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Field Engineers in Action

You older FEPs might remember this slogan, with the field engineer wearing a hard hat. It was dropped around 1980, as we recall.

Notice the motto inside the logo: ANYTIME.. ANYWHERE! Boy was that true. Guatemala floods, Saudi sands, Viet Nam War! We were sent anywhere there was a turbine-generator set being installed or overhauled. And no hazardous duty pay either!

Later they dropped the name in favor of just the letters:

Clients referred to field engineers as those “I&SE; guys.”

I&SE; and the Apparatus Service Division (ASD) merged in 1982 and adopted these new acronyms:

DAESO: Domestic Apparatus and Engineering Services Operation

IAESO: International Apparatus and Engineering Services Operation

Most of us who worked internationally still referred to the organization as: GETSCO

This was short General Electric Technical Services Company. We were known as GETSCO field engineers (pronounced JETS-KO).

Created by dlucier
Last modified Tuesday, Apr-12-2005 05:18 PM

I&SE Field Engineer's Manual (CX 82)

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Dec-13-2004 09:21 PM

Remember these relics?

The green leather cover with globe on the front and N,S,E,W lines to give a 3-D effect.

Mine was dated May 25, 1970. The Gas Turbine was section four of the series. Did you scribble notes and copy TIL notes into the blank pages to save on carrying extra paper?

No CD's or Zip Discs back then.

Field Engineer's Tools - Remember these?

Posted by dlucier at Friday, Dec-31-2004 09:59 AM
1. Did you take your slide rule that you used in college on your first field engineering assignment?

2. Did you get issued a Simpson 260 A-V-O meter by I&SE or GETSCO? This was long before DVM like a Fluke 8086.

3. Did you use a reed tachometer to measure turbine speed? Did you use it to check turbine overspeed?

4. Did you ever use a hand-held vibration meter like a IRD- 210? Or perhaps a IRD-320 that had a tuneable filter and switch to select mils or inches/sec?

5. Do you remember how many threads to the inch micrometers have? How many mils does the spindle travel outward for a one revolution?

6. Ever own a Starrett "Last Word" dial indicator? They came in a red box. What town in Massachusetts are Starrett tools (still) manufactured?

7. What did "closed end overtravel" mean in valve stroke calibrations? Which direction does a dial indicator turn when you push it into the body of the device? CW or CCW?

most useful, from FEDC

Posted by byrdj at Monday, Jan-03-2005 07:18 PM
I learned a lot while at the FEDC. But the most remebered and possibly the most used concept inplanted while there was "to measure is to know" by Andy Tomko via Lord Kelven. After the many years, a lot of inspections could be made by feel, but recalling those words, I try to put a value on any and all things.


Posted by dlucier at Wednesday, Feb-16-2005 08:13 AM

(Secretly compiled by expert observers of the FEP)

**Modern FEP List**

(Colored group photos on the wall of Field Engineering Development Center)

1. Emmett “The Mouth” Facquet

2. Bill “Fork Lift” Brown a. k. a. “Bucket Poacher”

3. Felix “Knob Twister” Cardona

4. Debbie “Low Cut” Kendres

5. “Spacey Stacy” Bernido

6. “Barefoot Bob” Green

7. Mike “Not like Dad” Abegg

8. “Bangkok Bill” Langlais a.k.a. “Gabby”

9. “Turbine Dan” Hochstein

10. Ron “Ticket-ron” Rubrecht

**Honorable Mention**

(Colored group photos on the wall of Field Engineering Development Center)

1. Claudia “Dropout” Fallon

2. Betty “Bod” Harmon

3. Bob "Mr. Personality" Turner

4. Barbara “The Freeze” Woodworth

5. Darrel “Chili D” Lowery

6. Hassan Naghavi

7. Nabil "With Respect To" Barakat

8. Fadi Boukhalid

9. Jon “Don’t spell my name John” Greene

10. Art “Motor Mouth” Ochoa

11. Bob “Mr. Speedtronic” Davis

12. Mike “Yoda” Giblin

13. **The Saratoga Seven** (arrested for drinking on the street)

**Old Timer’s FEP List**

(Black & White group photos on wall of the Field Engineering Development Center)

1. Russ “Deer Hunter” Huber

2. Don “Ayatollah of the Lab” Simmons

3. Ralph “Mr. C.R.I.” McCreadie

4. Phil "Corn Rows" Civillo

5. Morris “Question Man” Silverstein

6. Sean “Rehired Emmett to piss-off GE” McCullough

7. Tom “Godzilla” Manzella a.k.a. “El Maestro”

8. Wayne "The Man" Whitaker

9. Peter "Taka" Pohl

10. Bob “The Blob” Parks

**Honorable Mention**

(Black & White group photos on wall of the Field Engineering Development Center)

1. Hal “Let Louise teach 3-arm governors” Parker

2. Ed “Michelin Man” Greibel

3. Don “Golden Boy” Lawrence **He was not an FEP but he changed the name of the F.E.D.C.**

4. Louise “Take your Pick of Ricks” Halle

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