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Detroit ASHRAE March Meeting

March 20, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

Time:   LUNCH MEETING!  11:30am-1:00pm

Date:   Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

*By attending this event, you are eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU)


Michigan State University
Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI  48098

Event Sponsor:           ThermalNetics / Daikin

Cost:                           $0 for members; $0 for guests (Note: Meeting is fully sponsored by ThermalNetics and Daikin.)

Title: Refrigerants - Where are we headed in North America?


The refrigerant issue is back!  Those of you who have been in the industry for some time may remember the transition away from CFCs and HCFCs.  With new climate considerations many of the refrigerants we are using today are being called into question for the future.  This presentation will cover the of the basics surrounding the refrigerant issue: Alternatives, safety, performance and next steps.


William E. (Bill) Dietrich 
Product General Manager for Chillers at Daikin Applied Americas. This includes all air cooled 
and water cooled Centrifugal and Positive Displacement machines. Prior to joining Daikin 
Applied, Bill was the Vice President of Global Engineering for Baltimore Aircoil Company.  In 
addition, Bill spent many years at both McQuay and York International prior to joining BAC.  
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Bill has held numerous Engineering and 
Marketing Applications positions addressing commercial/industrial HVAC equipment (chillers, 
AHU, rooftops, cooling towers and evaporative condensers) and systems using these 

He has a deep chiller background and was involved in the transition from CFCs and HCFCs to 
HFCs, and is actively involved in the work and discussions regarding the new low GWP 

Bill has a BSME from University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and an MBA from the 
University of Minnesota Carlson School Of Management.  He is active in industry organizations 
such as AHRI and ASHRAE.  Past chair of TC 8.2, Centrifugal Machines, and the ASHRAE CEC, and 
a recipient of the ASHRAE distinguished service award.  He is currently an active member AHRI 
and Vice Chair of the Chiller Section Committee. 


Event Sponsor: ThermalNetics / Daikin



$0.00 ASHRAE Member / Guest Ticket