith, B. "Capsule Pipeline Transport Using an Electromagnetic Drive", Cement Industry Technical Conference, IEEE-IAS/PCA 2001., 2001 pp. 119-132.

Long-term Availability of the Sure Power System Installation at the First National Technology Center. 1999, Prepared by MTechnology Inc.:D. Bruce Montgomery, Stephen A. Fairfax, Professor Michael Golay, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, MIT; Frank Felder, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, MIT and MTechnology, Inc.

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