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ment of Mechanical Engineering. He has also been a principal in the Boiler Efficiency Institute (BEI) since 1990. His consulting work in energy conser- vation and usage has spanned four decades, three continents and eight countries. During this time he has delivered hundreds of workshops and semi- nars on energy related topics and consulted with numerous industries, institutions, and government agencies. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama.
  Figure 5: Dr. Michael Zabala (at left) and Dr. Thomas Burch (at right) demon- strate the RE-INVENT, which is built from commercial off-the-shelf parts to adapt a common CPAP machine into a ventilator.
a short span of time, delivering products ready for development right out-of-the-box. Should circumstances require it, RE-INVENT is ready to save lives.
Figures, courtesy of Auburn University
Dr. Tom Burch received his BSME
and MSME degrees
in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and after completion of his PhD from Louisiana State University he returned to Auburn and began his teach- ing career in 1992. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the depart-
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CPAPs RE-INVENT ed into Ventilators Using PLCs & HMIs
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