ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters throughout the world. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications. Through its membership, ASHRAE writes standards that set uniform methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide, such as the design of energy efficient buildings. The Society's research program, currently more than 100 research projects worth nearly $8 million, investigates numerous issues, such as identifying new refrigerants that are environmentally safe. ASHRAE organizes broad-based technical programs for presentation at its semiannual meetings and co-sponsors the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, the largest HVAC&R trade show in North America.
(L)Young Engineers in ASHRAE
(D)Climate Change Regulation and the
(D) ENERGY AND BUILDING PRODUCTS SHOW
(B) - Breakfast Meeting
(L) - Lunch Meeting
(D) - Dinner Meeting
You may remember the HVAC program at Sinclair received a $5000 grant in 2011 to complete the construction of a HW/CW lab. That project has been completed and Sinclair has again received three additional grants for a total of $14,073. It should be noted that although the grant application is initiated by Sinclair faculty, the projects are designed and constructed by the HVAC students.
The first grant is for the design and construction of an airside T.A.B. trainer. The system will consist of two belt driven parallel fans outfitted with VFDs, four to five branches with balance dampers, and multiple styles of terminal devices including 2x2 lay–in diffusers, registers, and slot diffusers. The system will allow improved training in airflow measurement, airside balancing, fan sheave size calculation, and proper belt replacement and tensioning.
The second grant is the construction of a low temperature refrigeration system typical of a walk–in cooler. The unit will be outfitted with a variable heat load, a hot gas defrost cycle, and hot gas bypass.
The third grant entails the development of multiple control system trainers for introductory controls training. Currently, Sinclair trains students using the Tridium JACE 6 and the EasyIO. This project allows the development of a control boards using a DDC two–input, single–output PID reset controller with RS-485 capability, two RTD temperature transmitters and a pressure transmitter, a VAV box actuator, and a data acquisition unit. The preliminary design of these training boards will allow students to study a myriad of control fundamentals.
As with the previous project, a number of local businesses including Emerson, Allied Supply, and Controlled Air have already pledged support. Although equipment support is always appreciated, support in the form of mentorship, especially from YEA members, is equally appreciated and encouraged.
Sinclair will receive the money for these grants in the July/August time frame. It is expected the Control Board trainers be complete by the end of the Fall semester of 2014 and the other two by the end of the academic year in 2015.
Spring is a time of renewal – let's celebrate the end (hopefully) of a long
winter with an evening of education, fellowship and celebration at the
March Mini–ASHRAE Product Show. Lew Harriman will be back to talk
more about humidity control. As an appetizer, he will talk about Humidity
Control problems in Existing Buildings. For the main course, take a walk
through the exhibit hall to see some of the new products available in our
industry while munching on Hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy the fellowship of your
fellow ASHRAE members, other industry professionals and local college
students in our industry. Then cap off the evening with the dessert: Lew
Harriman presenting case histories of Real-world integrated designs. Celebrate
with two lucky students who have been selected for this year's Dayton
Coming events include a technical tour in April (watch for more info soon) as well as chapter elections. And don't forget the golf outing in May!
President, Dayton ASHRAE
ASHRAE is holding HVAC Design Essentials Training Level 1 in Atlanta June 9-11, 2014. You could qualify for a scholarship to pay your tuition to this exciting event, Fill out the on&NDASH;line application at http://fs12.formsite.com/ashrae/form6/index.html. All applicants must be ASHRAE members and 35 years of age or younger as of July 1, 2013 (student members are not eligible). Applicants will be reviewed based on contribution to the industry, ASHRAE involvement and career goals.
ATLANTA — We are contacting ASHRAE members who have expressed interest in receiving information regarding healthcare facility design. As you likely know, ASHRAE offers a Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP) certification. ASHRAE's certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation. Being ASHRAE certified assures building owners, clients and employers that the certificant has mastered the body of knowledge associated with the respective field. An ASHRAE certification also serves as a springboard for continued professional development. ASHRAE has already certified more than 1,700 HVAC professionals.
Now, ASHRAE is pleased to announce the launch of an HFDP practice exam. The practice exam was created to assist candidates in exam preparation. For $39, you have access to 30 questions written to the same standard as the actual HFDP certification exam. Taking the online practice exam will help you:
Apply for Membership on a Technical Committee
ASHRAE welcomes new members to its technical committees. To be considered for technical committee membership, you must:
If you do not have an ASHRAE ID, are or not applying for ASHRAE membership, and are applying for a position that requires an ASHRAE bio to be on file, please click here to request an ID and PIN. You may also use that link if you already have an ASHRAE ID as a non-member, but you do not have a record of what that number is. You will immediately be assigned as a Provisional Corresponding Member. The acceptance of provisional corresponding membership implies participation in committee activities through correspondence or in-person involvement. Provisional corresponding members serve 2 year terms. Although provisional corresponding members are not voting members, at the end of your term and based on participation in the committee, you may be considered for future voting membership. Notification of acceptance to a TC is emailed upon your appointment.
Wanted: Individual to work with current Research Promotion Chair (Dennis Lammlein) with the goal of becoming RP Chair in the future. Qualifications: Willingness to talk to members about contributing to ASHRAE Research.
Wanted: Webmaster for the Dayton ASHRAE Website to take
over from Russ Marcks.
Qualifications: Ability to use web authoring software to update and freshen the website and add new, interactive features desired by members.