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ASHRAE Winter Meeting 2004

December 1, 2003
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

HVACJanuary 24-28, 2004The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers is holding its Annual Winter Meeting at the Convention Centre, Anaheim, California between Saturday...


January 24-28, 2004

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers is holding its Annual Winter Meeting at the Convention Centre, Anaheim, California between Saturday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 28, 2004

The ASHRAE meeting is held in conjunction with AHR Expo, otherwise known as the International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition. Over 50,000 are expected to attend.

AHR Expo – open from 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Technical Tours – include visits to the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine; to Ford Motor Headquarters in Orange County; and to Arrowhead Pond, home of the National Hockey League Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

For more details, precise times and to register, call 800-527-4723, 404-636-8400, or visit:


8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

Air-to-Carbon Dioxide Heat Exchangers

Testing of Seismic Restraints and HVAC Equipment to meet Seismic Requirements of the International Building Code

California Pier Program: Energy Efficiency Innovations

CNG Systems and Facilities for Indoor and Outdoor

Deep Water Cooling Systems (includes Enwave District Energy System, Toronto)

Issues Regarding the Use of R-410A in A/C and Heat Pump Systems

Modeling the Dispersion of Chemical or Biological Contaminants, Pt. 1

Test Methods 101: System Chemistry and Contaminants

The How’s and Why’s of Residential Ventilation

Underfloor Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Low Energy Buildings

Can Absorption Help Alleviate Utility Volatility/Supply Interruption?

Post 9/11 Impact on HVAC

Filtration/IAQ Needs for Hotels

What Research do you need for Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery Systems

10.15 A.M. – 12.15 P.M.

Applications and Knowledge-Based Tools for Enhanced Building Energy Simulation

Energy Recovery Ventilation

ASHRAE Green Guide, Green Buildings and LEED

Basic Design of Refrigerated Warehouses

California Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Commercial Application of Desiccant Dehumidification Technology

Commissioning is More than Functional Performance Testing

Energy Use Calculations and Evaluations for Laboratories

Water Source Heat Pump Issues

Beyond Standard 138P; What is Next?

Field vs. Factory Measurement of Centrifugal Chiller Performance

ASHRAE and Homeland Security

What Changes are Needed in Standards 41.1, 41.2 and 41.3?

Worldwide Outlook for Combustion Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Applications

1 P.M. – 3 P.M.

Geothermal Heat Pump and Standing Column Well Performance

Factors Influencing the Energy Performance of Forced Air Systems

Thermal and Solar Heat Gain Characteristics of Venetian Blinds

First Time at an ASHRAE Meeting?

Building Performance and Post Occupancy Evaluation U.K./ASHRAE opportunities

California Energy Update: Energy Efficiency Using Innovative Approaches

Changing the Payback Paradigm: Life Cycle Cost Analysis and Alternative Financing

Cleanroom Standards

Commissioning 20 Years Later

ASHRAE Research 2004


8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

Absorption/Sorption Heat Pumps and Refrigeration Systems

Pumping, Piping and Water Quality Issues for GSHPs

Achieving Design Quality: a Business and Management Program for Designers, Pt I

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation: Rooftop Perspective

Compressors in Transcritical C02 Systems

Exhaust and Intake Design Issues

Silver Lining in Poor Operation and Maintenance Procedures

TEGA Issues Update; HVAC Excellence in Federal Buildings

Toward More Efficient Refrigerated Display Cases and Vending Equipment

Advances in Leaktight Design and Construction for R and A/C Equipment

What do Contractors and End Users Feel is Missing from the Handbook for Residential and Small Building Applications?

What is Needed to Make the Handbooks More Designer Friendly?

Refrigerant Leaks and EPA Compliance

10.15 A.M – 12.15 P.M.

Achieving Design Quality: a Business and Management Program for Designers, Pt. 2

Chiller System Life Cycle Costing/ Procurement

Fan System Assessment Tool and Qualified Specialist Training: Increasing Industrial Fan System Efficiency

Hydraulic Shock and its Destructive Effect on Refrigeration Systems

Modeling the Dispersion of Chemical or Biological Contaminants, Pt. 2

Refrigeration Applications

Refrigeration Load Calculations

Using Air-to-Air Energy Recovery to Comply with 90.1 and Score with LEED

Fabric Ductwork: What Information Does an Engineer Need?

Is IAQ in Commercial Kitchens an Issue?

What do Engineers and Contractors want from Residential Load Calculations?

Residential Filter Pressure Drop Issues

What’s Needed in the 2007 Applications Handbook Volume?

What are Humidity Control Requirements for Cleanrooms?

3 P.M. – 5 P.M.


Improving Residential HVAC Energy Efficiency


8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

High Density Electronic Equipment Facility Cooling

A Taste of IIAR

Atria Considerations for Tall Buildings

Biodiesel and Other Liquid Biofuels – Green Fuels for the Environment

Improved Operations for California Buildings, Pt. 1

Recent Developments in Household Refrigerators

Recent Trends in Correctional Facility Design

Ventilation and Air Cleaning for Bars, Restaurants and Casinos

9 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Poster Session

10.15 A.M. – 12.15 P.M.

Renewable Energy Sources, Energy Efficiency and BPS for Sustainable Local and Regional Development

Business, Technical and Legal Issues Relating to Commissioning

Improved Operations for California Buildings, Pt. 2

Science Update and Vulnerability of HFCs

State of the Art Issues for DDC Systems

How Should 9/11 Change Smoke Control Design for Tall Buildings?

Remediation of Hazardous Materials for Nuclear and Industrial Facilities

Mission Critical Data Center Design and Applications: Real World Problems?

Testing and Balancing: Obtaining Quality in the Field


8 A.M. – 10 A.M.

A New Classroom Acoustics Standard – But What About Portable Classrooms?

Advances in “Cool” Roofing

Atrium Smoke Management Case Studies

Basics of Load Calculations

Experience and Lessons Learned from Recent Radiant Cooling Projects

Experiences in Commissioning Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Pressure Diagnostics in Commercial Buildings, Hospitals and Laboratories

Sustainable Design for All: the Tools on Your Desktop

10.15 A.M. – 12.15 P.M.

Fire and Smoke Control Practice and Research: IBC and NFPA (and National Research Council of Canada)

A Practical Approach to Achieving Water Conservation

Automated Commissioning Tools

Building Envelope Moisture Intrusion Issues and Corrective Actions

Emerging Web Applications for HVAC and Energy Industries

Next Generation Packaged Cooling Heating and Power (CHP) Systems

System Performance of Variable-Speed Fans, Pumps

UV Light Efficacy on Biological Particles: Does it Work?


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