Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter October 2010
Board and Committee Chairs
In This Issue
Mark Graybill, PE
Andrew Odell
Vice President
Nathan Potteiger
Alyssa Adams, LEED AP
David Bender
Michael Conchilla, PE
Daniel Hanley
D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP
CTTC (Programs)
Andrew Odell
Education Committee
Thomas Long, PE
Student Activities
Alyssa Adams
Research Promotion
Robert Miller
Nathan Potteiger
D. Todd Postlethwait, PE, LEED AP
Publicity (Web and Newsletter)
Mark Tome, PE, HFDP, LEED AP
President's Message Meeting Announcement
10-11 Schedule Member News
Employment Op's Society News
Program Tickets Invitation R3 Dinner
PE Exam Review Course

President's Message

Greetings ASHRAE Members,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first meeting of the year at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. Merle McBride gave a great presentation on ASHRAE Standard 189.1. It was also good to see many familiar faces and to meet some new people.

This month's meeting will be a little different than usual. I do not remember when we last held a lunch meeting and on a Thursday. We will be touring Burnham's CVA facility in Lancaster. Their commercial and residential condensing boilers and residential cast iron boilers are manufactured in this facility. The tour will be followed by lunch and a technical presentation at the Symposium. One hour of continuing education is also available for those who attend the meeting. I am looking foward to this meeting and hope to see many of you there. What are your thoughts on having an occasional lunch meeting?

When you see President-Elect Andrew Odell at the next meeting, be sure to thank him for his service to our country. He is currently serving with the military overseas, and we expect he will return before the meeting.

Mark M. Graybill, PE

Employment Opportunities

Central PA ASHRAE will publish employment opportunities in the Pennant at a cost of $50/month.  The Pennant is distributed twice each month (September through May) to approximately 500 people.  Contact Mark Tome (717) 814-8237 to have employment opportunities included in the Pennant

Meeting Announcement
Burnham Plant Tour and Lunch Presentation
Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Lancaster

11:00-12:00 Burnham Plant Tour, Centerville Facility: 2920 Old Tree Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603
12:15-1:00 Lunch @ The Symposium: 125 South Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
1:00-2:00 Presentation - Boiler Applications

The first part of the meeting will be a tour of Burnham/U.S. Boiler Company's CVA manufacturing facility in Lancaster. There will also be a technical presentation about boiler operation, boiler selection considerations, flue venting, and multiple boiler piping arrangements.

Doug Oest has been with Burnham Commercial for 19 years and is their Chief Application Engineer. He is responsible for answering technical questions regarding controls, wiring and various piping methods. Other responsibilities include technical papers on a variety of subjects on steam and hot water systems.

Online or or (717) 285-2228 ask for Mark Graybill
Deadline: Monday October 11, 2010

Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $30.00
Retired: $5.00

Note to all Chapter Officers and Committee Chairs: Chapter Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs have standing reservations.  If you do not RSVP by the deadline, you will be billed for the fun time you missed.

10-11 Schedule (revised 10/03/10)

Date & Location Event
September 8 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Merle McBride presenting Standard 189 - what is new and what is important.
October 14 11:00am-2:00pm

11:00 Burnham Plant Tour
12:15 Lunch @ The Symposium
1:00 Presentation - Boiler Applications

Burnham Plant Tour

Presentation: "Commercial Boilers and Best Piping Practices"

November 10 – 5:00pm-8:00pm Past Presidents/History Night


December 8 – 5:00pm-8:00pm Refrigeration Night

Four Seasons Produce Tour and Refrigeration Presentation

January 12 (Tentative) Research Promotion Night

Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) by ASHRAE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Stanley Mumma, PhD

February 9 (Tentative) Memberhip Promotion Night

Topic BIM

March 9

Topic TBD

April 20 Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 21 ASHRAE Webcast
Geothermal Heat Pumps
May Family Night - Local Baseball
July Annual Golf Event



Program Tickets

Buy a year of ASHRAE Programs and SAVE!

Sample Program Ticket

Purchase a Program Ticket for $210 (cost of 7 programs), attend the 8th meeting for free, and bring two guests during the year.  $300 Value.  Pass it around your office!

Order online!

Annual baseball outing, golf event, and professional development seminars are not included. 

Ticket holders shall register for each program.

Member News

The Chapter congratulates the following people who are new to ASHRAE membership:

  • Mr. Jack Gornik, Associate -- Trane
  • Mr. Jeremy Shughart, Associate -- KCI

Positions Available

wantedThe Chapter is currently looking for volunteers to fill these positions:

Representative to the Future Cities Steering Committee, Student Activities
and Publicity Committee members. If you are interested in the Future Cities
or Student Activities positions, contact Alyssa Adams. Persons interested in
the Publicity Committee should contact Mark Tome.

Have information to share? New hires, promotions, retirements, etc.
Put it in the Pennant!

Society News

Invitation to Region III Dinner -- Winter ASHRAE Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

September 28, 2010

Dear Region III Members:

I have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the Region III Winter Meeting Dinner. It will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169. (702) 740-7888.

You are cordially invited to join other members from Region III for an evening of delicious food, drinks and fellowship.

Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas is just a few blocks from the Las Vegas Hilton. We will meet in the hotel lobby for a short cab ride to the restaurant. continued...

PE Exam Review Course

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Review Course for the Professional Engineering Examination

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The curriculum reflects the PE Exam format: all multiple choice, no essay; 80 questions, 40 in the AM and 40 in the PM; morning topic is engineering breadth; and afternoon topic is choice of one from: HVAC and Refrigeration, Mechanical Systems and Materials, or Thermal and Fluid Systems. continued...

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