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Counselor Frank Kalany P.E.
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Atlanta Area Foothills Troop 1776 ASM
Address 2780 Barbara Lane
Marietta, GA 30062
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AMEC Engineering Engineering

Frank Kalany is manager of the Power Processing Engineering Department at AMEC E&C an international engineering design firm. He manages the group that performs the Mechanical engineering process design for industrial and utility power plants. Frank has over 25 years experience in the engineering of all kinds of industrial and utility power plants including, coal fired, gas turbines, waste to energy, cogeneration, and solar.

Merit Badge Notes: Scouts, My name is Frank Kalany, and I typically teach the Energy and Engineering Merit Badge.

For the Engineering Merit Badge, there are a few homework assignments that you need to work on.  This will allow us to complete the Merit Badge during class and allow me to sign  your blue cards "complete" after class.  The assignments are as follows:

A. Read the Engineering Merit Badge Book

B. Complete requirements 1 and 2 as listed below and be prepard to discuss them in class.  If possible bring in your manufactured item from requirement 1.

  1. Select some manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approval of your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does. Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it. Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information.

  2. Select an engineering achievement that has had a major impact on society. Use the resources available to you to research it. Tell your counselor about the engineer(s) who made it possible, the special obstacles they had to overcome, and how this achievement has influenced the world today.

The requirements for the Energy Merit Badge are as follows (I will be teaching this at a future class):

There are a few homework assignments that you need to work on, so that we have enough time to complete the merit badge in class. If we all work hard we will be able to earn the Merit Badge by the end of the session. First, read the Energy Merit Badge Book (the January 2005 and 2006 version). Second complete the following assignments: 1a. Find an article on the use or conservation of energy. Bring it to our class. 4 Conduct an energy audit of your home. Keep a 14-day log that records what you and your family did to reduce energy use. Include the following in your report: a. List the types of energy used in your home such as electricity, wood, oil, liquid petroleum, and natural gas, and tell how each is delivered and measured, and current cost; OR record the transportation fuel used, miles driven, miles per gallon, and trips using your family car or another vehicle.

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