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November 2017

Fuel Tank and Fuel Transfer System Design (Suburban Meeting)

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery, 1828 Abriter Ct
Naperville, IL 60563 United States
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$30 – $35

This presentation will be a broad overview of best practices for diesel fuel tank and system designs for power generation. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Brian Ven Horst has been in charge of National Accounts for Tramont Manufacturing, LLC out of Milwaukee, WI for the last 6 years. He meets with various distributors and specifying engineers throughout North America to discuss his company’s product line, future projects and best practice solutions for fuel systems. He also has been a guest speaker at…

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January 2018

Net Zero Energy Buildings

January 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

A net zero energy building (NZEB) produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable energy in the building sector. NZEBs use all cost-effective measures to reduce energy usage through energy efficiency and include renewable energy systems that produce enough energy to meet remaining energy needs. There are a number of long-term advantages of moving toward NZEBs, including lower environmental impacts, lower operating and maintenance costs, better resiliency to power outages…

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February 2018

Saturday Seminar: 2017 NFPA 70®: Hazardous (Classified) Locations

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake St
Northlake, IL 60164 United States
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TOPIC: In North America, the most widely used hazardous location classification system is defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Publication 70, National Electric Code (NEC) in Articles 500 to 506. The type of hazardous substances that is or may be present in the air in quantities sufficient to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures is specified. This program is developed to improve participant’s ability to use NFPA codes and Standard to recognize and reduce the hazards of employing electrical…

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March 2018

Battery Storage Technology – Panel Discussion

March 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map

Topic: Panel discussion by industry experts on alternative technologies for UPS energy storage About the speakers: Ken Pearl – Director of Business Development - C&D Technologies – VRLA Batteries Ken graduated with BS from Illinois and MBA from DePaul and has worked in the Battery space since 2000, working for Exide, FIAMM, and C&D Technologies, and worked for ThermoFisher Scientific and Mettler-Toledo before then. Currently working with various DC Storage applications as well as Global Data Center customers. Michael Bordenet…

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April 2018

LMs and TMs and Standards – oh my! Navigating the LED Alphabet Soup

April 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

Today’s lighting world is full of abbreviations and “TLA’s” (Three Letter Acronyms) ... heck, even LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a TLA! This presentation will help you sort out that Alphabet Soup and determine which of these are relevant for your particular projects. We will discuss the most common LED product listing bodies, DLC (Design Lights Consortium) and Energy Star, and clarify how these can impact your specifications. We’ll also go through the basics of today’s IES (Illuminating Engineering Society)…

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May 2018

The Latest Advancements in Fire Pump Controllers – NEW DATE AND LOCATION!

May 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

Discussion on the latest advances in fire pump controllers, including Arc Flash avoidance (SIS), VFD control technology, and VFD jockey controllers. About the Speaker: William F. Stelter has spent almost 40 years designing, selling, and marketing products related to electric & diesel fire pump controllers, battery chargers, engine controllers and accessory products. As President, William is responsible for all operations within Master Control System. He is heavily involved with engineering. He received a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering)…

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June 2018

2018 Board Meeting – UPDATED Time and Location!

June 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Dinner meeting to select 2018-2019 officers and discuss potential presentation topics for the coming year. Volunteers for board positions are welcome. Please contact the board directly if you are interested in attending or volunteering!

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September 2018

Medium Voltage Motors

September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

James Janik of TECO-Westinghouse Motors will present on medium-voltage motors:  The presentation is designed to expose attendee to various aspects of medium voltage polyphase induction motors, including history, application considerations, specification, design, and manufacture. Mr. Janik is the Manager of Engineered AC Product Sales at TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company in Round Rock, TX. He has over 25 years of experience in Medium Voltage Power Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Products fields, and is a Senior Member of IEEE. He and his team assist…

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October 2018

Surge Protection

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

The presentation will begin with the causes and effects of surges and discuss different surge protection devices (SPDs) and how they work, as well as the component technologies available for SPDs and where to specify and apply SPDs. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: John Kroeker has over 27 years of experience in the electrical industry having worked as a distributor, manufacturer’s representative and currently over 10 years as regional product specialist for ASCO Power Technologies Surge Protection, a premier manufacturer of power…

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November 2018

Monitoring-based Commissioning

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IL United States + Google Map
$30 – $35

TOPIC Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) is the practice of continually optimizing building performance by leveraging fault detection and diagnostics software integrated with an existing building automation system. In addition to learning how MBCx helps buildings save energy and increase operational efficiency, this presentation will overview ComEd’s Building Optimization incentives program which allows building owners and operators to take advantage of drastic reduction in the cost to install MBCx software and engage with a qualified service provider to ensure it is used…

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