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January Meeting

posted Jan 2, 2018, 6:50 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Hello Everyone,

 

On Tuesday, Jan 9th we will be having our ASHRAE Meeting at the Park Town Hotel.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30, dinner to follow at 6:00, and the meeting and presentation will begin at 7:00.  This month, we will be having a presentation from Greg Reeves on Gas Detection Basics. 

 

Greg Reeves is President of Arjay Engineering Ltd,  a Canadian manufacturer of process and environmental controls.  Arjay’s gas detection division has been involved with designing and applying gas detection systems to HVAC applications for over 35 years.

 

This presentation will review the basics of gas detection as it applies to HVAC applications.  A quick review the various gas sensing technologies will provide an understanding to the pros and cons of various sensor styles and where they are best suited.   This will lead to a review of what gases should be targeted in specific applications and what regulations may apply.    A look at monitoring hardware and building interface will then complete the overall cycle from sensing the gas to alarm and ventilating it.

 

Please RSVP by Friday Jan 5th.

 

Regards,

Arron Andrusiak

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

December Meeting

posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:47 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Hello Everyone,

 

On Tuesday , Dec 12th we will be having our Past Presidents meeting at TimberJaxe Throwing Sports. We will have a 1.5 hour time slot starting at 6 pm to try some axe throwing.  As this is the Past Presidents meeting, any ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter Past Presidents will not have to pay for this meeting.   Please RSVP to me by Friday.  If you are planning to attend please fill out a waiver online at https://www.timberjaxe.ca/ to speed this up when we arrive.  Please plan to arrive a bit early to check in and have some pizza before we get started.  

 

Regards,

Arron Andrusiak

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

November Meeting

posted Nov 6, 2017, 9:59 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

On Tuesday, Nov 14th we will be having our ASHRAE Meeting at the Park Town Hotel.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30, dinner to follow at 6:00, and the meeting and presentation will begin at 7:00.  This month, we will be having a presentation from Terry Townsend on “Sustainable Applications That Work”. 

 

Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is president, Townsend Engineering Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Panama City, Florida. In 2006-07, he served as president of ASHRAE, where he focused the Society’s efforts on The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future, highlighting ASHRAE’s work in sustainability in the building environment. His achievements as president include launching ASHRAE’s first ever certification program, accelerating and expanding the Advanced Energy Design Guide series, setting more stringent savings for ASHRAE’s energy standard, and proving resources on how ASHRAE can minimize the impact of its meetings on the environment.

 

 The presentation will cover how many buildings that are claimed to be sustainable actually use more energy and natural resources than conventional, building-code constructed facilities. The ASHRAE Technology Awards winners are prime examples of what works and ten different applications that range from a few thousand square feet to over 50 million square feet are presented. The unique applications of conventional equipment in innovative and cost effective manners will provide information for future consideration for building owners, operation and maintenance personnel, technicians and design team members.

 

Please RSVP by Friday Nov 10th.

 

Regards,

Arron Andrusiak

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

 

October Meeting

posted Oct 10, 2017, 7:15 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

On Tuesday, Oct 10th, we will be having our ASHRAE Meeting at the Park Town Hotel.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30, dinner to follow at 6:00, and the meeting and presentation will begin at 7:00.  This month, we will be having a presentation from Erich Binder on the ASHRAE Cold-Climate Design Guide.  Please RSVP as soon as possible.

 

Regards,

 

Arron Andrusiak

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

September Meeting

posted Aug 30, 2017, 3:48 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

For our first meeting on Tuesday Sept 12th we will be touring the SaskTel Tier III Data Center.  We will have our meeting at the Park Town Hotel in the South dining room at 5:30 pm, Dinner will be at 5:50 pm and general meeting around 6:30 pm.  After we will be heading to the SaskTel Tier III Data Center – 745 66th Street E.  When you arrive please ring security at the west security gate, state your name and purpose of the visit. Security will “buzz” you in. Please proceed straight to main entrance and parking area.  Hope to see you all there.  Please RSVP by Sept 7th.

May Chapter Meeting

posted May 1, 2017, 10:29 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Our last chapter meeting of the ASHRAE year is on Tuesday, May 9th at the Park Town Hotel in the Oak Room.  To end the year on a high note, we are hosting a Distinguished Lecturer, Dan Int-Hout. The topic he will be discussing is “You Can’t Afford Discomfort” which is about balancing the efficiency of the HVAC system with the thermal comfort of the building.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30pm, dinner will be at 6:00 followed by a short meeting and then the presentation.  Please RSVP to me by Friday, May 5.

Mr. Dan Int-Hout, Chief Engineer, Krueger, is responsible for the presentation of technical data and advanced application engineering for the Grilles, Registers and Diffusers, as well as the VAV air terminals, produced by Krueger. Mr. Int-Hout originally joined Krueger in 1981, but has had several other jobs in the industry, in engineering, marketing and product research roles, with Owens Corning Fiberglas, Carrier, Titus and Environmental Technologies. Mr. Int-Hout has been in the air distribution research and design business since 1973, has a Masters degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Biology and Physics from Denison University. Mr. Int-Hout has written over thirty technical papers and articles on VAV system performance, acoustics, air diffusion, controls and occupant comfort. He was recently Chairman of both ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees on Thermal Comfort, is a past Chairman of several other related ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees, as well as ASHRAE Standards and Environmental Health Committees. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993. He is currently the Chairman of the ARI Committee on Applied Acoustics (885) and Chair of ISO 205 U.S. Panel on Thermal Comfort. He is presently a member of the ASHRAE Technical Activities Committee (TAC).

 

Regards,

 

Christine Rogers,

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

April Meeting

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:33 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

Good Morning Everyone,

 

For our April 11th meeting, we will be touring the new Axiom building to see their HVAC systems and manufacturing facility.  We will be meeting at Axiom (3603 Burron Avenue) at 5:30 pm, Dinner will be at 6 pm, and then we will have a short meeting including elections for next year’s ASHRAE Saskatoon executive positions, followed by the tour.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me by Friday, April 7.  

Regards,

 

Christine Rogers

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President


March Meeting

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:31 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Good Morning Everyone,

 On Tuesday, March 14th, we will be having our March ASHRAE Meeting at the Park Town Hotel.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30, dinner to follow at 6:00, and the meeting and presentation will begin at 7:00.  This month, we will be having a presentation from Greg Scrivener, who has newly been appointed a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE, on CO2 Refrigeration and Heat Pumping.  Please RSVP by Friday if you plan to attend.


CO2 Refrigeration and Heat Pumping

The use of CO2 as a refrigerant has grown in the residential, commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pumping industries. This presentation will explore the different applications that have used CO2 and will examine its efficiency as a refrigerant in different conditions. While reviewing subcritical and transcritical operation of a CO2 refrigeration cycle we will dispel myths about the efficiency of CO2 and understand which applications are best suited for its use as a refrigerant. The presentation will also explain the peculiar operation of systems operating with refrigerant above the critical point including the unique ability to increase compression ratio and efficiency at the same time

Greg Scrivener started in the refrigeration industry as an apprentice refrigeration mechanic in 1997 and completed his journeyperson certification in 2003 with an award for ‘Most outstanding new Journeyperson”. Continuing to work in the refrigeration industry, Greg completed a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011.

Having worked in roles from all the way from mechanic to design engineer, Greg can offers a comprehensive view point on refrigeration related construction and design. In 2014, he founded Cold Dynamics and is now involved with refrigeration consulting work including design, inspections, commissioning, advanced troubleshooting, energy auditing, control sequence optimizations, and training. Coupled with a passion for energy efficiency and the environment, Greg’s unique experience leads to an in-depth understanding of the parameters affecting efficient refrigeration system operation.

February Meeting

posted Feb 7, 2017, 2:31 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

On Monday, February 13th, we will be having our monthly ASHRAE Chapter Meeting.  We will begin the evening at 5:00 pm at the Park Town hotel where we will be having dinner and our general meeting, after which we will be heading to the Canadian Light Source for a tour of their facilities at 7pm. We will also have some special guests in attendance for this meeting including  ASHRAE Society President Tim Wentz, Regional Members Council Representative Russell Lavitt, and Nominating Committee Alternate for Region XI Rob Craddock.

 

Please note that the meeting will be on the Monday instead of Tuesday and the start time will be 5:00pm.  There are only 30 spots available for the tour of CLS so it is important that you RSVP to me as soon as possible or I cannot guarantee a spot will be available.  Please let me know if you can make it.

 

Regards,

 

Christine Rogers

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

January Meeting

posted Jan 4, 2017, 6:55 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully you all had good holidays.  Now that we are getting back into the swing of things, it’s time for our January ASHRAE meeting.  The meeting on January 10, will being at the Park Town as usual with cocktails being at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and then our general meeting around 6:45.  After that, we will be heading over to the Engineering Building on campus where some of the grad students will be presenting their HVAC related research to us.  Please let me know as soon as possible whether you can make it.

 

Regards,

 

Christine Rogers,

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President


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