Student Team From Puget Sound Takes Top Honors In Fluke Connect Contest

May 24, 2017
The team from Puget Sound Electrical JATC is chosen the winner of the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest.

The team from Puget Sound Electrical JATC is chosen the winner of the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest, which tests the skills, innovation, and business application of student teams enrolled in two and four year colleges, universities, trade/tech schools and apprenticeship programs in the United States. The contest was narrowed down to five finalists last month.

The Puget Sound Electrical JATC team — students Matthew Pulk, Andrew Wissink, Pavel Lutsyuk and Xerxes Shelly, and advisor Steve Uhrich — used Fluke Connect Wireless Sensors and software to provide the information necessary for re-commissioning a customer's solar photovoltaic system and confirming that the photovoltaic system generated the power anticipated. They compared the Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring Sensors to using traditional handheld power recording meters to demonstrate how electrical service providers can reduce the people-hours and costs associated with this type of testing. Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring Sensors allow 24/7 access to real time data via the Fluke cloud eliminating the need to constantly return to the customer’s site to download measurements.

The Puget Sound Electrical JATC team and their adviser will visit Fluke headquarters in north Seattle, spending a day meeting with Fluke executives and engineering leadership, touring Fluke engineering and manufacturing and visiting the Boeing manufacturing facility and Future of Flight Aviation Center next door. The school’s department will also receive $3,500 worth of Fluke tools. 

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