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) Duct Sealing
(B) - Breakfast Meeting
(L) - Lunch Meeting
(D) - Dinner Meeting
The HVAC program at Sinclair Community College received a $5,000 grant from ASHRAE to install a primary secondary chilled water/hot water distribution system. Coupled with donations from local industry, grant money, and local funds, this $25,000 project will provide training and education in a myriad of HVAC topics surrounding water distribution. The system was designed by and installed by students with the help of Sinclair instructors and lab technicians.
The system is comprised of a Carrier 20-ton liquid chiller, two Utica oil-fired boilers, four B&G pumps and circulators, 16 Belimo and 2 KMC control valves, five Taco brazed plate and one Taco shell and tube heat exchangers, and a water treatment system with coupon racks.
The control system will be designed and layed out this summer and installed in the Fall. The system will likely be controlled by Tridium contollers operating on the Niagara and the Sedona frameworks. The pumps will be outfitted with VFDs from Automation Direct and Invertek.
It is expected the system will provide individual hands-on activities and demonstrations in primary-secondary distribution, three-way valve control, two-way valve control, heat exchanger performance, TAB, basic plant operation, chemical treatment, and system pressurization. This system, coupled with existing systems, can also be used to provide an introduction to system commissioning.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN DAYTON
Thank you to everyone that came to our sheet metal shop tour for our April meeting. I've gotten a lot of very positive feedback that Scott Clagett and his crew at Applied Mechanical Systems did an excellent job putting on an informative and insightful presentation!
May 9th is our annual golf outing at Heatherwoode in Springboro. Kerry Ward from Habegger has once again taken the reigns and is doing a great job putting everything together. The forecast is looking good so far, and now that it's finally acting like spring I'm sure many of you are itching to get out on the course with all of your ASHRAE friends! I heard there are a few more spots available, and Kerry is also taking names of individuals if you don't have a foursome. Remember - proceeds go to ASHRAE Research and our own ASHRAE Scholarships. I'll see you there!
Thank you all, have a great day!
President, Dayton ASHRAE
With our annual contribution from Emerson Climate Technologies, we are at 95.4% of our goal of raising $12,500 for research. We just need $425 more to go over the top. Won't you help us break through? Use the form on page 7 or go the ASHRAE website and donate online. Be sure to include that you are from the Dayton Chapter so we get credit!
Thanks for your support!
Dayton RP Chair
ATLANTA - ASHRAE members now have increased opportunities to find jobs within their chosen field under an expanded jobs board.
The expansion between ASHRAE and BirdDog, which have worked together since 2009 to provide job board support at www.ASHRAEjobs.com, will make it easier for employers to fill built environment technology positions, as well as provide ASHRAE members with increased opportunities to find jobs within their chosen fields. The expanded ASHRAEjobs site specifically allows employers, looking to hire ASHRAE members, to post their listings throughout the BirdDog family of job boards, as well as ensure all ASHRAE members have the opportunity to see the job posting.
"Our members are in high demand, and that's good news," Tim Wentz, volunteer chair of ASHRAE's Publishing and Education Council, which oversees ASHRAEjobs.com. "Unfortunately, like so many industries, companies wanting to or already employing ASHRAE members, report troubles finding the right candidate. The improved ASHRAEjobs site, along with its four years of history, gives us the foundation to expand our efforts and ensure the right talent is being matched up with right job."
"It had become evident in the past year that there was a gap between what we had in place and an increasing demand for both employers and job seekers to have a solution that was both effective and efficient," Bryan May of BirdDog said.
This announcement comes at a time where employers are reporting difficulties finding qualified candidates for open positions. ASHRAE members are the global leaders of building technology. To qualify as a full ASHRAE member, a minimum of 12 years professional experience must be shown in the industry.
The new service launched April 15, 2013. Employers who have questions about the expanded partnership should contact Bryan May at 515-473-9212.
BirdDog provides a cloud-based recruitment and applicant tracking software to small and medium sized companies across the country that simplifies the hunt for right-fit candidates.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today. ###
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.
Dayton ASHRAE Volunteers, 2011-2012