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Chapter Meeting April 18th

April 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You’re invited to a Special Chapter Meeting

When: April 18th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Nearman Water Treatment Plant, 4301 Brenner Drive, Kansas City, Kansas 66104


Reply with your Name and Company to info@kcsmrp.org by April 13th!!!

Pizza will be provided

Welcome: Guest Speaker
2018 Chair of SMRP
Howard Penrose Ph.D., CMRP

Presenting: The Relationship Between Vibration, Electrical Signature Analysis and Motion Amplification
Abstract: In this presentation we will first provide an overview of SMRP activities then a technical presentation on the relationship between mechanical, electrical and visual dynamic analysis.  We will discuss the relationship between mechanical vibration, electrical signature analysis  and motion amplification related to electric motors and generator systems.  This will include several case studies involving motor, generator and structural issues and applications including cogeneration, pump applications and related systems.  Case Study 1 – post reconditioning of 25MW generator; Case Study 2 – structural issues driven by electric machines; and, Case Study 3 – piping issues discovered during installation quality assurance.

Bio: Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP is the president of MotorDoc LLC and 2018 Chair of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).  He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), RCM Analyst and Facilitator (NAVSEA/NAVAIR), vibration analyst, electrical signature analyst, infrared analyst, motion amplification analyst as well as multiple other technologies.  He received 5 UAW-GM People Make Quality Happen Awards from 2005-2009 for facilities maintenance program development and awards for his books on electrical motor diagnostics and physical asset management.  He is a past Senior Research Engineer for the University of Illinois’ (UIC) Energy Resources Center and past adjunct professor of industrial engineering and industrial safety at UIC.  Dr. Penrose has been involved in electrical machine technologies from design to repair and applications to forensics on electrical and mechanical systems from nuclear power to steel, LVAD heart pumps to NASA wind tunnels, and hybrid vehicles (passenger and heavy equipment hybrid machine design at GM until 2009 and John Deere including assember training through the present) to wind turbines.  His company, MotorDoc LLC, is responsible for electric machine condition for the largest chiller plant in North America (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD) as well as similar projects globally.  He is the Past Chair of SMRP Government Affairs and has advised Homeland Security, NIST and policymakers as part of SMRP standing committees related to cybersecurity and cyberphysical systems of physical asset management (IIoT).  He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Standards Association, SMRP, Vibration Institute, AWEA and MENSA as well as a UAW Local 1981 author and publisher.  In his spare time he is the Managing Partner in a major powerlifting gym near Chicago and a world-class powerlifting competitor, World referee and trainer with numerous world, national and state records, including Team USA World Champion for the World Powerlifting Congress (2012-2017) Masters Division.

Paul Crocker


April 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Nearman Water Treatment Plant
4301 Brenner Drive
Kansas City, KS 66104 United States
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