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First Talk: An Evaluation of Harmonics and Power Factor Relative to Local Power Generation

Second Talk: Historical (and humanistic) exploration of engineering values: Herbert Hoover, Edward Filene, and the meaning of Waste


Sponsored by: Magnetics (MAG), Reliability (R) and Professional Communications (PC) Societies



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  • Sheraton University City
  • 3549 Chestnut St.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19104

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  Speakers

Robert MacFadyen of KOHLER, in Power Since 1920

Topic:

An Evaluation of Harmonics and Power Factor Relative to Local Power Generation

The loads we use drive the prevailing power quality seen in our distribution systems.  There are ramifications for corrections to Power Factor drive the creation of Harmonics.  It is the engineers job to design around the customers’ application being mindful of the implications both physically and economically.  This presentation will discuss the power quality implications around loads.  The dynamics of the Power Generation application will be discussed making relative to implications of transient load acceptance and how this is presented in the market through both data sheets and software tools.  Highlighting ways engineers can make educated decisions using the tools available to them from the Generator Manufacturers to support and drive both system characteristics and project economics.

Biography:

The loads we use drive the prevailing power quality seen in our distribution systems.  There are ramifications for corrections to Power Factor drive the creation of Harmonics.  It is the engineers job to design around the customers’ application being mindful of the implications both physically and economically.  This presentation will discuss the power quality implications around loads.  The dynamics of the Power Generation application will be discussed making relative to implications of transient load acceptance and how this is presented in the market through both data sheets and software tools.  Highlighting ways engineers can make educated decisions using the tools available to them from the Generator Manufacturers to support and drive both system characteristics and project economics.

Dr. Dave Kmiec of New Jersey Institute of Technology

Topic:

Historical (and humanistic) ex-ploration of engineering values: Herbert Hoover, Edward Filene, and the meaning of Waste

Recalling the 1920s/30s, Dr Dave Kmiec will discuss initiatives to identify and eliminate "waste" in industry--wasted energy, wasted labor, wasted materials.  These initiatives, touchstone projects of Herbert Hoover before and during his time in public service, were surrounded by discussions of the meaning of waste, of the welfare of labor, and of the function of business in industrialized democratic society.  Moreover, Dr. Kmiec will discuss how challenges in meaningfully relating the history of technology require innovative methods that connect technology and technological concepts to the humans who use, shape, and interact with them.

Biography:

Dr. Dave Kmiec coordinates undergraduate technical writing at New Jersey Institute of Technology and studies the history of engineering (usually in the first century of the American republic).  He also consults for manufacturing and engineering services firms, helping them establish knowledge management and communication workflows.





Agenda

Dinner Starts at: 6:00 pm

1st Talk: 7:00 pm

2nd Talk: 8:00 pm



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