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THE WEST MICHIGAN SECTION IEEE INVITES ALL MEMBERS TO THE FOLLOWING TWO FREE SECTION EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

(1): DIMPLEX THERMAL SOLUTIONS PRESENTATION and FACILITY TOUR ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 AT 5:30 P.M.

Meet at the Main Office 2625 Emerald Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Join us for an informal dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant. For further info contact WMS chair Johnson Asumadu at 269-377-9801.

(Miller Road intersects Sprinkle. Take the Sprinkle road exit north from I94)

Mr. Josh Roby head of R&D at Dimplex will be our host. Besides giving a DTS business market overview Josh will concentrate on the following topics:

Overview of basic refrigeration system design
Overview of basic refrigeration control systems
Control systems for precise temperature control
Parametric based refrigeration controllers
PLC based refrigeration controllers
Considerations for minimizing energy consumption
Remote System Monitoring

Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan – Dimplex Thermal Solutions is the leading manufacturer of process cooling solutions for a variety of market segments and applications, including: medical MRI, machine tooling, laser, welding, food processing and plastics. With over 200 employees, Dimplex Thermal Solutions provides a standardized product line that meets the requirements of many customer applications. Dimplex Thermal Solutions also offers unique customized designs to meet specification from our experienced engineering staff.

(2): P.E. Review Saturday September 26, 9-4 P.M at Dorner Works main office 3445 Lake Eastbrook Blvd S.E. 49546

 FREE TO ALL IEEE MEMBERS AND OPEN ONLY TO IEEE MEMBERS

 As noted in an earlier E-notice this P.E. review is on Power and Power Electronics.  Our moderator will be WMS chair Dr. Johnson Asumadu P.E. Johnson will take us through a battery of practice problems typical of those found on the national examination. The review will be at Dorner Works from 9-4 with an hour off for lunch.

The Professional Engineer exam is on Friday October 30 this year and one must have been registered by July 15 to sit for the examination in MI his fall.  The next exam date is April 15th, 2016.

This is not the EIT exam; one must have been practicing for several years to be eligible for the exam. However the review is great for anyone wishing simply to brush up on their power engineering skills. Further the Section will send all attendees a receipt which can be used for proof of 6-hours of continuing P.E. maintenance for those already licensed.

The sign-up URL is https://ieee.fluidsurveys.com/s/WMS_PE_EXAM_REVIEW

Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday September 23. Dr. Johnson will contact all those registered with any final details. His phone number is 269-377-9801 for further info.

Other Upcoming Section Events:

October:  Possible Saturday Color Tour meeting at Walloon Lake (near Petoskey) with technical presentation and options to come early hike/golf and stay overnight at a nice member owned lodge there.  Technical presentation would probably be on tiled CMOS X-ray image sensors and their medical and scientific applications.

Late October-Early November: Possible technical presentation and tour at Stryker Kalamazoo.

EMC Chapter Events:

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Electro-Magnetic Compatibility Chapter Meeting at Intertek 4700 Broadmoor Ave SE 49512.  Food at 5:30 and talk from 6-7:30.  No charge.  Speaker Scott Piper will discuss three EMC topics (a)) Shielding for EMC, (b) Crosstalk on Printed Circuit Boards, and (c) Embedded Capacitance vs. Circuit Board Topology. Measurement data will be presented along with numerical modeling data and simple textbook equations to further explain the measurements.

Consultant’s Network Events:

The West Michigan Consultants Network, our affinity group, will meet on Monday September 28th. It will probably be a dinner meeting to discuss the focus of the group going forward. Most of its members are not individual consultants but work for small companies some, but not all, of which provide consulting services. The common denominator however is they are all entrepreneurs of one sort or the other. Look for an E-notice on that or check www.ieee-wmcn.org