If you're reading this newsletter on line, just click on this link and you'll be taken directly to the survey: www.asme.org/sections/philadelphia/survey.html .
As in the past, we will continue to support our engineering students in the nine local student sections. We are in need of liaisons to help connect the student ASME sections with the Philadelphia section. If you are interested, please let us know.
Also, we realize there is a need to make K-12 students more aware of engineering. This is a challenge, since school curriculums are set and quite tight to begin with. We will be looking at different ways of connecting with the schools to raise this awareness.
I look forward to serving as the Chair this year and hope to hear from you. If you want to drop me a line, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The survey only takes a few minutes to fill out. We have had some response to the survey but we need more to make the survey worthwhile.
The section is considering organizing a number of continuing education courses. The first course will be a pressure vessel and/or piping course directed at the pharmaceutical industry. A large number of our members either work for one of the major pharmaceutical companies in the area or they work for an architect - engineer with pharmaceutical projects. The course would cover the ASME code, emphasizing the application of the code to the sterile design requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
The second course would cover the subject of mechatronics. The course would cover the design of integrated mechanical and electronic systems which work together to control the machine. If you want more information on mechatronics, an interesting web site is located at http://www.iee.org/OnComms/pn/mechatronics.
If you are interested in either of these courses, contact a section officer.
Directions to the Battleship New Jersey
From South in NJ
Take I295 North or Rte 55 North to Rte 42 North. Exit 42 North on to I676 North. Take I676 North to Mickle Blvd exit. Follow directions "From Mickle Blvd."
From North in NJ
Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 4. After exit take Rte 73 North approximately a mile and exit on to I295 South. Take I295 South to the next exit - Rte 70 West. Follow Rte 70 West and signs for Benjamin Franklin Bridge on to Rte 30 West (Admiral Wilson Blvd.) Follow Rte 30 West to Mickle Blvd exit (Before Benjamin Franklin Bridge). Follow directions "From Mickle Blvd."
From Walt Whitman Bridge
Take I95 or I76 East to Walt Whitman Bridge. Exit Walt Whitman Bridge at first ramp follow signs to I676 North. Take I676 North to Mickle Blvd. Exit. Follow directions "From Mickle Blvd."
From Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Take I676 South to Mickle Blvd exit. Follow directions "From Mickle Blvd."
From Mickle Blvd
Take Mickle Blvd. East toward the river. (Mickle Blvd becomes known as Martin Luther King Blvd.) Follow until you come to break in the median where there is a "Welcome to Camden County, Proud Home of USS New Jersey" sign. Turn left before the sign into the parking complex. Proceed straight into Lot # 1. Park as close to the Tweeter Center as possible. You will then walk toward the Tweeter center entrance and counter clockwise around the Tweeter Center to the waterfront, then south on the Promenade to the ship.
October 8 Section Meeting
Our speaker for the October meeting, Ernest L. Stadler, is Product Manager for Custom Bioprocess Equipment at B. Braun Biotech Incorporated, Sartorius Group, a manufacturer of fermentors, bioreactors, automation software / hardware, and other related bioprocess laboratory and custom large scale equipment. A member of ASME, ISPE, and PDA, Mr. Stadler is a registered Professional Engineer in PA and NJ, holding a BS in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT and has done graduate studies at Lehigh University in biotechnology. Mr. Stadler has broad based expertise in automation, process and mechanical design for a wide range of Bioprocess equipment having served the biotechnology industry for over 15 years. He is a frequent speaker, teacher, and workshop leader on the design and application of fermentors and bioreactors particularly relating to pharmaceutical and biotechnology process scale-up. He has authored articles and papers and was awarded the 1998 Article of the Year by Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine, a publication of the ISPE.
Bioreactors are the most complex upstream bioprocess equipment item in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. They are the "factories" in which cultivation of cells to high densities permit the expression of useful proteins derived from recombinant DNA techniques. Drug companies that are in late stage phase III clinical trials or about to launch an FDA approved drug require facilities that can produce sufficient quantities of their product to meet market demands. A train of fermentors or bioreactors having increasing vessel size is necessary for large scale production of modern therapeutic proteins, viruses, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and a host of other biologically derived products in kilogram quantities. Scaling-up microbial fermentors and cell culture bioreactors can present challenges to the process and equipment designer. A thorough understanding of the inter-relationships between vessel geometry, aeration, agitation (mixing), oxygen transfer, and heat transfer are necessary to fully appreciate the scale-up methodology from laboratory to full-scale production.
This presentation will explore current trends in the industry regarding scale-up and discuss a few of the key correlations that contribute to a successful design. Photos of typical large scale equipment will be evaluated.
|Directions to Villanova University Take the Blue Route (Interstate 476) and exit at the Villanova exit. Proceed east on Lancaster Pike and cross Route 320. At the next light, turn right into the main Villanova parking lot.||Park anywhere in the lot. Cross Lancaster Pike at the light and continue up the steps toward the Villanova Chapel. Turn left at the chapel and continue for about 500 yards to the CEER Building (the new modern building on the left). The meeting is on the lower level of the building.|
ASME Philadelphia Section
Location: Camden, New Jersey waterfront - See page 3 for directions.
Time: Reception and Tour: 4:30PM to 6:30PM (Cash Bar)
Buffet Dinner: 6:30PM Dinner will be on the ship's fantail and will be under cover in case of rain.
Speakers: 7:30PM - Two speakers are scheduled: an executive from the Valero refinery who will discuss the current business climate for the petrochemical industry. and someone who will speak on the history of the battleship. Final speakers and exact subjects are still being determined.
Free Time: 8:30PM to 9:30PM
Cost: $40 for members and guests. $15 for students. (There are a limited number of students tickets available. If we exceed the number of available student seats, the section will decide whether to extend the subsidy to the remaining students.)
Reservations: Send a check (made out to "ASME Philadelphia Section") for the amount of your tickets to:
ASME Philadelphia Section
C/O John Wolf
223 West Summit Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Your check will guarantee your reservation. We can not confirm your reservation without receiving your check. Please send your check in sufficient time so that we will receive it by August 30.
October Section Meeting