Chapter 91 September meeting

SBE Chapter 91
September 15, 2010
1930 ET

Room 204
WKAR Stations
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

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There have been several key developments in the backup power industry that will enabled Harris Corporation to removed their battery UPS systems and installed our compressed air UPS systems to provide backup power for their telecommunications equipment. Please see the attached case study for details.

PnuPower manufacture AC and DC UPS systems that do not rely on batteries and use compressed air for energy storage. These systems are extremely reliable and often cheaper than their battery equivalent with a minimal maintenance requirement. They can be installed outside and are designed to operate in extreme temperatures.


Andrew Goodwin BEng(Hons)CEng MIET WhSch is a Chartered (Professional) Engineer and obtained his Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from UMIST in Manchester. He has extensive experience in the development and manufacture of high speed rotating machines. He led the Customer Service department for one of the worlds leading flywheel energy storage companies for many years and has experience of numerous types of manufacturing including Nuclear and Chemical plants. Andrew is a Whitworth Scholar and a member of the IET.

Equipment stolen from Detroit Public TV

Detroit Public Television has had the following Cartoni Master Head with sticks and spreader stolen from outside the Filmore Theater in Detroit. The serial number of the head is MS 0428. It was in a Nalpak NATP1139WH TP-1139WH 11″ Tuffpak Series Hard Tripod Case with Wheels.  If you have information, please contact John Mark, Engineering Manager, Detroit Public Television at 248-305-3760 or jmark at

Cartoni head

Chapter Elections

Chapter 82 will be holding elections for Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer this fall. Needed are individuals interested in furthering the educational mission of the Society here in the Detroit area.  If you are interested in helping your profession advance and advancing your own professional standing, please consider serving in one of these positions. Contact Secretary-Treasurer Jim Totten at jmtotten at for more information.