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Some great up and coming events for our members and guest...

Now that we have that September we golf out of our system, we will have our October meeting with ASME in a tour of the SIUE Ethanol Plant.

Christmas Party

December 9 at 5: 00 PM

Place: Noonday club at the top of the Metropolitan Square building.

All AFE members are free.

This Month:

Feed Forward Publications

 Feed Forward Maintenance - Engineering Books, CDs and Publication has reduced their prices under new ownership.

Now you can receive maintenance and reliability training at a great price! Check out the new website at 

Oregon Infrared's very own "Harley & the Hot Spots" just cut another song about the infrared industry ! 

Just released the "On the Lightwave" song!

Copyright © 2002 Oregon Infrared LLC, All rights under copyright reserved. Used by permission.

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Note: All diagnostic enhancements are passive to, and will in no way change the existing ladder logic.

1. Open your PLC program in RSLogix® and click on the "Advanced Diagnostics" option from the "Search" pull down menu on the top of your screen.
2. The "Advanced Diagnostics" dialog box will appear on your screen. Your current program may be displaying just an empty dialog box. (An empty dialog box indicates your program has not been completely descriptored. Some OEMs will not completely describe the elements of your PLC program to save time (cost), for proprietary reasons, to increase your dependency on service from them or other reasons. :>)
3. Some of the element of a PLC program that need descriptions for better understanding and quicker troubleshooting of the program are; input - output descriptions, rung comments, and page titles. With these three description types in place and the advanced diagnostic tool, you can quickly work your way thru a program for troubleshooting and understanding.
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Terry Bremer has handed over AFE St. Louis Chapter Vice Presidency to Mike Jaby. Terry has served our chapter well over the years and we thank him all the time he has devoted to our chapter. Terry is going back to school which will conflict with our regular Tuesday meetings.

We also want to give a warm welcome and congratulations to Mike Jaby as the new Chapter Vice President. Mike was formerly serving as our Chapter Secretary and will make an excellent VP.

Hey everyone! Miracles will never cease Creech has e mail now  !!!!!    :>)


Joint Meeting with ASME for Tour


We would like to invite ALL Engineers, as well as Maintenance Managers, and Building Energy Directors to our next A.F.E. monthly meeting.


August presentation



October 15, 2003 beginning at 5:00 P.M. 

Meeting Location: Tour is of the SIUE ethanol plant, details coming soon.


Click here for details and to RSVP

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Also, AFE Chapter president - Frank Kastl, is looking for a maintenance engineer for St. Louis place. Starting pay at 12 to 14: dollars an hour. Building experience a must. Full time with benefits. 314-436-1212

Our August Meeting:

Control Consultants


Control Consultants & Supply Company Training Center

Automated building controls applications

Thank you Control Consultants for hosting our meeting and the education on the Metasys,  providing dinner and the four free St. Louis Cardinals Tickets! For those who could not make it, you can read about the meeting in this newsletter and online at the link below.

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We exist because of the continued support of our Sponsors. Chapter 26 thanks ALL of them for their continued support! 

AFE National:Association for Facilities Engineering National Website

  • Gearing up for our 50th next year.
  • Partnering up with IFMA in Dallas to co-show World Workplace & Facilities America.
  • We are completing a ABET accreditation for our CPE program.  

Click to download presenter form

The month for this year's Facilities America is - October 2003 in Dallas Texas - 

  • Opening keynote by Tim Sanders, the Chief Solutions Officer of Yahoo!
  • More than 250 leading facility product and service providers in the expo hall
  • More than 100 educational sessions presented by the foremost experts in the industry
  • AFE's Awards Dinner, recognizing excellence in facility engineering
  • Countless networking opportunities with members of AFE, IFMA, IIDA, AIA and other highly respected organizations
This year ALL links go directly to . That's where all information will be at.


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