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Fifth Meeting: --Wednesday, Jan 7th,2015


“Big Data” and Instrumentation Engineering

Come and meet others of like interests for an enjoyable and informative session on the latest tools in the Instrument Engineer’s toolbox.  We will be exploring “Big Data” as it is applied to Instrumentation Engineering.   We will be especially focused on “Data” with respect to new construction activities, whether greenfield or revamps to existing installations.  During the short time we have you will be acquainted with virtual 3D electronic construction models, 3D scanning for use with the model, and the instrument engineer’s integrated engineering design suite of data base tools.  The basic data base tool discussed will be Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI).  All these tools will allow a more comprehensive use of data to ensure proper installation of instrumentation and easier commissioning efforts.  It also allows the designer to generate instrument lists, instrument data sheets, loop diagrams, junction boxes and other design documents from one data set thus ensuring consistency of design and ease of checking.  At the end of the project, using VPN technologies during the design, the “turn over” of documentation is minimized.  Thus, documentation of field installations is current and not “lost”.  Live demonstrations will be used as part of the presentation. 

Presenters:  Pawel Rozycki is an experienced Senior Instrumentation Engineering Designer for Middough, Inc. in Middough’s office located in the Play House Square district of Cleveland, Ohio.  He has years of experience with Middough developing instrumentation design and installation details.  He is a key person at Middough in the use of SPI, 3D models, AutoCad, and advanced engineering IT technologies.  Facilitating this review session will be Dennis Fundzak, PE, manager of Middough’s Cleveland office Instrumentation and Controls Engineering group.

Where:  Middough Inc., 1901 E13th St, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.  Please come to the 4th floor reception area.  (The building is part of the Play House Square complex and it also houses Cleveland State University’s Drama Department.  The main entrance to the building is on E13th Street between Dodge Court and Euclid Avenue.)

Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  Please arrive at approximately 5:15 PM.  The presentation will start promptly at 5:30 PM and end at 6:30 PM.

Parking:  It is suggested to use the Play House Square parking garage off of Chester Avenue just east of E13th Street.


Post meeting:  For those desiring to enjoy fellowship after the meeting, it is suggested that we informally partake in dinner at the new Hofbräuhaus restaurant across from the Play House Square parking garage at 1550 Chester Avenue.


Please call or email Harriet Radvansky for meeting reservations by Tuesday, January 6, 2015 if you would like to attend.