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People Matter – Jim Diskin

People Matter - Jim Diskin Jim Diskin is the lead modeler for EME and has been with the organization since 1992.  He graduated from Gateway Technical Institute in 1991 and his interview with Andy Spisak has become a classic of EME folklore.  The story goes that Jim came in for an interview with Andy Spisak [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:28:04+00:00 December 19th, 2017|2017Q4, Latest Newsletters|

Leadership Matters – Our 35th Year in Review

Our 35th Year in Review As you are probably aware 2017 marked EME’s 35th year of continuous operation.  It has been another exciting one and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our loyal and growing number of customers for continuing to select us to support you in resolving your most interesting engineering challenges. [...]

By | 2017-12-21T02:11:05+00:00 December 19th, 2017|2017Q4, Latest Newsletters|

The Quarterly Engineering Problem – An Actual Case

A PAM motor driven ID fan was unable to operate at high speed due to elevated vibration .  The problem had persisted for over a decade, and a variety of causes for the problem had been offered by other consulting organizations, including; insufficient foundation mass, soft footing under the foundation and resonance of the [...]

By | 2017-12-21T01:14:14+00:00 December 19th, 2017|2017Q4, Latest Newsletters|

Welcoming our newest addition!

Welcoming our newest addition! Throughout 2017 we have been touting the fact that we are celebrating our 35 years of engineering excellence.  What you may or may not know is that for 30 plus of those years, EME like many engineering consulting organizations, operated out of leased office space – all that changed dramatically [...]

By | 2017-12-21T00:25:18+00:00 December 19th, 2017|2017Q4, Latest Newsletters|

Generator Matters – Does Partial Discharge mean the end is near?!?

Does Partial Discharge mean the end is near!?! In this article, we examine a generator which was experiencing significant Partial Discharge (PD) and the results of testing performed to understand the expected effects on the winding life. A 150 MWe generator had experienced a tripling of the PD value on the “B” phase, over [...]

By | 2017-12-21T02:27:06+00:00 November 13th, 2017|2017Q4, Latest Newsletters|

Leadership Matters – 35 Years From My View

What does 35 years of practicing engineering get you? Thousands of projects (and some gray hair). EME, founded by Don Reilly and me, is celebrating its 35th year of service to our many clients. Over those years we performed over 3,000 projects varying from a few hours of consulting to major engineering efforts requiring detailed analysis. [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:49:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|3Q2017|

People Matter – Alan J. Spisak

People Matter - Alan J. Spisak Alan Spisak is the President & CEO of EME, joining the business in 1987 after completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.  He is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh, growing up in the South Hills.  In addition to his role as President of EME, Alan’s [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:49:51+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|3Q2017|

The Quarterly Engineering Problem – An Actual Case

EME was contracted to determine how high some large motors could be uprated. We determined an uprating of over 50% could be achieved provided the motors be rewound with minimum insulation thickness thereby maximizing the copper while at the same time reducing the thermal impediment for getting heat out of the coils. The manufacturer [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:50:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|3Q2017|

Passing The Baton by Alan J. Spisak

Passing The Baton – Alan J. Spisak, P.E., President/CEO How do you fill the shoes of a legend? As a young engineer fresh out of college, I joined EME.  Like many individuals transitioning from the role of an engineering student to that of a professional, I wasn’t certain what ‘being an engineer’ meant.  I had interned [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:50:30+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|3Q2017|

260,000hp, 3 Rotor Trains, and Super Sonic Velocities

742, 5.7L Hemi Engines; that's how many it would take to power the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel.  For nearly 30 years, EME has supported the electro-mechanical rotating equipment at NASA facilities across the nation, providing services ranging from small project consultation to large design and analysis efforts.  One of the most challenging of these projects [...]

By | 2017-12-19T19:50:48+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|3Q2017|