News & Events

ACE Customer Earns Best Practice Award

In May 2015, Combined Cycle Journal (CCJ) honored ACE customer, Waterside Power, with a 2015 CCJ Best Practice Award. Faced with very limited man-power and the threat of harsh penalties, Waterside Power needed to update their control strategy to meet ISO New England’s grid generation requirements. ACE worked with Waterside Power to develop a solution that provided automatic start-up so that the time to breaker closure was minimized and operators had more freedom to monitor plant conditions. Click here to read the article in its entirety or for more information on this project contact ACE’s Gary Hida at 203.790.1900.

Bill Dugary Recognized for 25 Years at ISPE

Our congratulations go out to ACE’s Bill Dugary. In June, Bill celebrated 25 years as member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Then in July, Bill was elected to the 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors for the ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter (DVC). For the next year, Bill will serve as the Director of InterSociety Relations. His main responsibility will be assisting the International Society of Automation (ISA) with the coordination of their 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium to be held in Cork, Ireland. He will also be responsible for liaising with other area professional organizations including the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, advising ISPE-DVC student members, coordinating the Philadelphia Future Cities Program, and assisting with the Student Affairs Committee. ACE is proud to support the ISA, ISPE, and many other professional societies that our employees and customers are involved with.

ACE Presentation: Main Automation Contractors

ACE’s Timothy L. Cole, P.E. presented at the May 2015 meeting of the Wilmington Section of the International Society of Automation (WISA). The meeting focused on the concept of applying the Main Automation Contractor (MAC) approach to small projects. Tim discussed the benefits of using MACs with a focus on project team building and the resulting short- and long-term cost savings. Feel free to contact Tim (302.738.8800) to talk more about the topic or to request a copy of the presentation.