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September Webinar

Date: September 23
Time: 3pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members   $99 for Non-members
Presenter: T.J. Garten

Topic: Multiple Technology Monitoring on HVAC Systems

Synopsis:

Current versions of facility HVAC systems offer opportunities for utilizing multiple Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Technologies, such as vibration, thermography, ultrasound, and motor circuit analysis. Through multiple technology use, ensuring and maintaining operating costs, improved energy efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs can be achieved.

Bio:

T.J. Garten SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT — ELECTRICAL/ENERGY
T.J. is currently the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Electrical and Energy deliverables for Allied Reliability Group (ARG) and is tasked with the continuous improvement of standards, procedures, and training for the Electrical deliverable within ARG. T.J. has worked in the electrical contracting industry since 1991. He has an extensive background in electrical system design, motor controls, and reliability testing, including IR thermography, MCA, power quality, grounding, and ultrasound.

Prior to joining ARG, T.J. worked for an electrical contractor where he developed reliability services, estimated and managed industrial and commercial projects, and performed cost analysis. He has experience in the food processing, metals, chemical, lumber, and wastewater industries and has helped several companies develop internal reliability programs that integrate numerous technologies for the best returns on their investment. During this time, T.J. assisted with accessing, specifying, installing, and applying electrical Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) technologies to AC, DC, and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) systems. He has developed technical analysis presentations on VFDs, low voltage AC motors, electrical circuits, power quality, and understanding current manufacturing techniques of motors and VFDs. He has also assisted with the development of training programs for Thermography Applications and Motor Circuit Analysis Testing. T.J. holds a Level III certification in Infrared Thermal Testing and Level II certifications in Motor Circuit Analysis and Ultrasound Emissions. He is currently working toward the ASNT Basic PdM Level III IR/T certification and a Level I certification in Vibration Analysis. He has recently attended several conferences on AC and DC motors, MCA, and Ultrasound Emissions Analysis.

T.J. and his family reside in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys spending relaxing time camping with his wife, two daughters, and son. He also enjoys working with both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.

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October Webinar

Date: October 14
Time: 3pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members   $99 for Non-members
Presenter: Ralph "Pete" Peters

Topic: Why Should You Conduct a Maintenance Audit?

Ralph "Pete" Peters, Founder and President of The Maintenance Excellence Institute

He is a highly recognized author/trainer & leader around the World in the areas of implementing maintenance best practices, developing effective productivity measurement and initiating long term operational improvement processes within both the public and private sectors.

His value as a maintenance/reliability excellence consultant has been enhanced through his manufacturing leadership with profit and loss responsibilities for 2 large manufacturing plant operations.

He is the author of major books and 5 handbook chapters on maintenance with 200 articles and publications. And as a frequent speaker, he has delivered speeches, seminars and TrueWorkShops™ on maintenance-related topics worldwide in over 40 countries

TMEI's success is based simply on validated client results. Pete recognizes that "Maintenance is Forever!" And he continues to build He continues to build TMEI by developing new tools/concepts, writing new books and enhancing TMEI's PRIDE in Maintenance philosophy into a worldwide positive attitude toward the maintenance profession and as a standard for consulting and training for maintenance and reliability excellence offering worldwide services.

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November Webinar

Date: November 11
Time: 3pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members   $99 for Non-members
Presenter: Don Fitchett

Topic: What is a PLC, and why should I care?

Synopsis:

A PLC introduction for non-technical personnel.

Don will explain in the most simplest of terms what a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is and the very critical reasons Facility and Maintenance Managers need to know these basics. The PLC will be explain on a highschool level and will progress to minimum training requirements, associated risk and managing your facility’s automation. (As much as possible within an hour.) For those who want to know more, Don will provide those who request it additional resources.

BIO:

Don Fitchett — President of Business Industrial Network (BIN95.com) since September 1995

Don has been in the industrial training sector for over two decades, setting up training programs around the world, and still conducts some of the training seminars to this day. He specializes in Allen Bradley PLCs. Don Fitchett also founded the activity based costing system called "True Downtime Cost" (TDC) , author "True Downtime Cost Analysis - 2nd Edition" and speaks at conventions on the topic and is president of BIN. Don is also author of many articles in trade magazines like Chemical Engineering Magazine, Facilities Engineering Journal, Industrial Engineering Magazine and many more.

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