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American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Indianapolis Section

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March 2011 Newsletter

Editor: Kevin Keating

 

 

March Meeting – Joint Meeting the local American Chemical Society

"Power Transformers and Insulating Fluid Testing"   Dr. David Koehler, Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions Inc

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 15, 2011. 

 

Schedule:  7:00 PM at the University of Indianapolis, Lilly Science Hall Room 210

to 1:00 PM for Buffet Lunch and Presentation  

 

Description:  For over 25 years, WEIDMANN has been helping generation and T&D companies make informed and intelligent life-cycle decisions for power transformers and other substation assets by providing engineered solutions, diagnostic testing and monitoring systems based on expert knowledge of equipment design, construction and operation.

 

Location:   The meeting is at University of Indianapolis, Lilly Science Hall-Zerfas Wing, room 210 (it is not the Ruth Lilly Center).  At the meeting time there should be some parking in the lot adjacent to the east side of the building or lots of parking in the visitor parking at the west end of campus.  I have been told after 5 pm people can park in the lot just east of the building. 


RSVP:   Please RSVP to your Chairman, Alan Schmidt at alan.schmidt at att.net or call 317-233-5190 day work or at his cell phone 317-695-5741.  Please provide your name, company, and telephone number.

 

Price:  None

 

For more information see the “From the Chairman …” Column below…..




From the Chairman …

 

AIChE will be joining the local American Chemical Society meeting on Tuesday evening, March 15 at 7 PM for our March meeting.  It is an opportunity to network with others in the chemical field while hearing an interesting presentation.  Reservations are not needed but you could let you chairman know if you are planning to come so we know who to look for at alan.schmidt at att.net  Before the meeting, the campus cafeteria just southeast of Lilly Science Hall has a fine selection of food for $7 or there are burger places there also.

 

The Indiana Section of the ACS presents … 

 "Power Transformers and Insulating Fluid Testing"  

 

Dr. David Koehler, Weidmann Diagnostic Solutions Inc   March 15th, 2011 at 7:00 PM     University of Indianapolis, Lilly Science Hall Room 210

No RSVP needed

 

The meeting is at University of Indianapolis, Lilly Science Hall-Zerfas Wing, room 210 (it is not the Ruth Lilly Center).  At the meeting time there should be some parking in the lot adjacent to the east side of the building or lots of parking in the visitor parking at the west end of campus.  I have been told after 5 pm people can park in the lot just east of the building. 

 

The University of Indianapolis campus is southeast of downtown Indianapolis on the northeast corner of Shelby St. and Hanna Avenue.  From downtown it is good to take Madison south, turn left on Southern, turn right on  Shelby St. and the campus is south on Shelby on the left side.  Visitor parking is on the west side of campus as you enter the campus.  Lilly Science Hall is near the center of campus on the northeast side of the large oval grassy area in the center of campus.

 

Indianapolis Section of AIChE Officer elections will be coming up in May.  Openings for Vice-Chairman and Chairman are open and need to be filled by volunteers.  Please let your current Chairman know of your interest to fill these positions.

 

The February 26 Engineer's day at the Children's Museum was well attended by children with 456 stopping at the AIChE table for a presentation on the history, chemistry, and viscoelastic properties of Silly Putty, including their personal demonstration of viscoelastic properties.  Your dutiful Chairman and Past-Chairman, Dr. Alan Schmidt and Tom Leas manned the table from 10 AM to 3 PM and could have used some additional help.

 

Our local AIChE Vice-Chairman, Jonathan Adams, moved out of state earlier this year, so you’re Chairman is actively entertaining volunteers expressing interest to fill the position.  The Vice-chairman is a member of the local executive committee, helps along with other members on chapter activities, and could shift to the chairman position for June 2011 to 2012.  If you are intimidated noting all the national AIChE information that is assembled for the Distillates newsletter, our very capable newsletter editor, Kevin Keating, handles that and it is not a duty for the Vice-Chairman or Chairman.

 

If you have a suggestion for a speaker or a tour possibility in 2011 please contact your Chairman.   A tour, presentation or activity is expected in March or April and election of officers at a dinner meeting in May.

 

Dr. Alan Dale Schmidt

alan.schmidt at  att.net   317 233-5190 day work, 317 695-5741 cell phone




 

Meeting Activities for Indianapolis 2010 - 2011

Date

Activity

February 26, 2011  Saturday

10 AM to 3 PM at the Children’s museum for Engineer’s Day

March 2011

Joint Meeting the local American Chemical Society

April 2011

TBD

May 2011

TBD

June 2011

TBD




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·         2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety

Don't miss the premier technical conference for Chemical Engineers working in industry, March 13-17 in Chicago, IL. Program highlights include;

·        invited featured speakers,

·        the 7th Global Congress on Process Safety,

·        the 23rd Ethylene Producers Conference,

·        the 11th Natural Gas Utilization Conference,

·        the 14th Topical Conference on Refinery Processing

·        and much more.

2011 Conferences

Spring Meeting 
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 13-17, 2011

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2011
Reliant Park, Houston, TX, May 2-5, 2011

AIChE-DECHEMA Global Conference on Energy Sustainability in the Process Industries (ESPI) 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong SAR, China, June 5-8, 2011

56th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium
Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, QC, September 11-15, 2011

Annual Meeting
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, October 16-21, 2011




Call for Officers – Indianapolis AIChE

We are looking for members who would like to become officers for the 2010-2011 year including those wishing to start the climb to the role of Section Chairmanship.  There are committee chair openings, if you can help or have an interest, the officers will help you with a committee.




 

Fellow Chemists:  The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce its newly refurbished Indiana Section Website…

 

http://indiana.sites.acs.org/




Officers and Volunteers for 2010 - 2011

Chairman

Dr. Alan Dale Schmidt, IDEM, 317-233-5190

Vice-Chairman

Open

Secretary/Treasurer

John Elliott, IDEM, 317-233-0703

Past Chairman

Thomas Leas, IDEM, 317-234-4051 

Webmaster

Karl Schnelle, Dow AgroSciences LLC, 317-337-3140

Newsletter Editor

Kevin Keating, Eli Lilly, 317-651-1698

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