|St. Louis Chapter 26 would like to express a special Thank You
Rick Oertli - CEO of Guarantee Electrical Co.
Terry Bremer - Gen. Mgr. of Guarantee Electrical Co.'s Maintenance Division
Don Brown - of Guarantee Electrical Co.
Thanks to all those members who showed their support by attending. We look forward to seeing you again next month on the green. To all our guests, we hope this event empowered you with the knowledge. This is just one of the many benefits of belonging to our organization. We will enjoy seeing you at the next meeting as member of the Association for Facilities Engineering!
President-AFE St. Louis (Chapter 26)
Guarantee was ready for the large showing with food and drinks for all. We filled their auditorium with many new faces. Our gracious host started out with a very interesting history of their completely remodeled buildings and a little about themselves. Did you know that there are times when they have over 800 Electricians and Engineers employed. (They've been around since the beginning. :>)
Terry Bremer is the General Manager of Guarantee Electrical Co.'s Maintenance Division. More importantly (to us anyway:>), he is a fellow AFE member and our speaker. That's Terry in the corner with the TV behind him.
Terry's presentation was on Electrical Preventive Maintenance and Harmonics.
The TV set in the room, was an infrared camera, which made the night even more interesting. Terry spoke about Infrared and Ultrasound tools, explaining the right tool for the right job.
We also watched a video on harmonics, and their damaging effects. Terry further explained the differences between annoying verses destructive harmonics.
We found out Frank's building has dual risers, which puts his system at less risk of a high voltage failure.
(Redundancy) As Frank (our AFE chapter president) would say, "It's a beautiful thing".
Everyone should have an inexpensive handheld infrared thermometer.
Use ultrasound devices to check for high voltage loose connections.
Some Electrical Preventive Maintenance is better than none, do what you can afford.
While drawing transformer oil, if no oil comes out of the drain, stop and call a professional or the results could be catastrophic.
High voltage should be your high priority in your EPM program.
Our dinner break consisted of another fancy meal catered in; Guarantee Electrical Co.'s generosity did not stop with dinner. We would like to thank Terry for donating the power point presentation to our web site. In addition, we would like to thank Rick for the great pictures he donated. You can see more in the scrapbook.
We found out the "Guarantee" in their company name is short for ... guaranteed to have a good time. :>)
Was the crowd at the door to get in; or get out? The crowds gather at the doors to get in! It was difficult to say goodbye while having such a good time. Thanks Guarantee Electrical Co.!
Hope to see more of you in our engineering ranks at our golf outing in August, as AFE members. :>)
Please see our scrapbook for more pictures.
Thanks Again Guarantee Electrical Co., for the great time!
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Frank, Terry and Don recommend Maintenance Technology magazine. Check out MT-online.com's articles related to this months meeting ...
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