Although the "core" of the ASME Milwaukee Section is located in and around Milwaukee, our members are from Eastern Wisconsin, Madison, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  We are an active section and have very active student sub-sections at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Michigan Tech.  To learn more about us, the programs we have had recently, our sub-sections, our leadership and how you can volunteer or provide input (amongst other things), please check out our website at:



Ken Derra 
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM CDT

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Chronicles of Mechanical Engineering in the U.S.  

 “This is our history!” Chronicles of Mechanical Engineering (Edited & Curated by our very own Thomas H. Fehring) tells the stories of mechanical engineering in the United States—stories about engineering in the newly formed United States and the involvement of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the history of the ASME, including the emphasis on boiler and pressure vessel safety, and mechanical engineering history in the fields of energy, aviation, land transportation and other aspects of human life.

Issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ASME’s history and heritage committee, this new book collects, in a single place, historical contributions published over the past fifty years in ASME’s flagship magazine: Mechanical Engineering. Included in its 425 pages are dozens of articles about the history of our profession. The book is richly illustrated with over 250 photographs and other images.

Available in paperback, hard cover and e-Book at:

  • asme.org/publications (discount for ASME members)
  • Amazon.com

ASME - Milwaukee Section September Webinar:

The Power Recovery Condensing System (PRCS)"



In an effort to keep our members engaged during this time of quarantining and social distancing, the ASME Milwaukee Section is inviting you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:15pm.

There is no cost to attend but we are suggesting a donation to our Student Support Initiative.

TITLE:  The Power Recovery Condensing System (PRCS)

SUMMARY:  This month, ASME Milwaukee looks at conventional power plants and reviews a strategy that could rescue many plants from becoming stranded assets. By introducing a secondary cycle into plant operation, efficiency gains will allow more rapid investment recovery and reduced emissions. Our speaker will present the Power Recovery Condensing System (PRCS) to implement this strategy when there are significant seasonal temperature changes in the environment.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Thomas Muldoon, P.E., started in the heat transfer industry in 1978. Along the way, He has authored several technical papers, presented multiple times at EPRI symposiums, and has been elected a Fellow of ASME. In 1983 he established American Exchanger Services, a firm to service power plant heat exchangers, feedwater heaters, and surface condensers as well as offering services like high energy fabrication and custom design. AM-EX has grown, is now an international firm, and is manufacturing new design power plant equipment of all types. It is nowin the enviable position of outlasting most competitors that made feedwater heaters, becoming one of the two US large makers still around. PRCS is a product of his new venture, Heat Transfer Engineering, LLC, a technology firm focused on elevating the performance of existing power plants.

Plus a few other nifty things; if you ask politely, he might even tell you of some.