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Our next program on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 is as follows:

Synchronous Motor Operations Extraction Methods and Diagnostic Techniques

Don Brown, P.E. Electrical Process System Manager, Large Motor Controls

About the Topic:

Our program will focus on industrial synchronous electric motors, how to start, control and excite this type of motors. In addition on line condition based monitoring (CBM) of Large HP Synchronous Electric Motor diagnostic techniques (Motor Circuit Evaluator MCE, infra-red thermography, and vibration analysis) can be used to detect the early onset of problems. It will be shown how this technique lends itself to prescriptive maintenance techniques.

Technical Development Hours (PDH): 1 PDH


About the Speaker:

Don Brown, PE, is a lifelong resident of northeastern Ohio, and graduated from Fenn College of Engineering of the Cleveland State University BEE class of 85. Don is also a registered engineer (PE) in the state of Ohio. He has worked at Cleveland Machine Controls, and United States Steel Lorain Works prior to working at the NASA Glenn Research Center for the past 35 years in the Facilities Division. He is currently the Electrical Process System Manager responsible for the Large Electrical Motors, and associated motor control systems, and emergency and backup power supply systems including UPS systems and Generators. He is also responsible for managing the Variable Frequency Power system located in the Glenn Research Center Engine Research Building. As a system manager, Mr. Brown spearheaded numerous projects to implement solid state excitation systems, automate the variable frequency power system, monitor and control the Power demand via automatic power factor controls to aid with overall Glenn Research Power demands while supporting the research customers. Mr. Brown has also been very active in the International Society of Automation and Control by serving as the local Cleveland Section education chairman, secretary, president, national delegate, and on several power division standards committees over his 25 years of membership. He has presented several papers on topics such as Solid State Excitation Control for Synchronous Motors, Using Synchronous Condensers for automatic power factor control, and online condition monitoring of electrical motors at the ISA at various national symposiums and section meetings.

Location: Tavolo 72 and Microsoft Teams
Tavolo 72 is located in the lower level of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, 44130. Phone 440-243-4040.

Cost:
Dinner: Individual Checks from Menu. No charge for downloading and use of Microsoft Teams.

Agenda:
Social: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Menu: Tavolo 72 menu

Reservations Please make your reservation with your name, email address, and indicate in the comments if you need to attend virtually via Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to you after the close of reservations. Please make your reservations at ISAcle.org no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 19th. Late reservations, please call 440-668-6165.

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ISA Cleveland Section Board Nominations for 2024-2025:

  • Vice President and Program Chair:

    Debashis Sadhukhan

  • Secretary:

    Steven Roesing

  • Treasurer:

    Ryan Kassinger

  • Delegate:

    Harrient Radvansky



 


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  • President

    Harriet Radvansky
    Retired

  • President-Elect

    Jim Valli
    Retired

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    Ryan Kassinger
    FirstEnergy

  • Secretary

    Debashis Sadhukhan
    NASA Glenn

  • Delegate

    Dale Reed
    Rockwell Automation

 



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