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This month's theme is Power, an easy theme for an organization like AFE.
Let's see, power by networking, knowledge, to lead, to influence.:>)
This month, our two new items on power are, EPM, and backup power.
We hope you find them informative and
powerful. We also encourage you to follow
up the print version of this newsletter, with a visit to the online version.
Online you will have links that lead to related sponsors, member companies,
contacts in the industry, and many more pages organized so you can
pursue your particular interest.
Most importantly, online you have feedback interfaces,
so you can take part in the news you receive. At AFE, we want you
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Facility's Power Risk Factor".
please take a moment to consider what would be your hourly cost if an
unplanned power outage shut down your entire facility.
How much risk
is your facility taking with it's high voltage system? "High
voltage should have high priority in your preventive maintenance program."
Do you have a plan for power outages? Do not wait until it is as bad as
California, prepare with this 3-step system.
here to go directly to "Facility Power"
Normally, our tour/meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month. Because we will be
green for the August monthly event, it takes place the last Saturday of
Aug., on the
AFE Tour and Meeting.
meeting will be at Fabick Power Systems!
Why wait until you are in the dark, learn what resources are available
now, by attending our meetings.
See below for
Louis Meeting-Golf Outing:
User's in the St. Louis Area
will be on Saturday (Aug 25, 2001 @ 11:30 A.M.) at Emerald
Greens, 12385 Larimore Rd., Saint Louis, MO, 63138.
member George Corey (chapter
president, last term) is chairing the golf
event committee. AFE and member companies will be sponsoring holes, so
this event can be free to members. So, Join today! :>)
Come and network with your St. Louis's
A.F.E. Make some friends, golf, and have fun. GOLF
here to RSVP
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AFE St. Louis chapter is growing.
Our AFE St. Louis chapter has over 31 member companies represented,
in 21 surrounding cities. We want to welcome our five new members who joined last
month. We currently have a 33% increase in members this year! Great job people!
Although word of mouth is the best way to let others know about our chapter, placing a link to us
on your web site helps enormously. Please give us
feedback on the site and the Newsletter by clicking the "Comments"
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St. Louis Chapter
We are seeing our members becoming increasingly more active in AFE. Members
are hosting tours, giving classes on the latest technology, and joining committees, to name a
few activities. Being an active member is not only self gratify, but offers many
other indirect rewards. We have a lot of fun and educational events
planned. Please take part in the planning
and other activities. We challenge all our St. Louis Chapter members to get
involved, and see how AFE improves your
Article on Leadership.
Dr. John C. Maxwell, expert on
leadership training, shares with us
Principles for People Development.
Down or Polished Up?
Oddity or just good judgment? I have seen associates reaching
for their AFE Journal, and they have a copy of Maintenance Technology
with the Journal.
(Too many time to be a coincident.:>)
Each month, we scan through several magazines, but these
I read from cover to cover. They keep me up to date on
the latest news, trends and technology.
Journal: Local news in a national magazine.
July's Journal has a facilities professional for the Rockwood school district, on
the front cover. The district is the largest in St. Louis County. Very
informative article on how The Trane Company helped them out with a new HVAC
Technology: Their July issue fell
right in line with our July meeting on Electrical Preventive Maintenance. At our
meeting, our chapter president recommends we read the article on "Managing
Motor Systems". They also are in synchronicity with their articles on
"Hidden cost of downtime" and "CMMS implementation".
to AFE Journal or receive free with membership.
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Guarantee Electrical Co. Presentation
We want to
thank Rick and Terry at Guarantee
Electrical Co., for hosting our meeting and giving us a powerful
presentation on Electrical Preventative Maintenance.
to read about and view pictures)
because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL
of them for their continued support!
We want to thank
our corporate sponsor Mike Jaby of Fabick
Power Systems, for donating this 3-step guide. After reading this, we
can calculate our facility power needs, and develop a backup plan. We will need
to rewrite this 4 meg file, so you can view it on the web. In the mean time,
check out this detailed article on Planning Emergency
Power, donated by John Swanson, International Rental Manager within the
Electric Power Generation Product Group of Caterpillar, Inc., based in Mossville,
Because there are so many
new issues in technology that affects the Facilities Manager and Engineer AFE
has started a new website to address them. You will find the site hosted on our
regional web site AFE9.org
in Kansas City.
Carol Maslanka, PE/CPE,
VP-Technology & Projects brings us articles on | Power Homes With Cow Manure | POO Power | How California's Power Crisis Works | Not Just a California Problem | Powering a House with Solar Cells | Price of a Solar Power House | Innovations Boost Wind Power | California's Crisis Story--Continued | Solar Problems to Solve as well as National Energy Policy Report | Democrats Denounce Energy Plan | How Nuclear Power Works | Inside a Nuclear Power Plant | What Can Go Wrong? | Directives aimed at EPA | Democrats Rebuttal and much more. AFE is truly your one stop source for the latest
news and technology for facilities Engineering and Management.
help our members at Southern Illinois University, by contacting Dr.
Spoerre at SIU, to see what you can do to support our new student
These students are our future; let's
invest a little time in our future.
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Don't get left behind! Special rates end August 23,
2001 Facilities America 2001
Facilities America 2001 will take place in Las Vegas,
Nevada. — We realize that now
may be a busy time of the year, but we would love to count your
organization among this year’s delegates.
We are offering educational seminars and workshops that you would not
want to miss, such as energy management, boiler and combustion safety,
utilizing and tracking reliability measures, optimize your chiller
plant, new routes to quality power for mission-critical facilities to
name a few.
Our special rates on hotel and conference fee ends August 23, 2001.
To make your hotel reservations, call toll free at (800) 634-4000.
Attendees will benefited from:
- Hear well-respected facilities
professionals present seminars on a wide range of topics;
- Meet and learn from colleagues all over
- Participate in review classes and
examinations for earning the Certified Plant Engineer and
Certified Facilities Maintenance Manager credentials;
- See demonstrations and details about
products and services from vendors at a first-class trade show;
- Receive the results of the annual
FAME (Facilities Management Excellence) contest.
AFE is a 46-year-old, not-for-profit organization that helps its
members improve productivity, profitability and performance of the
facilities in their charge. Through more than 100 chapters across the
country, it offers them relevant information and resources, value-added
education and certifications, and opportunities to learn, lead and
influence the facilities engineering field.
For more information about Facilities America 2001,