We had a great start to this year last month at our first chapter meeting. Mr. Wayne Kirsner of Kirsner Consulting Engineering Inc. gave a great presentation on a water hammer accident. We all learned some valuable lessons from a tragic accident and the potential dangers we face in our industry. He discussed some steam design guidelines that left the audience thirsty for knowledge as the meeting ended.
Looking ahead to this month’s presentation we will be hosting a lunch meeting in our usual location at ASHRAE Headquarters on Tuesday October 11th starting at 11:30AM. This month’s topic is titled “Geothermal Heat Pump Fundamentals”. Our presenter will be Mr. Chuck Hammock of Andrews, Hammock, & Powell, Inc. who has worked on both conventional (full) Geothermal and hybrid applications.
After lunch, Mr. Hammock will provide a more detailed discussion on “Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) / Heat Exchanger (GHX) Engineering”. For those engineers looking to go beyond the basics and have a more in depth course this is the place to be. This seminar will start at 1:30 PM and is a two and a half hour course.
Our October meeting will have an emphasis on Research Promotion. Research Promotion is the lifeblood of our organization. Last year the Atlanta Chapter raised over $44,000, and our goal is to exceed on that mark this year. We look forward to recognizing all of our supports for the 2010-2011 campaign year and welcome all support for this year’s fundraising efforts.
The Chapter will be hosting our semi-annual golf tournament this fall at River Pines Golf Course. The event will be held on Tuesday October 25th at 9AM. I encourage all members to support this event whether you are an avid golfer or a spectator there are plenty of ways to get involved. We have plenty of hole sponsorship opportunities for members who are just looking to give a contribution to ASHRAE Research or ways to volunteer for the event. So get you’re A-team together and come out to support ASHRAE research. Please contact Mr. John Pruitt, the research promotion chair for more information at email@example.com.
We are in the process of finalizing the new 2011 Atlanta ASHRAE product directory. If your company has not submitted its application, please send it in ASAP as we will be going live with the new searchable on-line directory. Applications can be sent directly to me and payments can be made at http://www.ashraeatlanta.org/ProductDirectorySignup.
Make sure that you also make plans to attend the Holiday Party on December 8th at Opera in midtown, the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago at the end of January, our monthly YEA event on October 20th, and much, much more…
Don’t forget to RSVP for all these events by logging onto the Atlanta ASHRAE website at:
I look forward to seeing you at our next chapter event.
Atlanta Chapter President 2011-2012