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Our very own Harriet Randvansky received the Excellence in Enduring Service Award at the ISA Honors and Awards Event on September 24th in Orlando, FL. Bill Stange of the Dayton Section got the Division Leader of the Year Award. Gerald E. Gilman, P.E. of the Cincinnati Section was made an ISA Fellow. See the pictures here.

In addition, the August Golf Outing and the October Cedar Point pictures are now posted.


Checkout notes from our November meeting: Timken, Faircrest Plant Tour: Behind the scenes


January Meeting: --Wednesday, January 16, 2013



This month’s topic is basic concepts of magnetic induction, wave motion, synchronous and variable speed motor drive applications. There will be a presentation and hardware demonstration of the above concepts.

SPEAKER: John Mihevic John Mihevic’s area of expertise is process control and instrumentation. After hiring into the Rocket Systems Division at NASA Plum Brook, John designed controls for the gas pressurization of the 10,000 gal liquid hydrogen and 3,000 gal liquid oxygen tank of the Atlas Centaur upper stage flight vehicle that was tested at Plum Brook. He also developed the mass flow controls for heated hydrogen fuel (1100 Deg F) that was used to hot fire the Hypersonic Research Engine (HRE) at the Plum Brook Hypersonic Test Facility (HTF). The HTF required process controls for engine testing at Mach 5, 6, 7 and maximum facility conditions of 1200 Psig, and 3500 Deg F. At NASA Cleveland, he was Central Process Control Systems Manager responsible for the Glenn center-wide distributed control system (combustion air, altitude exhaust, atmospheric exhaust, cooling tower water, service air, and refrigeration systems) for the major wind tunnels and propulsion test facilities at Glenn including the control and monitoring of thirteen electrical substations that distribute all of the Center's electrical power. The system consists of nearly 100 process control loops with a total I/O of over 12,000 points. He received a BS with honors in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. He is a PE and a member of the ISA Cleveland Section.


Dinner Menu

Dinner Buffet: House Salad: Mixed Greens with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, & Croutons. Chicken Tosca - Chicken Breast sautéed in an Herb Parmesan Batter finished with Lemon Buerre Blanc, Parsley Buttered Yukon Gold Potatoes, Angel Food Cake with Fresh Mixed Berry Compote. Rolls & Butter. Coffee, Tea, Decaf and Iced Tea


Members: $25/ea

Non-members: $30

Full-time Students: $10


When: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

5:30pm - 6:00pm Social

6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00pm - 8:00pm Speaker



Holiday Inn Independence

6001 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

(216) 524-8050


Contact: Harriet Radvansky


PHONE:(440) 239-9176

Reservations Required by Jan. 15th.

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