MSPE Professional Engineer Refresher Course

Are you or a colleague preparing to take the PE exam next spring?  If so, consider taking the Professional Engineer Refresher Course, organized by MSPE, ASCE, and the St. Charles County Community College.  The mechanical course is taught by ASHRAE member Al Black.

Registration deadline for the spring 2013 course is January 23rd, 2013!

Please download the brochure if you’re interested: Brochure_MSPE_Refresher_Spring_2013

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HRATEC

Register now! http://ashrae-stl.org/registration/ and click on HRATEC. Early registration is open until 11/30/2012.

Please plan to attend our HRATEC meeting on 12/7/2012.

Spazio Westport is open for business. We will resume having our meetings there.

Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146

7:00am-8:00      Registration/breakfast
8:00-9:30           Program
9:30-9:45           Break
9:45-12:00         Program
12:00-12:45       Lunch
12:45-2:45         Program
2:45-3:00           Break
3:00-4:00           Program
4:00pm             Adjourn

*Subject to change/modification

Chilled Water Systems, Equipment and Optimization

Please join us for a variety of topics related to chilled water system design

  • Variable speed drives on chillers, pumps and towers
  • Specifying chiller efficiency (includes IPLV/NPLV)
  • Pump selection, energy and off-design operation
  • Piping distribution systems (CPF, PS, VPS) including low delta T syndrome
  • Optimizing chilled water systems

Roy S. Hubbard, Jr.
Sr. Marketing Manager, Technology
HVAC Systems, Building Efficiency
Johnson Controls, Inc.
York, Pennsylvania

            For over 3 decades, Mr. Hubbard has been part of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Business (formerly YORK), which provides commercial, industrial and institutional air conditioning systems, controls and service.  He is a noted expert on energy and energy calculations and has authored numerous articles on energy topics for publications that include ASHRAE JOURNAL, AIPE FACILITIES, ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, HEATING PIPING and AIR CONDITIONING, The AIR CONDITIONING HEATING and REFRIGERATION NEWS, and PLANT ENGINEERING to name a few.  His comments and opinions are sought frequently by editors of these and other leading, building-industry publications.

Based in York, Pa., Mr. Hubbard travels extensively to present customer seminars and speak before industry and professional groups.  He has prepared white papers and presented them to the International District Energy Association (IDEA) in 1997 on Chiller-Plant Energy Performance, in 1998 on Low-Flow Condenser Systems, and again in 1999 on Application of ARI Standard 550/590-98 in Multiple Chiller Plants.  He is a member of ASHRAE, IDEA and AHRI (Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute).  He is a voting member of ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 committee since 2010.  For 10 years, he lectured on chiller system energy at the University of Wisconsin’s Chilled Water Plant Course.  In 2002, he represented Johnson Controls (YORK) on the History Channel’s production of “Modern Marvels – Fire and Ice.”

In his current position, created in 1997, Hubbard is responsible for bringing the company’s water chiller solutions to the global market, and for advocating advanced practices in energy-efficient chiller plant design.   From 1992 to 1996 he was marketing manager for JCI’s (YORK’s) Global Chiller Conversion and Retrofit Business as well as the company’s Multistage Compressor and Chiller Systems Businesses.

Between 1988 and 1992, Hubbard was the Zone Sales Manager for Georgia.  During this time he developed a proprietary software program — YorkCalc — that calculates the cost of operating different chiller plants, and allows comparisons among systems and fuel sources.  He is the architect of the current Windows-based version of the program used globally by JCI’s sales forces and customers.

Hubbard had focused on chiller system energy and life cycle cost of operating a chiller system in the Healthcare vertical market as JCI’s Hospital Segment Manager from 1985 to 1988.  In this position, he was responsible for focusing on the healthcare market in North America and insuring that JCI’s (YORK’s) products and services met with the requirements of this energy intensive customer base.

Hubbard originally joined Johnson Controls (YORK) in 1980 as a Sales Engineer in New York City, a position he held through 1984.  He was named sales “Rookie of the Year” in 1981 and achieved status as one of the “Top 10″ Salesmen in North America in his first year of selling.  Hubbard received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1974 and completed five years of military service before joining Johnson Controls (YORK).

November- Research Meeting

Register now! http://ashrae-stl.org/registration/

Please plan to attend our third meeting of the season on 11/12/2012. We will be promoting Research at this meeting. Bring your wallets for a 50/50 drawing.

Spazio Westport is open for business. We will resume having our meetings there.

Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146

10:15am-10:45am Registration

10:45am-11:35am Tech Session

Building Acoustics

This session will teach the fundamentals of acoustics and how to apply acoustics to avoid excessive HVAC noise, comply with property line noise laws, and provide proper speech intelligibility in critical spaces.

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Main Session

Two Standards that will Affect your Healthcare Project

  • Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals
  • FGI-2010

This presentation will detail how these standards affect hospitals; how you can use less energy; and how you can be in compliance in the new acoustical standards while improving your HCAHPS exit survey scores.

Speaker

Jeff Boldt- Jeff is a Principal and the Director Engineering at KJWW Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 30 years experience in mechanical and acoustical design. Jeff leads both the Innovation and Quality initiatives at KJWW.

Jeff is a voting member of ASHRAE’s 90.1 Energy Standard and a member of ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings. Jeff is an author of the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Small Healthcare Facilities, and the AEDG for Large Hospitals.

Jeff is a LEED accredited professional and received High-performance Building Design Professional accreditation in the first test that ASHRAE offered.

Jeff is a frequent commenter on ASHRAE Standards 62.1 – Ventialtion for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; and 170 – Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities.

Jeff had articles published in 2012 in the ASHRAE Journal (How 90.1-2010 Will Affect Healthcare Facilites) and Engineered Systems (Acoustical Issues in Healthcare).

October- Membership Meeting

Register now! http://ashrae-stl.org/registration/

Please plan to attend our second meeting of the season on 10/8/2012. We will be promoting membership at this meeting.

Please note Spazio is closed for renovation/hail repair. We will be having our meeting at Graphic Arts this month.

Graphic Arts

105 Progress Parkway

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

10:15am-10:45am Registration

10:45am-11:35am Tech Session

Using web-based software to create a controls specification
Keeping points lists, schematics, sequences of operations and spec language in synch as project needs evolve is a challenge.  The cost of not doing so can be high.  Come explore a free tool that lets you do what you do best – make decisions about what you need – while handling the “i” dotting and “t” crossing for you programmatically and automatically.

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Main Session

Controls Specification 101

You get what you ask for, right?  But with a controls specification, it’s easy to ask for something you don’t really want.  Weak specifications create problems on a project (you may have even experienced some). Unclear or unrealistic owner expectations – with or without weak specifications – are a recipe for disappointment. To get what the owner really wants, you need to make sure his expectation is realistic, and you need to know how to ask for a system that will meet that expectation.  And there are tools to help you do just that!

Speaker

Chariti Young- Chariti Young holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. After working for the Department of Defense and then in facilities engineering, she subsequently found employment in Automated Logic’s application engineering group and spent several years helping to lay the groundwork for a controls specification tool built around ASHRAE Guideline 13. She currently serves Automated Logic as a customer advocate in the product development process. Chariti has participated on ASHRAE’s TC 1.4 (Control Theory and Application) and SGPC 13 (Specifying Building Automation Systems, formerly Specifying DDC Systems) since 2000 and is currently a voting member of TC 1.4 and the SGPC 13 committee chair.

September- Past President Meeting

Register now! http://ashrae-stl.org/registration/

Please plan to attend our first meeting of the season on 9/10/2012. We will be honoring our Past Presidents at this meeting.

Please note Spazio is closed for renovation/hail repair. We will be having meetings at Graphic Arts for a couple of months.

Graphic Arts

105 Progress Parkway

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

10:15am-10:45am Registration

10:45am-11:35am Tech Session

Evolution of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

From enthalpy wheels to dual DOAS

Learning Objective #1 – Enthalpy wheel basics – realizing different types of wheels are in the market place with varying construction and performance

Learning Objective #2 – Dual heat exchanger operation – Covering dual wheel, single wheel with heatpipe, and wrap around to show evolution to dedicated outside air

Learning Objective #3 – Dual wheel dehumidification systems – Looking at more current technologies with regards to decoupling not only the outdoor load, but also the indoor latent load.

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch and Main Session

Chilled Beam Application

The application of chilled beams in the United States market initially was through duplication of the European approach. It is well known that the climate of the United States is more humid than the Scandinavian countries that have embraced the technology for the past few decades. In the meantime, the design community in the United States developed the decoupling approach, using dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) to eliminate both outdoor as well as indoor humidity loads. The marriage of these two technologies has yielded highly efficient building systems that have exceeded ASHRAE 90.1 by more than 30% with little to no first cost impact through the downsizing of the overall plant requirements.

Learning Objective #1: A focus on humidity in lieu of temperature. Utilizing 350-400 sq ft per ton, 20° delta T, etc. are the rules of thumb that handles temperature, but what about humidity? Also, is this the most energy efficient means to achieve building IAQ and comfort?

Learning Objective #2: There is more than one configuration of DOAS. This presentation will cover three similar, but different manufacturer approaches. The key for the engineer is to ensure that the performance of the system will maintain its performance regardless of the outdoor and space conditions to minimize the liability of the design community, regardless of the end device the DOAS is serving.

Learning Objective #3: A brief overview of chilled beams and their implementation in lieu of more traditional approaches such as heat pump, fan coil, and VAV in order to re-introduce their benefits as the end device of choice for energy efficient building design.

Speaker

Tom Rice- Tom Rice graduated with a Bachelors degree from Columbia College and MBA from William Woods University. Employed by SEMCO LLC since 2000, Tom has provided technical insight into hundreds of enthalpy wheel and chilled beam applications. Tom is a full member of ASHRAE and a member of the USGBC-Heartland Chapter.