Central PA ASHRAE Newsletter
February 2013
Board and Committee Chairs
President's Message
In This Issue

Dear Members,

It’s February – which means National Engineers (E-Week) is around the corner. Local engineering societies, including your own ASHRAE chapter, are gearing up for a variety of engineering outreach activities to be held February 17th-23rd. This year’s E-Week theme is “Celebrate Awesome” which celebrates you—engineers, engineering students, and technicians—and all of the amazing things you do every day to make the world a better place (Taken from ). Our chapter is planning and executing K-12 activities with the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council (CPEWC), a non-profit organization composed of representatives from various engineering and technical societies of central Pennsylvania. If you would like to take part in E-Week, please contact Zach Hawk, our chapter’s Student Activities chair, for more information!

Last month, our chapter took a tour of JCI's Airside York Facility. This will be followed by a presentation on Cooling System Design and Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems by Timothy Irvin. The tour gave members a behind the scenes look how air handlers are assembled, from parts and materials to the finish product. The presentation also received high acclaim – Timothy’s enthusiasm and energy for UFAD Lessons Learned provided an interesting and highly educational presentation for members.

This month’s meeting will focus on Research Promotion and Hydronic Balancing, presented by Hooman Daneshmand. We will be holding the meeting at our new home, the Holiday Inn, in Harrisburg. Hope to see you there!


Alyssa Wingenfield, President, Central PA ASHRAE

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Meeting Announcement

Research Promotion Night

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 @ Holiday Inn, Harriburg East

4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Certificates for 1.5 professional development hour will be available for attendees of the dinner meeting.

3:30-5:00 Board Meeting
5:00-5:45 Social Time
5:45-6:30 Dinner, Announcements & Donor Recognition
6:30-8:00 Presentation Hydronic Balancing: Differential Pressure Variation by Hooman Daneshmand

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Chapter will be picking up the tab for drinks.

Hydronic Balancing: Differential Pressure Variation

The Presentation will address the challenges faced in hydronic systems and allow the participants to develop an understanding of how pressure changes in a dynamic system can affect building control, balance, and efficiency. In a variable flow system specifically, differential pressure control is critical for high system effectiveness and optimum energy consumption.

Hooman Daneshmand, P.E. is a Hydronic Trainer for TA Hydronics, a manufacturer of hydronic balancing valves, control valves, and water quality equipment. Hooman has 6 years of valve development, design, production, supply chain, and application experience in Oil & Gas, hydronic, beverage dispense, and pneumatic applications. He has been trained in pedagogy as well. He received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA with a focus on heat transfer and control systems.

Online or or 484-553-5640
Deadline: Monday Feb 18th, 2013

Chapter Members: $30.00
Non members: $40.00
Retired: $5.00
Students: Free

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.

2012-2013 Schedule

Date & Location Event
February 20- 5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Research Promotion Night
Hydronic Balancing: Differential Pressure Variation
Hooman Daneshmand, PE
TA Hydronics Trainer

Theory and practical application of hydronic systems design and balancing.
March 20 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Thermal Insulation Systems in Buildings vs. the HVAC System
April 17 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Inn, Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA

Student Activities Night

Student Presentations

April 18 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Siemens Mechanicsburg
ASHRAE Webcast
Assessing Building Energy Performance: From Principles to Practice
Panel: Dru Crawley, Jim Kelsey, Chris Mathis
May Family Night - TBD
July 19th

Armitage Golf Course
Camp Hill, PA

Annual Golf Event
August 16-17th

Bethlehem, PA


Revised 02/05/2013

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