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Jonathan Bushman

posted Oct 3, 2016, 12:52 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon History
Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon,

As you may have heard already (possibly many times), the Saskatoon chapter of ASHRAE is celebrating its fiftieth year.  In fact, our first regular meeting was on October 18, 1966, so this October 2016 meeting is its own 50-year anniversary.  Back on that first meeting, P. Kurth spoke on High Velocity Air Distribution.  This meeting, we are looking at a refrigeration application with great relevance to Saskatchewan (seeing as how Cameco has its headquarters in Saskatoon): Ground Freezing Systems at the Cigar Lake and McArthur River uranium mines.  This is not the first time ground freezing has come up as a topic in ASHRAE.  Travis Harbicht spoke on this topic and mine ventilation to the Saskatoon chapter on February 9, 2010, a summary of this presentation was given in the ASHRAE industry newsletter, and the ASHRAE Applications Handbook has a chapter on mine air conditioning and ventilation and (I think) touches briefly on ground freezing applications.  I hope everyone enjoys the evening.

Jonathan Bushman
ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter
2016-2017 History Chair