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Next Meeting, Tuesday, February 27, Partial Discharge

Join us on Tuesday, February 27, when Gabe Paoletti, P.E., Eaton Engineering Services and Solutions, will lead our discussion with a presentation on partial discharge. Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by dinner, the presentation, and a discussion. Please email our Secretary, Stan Friend, you plan to attend. His email is

More information please see the announcement.

Thanks to Emilio Morales-Cruiz

Our heartfelt thanks to Emilio Morales-Cruiz, Director of Engineering, Sunbelt Transformers, for leading our first meeting in 2007 with presentation and discussion on transformer construction. It was clear by the end of the presentation that a lot more engineering is required to build efficient and cost effective transformers than one might expect.

Engineers Week Banquet , March 3

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers has announced that the 2007 annual engineers banquet,will be on Saturday March 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Town Lake. This year's banquet will be as exciting as usual. The theme will be Casino Royale 2-007 (James Bond). In addition to great food and live music, we will have the Casino Knights at the banquet for entertainment.

The key to the success of this wonderful event is corporate sponsorships. The a sponsorship form lists the different sponsorship levels with the benefits of each sponsorship level. Many of you have sponsored in years past, and TSPE hopes that you will continue your support of this wonderful event. We are asking that for response by January 26th, so that your name may be added to all appropriate signs and programs. More detail is provided in the sponsorship letter.

We will provide a link the online registration for individual attendance when it becomes available.

Continuing Education

Certificates. Mike Noth will be emailing certificates to all attendees to January's meeting that checked "yes" on the sign in sheet. You may also pick up your CE certificate at February's meeting.

Welcome to the 2007 Officers

The members elected the following officers to serve in 2007. We all appreciate them volunteering their time and talent to help this Chapter become successful. Please welcome them when you see them.

  • Chairman - Mike Noth
  • Vice Chairman - Stacy Smith
  • Treasurer - Rheuben Hair
  • Secretary - Stan Friend
  • Webmaster - Don Drumtra

Ron Brown joins Roy Matthews, Steve Kanetzky, Walter May, and James Mercier also serve on the Chapter Committee as Past Chairmen.


July, 2006, Power Factor and Power Factor Correction
Michael Hillhouse presentation (24.2 Mb PowerPoint File)

February, 2006, Uninterruptible Power Supplies,
Chuck Berry presentation
(2.4 Mb PowerPoint File)

January, 2006, Katolight Generator Sets and Applications
Mike Dauffenbach presentation (9.9 Mb PowerPoint File)

October, 2005, Stored Diesel Fuel Maintenance Standards
Greg Hagopian presentation (0.5 Mb PowerPoint File)

May, 2005, Critical Power Distribution System
Mike Filley presentation
(4.2 Mb PowerPoint File)

April, 2005, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems
Mark Hunter presentation (0.5 Mb PowerPoint File)

October, 2004, Bridge Collapse Monitoring System (5.5 Mb PDF File)
James Mercier presentation background (The article is on pages 28-35.)

February, 2004, Wind Power.
Jules Campbell presentation (5.9 Mb PDF File)
Walter Hornaday presentation (0.3 Mb PDF File)

Analog Newsletter

Some attendees of our meetings have not been receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter, The Analog. If you are an IEEE member, your subscription is automatic to your profile on record at IEEE. IF you are not a member, you may subscribe. Details are provided at the Analog Webpage.

Be advised that there is NOT a lot of traffic on this list intentionally.  The list manager tries to keep it below 3 emails a month - The Analog, the mid-month reminder, and maybe an emergency announcement, but we prefer 2 emails a month.

Updated 2007 February 22 by Don Drumtra

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