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Introduction to Commercial Pumping Systems and Key Issues


Attendees will get a refresher on commercial pumping systems, presenting many key issues. It is a great opportunity to clear up any questions you might have on pumping systems.


Alex Kramer, BSEE, MSSE

Mr. Kramer is the President of NECO Systems, Inc., which provides systems integration and consulting services for pumping packages and controls in commercial, industrial, and municipal water and waste water facilities. The company has over 3400 installations and has built its business over the span of 25 years.

Mr. Kramer’s experience includes design, engineering, fabrication, and service of pumping systems packages including water pressure boosters, heat transfer, geothermal circulating, fuel oil transfer, and waste water. He also has extensive experience in design and implementation of real time industrial computer control systems for electric utilities, steel mills, power plants, chemical processes hydro-electric plants, and gas distribution systems.

Mr. Kramer is certified by the Hydraulic Institute in pump system assessment as an instructor. The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the global authority on pumps and pumping systems; develops comprehensive pump standards, guidelines, and guidebooks; and serves as a forum for the pump industry.

Mr. Kramer also held senior management positions in technology and operations at one of the top five U.S. technology distributors from 1982 to 2001, leaving as CEO.

Mr. Kramer received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.



Uses for Infrared Inspections For Facility Engineers


This presentation will provide participants with insights on applications of infrared thermography, as well as related non-destructive testing, used by facility engineers.  This discussion will review common applications such as inspections of electrical systems, flat roofs, and steam.  Participants will be introduced to newer applications such as inspection of solar fields, energy savings and LEEDS certifications.  
Current industry standards that apply to each type of inspection will be reviewed.  Generic Scope of Work templates will be made available.  Additional technologies, such as nuclear flat roof surveys and electric field vector mapping, will be explained.


Who Should Attend:  Anyone involved in building maintenance, construction, or building design should attend.   The program is designed to provide information for personnel performing infrared inspections in-house, persons responsible for contracting such infrared services, and anyone involved in preparing bid specs or documentation that may require any infrared survey.


Mary Molle

Mary F. Molle, Vice-President and Director of Operations for Jersey Infrared Consultants.  Mary is Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer with over 30 years experience in commercial and industrial applications.  In addition to her duties at Jersey Infrared Consultants, Mary is on the staff of Infraspection Institute and is active at the local level of Roof Consultants Institute.



Achieve Predictive Maintenance Results with Vibrations

This presentation takes a results-oriented approach to Predictive Maintenance from many years of experience with implementing and conducting programs and witnessing program limitations and failures. This approach is based on many assessments of baseline machine condition and troubleshooting machine faults with difficult or unusual circumstances.

Walter F. Strong

Mr. Strong is an independent consulting engineer and owner of Strong Technology Company. He has over 50 years of practical engineering experience in sound and vibrations with emphasis on testing and measurements. He specializes in diagnosis and correction of machinery faults that have challenging or unusual circumstances. He utilizes measurements of vibration, audible sound, ultrasound, motor current analysis and structural vibrations. His hands-on experience for corrective actions includes shaft alignment with a laser system, dynamic balancing, structural modifications, and noise control.

Mr. Strong has setup several condition monitoring programs for predictive maintenance of rotating machinery. He has worked on many types and sizes of machines in a variety of settings including utility power plants, cogeneration plants, manufacturing plants, and ships of many types and sizes. He has conducted on-site training on various machine and facility maintenance topics. He has taught several short courses including Practical Analysis of Shipboard Vibrations at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, New York and Shipboard Reliability-Based Maintenance at Impact Engineering, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington.

He has developed a portable vibration analyzer (Machine MATE) for condition monitoring, a test system for acoustical material properties, a quality control system for precision ball bearings, and a balancing system for magnetic shaft couplings. He is an inventor on US patent 7,294,947 B2 Apparatus for Transferring Torque Magnetically (magnetic shaft coupling).

Mr. Strong graduated from University of Hartford with a B.Sc. Degree in mechanical engineering that included courses in acoustics and vibrations. He is a board-certified member of Institute of Noise Control Engineers and received Level-2 certification from Vibration Institute. He has authored and presented several technical papers.

October Webinar - Walter Strong - 10/9/2018