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SCADA and Remote-Control Operations for Natural Gas

For over 100 years, natural gas has been known as a safe, cost-effective fuel source used in home heating and cooking, commercial, and industrial processes, and more recently power generation. As the industry has matured, so have the tools and technologies that are used to control the pipelines, valves, and regulators that are critical to the operation of the system. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, along with PLCs and RTUs in the field, provide the operator with real-time capabilities to monitor and control the gas pipeline network which allows for improved operation and emergency response. In this talk, Brian will discuss how LG&E utilizes the SCADA system to safely deliver natural gas from the transmission pipeline to the customer’s home. […]

Speakers: Mr. Brian Lenhart III
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, 5:30 PM
LG&E Broadway Office Complex

Classification of Blended and Single Malt Scotch Whiskey via Smart Sensing

Well-trained human experts can undoubtedly find the differences between whiskies, but it is still not an easy job for most consumers.  For whisky authentication to become a feasible option for consumers, a rapid and simple on-site authenticity assessment solution, or an electronic nose (e-nose), has been developed.  This talk will introduce a new e-nose prototype (NOS.E) developed by the NOS.E team to identify differences between whiskies. […]

Speaker: Dr. Seun Akeyo
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6:00 PM
WebEx Virtual Meeting
Price:  FREE!!
Price: $15 members and guests, $5 for Students – Feast Barbecue and Soft Drinks Served

Transmission Relaying and Communications – Apr. 26th, 2022

Electric Utilities have devised many different means to provide fast and reliable fault isolation on transmission lines over the last several decades.  End-to-end communications have played an important role in this pursuit.  With communications-assisted relaying schemes, line faults can be isolated much quicker, reducing risks to grid stability as well as damage caused by the fault.  In this talk, Jason will discuss some of the schemes and communication systems that have been employed in high-speed line relaying. […]

Speaker: Mr. Jason Finn
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:00 PM
Louisville Gas and Electric, 820 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Price: $20 members and guests, and $10 for Students – Pizza and Beer Included

Combatting the Spread of Online Misinformation – Feb. 22nd , 2022

Dr. Thomas will discuss several different methods used to understand and describe human behavior on the Internet, and the effect of offline events on online communities. The central focus of this work is a broad investigation into how groups of people behave online. Dr. Thomas will present research into better understanding the effects of policies enacted by governments and social media companies on online behavior. A discussion of an alternative means, other than censorship, to inhibit the spread of misinformation and propaganda online will be presented, as well as preliminary results thereof. […]

Speaker: Dr. Pamela Thomas
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:00 PM
The University Club of Louisville, 200 East Brandeis Avenue Louisville, Kentucky United States 40208
Price: $10 Members and Guests, $5 Students – Catered