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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.

Next Meeting, Tuesday, March 27, Improve Genset Availability by Detecting Bad Batteries Early

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, when Bill Kaewert, President & Chief Technical Officer, Stored Energy Systems LLC (SENS) will help us, Improve Genset Availability by Detecting Bad Batteries Early. 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.

Many Thanks to Gabe Paoletti

Thank you to Gabe Paoletti, P.E., of Eaton Engineering Services and Solutions, who provided us insight into world of hidden partial discharges. He helped us understand the little recognized economic impact of ignoring this power loss in our systems and showed us that proper instrumentation goes a long way in identifying problems before system failure. We really appreciate him making an extra effort to be at our meeting.

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.


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)

Other presentations are available from the Meetings Calendars.

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 March 3 by Don Drumtra

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