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ASHRAE Offers Seminars Online

September 21, 2004

To make learning about the latest technical information related to humidity and chilled water plants as easy as possible, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will present its fall professional development seminars online.

Humidity Control I and II will take place from 1-4 p.m. (EDT) Oct. 4-5. Optimizing the Design and Control of Chilled Water Plants will take place from 1-4 p.m. (EST) Nov. 3-4.

The humidity course, based on ASHRAE’s Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, will help designers achieve true control of humidity rather than just its moderation. The first day of the humidity course will focus on basic principles, loads and equipment. The second day will focus on applications, control levels and mold avoidance. The instructor is Lew Harriman, author of the design guide and director of research and consulting at Mason-Grant in Portsmouth, NH.

The chilled water plants seminar will present innovative techniques for the design and control of energy-efficient and life-cycle cost optimized chilled water plants. Topics include selection and specification of equipment including chillers, pumps and cooling towers; application and design; methods to mitigate low-delta-T syndrome; life-cycle cost optimized selection of chilled and condenser water set points and temperature ranges; selection of cooling tower fan controls; performance based specifications for chillers and cooling towers; and optimization of chilled water plant controls. The instructor is Mark Hydeman, a principal at Taylor Engineering, Alameda, CA.

Participants will earn .6 continuing education units, six professional development hours or six American Institute of Architects learning units. The cost is $690 ($590, ASHRAE members). For more information or to register, visit ASHRAE.org at www.ashrae.org/onlinepds

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