AHRI Offers Expanded Educational Opportunities
Vice President, Public Affairs, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
This month the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) will co-sponsor the AHR Expo, the world’s largest HVACR event. Each year, the show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative startup, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other industry professionals to explore the latest trends and applications. This year, the show takes place January 14-16, in Atlanta, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
AHRI will host a booth at the expo to showcase its member manufacturers and certification participants, as well as share information about its standards, guidelines, and global certification program. In addition, AHRI will host three free educational sessions on Tuesday, January 15, at the convention center.
The Importance of Humidity in Modern Buildings
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9 to 10 a.m.
Attendees will learn about the importance of humidity control within buildings, especially as it pertains to human health and wellness, and industrial applications. Topics include an introduction to humidity and humidity measurement, the causes of seasonal dryness, an overview of applications, and the impact of humidity on occupants.
Safety, Innovation, and Other Benefits of CSST in Residential and Commercial Applications
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn about corrugated stainless steel tubing’s (CSST) relative safety, innovation, and other benefits as compared to traditional steel gas tubing installation. The presentation will highlight the advantages of using CSST in both residential and commercial applications, comparing CSST to other types of gas piping used in similar applications.
Variable Frequency Drives: Method of Laboratory Test and Case Study
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4 to 5 p.m.
Attendees will learn how Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) can improve energy efficiency. Topics will include an introduction to VFD, a summary of certification to AHRI Standard 1210, and introduction to ASHRAE 222, Method of Test for Electrical Power Drive Systems, followed by a case study demonstrating energy savings.
In addition, AHRI’s IT team will be available Tuesday afternoon, from 1-5 p.m., for any expo attendees who would like a tutorial on AHRI’s new Directory of Certified Product Performance (www.ahridirectory.org), which launched in January 2018 and includes many new features. If you would like a tutorial, please stop by AHRI’s booth, B1539, for more information.
Further educational opportunities are available online. On November 26, AHRI hosted a webinar, Control Strategies for Active Chilled Beam Systems, in collaboration with High Performance Buildings. A recording of the live webcast is available at bit.ly/ACBwebinar. The presenters, including Nick Searle, chief engineer & sales professional at TITUS HVAC; Tom Rice, director of sales, air quality systems, FläktGroup SEMCO; and Erdem Kokgil, application engineer manager for Swegon North America, discussed water side components and humidity control options, including dew point and condensation sensing, temperature regulation, and dehumidification. It featured a review active chilled beam basic operation principles, as well as air side regulation methods for CAV and VAV chilled beams.