2015 January Chapter Meeting

January Meeting Announcement – CLICK HERE

Tim Anderson BIO

Tim Anderson is currently Principal Engineer, Display Cases and Micro-Distributed Systems for Hussmann Corporation.  He has nine 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.

Tim currently serves on AHRI’s Commercial Refrigeration Manufacturers Engineering Committee.  He is a voting member of both ASHRAE Technical Committee 10.7 for Commercial Food and Beverage Cooling, Display, and Storage and ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 72 that oversees Standard 72—the Method of Testing Open and Closed Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers.

Tim received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. 


The Department of Energy’s 2017 energy efficiency regulations on Commercial Refrigeration Equipment and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers go into effect in less than two and a half years.  This discussion will cover the basics of the 2017 standards and how they may affect equipment manufacturers, end users, contractors and application engineers.

John Withouse BIO

John Withouse is a mechanical engineer with 20+ years of experience in HVACR.  He spent 15 years with the Hussmann Corporation in the role of new product development, focusing on refrigeration, air, and structural systems for supermarket merchandisers and later working with compressors and multiplexed refrigeration systems. John joined Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin in Washington, MO in 2008, and is currently a Senior Principal Engineer serving as a technical lead for refrigerants across Parker’s RAC Platform–including Sporlan, Refrigerating Specialties, Precision Cooling, and RACE in Europe. He graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an ASHRAE Member. John and his wife Danielle reside in Gasconade County, MO.


The direct expansion refrigerant landscape is continually changing due to current legislation and possible future legislation.  The presentation will look at the driving factors for change, as well as, regulatory action on refrigerants.  Alternative refrigerants, including low GWP HFCs, natural refrigerants, and HFO based blends, will be discussed.

MSPE Professional 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.

Please download the brochure if you’re interested: Brochure MSPE Refresher Spring 2015

This course is not affiliated with ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter.  This information is provided as a service to the chapter membership.

HRATEC 2014 – Last Chance to Register!!

Make your reservation for HRATEC today! Register now at https://ashrae-stl.org/registration/ and click on HRATEC.  Early registration is open until 11/28/2014 at 5PM. Late Registration ends 12/3/2014 at 5PM.

Speaking at this year’s event are Burton Heller of the University of Missouri, Randy Hassler of McClure Engineering, and Jim Packard of Missouri University of Science & Technology. See their Bio’s below and be sure to register to hear their insight into district energy systems at higher education campuses. Continue reading