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ASHRAE Scholarship Deadline Reminder

The deadline for the local ASHRAE St. Louis chapter student scholarships is March 8th.

There are two scholarships offered each year, the General Scholarship and the St. Louis P. Gordon Glunt Memorial Scholarship. Below is the link to the scholarship page where the applications and more information about the application process can be found.

https://ashrae-stl.org/scholarship/

Please contact Erin Riley with any questions.

Erin Riley

eriley@brplusa.com

(314)474-5628

(630)853-9827

March Chapter Meeting – Tour Night – Worldwide Technologies HQ

Monday, 3/18/2019 at:

WWT HQ
1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146

REGISTER

4:30 PM– 5:15 PM Registration & Networking
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Technical Session – Bart Alsop, PE, LEED AP, VP Engineering at Mechanical Solutions
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tour Session, WWT Headquarters

Technical Session: Bart Alsop, PE, LEED AP Mechanical Solutions

Catered by O’Fallon Brewery

2019 Product Directory Sponsorship Auction

Bidding on full page sponsorships for the Product Directory opens Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 12 PM CST.

Auction #1: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the FRONT INSIDE COVER of the Product Directory.

Auction #2: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the BACK OUTSIDE COVER of the Product Directory.

Auction #3: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the back of the SPONSOR SECTION DIVIDER of the Product Directory.

Auction #4: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the back of the PRODUCT SECTION DIVIDER of the Product Directory.

Auction #5: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the back of the MANUFACTURER SECTION DIVIDER of the Product Directory.

Auction #6: Winner will receive a full page sponsorship on the back of the MEMBER SECTION DIVIDER of the Product Directory.

Rules:

·       Bidding will start off at:

$150 for front inside cover or back cover (Auction #1 and Auction #2)

$75 for each of the (4) interior section dividers (Auction #3 – Auction #6)

·       INDOX Services (ASHRAE’s product directory printer) will work with winner on the sponsorship design.

·       Sponsorship images should be 300 dpi and Illustrator .ai or .eps files.

·       Companies may bid on any auction. If one company wins multiple auctions, they will have the option to forgo the lower bid sponsorship(s) they won. The remaining sponsorships will go to the next highest bidder.

·       Anyone can bid in the Auction (Manufacturers, Sales Reps, Contractors, Consulting Firms, etc.)

·       Final sponsorship designs will have to be approved by STL ASHRAE Board of Governors.

·       Auction will last ten (10) days.

Opens: Friday, February 8, 2019 at Noon (approximate time)

Closes: Monday, February 18, 2019 at Noon (approximate time)

Please email questions to ashraestl@gmail.com.

Good luck and start bidding!

Support your local ASHRAE Chapter!

2019 Product Directory

The Product Directory website updates are complete.  These updates greatly increase site usability.  The online directory and account login is located at http://ashrae.indoxservices.com/.

Instructions for the New Site:
New Account Registration
Update Existing Account

Please email ashraestl@gmail.com if:

  • you have trouble creating or accessing your account
  • to  have a manufacturer/ product added or corrections to existing are needed

There is a minimum $175 charge which covers up to 250 characters. Above 250 characters, $0.70 per character is charged. Total character count and charge is provided with account info upon login.  Setting your status to “ready” will indicate you approve your information to be published and agree to pay the character charge amount when invoiced.  Accounts not set to ready will not be published.

Deadline for approving your publication: February 27th, 2019 at 5 PM CST

Full page sponsorships will also be going up for auction on eBay on February 8th.  Stay tuned for more details!

Membership Directory
Members will be listed in product directory by name, company, and email address only.  This data will be pulled from your ASHRAE.org profiles.  Please make sure they are up to date.  Please email ashraestl@gmail.com if:

  • you are having trouble updating your ASHRAE.org profile.
  • If you do not wish to be included in the membership directory

On behalf of the St. Louis ASHRAE Chapter, we would like to thank you for your involvement in our Product Directory and the local HVAC community.

February Chapter Meeting – R in ASHRAE

EVENT SCHEDULE:

REGISTER

4:15 PM– 4:45 PM Registration & Networking
4:45 PM – 5:35 PM Technical Session
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner and Main Session

Tech Session: ASHRAE RP 1808 – Assessment of leakage rate and durability of field-made mechanical joints for systems using low-GWP flammable refrigerants

Main Session: Micro-Distributed Systems

ASHRAE RP-1808 – Assessment of leakage rate and durability of field-made mechanical joints for systems using low-GWP flammable refrigerants

Much concern has been raised recently about the flammability of several low-GWP replacement refrigerant options, such as HFO’s, lower-GWP HFC’s, and flammable natural refrigerant options, regarding the potential leakage or failure of joints in systems using these refrigerants. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the assembly, durability, and leakage rate of different types of field-made joints used in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. The focus of the project is on flame-free joining methods; in particular, three different types of joints were investigated: Press/crimp fittings, compression fittings, and flare fittings

 

Speaker Ron Bleche: I have been with Sporlan since 1995.  It will be 24 years in April.  I worked in the factory as a production worker for 6 years, was assigned to Technical Support/Applications for 11 years and have been in the field sales since May 2012.  Went to Ranken Technical College at night – received HVAC 2yr certificate in 2006 and Bachelor of Science in Applied Management in 2008 (Summa Cum Laude both times).  I have been an ASHRAE member since 2012

 

Micro-Distributed Systems: Increasing awareness of the dangers of climate change and the resulting regulations on high GWP refrigerants have created a need for natural refrigerant solutions in food retail settings.  This presentation introduces the micro-distributed system architecture and how it can be used with R-290 (propane) given the current charge limit of 150 grams per refrigeration circuit.  Basics on the safe use of flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigerators will be presented and the environmental impact of this type of system is compared to centralized parallel rack and distributed systems with R-404A.

 

Speaker Tim Anderson:  Tim is currently Chief Engineer, Display Cases and Micro-Distributed Systems for Hussmann Corporation.  He has 13 years of experience designing, developing, and testing refrigerated display cases operating with both synthetic and natural refrigerants.  Tim currently is responsible for developing and commercializing new product platform designs and serving as a technical representative to end users of Hussmann-made equipment.