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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


October Meeting

posted Oct 4, 2016, 7:54 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Hello All,

 

Our October meeting is coming up on Tuesday October 11 (the day after Thanksgiving) in the South Dining Rom at the Park Town Hotel.  Unfortunately, the tour I had planned fell through, but fortunately, we have a great speaker lined up.  Marty Wacker, who is the Principal Engineer for Cameco Corporate Technical Services will be speaking on Ground Freezing Systems at Cigar Lake and McArthur River mines.

 

Marty graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the U of S in 1984.

After seven years in product development and manufacturing roles, Marty joined the mining industry in 1991. He spent the next 22 years developing, testing and launching the Cigar Lake mining method, specifically ground freezing and water jet mining.

At Cigar Lake, Marty also managed the design and construction of surface infrastructure and held management roles as Maintenance Superintendent and Technical Superintendent.

For the last four years, Marty has been Principal Engineer in Cameco’s corporate technical services department, specializing in ground freezing and mining studies, providing support for Cigar Lake, other operations and future projects.

As usual, cocktails will be at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00 with the presentation to follow.  Please RSVP to me by Friday.

 

Regards,

 

Christine Rogers

ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

Christine Rogers

posted Sep 6, 2016, 8:52 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

It’s that time of year again. The first meeting of the year will be next week, September 13 in the Oak Room at the Parktown Hotel. We are happy to have a presentation from Bill and Tracey of Mid-Continental Pumps on Vertical Turbine and Fire Pump systems. The format of the meeting will be the same as last year – Cocktails at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm, and the meeting and presentation are to follow. Please RSVP by Friday, September 9.

March 2016 - Ron Wilkinson

posted Mar 10, 2016, 9:43 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

ASHRAE distinguished lecturer, Ron Wilkinson from Wilkinson Commissioning Management in Seattle, Washington.  He will be speaking on Commissioning New and Existing Buildings.  For more information on Mr. Wilkinson, please visit: 
https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/webcasts/ronald-j-wilkinson

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