December Chapter Meeting; ‘R’ in ASHRAE!


Date: December 5th, 2016
Location: Spazio Westport 12031 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146


10:15am – 10:45am Registration & Networking

10:45am-11:45am Tech Session

11:45am-1:10pm Lunch and Main Session

Tech Session: Refrigerant Safety – Inside and Outside the Machinery Room

This presentation will discuss aspects of refrigerant safety both inside and outside of machinery rooms.  With the list of refrigerants in use continuing to grow, it will include discussion of hazards associated with natural refrigerants as well as halocarbons.  Recent incidents and accidents along with application trends will provide the back drop to discuss systems and practices needed to maintain safe installations.  The emphasis will be on industrial refrigeration system applications but cover commercial systems as well.

Main Session: Understanding safety relief systems

Overpressure protection for refrigeration systems is required by ASHRAE Standard 15 and other related standards including the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code as well as model mechanical codes.  Safety relief systems have basic engineering requirements that are commonly missed on system design and refrigeration system installations.  This presentation will review the importance of safety relief systems, recent revisions in ASHRAE 15 related to overpressure protection and provide examples of proper and improper practices of this engineered system

Chapter Members Cost $0.00*

* when chapter dues paid
Non-Members Cost $25.00
Cash, Credit Card, or Check, on arrival,
Or – Credit Cards /w Online payment.


Everyone must register even if you have paid local dues.

ONLINE: Click on hyperlink below or copy and paste the URL into your browser: Please make sure that you fill in all the information requested, press ‘submit’ and then complete the form to the point where you hit ‘confirm’. Thank you.

PHONE: Must be called into 314-925-4818, no later than noon, Friday, December 2nd, 2016. This number is in operation 24 hours a day. CANCELLATION: You may cancel up to 8:00am on Monday before the meeting. If not canceled by this point you will be responsible for the meeting cost of $25.

PDH CERTIFICATES: Will be emailed to attendees as requested during online registrations.


Douglas T. Reindl, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium
Madison, WI

Douglas Reindl is a professor in the Departments of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In addition, he is the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) at the UW.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration.

As faculty member at the University of Wisconsin since 1996, Professor Reindl has taught at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional development. Professor Reindl has developed an internationally-recognized series of professional development courses focused on industrial refrigeration systems with an emphasis on the safe use of ammonia as a refrigerant. Through the IRC, Professor Reindl works with some of the world’s leading food companies to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability and productivity of industrial refrigeration systems and technologies.

In addition to being an ASHRAE Fellow, Professor Reindl is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Institute of Refrigeration, and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration. He is a past recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award and the first recipient of ASHRAE’s George C. Briley Award for the best refrigeration article in the ASHRAE Journal. He is a past chair and member of ASHRAE’s Standard 15 committee – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems.

Professor Reindl has published 6 books and nearly 100 technical papers on topics including: industrial refrigeration, building mechanical systems, energy systems, indoor air quality, and solar energy.