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Welcome Pittsburgh

Former Pittsburgh Members, on behalf of section board and membership, welcome to Cleveland Section.  During our Cleveland Section Board Meeting we have discussed your transfer, and we are making your transition smooth.  We are working on a plan to include your mailings-both regular and email.  Please feel welcome at any of our monthly section program section meetings.

I would also like any suggestions you may have for our section meetings programs that would interest to our Pittsburgh members and what format for Pittsburgh members to become active again would be greatly appreciated.  Let's get Pittsburgh involved once again.  E-mail me at James J. Valli <jjvalli@rockwell.com>  with any comments you may have.

Meanwhile, we have committee openings and would like to include any Pittsburgh member on the board if desired.  We have and opening in the Membership Chair.  I am out of town on a job so please contact Dale Reed at 440-646-4471 if you would like to participate.

Thanks, I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Jim Valli, President of Cleveland Section ISA


Tour NASA Glenn Central Process System

February 2, 2017

PDH: 1 hour, Professional Development

US Citizenship is required

Photo ID must be presented at time of entry to Base

No registration is accepted after Close of Business (COB) Friday January 27

Presentation Summary:

Tour NASA Glenn Research Center Central Process System.


The various aeronautical research test beds, platforms, or facilities at the GRC conduct “real time” testing of jet engines system, subsystem and components in simulated engine operation environment. 

To simulate altitude flight conditions at GRC, the Central Process Systems (CPS) provides compressed air at various pressures, temperatures and humidity levels, as well as exhaust capability at various vacuum levels and flow rates.  The air is supplied from a diversity of compressors, exhausters, large drive motors, chillers, heaters, dehydrators, cooling towers and other auxiliary equipment located primarily in the Central Air Equipment Building  (CAEB) and the Engine Research Building (ERB).  This conditioned air and exhaust is supplied to large and small test facilities distributed throughout the center.  A DVD presentation of the system functionality and how it is controlled will be provided along with a guided tour of CAEB, showing the large Motors, Compressors, Starting Systems and its controls.

Tour Guides: Don Brown, PE & Debashis Sadhukhan, PE

Don Brown is 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 29 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.

Debashis Sadhukhan is lifelong resident of northeastern Ohio, and graduated from University of Akron BSEE class of 90. Debashis is also a registered engineer (PE) in the state of Ohio. He has been working at NASA Glenn Research Center for 25 years in the Facilities Division. He is currently the Process Controls System Manager responsible for the Central Process System Distributed Control and Machine Pressure and Surge Control. He is also responsible for managing the Cooling Tower, Steam Plant and Valve Controls located throughout Glenn Research Center.


Tour Location:


21000 Brookpark Rd

Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Date:  Thursday February 2, 2017

4:30 - 5:00pm Meet at Main NASA Gate

5:00pm - 5:15 pm Drive toCAEB Bldg

    (Map will be provided  at Gate)

5:15pm-5:45pm Introduction & DVD Video

5:45pm - 6:45pm Tour

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Drive to Restaurant


Dinner Location: 7:15 pm – 8:30 PM

Mateo’s Casual Italian Restaurant 

8072 Columbia Rd.          

Olmsted Falls, Ohio

 (Note this is in the historic grand pacific junction complex just across the railroad tracks in the center of Olmsted falls)


Menu: Sit Down Style Italian (Chicken Parmigiana, Seafood Pasta, Five Layer Lasagna includes Salad, Bread and Soft Drinks)


Dinner Price: Pay your own.

RSVP to Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013 or email: hradvansk@gmail.com, no later than Friday January  27th .  No reservation will be accepted after this date.

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