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ISA National        President Harriet Radvansky          

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Third Meeting For 2017-2018: Thursday 11/9/2017
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 Thursday Nov 9, 2017, 5:30 8:00 PM

On Line Electric Motor Diagnostic Techniques

1 pdh will be awarded for attendees

About the Topic:

Our program will focus on large HP industrial electric motors, and how on line diagnostic techniques using thermography and Motor Circuit Evaluator (MCE) techniques will enhance preventative maintenance programs to detect the early onset of problems.

Speaker Bio:

Don BrownnDon 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 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. 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 23 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 power division national symposiums.

Social 5:30-8:00 PM
Dinner 6:00 -7:00PM
Technical Program 7:00PM-8:00PM


Mateo’s Casual Italian Restaurant:

8072 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, Ohio

   (This is in the Historic Grand Pacific Junction Complex just across the railroad tracks in the center of Olmsted Falls)

Dinner Options:

Sit Down Style Italian.  Chicken Parmigiana, Cheese Ravioli or Five Layer Lasagna

     Includes Salad, Bread and Soft Drinks/Coffee/Tea


Call or e-mail Phil Bisesi at 440-268-6485 or
      No later that Friday Nov 4, 2017
Note: If using the above please advise if having dinner and phone number

Please use direct Registration link:


ISA Oct 4, 2017 Section Meeting