October 11, 2018
The Chilled Beams product section, in collaboration
with High Performance Buildings, will
host a webcast on November 8 to review active chilled beam basic operation
principles, as well as air side regulation methods for CAV and VAV chilled
beams. The presenters, including Nick Searle, Chief Engineer & Sales
professional at TITUS HVAC; and Erdem Kokgil, Application Engineer Manager for
Swegon North America, will discuss water side components and humidity control
options, including dew point and condensation sensing, temperature regulation,
and dehumidification. Register here. Contact: Monica Cardenas.
AHRI’s research arm, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Institute (AHRTI), held a Flammable Refrigerant Research and Planning Conference Oct 8-9 at UL in Northbrook, Ill. More than 120 attendees from manufacturing sector, codes and standards committees and working groups, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and government agencies attended the conference, which featured results from the AHRI-led collaborative flammable refrigerant research.
presentations from AHRTI and other collaborative organizations covered a range
of key issues related to the safe use of flammable refrigerants, including
relevant regulations, codes and standards, whole room scale and component
testing, as well as technician and first responder training. The attendees also
had an open discussion about AHRTI’s current challenges and plans for the
Programs and Policy (CP&P) Committee met on October 4 at AHRI headquarters
in Arlington, Va., to review the testing progress of the certification programs
for the 2018 program year, including key performance indicators for the labs.
The committee members received a report on the status of the NextGen Directory
and plans to resolve outstanding issues on interfacing with regulatory
agencies. Other meeting topics included progress on testing diversification,
certification program highlights, and updated operations manuals. Members
were also updated on the development of a selection tool that uses predictive
analytics to identify anomalies in product ratings. Contact: Bill Tritsis.
Helen Walter-Terrinoni has been appointed Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at AHRI. Formerly a Sustainability Manager at Chemours Fluorochemicals, Helen managed global regulatory affairs and has been active in AHRI, as well as with the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethane Industry and other associations. Walter-Terrinoni is co-chair of the UN Montreal Protocol Foams Technical Options Committee, the Science Advisor for the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, and has served on the board of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
began working for DuPont in 1995 in the Titanium Technologies business, where
she spent seven years managing the fluorochemicals foam expansion agent
business and development program, including the manufacturing plant design.
Helen holds a Master's Degree in chemical engineering, with a concentration in
environmental engineering, from Syracuse University. Contact: Caroline Davidson-Hood.
has announced a call for members to the Standards Reaffirmation Subcommittee,
as well as a call for comments to the following standards:
Calls for Comments
Public Review/Deadline: November 4, 2018
45-day Public Review/Deadline: November 19,
view details, refer to the recent issue of ASHRAE’s Standards Action.
Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, &
Technology/Public Review Drafts web page, and following the instructions to
access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. All necessary membership forms are
available here. Contact: Cesar
Property Rights (IPR) infringements can be a serious problem for U.S. companies
in both domestic and foreign markets. AHRI recently updated the IPR web
page to include
information about IPR protections at domestic and international trade
shows. This members-only collection of steps and resources can help
manufacturers remedy IPR infringements, as well as locate specific information
for violations that occur at the annual AHR Expo. This information is made
available with the support of the Intellectual Property Rights Branch at the
U.S. Customs and Border Protection. AHRI is committed to helping member
companies address IPR infringements and encourages vigilance in identifying and
reporting them. Contact: Jim Walters.
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