Meeting/Event Information

February Joint ASHRAE and ASPE Meeting

February 13, 2018
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Plumbing Industrial Training Center
1911 Ring Dr
Troy, MI 48083



4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Plumbing Design Class: Steam Design

5:30 - 6:00 p.m

Dinner and Vendor Table Top Discussions

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Technical Session: How to Scare People and Make Them Run from Buildings using only the Steam Piping System


**This is a joint meeting with ASPE and ASHRAE**

**NOTE: Parking is limited and registration will only allow 45 attendees from the Detroit Ashrae Chapter.  If you are also a ASPE member, please make sure to only register on either the ASHRAE or ASPE sites, not both.  The capacity for the building will be 90 people total, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins for this meeting.**




Design Class Description: Steam Design

 Design Class Instructors:  Mike Melaragni, CPD of Guardian Plumbing & Heating & Paul Baker of the Plumbing Industry Training Center


Technical Session Description: Many people startle from sleep when things go bump in the night. As plumbing and piping engineers we can do better than that. We can have them running in fear from any building using steam piping systems! Maybe we want that client or customer to use us again so let’s look how to avoid making them concerned. This presentation will focus on the proper piping of steam distribution systems and application of steam products to avoid noise, damage, or much worst. Join us for “Proper Mechanical Room Steam Piping”

Technical Session Instructors:  Norm Hall, (R. L. Deppmann)


Speaker Bios: 

Mike Melaragni - Mr. Melaragni has numerous years of experience in the industry including serving as an outstanding past Director of the Plumbing Industry Training Center. Mike is currently utilizing his expertise at Guardian Plumbing and Heating in Livonia, MI.

Paul Baker - Mr. Baker is currently Director of the Plumbing Industry Training Center in Troy, MI. He has been an exceptional instructor at the Training Center for many years prior, providing great value to the Apprenticeship Program

Hall, Norm - Mr. Hall is President of the R.L. Deppmann Company. He has been with the company for more than 40 years and in that time has held positions in estimating, engineering, sales, and leadership. He is a member of the Eastern Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, which presented him with the 2007 John E. Matthews Engineer of the Year Award. Norm is also a Past President of the ASHRAE-Detroit Chapter and a past president of the ITT Fluid Handling Representatives Association. Norm is a graduate of the Wayne State University Engineering School.