Operation and Maintenance Management
ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.3

Meetings Information

Chicago Winter Conference, January 2018

TC 7.3 committee meeting information is as follows.

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Education & Training Subcommittee
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time
Sandburg 4 Room, Floor 7, Palmer House

Monday, January 22, 2018
The following TC subcommittees are meeting on this day at Salon 6 Room, Floor 3, Palmer House:

  • Standards: 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Central Time
    Program: 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Central Time
    Research: 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm Central Time
    Handbook: 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm Central Time

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
RP 1650 Project Monitoring Subcommittee
8:00 am to 9:00 am Central Time
Montrose 5 Room, Floor 7, Palmer House

Full TC Meeting
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Central Time
Salon 2 Room, Floor 3, Palmer House

Remote Participation in the Full TC Meeting may be done via computer by following these instructions:
Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/579428237
Type in the following access code: 579-428-237
If the link doesn’t work, go to www.gotomeeting.com and use the access code to find the meeting.

Remote participants can use their computer microphone and speakers (i.e. Voice Over IP, or VoIP). For remote participants without computer microphones, a telephone number will be provided to call in for audio after logging in and entering the web meeting. Access to the web meeting can also be done through the GoToMeeting app, which is available through the Apple Store and Google Store/Google Play.

 
The following program sessions sponsored and co-sponsored by TC 7.3 for the Chicago Winter Conference:
 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Debate 1: Building Automation System Graphics: Integrating Multiple Masters, Who Is The Boss?
Track: Systems and Equipment
Location: Adams Room, Palmer House
Chair: Marcelo Acosta, P.E., Member, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada; Frank Shadpour, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, CA; and Larry Scholl Jr., Member, Automated Logic, Kennesaw, GA
Building automation graphics are the users' primary interface with the system. As such, the interface should support the users effectively and efficiently in accomplishing their work. When an owner expands or adds automation capability, the Graphical User Interface should painlessly extend too. BACnet was established to promote free enterprise for open, non-proprietary building automation, but does seamless integration exist for user interfaces? One speaker argues the graphic interface is the “hook” controls companies use to control the owners. The other speaker argues properly specified user interfaces and data sharing allow today for vendor independence, and shows how it’s done.
 
Workshop 1: District Chilled Water and Building Systems Heat Exchange Equipment and Impact on Operations
Track: Heat Exchange Equipment
Location: Honore Room, Palmer House
Chair: John Constantinide, Member, Alpha MRC Architects Engineers, Merritt Island, FL
New refrigerant types, design of heat exchange equipment and district energy systems offer opportunities for savings in operations and maintenance of central plants. Chilled water district cooling systems as a service can improve mechanical equipment room space and electrical requirements to a variety building sizes and types for new and existing customer’s buildings. Other operational efficiencies include less wasted energy, savings in operating costs and opportunities for combined heat and power. This allows operations and maintenance improvements, resulting in energy and cost savings in commercial, institutional, industrial, municipalities, cities and university infrastructure.
  • 1. District Energy and Facility Management Operations
    Terrence Rollins, Member, RHC Global Energy Solutions, Corpus Christi, TX
    The impact of new refrigerants provides opportunities to explore new chiller plant design, construction, operations and maintenance and the capital investment solutions improve commercial, institutional, industrial, municipalities, cities and university infrastructures. Chilled water district cooling systems as a service can improve mechanical equipment room space and electrical requirements to a variety building sizes and types for new and existing customer’s buildings. Direct and indirect heat exchange equipment design plays a vital role when deciding to invest in a District Chilled Water Plant.
 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Seminar 47: Requirements for Extreme Weather Operation of HVAC Systems
Track: Earth, Wind & Fire
Location: State Room, Palmer House
Chair: Robyn Ellis, Associate Member, City of Hamilton - Public Works, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Extreme cold, heat, wind, snow and other weather can affect HVAC system performance. Despite a designer's best efforts, time and use can allow deterioration to the point where a system can be overwhelmed. This session examines how designers, owners and operators can configure new and existing HVAC systems to weather the storms.
  • 1. Extreme Cold Weather HVAC System Configuration and Operation
    Orvil Dillenbeck, P.Eng. Member, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, ON, Canada
    Extreme cold weather can affect HVAC system performance. Despite a designer's best efforts, time and use can allow deterioration to the point where a system can be overwhelmed. With a focus on operational preparedness, this session is about how designers, owners and operators can configure new and existing HVAC systems to handle extreme cold conditions.

Attend a Committee Meeting

ALL ASHRAE committee meetings, including this TC’s meetings at the Winter and Annual Society conferences, are open to the public at no cost nor is conference registration required. Interested visitors, local chapter members, and potential new TC members are always welcome. However to attend technical program sessions sponsored by the TC will require registration and payment of any applicable fee.

Participation in an ASHRAE TC provides the opportunity to grow professionally and to contribute to the advancement of HVAC&R within an international organization recognized for shaping the future of the built environment through research, standards writing, publishing, and education.