IEEE Orlando Section Monthly

Vol. 48, No. 5 - May 2015


Advancing Technology for Humanity

IEEE Orlando Section Monthly - Vol. 48, No. 5 - May 2015

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IEEE Orlando Section Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Social and Dinner; 7:00 - 8:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Place: Orlando Business Development Center, District 2 (affiliated with the UCF and the S.B.A.) at 3218 East Colonial Drive, Suite #G, Orlando, FL 32802
Directions: In Herndon Plaza just east of Maguire Blvd. This is the shopping center across Colonial Drive from Fashion Square. It is on the west end of the building, around the building at the Southwest corner from the HH Gregg entrance.

Cost: Meeting attendance is free to all IEEE members and Non-IEEE members.

RSVP: Stanley Buchanan,, tel. 407-256-3329


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Report on Annual Picnic

To All IEEE Orlando Section
Just a little report on the annual picnic held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Banchard Park. The picnic was very enjoyable with a moderate attendance. The attendees were UCF and Valencia students, a few from industry and retirees (myself included). The food was excellent, barbeque vended by Bubbalous and Fresh barbequed salmon prepared by Mike Orlovsky. The students played games, while others chatted and enjoyed the wonderful day. It would have been great to have had others attend, but understand the overall situation. Hopefully next year we will have more.

All in all it was a great picnic and a lot of thanks goes to Ravi Rajaravivarma for pulling the picnic together and Mike Orlovsky for his "getting to be famous salmon".

Lynn Guthrie
IEEE Orlando Section

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PES/IAS/PELS - Brainfiller Arc Flash Forum Orlando 2015

Below is a brief statement about the resources available from Brainfiller that the IEEE- PES members, associates and interested parties can realize per Bill's class Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Feel free to review this info as well, to recognize that live training modules are available for procurement. For those interested (utility companies/Eng firms/govt offices), please let Jim Phillips know at so that you may be able to participate and have access first hand to live training on the topic of arch flash. | Two great resources for arc flash, electrical safety and electrical power systems can be found at: and The forum has thousands of technical discussions regarding arc flash studies, labeling and protection requirements and you can join to become part of the conversation. Brainfiller's Library contains many technical articles and resources about electrical power systems and arc flash studies.

Simon Echeverry, IEEE Member
Chapter Chair, PES/PELS/IAS Orlando Section

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