Registration 2019-2020

May 2020 - YEA Social Event

posted May 13, 2020, 6:25 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated May 13, 2020, 6:28 AM ]

YEA Social Event

2020-05-14 5:30PM EDT (4:30PM EDT)
Rocket League Tournament
8 teams of 2v2
We're maintaining social distancing but still being social!  Join us for a 8 team tournament of 2v2 in Rocket League for happy hour.  The top two finishers will have their meals/admission comped at the next in person chapter meeting!  While this event is technically a YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) event, it is open to those who are both outside of the chapter and those in TOY (Too Old for YEA).

Please join our discord server at https://tinyurl.com/yea-rl for details about how to join the tournament (and some friendly competitive banter!)  You don't even need to participate to join the Discord server, feel free to come and chat in pre/post game discussion!

Brad White will be live streaming his in game session on twitch.  Feel free to watch on his channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/hvacengi

Again: you can join the Discord server at: https://tinyurl.com/yea-rl


April 2020 - Centrifugal vs. Coalescing Separation

posted Apr 16, 2020, 12:35 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Apr 17, 2020, 6:26 AM ]

Matt Pefley

Regional Manager
Spirotherm, Inc
The History of Air/Dirt Separation and
Centrifugal vs. Coalescing Separation
Due to the continued impact of the COVID19 virus and in accordance with public health recommendations, we are again holding the Northern Indiana ASHRAE meeting under a virtual meeting format. Furthermore, in lieu of a lunch and dinner meeting, there will be a single interactive presentation mid-late afternoon.
Stay safe!

April Meeting

This month we are happy to host Matt Pefley of Spirotherm, Inc.

Matt Pefley is a Regional Manager with Spirotherm, Inc., the world leader in air and dirt elimination technologies for residential and commercial hydronic systems.  Matt has 19 years of industry experience in air elimination, dirt separation, piping, sheetmetal and other HVAC systems.  His more recent roles include Project Management and Estimating as a mechanical contractor.  Early in his career, he was an HVAC Journeyman in the United States Air Force providing building maintenance and steam plant operation.  He holds a BS from Northern Illinois University.

Abstract:

Spirotherm, Inc. manufacturers the industry leading high efficiency Spirovent® coalescing type air elimination products and its extended line of Spirotrap® dirt separators. A wholly owned subsidiary of Spiro Enterprises, Inc. , we have been developing and manufacturing products to improve water quality in the HVAC industry for almost 40 years. Sizes from 3/4” to 36” pipe, flows to over 30,000 GPM for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional applications.
 
Protecting the investment in high efficiency boilers, chillers, and other system components requires the fluid to be distributed efficiently. Eliminating air and dirt does away with many maintenance items that have been considered routine, saves energy, and improves overall system performance and heat transfer. We support a network of factory trained sales offices across North America, each with a staff of qualified sales and application professionals who can demonstrate how Distribution Efficiency will protect those investments.

Virtual Meeting - April 23
Cost: --free--
Student Cost: --free--
Check-in: 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (1:15 - 1:30 CDT)
Program: 2:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT (1:30 - 2:30 CDT)
Please note the revised time, the meeting was moved up 1/2 hour after the email newsletter.

After RSVPing you will receive a confirmation email.  Starting Monday we will also issue an email including instructions for joining the meeting.

Step 1: Register by submitting the form below

March 2020 - Industrial Cooling with 2-Stage Evaporative Cooling

posted Mar 6, 2020, 1:33 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Apr 16, 2020, 12:10 PM ]

NOTE: The in person meetings have been canceled and we will migrate to an online webinar option at 3PM EDT (2PM CDT) on March 19th. In order to receive the PDH, you must register on the form at the bottom of this page.  The information for joining the webinar is located after the abstract.

Dave Binz

Director of Engineering
Cambridge Air Solutions
Cooling Facilities with High Process Air Load Requirements
Industrial Cooling with 2-Stage Evaporative Cooling

March Meeting:

This month we are happy to host Dave Binz of Cambridge Air Solutions.

Dave Binz is the Director of Engineering of Cambridge Air Solutions out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Dave Binz has been a national advocate for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and safety through advancing codes and standards within ASHRAE, AHRI, CSA, and other national trade organizations.

Abstract:

When facility leaders desire to improve working conditions for hard working people in manufacturing and industrial facilities but struggle to address hot summer temperatures and losses in productivity, 2 stage evaporative cooling technologies offer leaders real temperature relief, lower operational costs structures versus mechanical cooling and positive productivity impact.

Learn how:
  • The hidden costs of insufficient cooling and ventilation tempering in industrial facilities
  • Evaporative cooling addresses IAQ safety issues associated with extreme heat environments
  • Both Direct and Indirect evaporative cooling technologies are energy efficient solutions for
  • tempered cooling of high bay facilities
  • Evaporative cooling technologies provide the lowest cost of operation when facilities need
  • tempered cooling coupled with large exhaust requirements

Zoom Meeting

Meeting is closed

Lunch Meeting - March 19
** IN PERSON LUNCH IS CANCELED **
Dinner Meeting - March 19
** IN PERSON LUNCH IS CANCELED **

February 2020 - Mentoring Our Future

posted Feb 13, 2020, 11:59 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 12:04 PM ]

Douglas F. Zentz

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Associate Professor – HVACR Program Coordinator
School of Built Environment
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
ASHRAE Region V Director and Regional Chair
Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership, Mentoring Our Future

Biography:

Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is in the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University and past HVAC Program Coordinator. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE, and past Regional Members Council Representative for Region V.  He is currently the Director and Regional Chair for Region V of ASHRAE.  He has been a DL (Distinguished Lecturer) for ASHRAE since 2012

Abstract:

This presentation will examine “what is leadership”, “why ASHRAE needs leadership”, “why it is our responsibility to grow leadership within our local chapters”, and “how do you mentor generation Y into leaders”. The mentoring process is critical to this success and this presentation includes the elements of generation Y such to explain how these generations think, what their values are, and what makes them tick. In doing so the older generations (current leaders in most situations) can understand “how” to motivate and mentor generation Y into future leaders for ASHRAE and the HVACR industry.

Lunch Meeting - February 20
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN
574-234-9077
https://www.tippe.com/
Dinner Meeting - February 20
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

DOC's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
1420 B Calumet Ave
Dyer, IN 46311
219-262-3627
https://www.docsbbq.net/dyer-in/bbq-menu

January 2020 - Chilled Water Systems

posted Jan 8, 2020, 12:46 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 1:15 PM ]

Mick Schwedler

PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP(BD+C)
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
Applications Engineer, Trane
Biography:
Mick has been involved in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. As an applications engineer his areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water and water source heat pump system design. He has presented technical information to tens of thousands of engineers through his company’s educational series, ASHRAE webcasts and many local ASHRAE Chapter programs. Prior to his work with Trane, Mick received his MSME from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory and BSME from Northwestern University.

Mick serves as a Treasurer on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and is also an ASHRAE Fellow, recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service, and Standards Achievement Awards, was Chair of SSPC 90.1-2010, and also Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee.  

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the registration form)

Lunch Topic: Upgrading Existing Chilled Water Systems

Lunch Meeting - January 23
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:30 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN
574-234-9077

https://www.tippe.com/

Existing chilled water systems provide the capability to cool buildings efficiently. Yet there are often ways that these existing systems can be upgraded and improved to increase efficiency, better serve building occupants and use existing infrastructure to keep projects cost effective.

This presentation:

  • Discusses chiller retrofits and replacement
  • Explores different design parameters (flow rates and temperatures) and the opportunities they offer existing systems
  • Examines use of variable flow in existing systems
  • Considers controls to optimize and reduce system energy use

Recommended audience: Facilities managers, consulting engineers, contractors, and students.

Dinner Topic: Chilled Water Systems for YEA Members: What the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Have Done WRONG!!!

Dinner Meeting - January 23
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

DOC's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
1420 B Calumet Ave
Dyer, IN 46311
219-262-3627

Mistakes lead to “experience” – that is, knowing what you never want to have happen to you again. It’s a lot less painful to learn from other people’s “experience.”

This seminar, originally presented at an ASHRAE annual conference, covers common chilled water system mistakes; and more importantly how to avoid or mitigate them. Chilled water systems covered include new, retrofit, conversion/addition, and replacement. In addition, control options are also discussed.

Whether novice or experienced, come shake your head, laugh a bit, and learn together.

Recommended audience: Students, consulting engineers, contractors, facilities managers, and anybody else who wants to learn from others’ mistakes!

November 2019 - System Effect

posted Nov 1, 2019, 12:52 PM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Nov 1, 2019, 12:53 PM ]

Mark Terzigni
Director of Engineering
SMACNA
System Effect
Abstract:
Ever wonder why a particular system does not perform as expected?  In many cases the under-performance is due to system effect.  Learn how various inlet and outlet conditions affect fan and overall system performance.  Witness a demonstration varying from ideal to worst case scenarios on an operating fan with liver performance measurements.  If there was ever a case for more space in a mechanical room, this is it.
Bio:
As Director of Engineering, Mark Terzigni oversees the development of SMACNA's technical manuals and applications ("Apps").  Other responsibilities include creating and maintaining relationships with industry organizations, representing SMACNA at those organizations, developing technical webinars, CEU/PDH courses, and other educational programs for organizations such as ICC, ASHRAE, AIA, AHR Expo, and SMACNA. 

Industry Involvement:
  • Member of the ICC PMG (Plumbing, Mechanical, and Gas) code committee
  • ASHRAE Technical Committee 5.2 Duct Design (Past Chair)
  • Corresponding Member for other TC's including:
    • Seismic design
    • Commissioning
    • Design Build
  • Member of the USGBC
  • NFPA, AWS
  • Founding member of ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional
Prior to joining SMACNA, Mark was a Technical Service Engineer for McGill AirFlow, addressing technical issues regarding duct construction, design, sound attenuation, and leak testing.  Prior to his role as Technical Service Engineer, Mark was a Sales Engineer for McGill.

Mr. Terzigni graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Dinner Meeting - November 21
Professional Cost: $30 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in and cocktails: 5:00 pm - 5:30 CDT
Dinner/Program: 5:30 - 8:00 pm CDT

Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-876-7711
https://www.bluechipcasino.com/


Step 1: Register by submitting the form below

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October 2019 - Karine Leblanc

posted Oct 4, 2019, 8:48 AM by Northern Indiana ASHRAE ASHRAE   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 10:04 AM ]

Karine Leblanc
Sales Engineer
US Air Conditioning Distributors
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
Abstract:
“Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent.” 
~John Maxwell
World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, I will share the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Keeping Your Communication Simple
  • Capturing People’s Interest
  • Inspiring People
  • Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships
The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships

Bio:
Karine Leblanc received her Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering from Ecole de Technologie Superieure, a public engineering school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who was founded in 1974 and that is part of the University of Quebec. She was awarded an honorary medal as part of the 50th anniversary of the University of Quebec for her exceptional contribution to the institution. 

Karine has been working as an HVAC sales engineer for US Air Conditioning Distributors since 2001 and has been an active member of ASHRAE since she was a student. 

Karine has served on the ASHRAE Society Board of Director from 2014-2017 and became the first female Region X Director Regional Chair since 1959. In 2009-2010, she was the 2nd female and youngest President of the chapter of Southern California which was founded in 1930.

She has received the Louise & Bill Holladay chapter Distinguished service award, the Region X Director’s Cup award, the Regional Award of Merit and the Distinguished Service Award.
Lunch Meeting - October 17
Cost: $17 (includes lunch)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 11:30 am - Noon EDT
Lunch/Program: Noon - 1:00 pm EDT

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN
574-234-9077
https://www.tippe.com/
Dinner Meeting - October 17
Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in: 5:30 pm - 6:00 CDT
Dinner/Program: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CDT

DOC's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
1420 B Calumet Ave
Dyer, IN 46311
219-262-3627
https://www.docsbbq.net/dyer-in/bbq-menu

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