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Philadelphia Section

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Continuing Education - Updated 02/09/2017

Philadelphia Area Continuing Education Courses

This page will contain links to courses of interest which are offered by local universities and other organizations. If you would like your courses, seminars or training sessions listed, please contact Brandon Graham - brandongraham@asme.org



Attend ISA Technical Training Camp—Philadelphia 2015

Presented by ISA and the ISA Philadelphia Section. By attending one or more of the intensive, technical training events that make up ISA Technical Training Camp, you’ll attain the comprehensive, in-depth training you need to reach your true potential.

During five consecutive weeks in August, ISA’s world-renowned subject-matter experts will assemble in Pennsylvania to provide intensive, world-class technician skills, automation engineering, safety and security courses with these outstanding benefits:

Highly condensed, rigorous instruction that speeds learning and mastery of skills while saving time and expenses .

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for each course successfully completed

The opportunity to take multiple ISA training courses at one location

LOCATION:
Ives Equipment Corporation
601 Croton Road
King of Prussia,
PA 19406
(Philadelphia Area)

Schedule

WEEK 1 (3–7 AUGUST)
Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST)

WEEK 2 (10–14 AUGUST)
Technician Training Boot Camp (TTBC)

WEEK 3 (17–21 AUGUST)
Safety Instrumented Systems Boot Camp (Part 1)
• Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry (EC50CT)
• Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50)


WEEK 4 (24–27 AUGUST)

Safety Instrumented Systems Boot Camp (Part 2)
• Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection (EC52)
• Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)

WEEK 5 (30 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER)
Industrial Cybersecurity Training
• Using the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System (IC32)

** Class size is limited, and registrations will be filled on a first-come- first-served basis.

Register Today!

To register or learn more about ISA Technical Training Camp visit: www.isa.org/KPRPATC15

Email: info@isa.org
Call: +1 919-549-8411
Reference Promo Code: KPRPA15

* Save with ISA’s Multi-Registration Rate!
When you register for more than one course—for you or for you and a colleague—the additional registration may qualify for the Multi-Registration Rate.

Learn more at www.isa.org/Training/MultiReg
                       http://isa-philly.org/isa-technician-training-boot-camp/


Engineering Ethics December 10, 2013

Date: Tuesday, 12/10/2013
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Villanova University, Tolentine Hall, Room 210
Cost: $20 # PDHs: 2
Instructor: Frank Falcone, Professor in the Villanova University Civil Engineering Department

This presentation meets the state licensing requirements to maintain a PE license.

To make a reservation, contact Aaron Wemhoff by December 6 at aaron.wemhoff@villanova.edu.


Excel with Visual Basic for Applications    August 3, 2013

The Philadelphia section is offering a course in Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Additional examples will be covered for Word, Power Point and Access. The course will be taught by John Wolf.

The course will be offered on Saturday, August 3rd in Bartley Hall room 34 on the Villanova University campus from 8am-12pm. Bartley Hall is easily accessible from the main university parking lot. Villanova is just off exit 13 of I476. Directions to the campus and Bartley Hall will be sent to those who register for the course.

Participants should bring a computer preferably with Office 2007 or 2013. A basic knowledge of programming languages and techniques is assumed.

Light breakfast will be provided for all attendees.

4 PDHs will be offered for this course. The cost is $40 (only $10/PDH).

To reserve a place for the course, contact Aaron Wemhoff at Villanova (aaron.wemhoff@villanova.edu). The deadline to register is July 29. There is a limit of 35 students for the course.


Visual Basic For Applications

June 9, 2012
8AM - Noon
Villanova University

The Philadelphia section is offering a course in Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The course will be taught by John Wolf.

The course will be offered on Saturday, June 9th in Bartley Hall room 024 on the Villanova University campus from 8am-12pm. Bartley Hall is easily accessible from the main university parking lot. Villanova is just off exit 13 of I476. Directions to the campus and Bartley Hall will be sent to those who register for the course.

Breakfast will be provided for all attendees.

4 PDHs will be offered for this course. The cost is $40 (only $10/PDH).

To reserve a place for the course, contact Aaron Wemhoff at Villanova (aaron.wemhoff@villanova.edu). The deadline to register is June 7th. There is a limit of 35 students for the course.


The Lehigh Valley Section of SAE International is pleased to offer our lineup of Professional Development Seminars for the spring of 2012.

Please post this list at work and pass it on to anyone that you think may be interested.
Please note that the seminars are now open for registration on the website: http://www.sae.org/servlets/sectionEvent?PAGE=getSectionEvents&OBJECT_TYPE=SectionEventAdmin&HEIR_CODE=MS032&EVENTS=CURRENT

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March 12, 2012 Product Design with ALUMINUM – WROUGHT ALLOYS
 
March 13, 2012 Product Design with ALUMINUM – CAST ALLOYS
 
March 14, 2012 Introduction to MECHANICAL VIBRATION – BACKGROUND, THEORY & APPLICATIONS
 
March 15, 2012 Overview of METAL CORROSION & PREVENTION
 
March 16, 2012 The BOLTED JOINT Part 3 – Advanced Considerations in DESIGN & ANALYSIS
A summary description of each seminar is given below.

TIME: 8:00 AM (Promptly) to 4:00 PM (7 Contact Hours per day = 0.7 CEU’s = 7 PDH’s)
Break snacks, refreshments and lunch are provided.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The seminars are intended for any engineer with a BS level degree. These seminars will be useful for engineers dealing with design, analysis, reliability, testing and maintenance. They will include basic theory, case studies and in-class practice activities.

LOCATION: Room 327, Acopian Engineering Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Park free on the parking deck behind Markle Hall, adjacent to Fisher Stadium. For a campus map, go to http://www.lafayette.edu/community/campusmap/index.html; for driving directions, go to http://www.lafayette.edu/community/directions.html.

REGISTRATION: Early registration with Payment is good for a $25 discount! Make check payable to LV SAE, and mail to: Mr. David Toler, P.O. Box 3938, Easton, PA 18043-3938; (866)554-6343; toler-fes@rcn.com. Please take note of the early registration dates and registration deadlines listed below. To register online and pay by credit card, copy and paste the following link to your browser: http://www.sae.org/servlets/sectionEvent?PAGE=getSectionEvents&OBJECT_TYPE=SectionEventAdmin&HEIR_CODE=MS032&EVENTS=CURRENT. You will have to establish a free User ID and Password, if you have not already done so.

PRESENTER: Dr. Jess Comer
received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Comer has over 14 years of experience presenting training seminars including designing with metals, metal fatigue, threaded fasteners, bolted joints and material failure modes. He has presented seminars for SAE, SME, Harley-Davidson, Briggs & Stratton, Volvo, SKF, and others.

 

TITLE: PRODUCT DESIGN with ALUMINUM – WROUGHT ALLOYS
DATE: 3/12/2012
COST: Early Registration for $270! Registration after 2/20/2012 will be $295. Registration by credit card will remain open until 3/9/2012.
DESCRIPTION: Aluminum has a variety of properties that make it attractive for engineering of components. This seminar will focus on wrought alloys and product types: forgings, extrusions, sheet and plate. This seminar will introduce the attendee to aluminum: available alloys, thermal & mechanical processes, physical & mechanical properties and potential failure considerations. The discussion will include extensive use of product case studies where aluminum was used with various degrees of success. Aluminum will be compared with appropriate alternative materials. The seminar will stress that the effective use of aluminum requires consideration of in-service requirements, alloy type and manufacturing process.
OUTLINE: Alloys and Product Types
Cold Work, Heat Treatment and Temper Designation
Fatigue and Fracture Considerations
Physical, Mechanical and Thermal Properties
Processing: Precipitation Hardening
Processing: Hot and Cold Working
Processing: Fastening, Welding & Machining
Corrosion and Surface Treatment
Considerations in Selecting Alloy and Process

 

TITLE: PRODUCT DESIGN with ALUMINUM – CAST ALLOYS
DATE: 3/13/2012
COST: Early Registration for $270!
Registration after 2/21/2012 will be $295. Registration by credit card will remain open until 3/12/2012.
DESCRIPTION: Aluminum has a variety of properties that make it attractive for engineering of components. This seminar will focus on cast alloys, casting processes and design considerations. This seminar will introduce the attendee to aluminum: available alloys, casting and casting related processes, physical & mechanical properties and potential failure considerations. The discussion will include extensive use of product case studies where aluminum was used with various degrees of success. Aluminum will be compared with appropriate alternative materials. The seminar will stress that the effective use of aluminum requires consideration of in-service requirements, alloy type and manufacturing process.
OUTLINE:  
Alloys and Product Types
Heat Treatment and Temper Designation
Physical, Mechanical and Thermal Properties
Castings: Processes
Castings: Microstructure and Defects
Castings: Fatigue Considerations
Castings: Fastening, Welding & Machining
Considerations in Selecting Alloy and Process

 

TITLE: Introduction to Mechanical Vibration: Background, Theory and Applications
 DATE: 3/14/2012
COST: Early Registration for $270!
Registration after 2/22/2012 will be $295. Registration by credit card will remain open until 3/12/2012.
DESCRIPTION: This seminar serves as an introduction to VIBRATIONS. Often, vibration induced failures are not adequately addressed in the design phase, and are not properly diagnosed when they occur. Many vibration problems can be solved by understanding:
1. The natural frequency(s) of a system
2. The excitation signals
3.  Potential problems
4.    Methods to alleviate these problems
The focus of the seminar is not on mathematics but instead on understanding system behavior, key factors and relationships. The goal is for the attendee to understand and diagnose problems and apply solutions. Many of the techniques discussed are "old school" and have been part of vibration problem solving for decades. There is extensive use of case studies with practical applications.
Discrete Systems:
     One Degree of Freedom Systems
     Vibration Reduction: Isolation, damping and frequency separation
     Two degree of Freedom Systems
     Vibration Reduction: Tuning masses
     Multi-degree of Freedom Systems and Mode Shapes
     Application to Rotating Equipment
    Torsional Vibration-Holzer method
    Lateral Shaft Vibration-Rayleigh Method
Continuous Systems:
     Periodic Waveforms and FFT
     Continuous Systems-Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes
     Matrix Analysis
     Application of FEA Methods

 

TITLE: Overview of METAL CORROSION & PREVENTION
DATE: 3/15/2012
COST: Early Registration for $270!
Registration after 2/23/2012 will be $295. Registration by credit card will remain open until 3/13/2012.
DESCRIPTION: This seminar is intended for the design engineer. There will be sufficient development of background theory to understand the various corrosion mechanisms. The seminar will focus on developing an understanding of how to RECOGNIZE and AVOID/MINIMIZE potential corrosion problems. Corrosion problems can occur where there is a unique combination of the various key parameters. There will be extensive use of case studies that illustrate the importance of considering MATERIAL, ASSEMBLY, ENVIRONMENT, LOADING and MANUFACTURING parameters. Each section will be concluded with discussion of PREVENTIVE MEASURES.
OUTLINE: 
Electrochemical Nature of Corrosion
Eight Forms of Corrosion
General Corrosion
Localized Corrosion: Pitting, Intergranular
Assembly Considerations: Crevice, Galvanic, Fretting
Environmental Considerations: Erosion, Cavitation, High Temperature
Fracture Considerations: Stress Corrosion Cracking, Hydrogen Damage, Fatigue

 

TITLE: The BOLTED JOINT Part 3 - Advanced Considerations in DESIGN & ANALYSIS
DATE: 3/16/2012
COST: Early Registration for $270!
Registration after 2/24/2012 will be $295. Registration by credit card will remain open until 3/14/2012.
DESCRIPTION: This seminar is intended as a follow on to the 2-day Threaded Fastener & Bolted Joint Seminar. It is also appropriate for engineers with a more thorough background in the bolted joint. The seminar will start with the development of the JOINT DIAGRAM. This will be followed by a series of in-class examples using the method to analyze various bolted joint problems. The remainder of the seminar will deal with the design of bolted joints. The VDI-2230 method will be used to develop a general approach to the design of various bolted joint configurations. The solutions for several examples will be fully developed. There will also be discussion on the integration of FEA methods into the design/analysis process.
OUTLINE:
Development of the JOINT DIAGRAM
Application of the JOINT DIAGRAM in analysis of bolted joint
Design considerations for bolted joints: key variables, loading, environment, failure modes
Introduction to the VDI-2230 method
Example problems: Axial loading
Example problems: Shear loading

Litts Quality Technologies, Inc. will be conducting a 2-day ISO 9001:2008 Internal Quality System Auditor Training class at The Philadelphia Navy Yard on January 11th and 12th, 2012. This training will be held at The Navy Yard office building of Litts Quality Technologies, Inc.   

The ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems ~ Requirements Standard and ISO 19011 Guidelines for Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing standard are the basis of this training.

This training course is suited for employees who have some knowledge of performing ISO 9001:2008 Internal Quality System Audits or are interested in gaining their initial experience to conduct these audits. The major objective of this course is to teach the basic concepts of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and how to conduct internal process audits.

To register for the class go to  www.littsquality.com

The Navy Yard
Building 100 Innovation Center
4800 South 13th Street, Suite 350
Philadelphia, PA 19112
{1-877-578-6001}
rick@littsquality.com
www.littsquality.com
Quality consulting designed to lead.


SYMPOSIUM FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What: Professional Development Hours for Professional Engineers (PDH)
Where: Drexel University, Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104
When: 8:00am to 5:15pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 OR Saturday, January 28, 2012
Cost:  One session (2 PDH credits) = $149(in advance) / $199(at the door)
CHECKS ONLY (credit cards not accepted)
Contact:  Please check under the calendar tab of our website for registration information
http://www.cae.drexel.edu/seminars.asp
Sarah Colins, Drexel University, 215-895-1918 / sjc349@drexel.edu

The Drexel University College of Engineering, through the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department (CAEE) will be offering a day-long lecture series which will provide Professional Development Credits for licensed Professional Engineers (PE).  Conveniently located in the University City section of Philadelphia, Drexel University is close to both the 30th Street Train Station and access to major highways.

This professional development opportunity will take place over one full day, with an opportunity for the participant to sign up for one, two, three or four classes, each at 2 PDH credits per class.  A full day of classes equals a total of 8 PDH credits.  Those interested in attending have the opportunity to sign up for either the weekday session (Wednesday, January 25th) or the weekend session (Saturday, January 28th).  Participants will be granted a certificate upon completion of their course(s).  Course schedule may be subject to amendments.

** Attendees may select courses from either Course Listings A or B.

Course Listing A

8:00am to 10:00am Geology of the Marcellus shale

Ethics

10:15am to 12:15am Drilling technology to extract natural gas reserves

New developments in geosynthetics

Lunch Break

1:00pm to 3:00pm Fracturing  and environmental impacts

Public Private Partnerships

3:15pm to 5:15pm Supporting infrastructure to extract natural gas and transportation to the user

Seismic Design – IBC 2009

Course Listing B

8:00am to 10:00am Ethics

10:15am to 12:15am New developments in geosynthetics

Lunch Break

1:00pm to 3:00pm Public Private Partnerships

3:15pm to 5:15pm Seismic Design – IBC 2009

Registration Fees

Pre-Registration by January 12th, 2012

One Session $149

Two sessions on one day $249

Three sessions on one day $329

Four sessions on one day $399

Registration at  the Door (Limited space available)

One Session $199

Two sessions on one day $299

Three sessions on one day $379

Four sessions on one day $449


Welding Inspection & Quality Control

The Greater Philadelphia Section of The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, The Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter of ASM International and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Welding Society is presenting the MEI course Welding Inspection & Quality Control.

When: Tuesday evenings 6 December 2011 through 24 January 2012 -- 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Where: Divers Academy Int. 1500 Liberty Place Erial, New Jersey 08081
Cost: $350.00 includes the 14 written and 19 video lesson courses carrying 2.8 CEUs and instructed by qualified personnel. Each student after the first one from the same company will cost $300.00.

Click here for more information and the enrollment form.