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ME- 101 Implementation of Renewable/Green Energy (Part #1)
This seminar will describe the history and technological development of new renewable energy resources such as solar (heat and photovoltaic), wind, geothermal, biomass/bio-diesel and hydrogen. The terms and definitions used in industry will be reviewed as well as a discussion of the government’s policy towards establishing industrial standards for these renewable energy sources. There will also be a survey of the present status of different renewable energy systems.

ME-102 Heat Treatment of Steel and Aluminum Alloys
This seminar will discuss the mechanisms and methods of heat-treating of steel and aluminum alloys from a metallurgical as well as a practical view point. Quality control and heat treatment specifications will be addressed so as to give a more complete understanding of the heat treatment protocols that must be followed to assure that these procedures produce reliable results.

ME-103 Corrosion Control for Industrial Pipes & Infrastructure (Pt. 1)
Part # 1 of his seminar will discuss corrosion mechanisms and its potential resulting failures. Ways to design out corrosion of various infrastructure projects and pipes will be presented. Class discussion will include real life corrosion scenarios from the instructor’s experience. In addition, class discussions will encourage attendees to present actual corrosion problems. Potential solutions to these problems or guidance will be presented in the class.

ME-104 Fundamentals - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (Pt.1)
This seminar will assist the participants to better understand the properties of heating, ventilation & air conditioning. This will encompass an investigation of atmospheric air properties, heat transfer principles, sensible heat ratio’s, and bypass factors. There will also be a discussion of the refrigeration cycle and its major components such as evaporators, compressors, condensers, and flow control devices. Graphical calculations will be used to determine the Coefficient of Performance (COP) and its Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).

ME-105 HVAC Systems and Equipment (Part #1)
This seminar will focus on the practical knowledge that every engineer shall have about HVAC systems. You will learn the engineering fundamentals and practical considerations for the selection of HVAC systems. You will understand the different HVAC systems for commercial buildings, their applications and equipment types. In addition to the basics of the refrigeration cycle, the instructor will discuss how chilled water systems and heat pump systems work, how VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems performs, the basic principles of heat rejection devices and geothermal system operation, and concepts such as Variable Air Volume (VAV), Constant Volume (CV) and dual duct systems. The seminar will conclude with a practical approach of relating cooling and heating loads with HVAC equipment selection and sizing. Ideal for engineers, architects, contractors, real estate developers and plant managers with desire to understand the different HVAC systems for commercial buildings.

ME-106 HVAC Systems and Equipment (Part #2)
This seminar will discuss a practical approach to include energy efficient HVAC designs in high performance buildings. Strategies such as air-side and water-side economizers, variable flow water systems, variable air volume systems, supply air temperature reset, demand control ventilation, constant pressure systems, hot gas reheat, energy recovery ventilation systems, wrap around heat pipes, run around systems, boiler vent energy recovery and combined heat and power (CHP) concepts will be reviewed. The seminar will conclude with an overview of practical concepts for air distribution design, including air side equipment classification and real-world considerations for ductwork design. Ideal for engineers, architects, contractors, real estate developers and plant managers with desire to obtain knowledge of emerging technologies in HVAC.

ME-107 Vehicular Transportation System
This presentation addresses 21st century vehicular transportation. It is hoped that the vehicles discussed herein are taken seriously and that the environment will be positively affected. The subject matter involves hybrid cars, hydrogen cars, and magnetically levitated trains (Maglev). Hybrid cars are discussed within the present reality while hydrogen cars are discussed for a possible future use. Maglev trains are discussed from a practical and theoretical viewpoint. A magnetic bearing is presented and designed to maintain the train’s air gap between itself and the earth.

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ME-108 Principles of Heat Exchanger Design
This seminar provides an overview of the equipment used for the transfer of heat in the process industries, including that used in chemical plants, refineries, and cogeneration power plants. The transformation of the basic heat balance into a T-Q curve and the resulting zone analysis to produce an effective design is covered. Selection of the appropriate TEMA designation, as well as economic and environmental considerations will be addressed. The seminar will conclude with a discussion of the techniques, such as Pinch Technology, in developing a heat exchanger network.

ME-109 Material Design for Light Weight Structural
The design of light weight structures are being driven by new materials and alloy along with improvements in old materials. Most every industry is using light weight structure to improve design of old products, as well as develop new products. The course will discusses light weight structural design concepts, materials and building methods used in the aircraft, marine, medical, sporting goods, and construction industries.

ME-110 Implementation of Renewable/Green Energy (Part #2)
If USDOE reaches its goal of hydrogen energy, produced from renewable energy and biomass, providing 10% of U.S. total consumption in 2025: U.S. import dependency could be reduced by half. If it were to be economic to tap more widespread “hot dry rock” resources, the U.S. geothermal energy resource would be sufficient to provide U.S. current electric demand for tens of thousands of years. The total U.S. available incident wave energy flux is about 2,300 TWh/yr. DOE’s 2003 hydroelectric generation estimate is about 270 TWh for the year, little more than tenth of the wave energy flux into U.S.
The course describes the history and technological development of new renewable new renewable resources including hydrogen, geothermal; ocean: wave, tide and thermal energy.
Course outline includes:
1. Introduction to renewable energy;
2. The history of major resources and development of technology throughout the world;
3. How the system work and how the Research and Developments opened the door to industry’s future.
4. What is the present status of different renewable energy systems?

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ME-111 Automotive Safety, Regulations, & Product Liability
This seminar will present the technical background and a brief history of automotive safety.  It will include the driving forces behind automotive safety, safety legislation and regulations, accident data, and product liability issues.  Driving safety and bio mechanics will be presented as well as the role of crash safety issues. The governmental and official crash rating systems will be discussed along with the occupant protection systems and the interaction of occupants, restraint systems and vehicles in accidents.  There will be a review of child restraints and laws. What the future holds for automotive safety in light of the worldwide energy/petroleum price situation will be presented.  Technical examples of safety systems will also be discussed.

ME-112 Design & Applications of Centrifugal Compressors
In this seminar, an introduction to the design and the performance of centrifugal compressors is presented. The thermodynamic theory used to design and model the compression process is included. The limitations imposed by surge and stonewalling are described along with their associated process parameters.  An overview of the compressor components is provided along with a development of the importance of these components to the process performance. Several case studies are presented to show applications and performance of these machines. Attendees will work through the process design and performance of a specific example using the Mollier method and the “n” method.

ME-113 Centrifugal Pumps & System Requirements
This seminar focuses on the fluid principles of the design and analysis centrifugal pumps including the development of the system curve. The mechanical considerations in centrifugal pump designs will be included. The associated hydraulic theory as it applies to centrifugal pumps will be presented along with the appropriate criteria for proper selection of pumps to match the system requirements. Process control valves at the discharge of the pump that are part of the system curve will be addressed. Attendees will learn how to select the appropriate pump, approximate head, capacity and efficiency. Series and parallel pumping systems will be covered.

ME 114 Analysis of Engineering Disasters, Pt # 1
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, extreme operating conditions, inadequate management processes and defective construction and fabrication. Specific events covered in this segment are the Titanic, Challenger, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Thresher submarine and Mars Climate Orbiter events.

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ME-115 Analysis of Engineering Disasters, (Part # 2)
Part II of this course continues the examination of how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, extreme operating conditions, inadequate management processes and defective construction and fabrication. Specific events covered in this segment are the World Trade Center, Three Mile Island, Columbia Space Shuttle, Kansas City Hyatt Walkway and Flight 800 events. In addition, forensic investigative techniques and the legal and professional implications of such disasters will be covered.

ME-116 Joining of Materials and Structures, (Part # 1)
No process in manufacturing or construction is more important than joining, as without joining large, complex assemblies or structures could not exist. The three most important joining processes are mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and welding. Each needs to be understood by designers and other engineers. This seminar will provide that understanding. There will be a review of what is joining and why it is important. This seminar will focus on joining using mechanical forces. Topics to be discussed will include:
Fastening Using Threaded and Unthreaded Fasteners
The Operation of Bolts and Bolting
Using Integral Design Features of Parts for Joining
Material Considerations in Mechanical Joining
This seminar is a precursor to material that will be covered in ME 117, “Joining of Materials and Structures, Part # 2.

ME-117 Joining of Materials and Structures, (Part # 2)
No process in manufacturing or construction is more important than joining, as without joining large, complex assemblies or structures could not exist. The three most important joining processes are mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, and welding. Each needs to be understood by designers and other engineers. This seminar will provide that understanding. There will be a review of what is joining and why it is important. Topics to be discussed will include:
Joining Using Chemical Forces
Joining by Adhesive Bonding
The Operation of Adhesives (including Cement)
Types of Adhesives
Material Considerations in Adhesive Bonding
Joining Electromagnetic (Atomic) Forces
Joining by Welding and Allied Processes (brazing and Soldering)
The Operation of Welds (as well as Brazed and soldered Joints)
Major Welding Processes
Brazing and Soldering
Materials Considerations in Welding
The contents of the material in this seminar are a follow on to ME 116, “Joining of Materials and Structures, Part # 1.

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ME-118 Corrosion Control for Industrial Pipes & Infrastructure (Part #2)
Part # 2 of this seminar sequence will involve detail alloy/materials selection considerations and the methods of how to protect pipes and infrastructure from corrosion. In particular galvanic protection methods of pipes will be discussed. Coatings types will also be described and the advantages and disadvantages of the coating types will be explained. A new Award Winning Infrared (IR) Technology to detect corrosion under thin coatings will be explained and discussed. This technology was selected from over 1600 patents as being the 2008 Most Innovative Patent for the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.

ME-119 Analysis of Engineering Disasters, (Part # 3)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, defective construction and fabrication, extreme operating conditions and inadequate management processes. Specific events covered in this segment are the Concord, Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry, Chernobyl, Apollo 13, De Havilland Comet and Sampoong Department Store events. Human decision and error will also be examined.

ME-120 Analysis of Engineering Disasters, (Part # 4)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, defective construction and fabrication, extreme operating conditions and inadequate management processes. Specific events covered in this segment are the Mars Climate Orbiter, North Sea Oil Platform, TWA Flight 800, I-35W Bridge and 2003 North East blackout events. High reliability design principles will also be examined.

ME 121 Design and Analysis of Industrial Furnaces
An industrial furnace is a heat transfer device that is used to supply heat for a process stream or a utility such as boiler feed water. The process stream can be non-reacting as in the case of an oil heater or can be reacting as in the case of a hydrocarbon-steam mixture forming synthesis gas in a reformer. Furnace designs vary as to function, radiant coil design, burner design, heat recovery, type of fuel and draft control. Most industrial furnaces have a radiant section for the main duty and a convection section for heat recovery. Efficiencies for modern units are mostly above 90%, rated as the amount of usable energy recovered relative to the heating value of the fuel. In this seminar an overview of the design and application of industrial furnaces will be presented with emphasis on application, burner design, draft control and emissions.

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ME-122 Introduction to Vibration Analysis for Structures & Machines (Pt. #1)
The intent of this course is to give a brief introduction to what happens to a structure (building, machine, engine, car, airplane) when it shakes due to oscillatory loading – vibration analysis. This course assumes no prior background in vibration analysis and is meant to provide the basic fundamentals from which further study of more complicated problems can be explored. The response (displacements, velocities, accelerations, forces, stresses, etc…) of the structure to applied dynamic or time varying loads differs from that of static or stationary loads and can be considerably higher causing failure. Basic theory is presented only to understand its application to more practical real world examples. Basic topics discussed include the application of vibration analysis to simple structures and machines using either single or multi-degree of freedom system models.

ME-123 Introduction to Vibration Analysis for Structures & Machines (Pt. #2)
The intent of this course is to add to the topics discussed in Introduction to Vibration Analysis I. This course assumes only assumes a basic knowledge of vibration analysis or prior background from Introduction to Vibration Analysis I. It is meant to provide the basic fundamentals from which further study of more complicated problems can be explored. Additional topics beyond those discussed in Vibration Analysis I are the application of vibration analysis to evaluate the structural behavior of structures and machines using more detailed methods of continuous systems and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Practical real world examples are presented.

ME-124 Reactor Design and Operation
This seminar offers an introduction to the application and operation of chemical reactors that are typically found in refineries, petrochemical, chemical and nuclear plants. The material is presented using numerous worked examples and solved problems typical to chemical reaction engineering practice. These examples are based on the industrial experience of the instructor and range from the R&D scale to large scale production. The seminar will cover a range of reactors from simple homogenous reactors to heterogeneous reactors, from steady state to dynamic, and from adiabatic to reactors with integrated heat transfer. Safety and economic performance are also covered in the seminar.

ME-127 Application of HVAC in Building's Heating Desigh and Operation (Pt. #1)
This seminar will provide a basic design learning opportunity for the HVAC engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the HVAC systems design and application, Through a step-by-step fundamental principles of HVAC, the seminar will provide an overview of the basic heating system design approach using an air handling unit selection with a heating coil, building heat loss calculations modeling, Basic types of heating system design with an AHU unit such as rooftop package or indoor hot air units, furnaces, types of heating coils such as steam hot water and electric heating, significant building codes and standards for heating system design. The seminar also discusses Hot air distribution system design for both commercial and residential application, indoor air quality IAQ and fire and smoke control safety in hot air distribution system. The seminar outlines about the Steam heating systems and hot water heating system, comparison of steam versus hot water heating, Boiler selection and ratings, boiler horsepower, EDR etc. the seminar outlines Steam and hot water piping system, Fuel piping such as oil and gas piping system design etc. The seminar gives an over view of a building retrofitting and commissioning system in heating.

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ME-128 Practical Applications of HVAC for Building’s Cooling Design and Operation (Pt 2)
This seminar will provide a great learning opportunity about the basic HVAC system design and application for the HVAC engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the HVAC systems design and application, Through a step-by-step fundamental principles of HVAC, the seminar will provide an overview of the HVAC system design fundamentals, equipment selection, refrigeration cycles and components with accessories and controls, comparison of HVAC systems efficiency using COP and EER approach, HVAC space cooling load calculations, supply and return air distribution ductwork design, Constant air volume (CAV) and variable air volume(VAV) system, dual duct system, perimeter cooling and heating system, duct pressure drop calculations, various applicable buildings codes and standards involving IAQ and system safety, filter types and selection, etc. The seminar will also discuss important code information about the fire and smoke safety and controls in building’s HVAC systems.

ME-129 Principles of Wastewater Pumping & Lift Station Design (Pt #1)This seminar will discuss the definitions and various applications of both lift and pumping station package systems as they relate to use for canal water supply, land drainage, sewer systems, and other applicable situations within the United States.

ME-130 Principles of Wastewater Pumping & Lift Station Design (Pt #2)
Various design standards will be explored along with design criteria, pump selection, and how the stations work with any existing or to be installed piping stations for the necessary application.  To help with the design, review and analysis of all needed engineering formulas will be presented.

ME-131 Analysis of Engineering Disasters (Pt. #5)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, defective construction and fabrication, extreme operating conditions and inadequate management processes. Specific events covered in this course are Hurricane Katrina, American Airlines flight 191, the R101 Airship, Bhopal India and the Liberty Ship events. Any of the engineering disasters courses may be taken individually without prerequisite

ME-132 Analysis of Engineering Disasters (Pt. #6)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, defective construction and fabrication, extreme operating conditions and inadequate management processes. Specific events covered in this course are the BP Gulf Oil Disaster, Swiss Air flight 111, the Northridge Earthquake, the Hartford Civic Center Roof collapse and United Airlines Flight 232.  Any of the engineering disasters courses may be taken individually without prerequisite.

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ME-133 Vibration Isolation Design & Analysis for Heavy Machinery (Pt.#1)
The purpose of this course is to give an understanding as to how vibration isolation can be obtained and to give some basic information to provide effective isolation. The class will provide this with minimal mathematical theory and derivations.  Application of the existing theory will be emphasized. A list of references will be given for those who are interested. Anyone with an engineering background should have no difficulty with the material. An understanding of vibration theory is helpful but not required as the necessary background will be provided as needed. .

ME-134 Vibration Isolation Design & Analysis for Heavy Machinery (Pt.#2)
The purpose of this course is to give an understanding as to how shock isolation can be obtained and to give some basic information to provide effective isolation. The class will provide this with minimal mathematical theory and derivations.  Application of the existing theory will be emphasized. A list of references will be given in each class for those who are interested. Anyone with an engineering background should have no difficulty with the material. An understanding of vibration theory is helpful but not required as the necessary background will be provided as needed.

ME-135 Petroleum Storage Tank Design and Operation
This four hour lecture will discuss design, installation, operation and maintenance issues relating to both underground and above ground petroleum storage tanks.  The instructor is responsible for oversight of Suffolk County DPWs inventory of several hundred petroleum storage tanks.  He regularly interfaces with the local, state and federal authorities that regulate petroleum tanks in Suffolk County.   Suffolk County is one of the few counties in the country that draws its drinking water from an aquifer, as such it has very strict underground storage tank regulations.
Pertinent local, state and federal regulations / codes will be discussed.  Definitions and various design standards will be reviewed.  Using Suffolk county sites as examples, the instructor will go over the merits of various leak detection systems, access manholes and piping arrangements.  He will detail how to effectively inspect tanks, sumps, leak detections systems.  Record keeping requirements will also be addressed.

ME-136 Building Demolition, Planing and Execution
This four hour lecture will cover planning, execution and close-out processes for building demolition.  The instructor has planned and oversaw the demolition of approximately 25 buildings in Suffolk County, NY.   Demolition of an actual commercial / residential two story structure on a busy village main street in Suffolk County will be used as a case study throughout this course.
Topics include a discussion of the Deutsche Bank Demolition and fire in NYC, pertinent regulations, building codes and definitions, Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments, and the demolition permitting process.  We will also discuss various means and methods used in demolition projects and the steps and documentation required to properly close-out the project will be reviewed.

ME-137 Hydraulic & Structural Applications in Wastewater Facility Design (Part #1)
This seminar will discuss the applications of fluid mechanics used in Sewer design.  Fluid mechanics is an important discipline in the design of sewer structures.  This part will review different applications of fluid mechanics that is essential in the design of collection system, sewage pump stations and sewage treatment plants.

ME-138 Hydraulic & Structural Applications in Wastewater Facility Design (Part #2)
This seminar will discuss the applications of structural analysis used in sewer design.  Sewer structural design requires special design considerations to provide safe liquid containing structures and ensure safe environment.  This part will review the structural analysis of concrete pipes, pump stations wet wells and sewage treatment plants concrete tanks.

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ME-139 Precision Machine Design Fundamentals (Part #1)
This seminar will discuss the fundamentals of Precision Machine Design, in the energetic style of Prof. Alexander Slocum of MIT (of whom the lecturer was a former student), and will include selected topics from Prof. Slocum’s two books Fundamentals of Design, and Precision Machine Design.

  • Design is a passionate Process, (Passion, Deterministic design, Systematic Organization of Ideas…)
  • Creating Ideas
  • The Fundamental Concepts (Occam’s Razor, Newton’s laws, Conservation of Energy, Saint-Venant’s Principle, Golden Rectangle, Abbe’s Principal, Structural Loops, Preload, Centers of Action, Exact Constraint design, Elastically Averaged design…etc.)
  • Power Transmission Elements (Transmissions, pulleys, winches, clutches, differentials, Screws, Gears.)

ME-140 Precision Machine Design Fundamentals (Part #2)
This seminar will discuss more of the fundamentals of Precision Machine Design in the energetic style of MIT’s Prof. Alexander Slocum (of whom the lecturer was a former student), and will include selected topics from Professor Slocum’s book Fundamentals of Design.

  • Power Systems (Systems engineering, Electricity & Magnetism, Power Budgets…)
  • Structures (Laminates, Composites)
  • Structural Connections & Interfaces (Hertz Contact, Kinematic Couplings)
  • Bearings (Contact, Non contact, Dynamic seals…)
  • Principles of Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution (System Error Budget)
  • Analog Sensors & Sensor Mounting

ME-141 Process Safety Management (Part #1)
This module provides an introduction to process safety. It will provide an overview of the nature of process safety and its benefits, typical requirements for compliance, the key management system elements, and available resources. It will also look at some of the most common methods of hazard and risk identification, including qualitative and quantitative, using LOPA as an example, and touch on risk acceptance criteria. Some consequential historic incidents will be reviewed for their value in demonstrating the relationship of process safety to incident avoidance. Examples will include Seveso, Bhopal, Texas City, and others.

ME-142 Process Safety Management (Part #2)
This module provides an introduction to miscellaneous areas in process safety, with emphasis on toxic and flammable release prevention and control. It will provide an overview of release/dispersion modeling, and how it is used to assess toxic, flammable and explosion consequences. It will also look at some of the common methods of release prevention, containment, and mitigation. Basics of emergency relief sizing for emergency scenarios (runaway reaction, internal ignition and external fire) will be introduced. It will touch on lab testing, determining design basis, and relief system components and vent configuration. Also covered will be hazards of nitrogen.

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ME-143 Principles of Heat Exchanger Design, Part II
This seminar provides a continuation of the discussion of the equipment used for the transfer of heat. Specific examples and case studies will highlight analysis techniques and step-wise procedures. Emphasis will be placed on the calculation of the film coefficient for a variety of different geometries and how to compose an overall heat transfer coefficient. Transfer line exchangers, plate-fin exchangers and Joule-Thompson exchangers are among the examples covered.

ME-144 Application of HVAC in Heating Equipment (Pt. #4)
This seminar will provide a great learning opportunity about the design and operation of various heating systems currently used for building heating system for the hvac engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the hvac heating systems design and application, Through a step-by-step fundamental principles of HVAC, the seminar will provide an overview of the basic steam heating system and hot water heating system design approach. The seminar discusses in detail, the basic Components of a steam heating system such as boiler, feed water pump, condensate and de-rater tank, etc. Boiler Systems fundamentals and classification of boilers, Boiler selection, basic boiler operating and safety controls, central burner control monitoring system, Fuel piping such as oil and gas piping system design. The seminar outlines boiler combustion system and various types of fuels used in combustion system, theoretical and excess air, how to improve the efficiency of a boiler plant using heat recovery systems and water treatments in the plant, and pinpoints significant losses in a steam or hot water heating systems and how to minimize these losses and generate savings. Boiler breeching will be discussed. Also addressed are several measures to control the emissions such as NOX and compliance of EPA and Clean air act. The seminar discusses the significant issues related with the maintenance and operation of a boiler heating system such as PM and SM and boiler water treatment.

ME-145 Practical Applications of HVAC for Building’s Cooling Design and Operation (Pt 2)
This seminar will provide a great learning opportunity about the various HVAC system designs and operation for the HVAC engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the HVAC systems design, application and operations, The seminar will provide an overview of various HVAC systems such as air-handling units, DX and Chilled water systems, split and package system and comparison of various systems such as rooftop package and split system etc. Through step-by-step fundamental approach of HVAC principles, the seminar will provide an overview of chilled Water system design and operation, chilled water piping and pump selection, cooling towers selection, operation, and maintenance. The seminar will also provide a fundamental knowledge of the HVAC controls and operation through BMS and BAS system approach together with economizer controls. The seminar will discuss the general maintenance issues in HVAC systems, with possible troubleshooting solutions. The seminar will also discuss the retrofitting and commissioning of building HVAC systems. The seminar will outline heat recovery and cogeneration process in large scale HVAC systems.

ME-146 Engineering Principles of Modern Technologies (Part #1)
This seminar examines the engineering fundamentals behind everyday modern
technologies. Each technology is presented along with the underlying scientific and engineering principles that support it. Specific technologies discussed in this course include the Global Positioning System (GPS), Vehicle Airbags, Medical MRI imaging, Noise Cancellation and Fly-By-Wire Aircraft.

ME-147 Engineering Principles of Modern Technologies (Part #2)
This seminar examines the engineering fundamentals behind everyday modern
technologies. Each technology is presented along with the underlying scientific and engineering principles that support it. Specific technologies discussed in this course include the Nano-Technology, Instrument Landing Systems, The Internet, Bar Code Scanners and DNA sequencing.

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ME-148 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #1)
A turnout is defined as an arrangement of a switch and a frog connected by closure rails, by means of which rolling stock may be diverted among different tracks A turnout could produce high lateral forces and accelerations, which require slower operating speeds and can have adverse effects on ride quality and component life. The aim is for Low Cost Modification of Existing Turnouts for Higher Diverging Speed in the same Interlocking Footprint.  The main Constraints are to keep the certain parameters as fixed e.g. Lead Distance (distance between the point of switch and point of Frog), Interlocking Footprint, Location of P.S. (Point of Switch) and  P.F.(Point of Frog) , Frog Angle.  Future challenges are to extend the study even to commercial level by using different methodologies.  This presentation concludes with the latest accomplishments of turnout design and opportunities of future work which leads to higher diverging speed in the same interlocking footprint without changing the basic track infrastructure. 

ME-149 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #2)
The locomotives in present US railway systems are powered either by diesel engines or by electric motors powered from a third rail system or an overhead wiring system. The locomotives typically pull long trains of railway cars. AMPS (Assisted Magnetic Propulsion System) are a new approach for providing enhanced propulsion capabilities and greater energy efficiency for railway systems. The AMPS mode of propulsion, termed the linear synchronous motor (LSM). AMPS can assist in upgrading the current conventional railroad systems with minor modification to the existing infrastructure. There are various advantages for using this new technology with the existing subway system (e.g. No pollutants, Greenhouse affect or Noise Pollution, etc.). It reduces energy requirements & operating cost.  In AMPS system, Kinetic energy is not lost in the mechanical braking.  The magnetic field in the passenger compartment is at the same natural field level that exists everywhere in the world. Keeping the above advantages in view; it is proposed/ planned for integrated AMPS system on actual locomotives and railway cars.

ME-150 Limiting-Properties in Engineering Design
Structural or mechanical designs (as well as electrical and thermal designs) require the identification of a "Material Property Profile". Within such a profile, some properties are essential and, perhaps, non-negotiable, while others would be desirable but are not essential. One property is almost always limiting, in the sense that the ultimate performance of the design is limited by this property. Designs for which static strength, stiffness, fatigue strength or life, creep strength or life, or wear or corrosion are limiting will be discussed as the aforementioned properties are described in detail. Influence of material properties on viable processing options will also be discussed.

ME-151 Selecting Materials & Processes for Design Requirements
Selecting the proper material is essential to meeting needed and/or desired design requirements, while selecting the right processes (or processing route) drives cost. Proper design demands a formal and systematic approach to selecting materials. The modern approach to material selection will be described and discussed. Numerous examples will be presented. The more challenging problem of choosing a processing route will also be discussed.

ME-152 Modern Criteria for Boiler Design (Part #1)
This portion of this seminar will discuss the early stages of boiler development and design. Early failures due to lack or failure of safety devices was the first priority of the newly formed A.S.M.E. Early system design, historical operating practices and emissions concerns will be reviewed and discussed.

ME-153 Modern Criteria for Boiler Design (Part #2)
The second portion of this seminar will discuss the recent stages of boiler development and design. Emissions legislation and the need for higher efficiency has spawned the development of a fast paced boiler controls industry and strict requirements for permitting and emissions monitoring.

ME-154 Aqueous Fire Suppression Systems (Pt. 1)
A comprehensive introduction into the different types of water-based fire suppression systems, including: commercial and residential sprinkler, standpipe and hose, water spray, foam-water and those protecting special hazards. This course will involve a review of basic hydraulics, calculation of friction and other losses, and the underlying principles relative to the efficacy and application of such systems; the course will also address the use of different types of foam, wetting agents and surfactants used for the protection of flammable and combustible liquids. This course will further cover the different types of water supply systems, fire pumps and controllers, piping and fittings, and fire detection subsystems that are used in conjunction with these fire suppression systems. In addition, this course will encompass relevant installation standards, advantages and disadvantages, and engineering/environmental considerations for the design and installation of these types of systems, as well as maintenance and life-cycle considerations.

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ME-155 Aqueous Fire Suppression Systems (Pt. 1)
An extension of Part I, this course includes a detailed understanding of the factors involved in the design, specification, review and approval of automatic sprinkler systems. This course is based upon the design methods and installation requirements included in NFPA Standards 13, 13R and 13D as applied to real-world installations. Design concepts covered will include: area/density, control mode specific application, large-drop and early suppression fast response design approaches. This course will address occupancy hazard determination, commodity/plastics classification, water supply requirements, piping layouts, system components, sprinkler operation and discharge characteristics, as well as design considerations involved in standard, quick response, residential and commercial/industrial applications, and the design of dry-pipe and anti-freeze systems. The course will further encompass the protection of storage and include real-world design considerations involved with the protection of palletized, high-piled and in-rack arrangements, single-, double- and multiple-row racks, and the effects of encapsulation, expanded/unexpanded plastics, cartoned/uncartoned storage and material/pile stability.

ME-156 Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings (Pt 1)
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ME-157 Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings (Pt 2)
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ME-158 Advanced Techniques in Railroad Engineering (Part #3)
The part three of Advancement in railroad engineering deals with the present status of railroad systems throughout the world. It mentions the basic facts about the permanent way and its components. It talks about the enlistment in railroad system through proper maintenance using the current practices using deterministic approach.
The presenter would like to mention the basics of permanent way. The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, sleepers and ballast, plus the underlying sub grade. In this presentation, the various permanent way components will be discussed along with their importance in permanent way. There are various types of track structure e.g. TYPE -1 (Ballasted track structure), type-2 (concrete track structure), Type –III (Elevated track structure) etc., which will be discussed in detail. Special emphasis will be given on the track and its associated infrastructure. A turnout is defined as an arrangement of a switch and a frog connected by closure rails, by means of which rolling stock may be diverted among different tracks. Also, cost effective methods for proper maintenance of permanent way will be discussed in this presentation.

ME-159 Advanced Techniques in Railroad Engineering (Part #4)
The part four of Advancement in railroad engineering deals with the new rail road technology which can take the current railroad system to next generation. It talks about the upliftment in railroad system through research and development methods which are future of railroad system using the newly developed practices using g probabilistic approach.
The locomotives in present US railway systems are powered either by diesel engines or by electric motors powered from a third rail system or an overhead wiring system. No railroad system in this world wants to erase its existing steel wheel vehicles and steel rail system and convert to MAGLEV overnight. Rather the existing railroad system should go through a transition phase from conventional to a fully operative Maglev System. The use of Maglev technology is one of the options to cope up with the problem. Keeping the above facts in view, a technical feasibility analysis is done to implement MAGLEV technology in the existing subway and other similar systems in USA and abroad in this presentation. Also projection of Life Cycle Cost (which will be lower than the conventional railroad organizations) will be made which can attract various railroad companies throughout the world to implement the technology of MAGLEV in their system in this presentation.

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ME-160 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.1)
This seminar offers an excellent opportunity for all discipline engineers, HVAC engineers and designers, interns and operators to learn about the major issues involved in the design and operation of underground building HVAC systems. The seminar offers an interesting opportunity for the fundamental study of various commercial HVAC systems such as air handling units, DX split and package HVAC systems, multiple split systems, glycol/dry cooler systems, air cooled and water cooled centrifugal and rotary chilled water system as well as heating systems involved in the underground facilities based on ASHRAE standards. Later, the seminar describes various HVAC systems used in the underground facilities and exposes various problems and their solutions involved in the design and operation of the underground HVAC system. This also involves the study of fumes exhaust from the underground restaurant facilities, ventilation and air conditioning of Gyms, banks and stores in malls and subways. Besides, the seminar overviews the types of refrigerants, Indoor Air Quality IAQ and commissioning process involved in the retrofitting of HVAC systems.

ME-161 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.2)
This seminar offers opportunity for the advanced study for all discipline engineers, HVAC engineers and designers, interns and operators to learn the design and operation of underground building HVAC systems. The seminar highlights the application of design fundamentals of HVAC principles on case by case basis in designing various commercial HVAC systems such as air handling units, DX split and package HVAC systems, multiple split systems, glycol/dry cooler systems, air cooled and water cooled centrifugal and rotary chilled water system as well as heating systems involved in the underground facilities. Besides, the seminar discusses the fundamental of controls system, electrical power distribution system and various aspects of maintenance and operation of underground facilities.

ME-162 Improving Efficiency In Steam Boilers (Pt.1)
This seminar provides fundamental concepts in the improvement of mainly a steam boiler plant and its components. Starting from the very basics of steam boilers, the seminar describes the various types of steam boilers and the overall operation of a steam boiler plant and the plant’s various essential components such as feed water pumps, surge tank, fuel transfer pumps, air compressor, boiler exhaust and the boiler blow down system. In addition, the seminar outlines the function of various plant accessories such as economizer, de-aerator and the blow-down tank for the improvement of the efficiency of the steam plant. The seminar also highlights the sizing and selection of steam boiler and describes the concept of efficiency of a steam boiler and the various methods to improve the efficiency of a steam boiler plant.

ME-163 Improving Efficiency In Steam Boilers (Pt.2)
This session provides more insight into the major concepts of boiler plant operation such as the combustion process in the burner, the burner efficiency and various advanced methods to control and improve the burner efficiency such as controlling the fuel air – fuel ratio by using Oxygen Trim control and various other ways involved in the plant operation. In addition, the seminar discusses in detail the water treatment methods necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of a steam plant. Further, as a bonus token, the seminar discusses various operational and safety controls involved in an efficient, reliable and safe boiler operation based on the ASME pressure vessel codes.
Finally, the seminar outlines the piping involved in the boiler plant operation such as steam and water piping, gas piping and fuel oil piping.

ME-164 Energy Conservation Measures, Methodology, & Incentives (Pt.1)High energy costs and concern over the environment have generated elevated energy awareness throughout our society. New buildings are constructed to meet strict energy Code standards but there are still many existing facilities that could benefit by implementing energy conservation measures (ECM’s). ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy audits are a means of identifying these conservation opportunities and related implementation costs as an initial decision making tool for a facility. Energy conservation is a broad field covering many technologies. Current practices and technological advances in lighting, lighting controls, motors/VFD and building envelope will be reviewed at length in this session.

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ME-165 Energy Conservation Measures, Methodology, & Incentives (Pt.2)This session will discuss additional ECM technologies including but not limited to boilers & hot water heaters, chillers & cooling units, HVAC controls, data center applications, elevators, renewables, CHP, water conservation, calculation methodologies & modeling, interactive effects and incentive programs. Incentive programs play a major role in many energy projects by reducing the payback periods to acceptable levels. Local incentive programs will be reviewed along with a review of a sample energy project. Whether the facility is a large office building, a process plant or a residence the review of these topics will enhance understanding of potential savings opportunities available.

ME-166 Engineering Triumphs: Part 1 - “Living Large”
The Engineering Triumphs series examines how design engineers addressed specific challenges encountered during the course of their projects. “Living Large” explores the design of large machines and structures. The seminar begins with an introduction of the unique issues associated with large-scale designs. Specific topics in this series include the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the Airbus A-380, and large mining industry grinding mills.

ME-167 Engineering Triumphs: Part 2 - “Material World”
The second part of the Engineering Triumphs series examines how engineering materials play a key role in project direction and success. “Material World” begins with an overview of the material selection process and its impact on engineering design. Case studies and specific topics include spacecraft, armor, and the environmental implications of various material selections.

ME-168 Air Pollution Control Awareness for Building Design Professional
This course will be a broad stroke introduction to building / industry related air pollution sources, regulations, permits and air pollution control devices.  We will start the course with a case study of a relevant air pollution episode and then discuss air pollution sources and a brief overview of its effects on the environment and humans. We will then cover various federal and local regulations that apply to industry related air pollution and then review a permit issued to a power plant in Suffolk County, NY as a case study.  During the case study review we will get into more specifics.
Major topics include:
·        Health and Environmental Effects of Air Pollution,
·        Air Quality Management
·        Measurement of Emissions from Stationary Sources
·        Emission Inventories
·        Laws and Regulations
·        Control of Emissions from Stationary Sources
·        Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement.

ME-169 The Need For Rapid Transportation
The unique geology of NY City which constrained lateral growth and the emerging technologies of steel framed construction and electric power which made possible the tall buildings that in turn made for extreme density that provided the need for high capacity transit. The geology of New York which influenced development patterns – the insufficiency of street cars, the development of elevated railways – the construction, technical and operational issues. The congestion of streets, public objections to elevated lines, advances in the state of the tunneling techniques – the methods available and their practical applications. The design and engineering of tunnels and underground stations.

ME-170 The Operation & Technical Evolution of Rapid Transportation
The research and design of transit vehicles, the development of signals to meet the specialized demands, maintenance, power supply, operational constraintsThe changes derived from operating experience, new technologies and materials, economic and social issues that transformed the design and engineering of vehicles, control systems, signals, tunnel and structural.

ME-171 Improving Efficiency in Steam Boilers – Part I
This seminar provides fundamental concepts in the improvement of mainly a steam boiler plant and its components. Starting from the very basics of steam boilers, the seminar describes the various types of steam boilers and the overall operation of a steam boiler plant and the plant’s various essential components such as feed water pumps, surge tank, fuel transfer pumps, air compressor, boiler exhaust and the boiler blow down system. In addition, the seminar outlines the function of various plant accessories such as economizer, deaerator and the blowdown tank for the improvement of the efficiency of the steam plant. The seminar also highlights the sizing and selection of steam boiler and describes the concept of efficiency of a steam boiler and the various methods to improve the efficiency of a steam boiler plant.

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ME-172 Improving Efficiency in Steam Boilers – Part II
The afternoon session provides more insight into the major concepts of boiler plant operation such as the combustion process in the burner, the burner efficiency and various advanced methods to control and improve the burner efficiency such as controlling the fuel air – fuel ratio by using Oxygen Trim control and various other ways involved in the plant operation. In addition, the seminar discusses in detail the water treatment methods necessary for the efficient and reliable operation of a steam plant. Further, as a bonus token, the seminar discusses various operational and safety controls involved in an efficient, reliable and safe boiler operation based on the ASME pressure vessel codes.
Finally, the semiar outlines the piping involved in the boiler plant operation such as steam and water piping, gas piping and fuel oil piping.

ME-173 Analysis of Engineering Disasters (Pt. 7)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, extreme operating conditions, inadequate management processes and defective construction and fabrication. Specific events covered in this course are the San Bruno Pipeline explosion, Air France 447 Crash and Fukushima nuclear plant event..

ME-174 Analysis of Engineering Disasters (Pt. 8)
This course examines how engineering, design and management processes conspire to cause catastrophic failure and the most effective methods to avoid such events. Presented as a series of case studies, the course covers causes of failure such as poor engineering practice, design flaws, material failures, extreme operating conditions, inadequate management processes and defective construction and fabrication. Specific events covered in this course are the Santiago de Compostela train crash, Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappearance and Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal..

ME-175 Modern Methods used to Select Materials in Design (Pt. 1)
The critical role of materials in design is described for all types of design; whether for an entirely original design, for an adaptive design intended to overcome prior design shortcomings, for a developmental design enabled by newly-available materials, or for a variant design involving scaling of a related design. Use of alternative materials in bridges is presented as a dramatic example. The design process is presented and inextricable interrelationship among function-material-shape-processing is described. The fundamental types of engineering materials are presented, along with a review of key properties.

ME-176 Modern Methods used to Select Materials in Design (Pt. 2)
The rationale’ for material property charts is discussed, and several material selection charts are described for strength vs. density, stiffness vs. density, and other potential performance-limiting properties. The generic strategy for selecting materials is described, and the method for deriving the material performance index (MPI) used as a design guideline on selection charts is presented for exemplary designs. Numerous case studies to derive an MPI and select suitable performance-limiting materials are presented for designs in which the shape of a structural member is not a factor. The effect of shape (i.e., shape factor) is then presented using examples of airplane wings and bicycle frames.

ME-177 Railroad Accident Causes & Prevention Techniques (Pt.1)
This presentation deals with advanced techniques in railroad engineering related to causes and prevention of “Railroad Accidents”. In railroad industry, railroad accidents are safety-related events involving on-track rail equipment causing damage to property and person. On-track railroad accidents are safety-related events involving on-track rail equipment causing damage to property and/or people. “Accident/Incident” is the term used to describe the entire list of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reportable events. These include collisions, derailments and other events involving the operation of on-track equipment and causing reportable damage above an established threshold; impacts between railroad on-track equipment and highway users at crossings; and all other incidents or exposures that cause a fatality or injury to any person, or an occupational illness to a railroad employee. Accidents/incidents are divided into three major groups for reporting purposes. These correspond to the FRA forms, e.g., train accidents, highway-rail grade crossing incidents and other incidents. Railway accident prevention and protection are key parts of a wider picture of transport safety.

ME-178 Railroad Accident Causes & Prevention Techniques (Pt.2)
This presentation deals advanced techniques in railroad engineering related to causes and prevention of Railroad Accidents. Governments, the rail industry and road organizations have been implementing a variety of countermeasures for many years to improve railway safety. These actions are substantial and have resulted in a continuing decrease in the number and the severity of accidents. The rail sector needs to ensure its safety against accidents occurring on its property in order to offer continued service and maximum reliability. Some of the steps have been taken to avoid collisions due to Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) or over speeding and to ensure safety. Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) is a radio communication based system with a continuous update of movement authority. This system is aimed at preventing train accidents caused due to Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) or non-observance of speed restrictions by train operators. Signal aspect is also displayed on DMI (Driver Machine Interface) screen inside the locomotive in train system. Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) is a proven Automatic Train Protection System to avoid train accidents on account of human error of Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) or over-speeding.

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