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Detroit ASHRAE April Meeting

April 16, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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The Detroit Club
712 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


712 Cass Avenue

Detroit, MI 48226


Past President's Night & History Night

"Advances in Laboratory Exhaust & Controls"


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Technical Session (Grand Ballroom)
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm  Social (Presidential Ballroom)
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner & Presentation (Presidential Ballroom)

Free for ASHRAE Members & Guests Sponsored by Michigan Air Products

DRESS CODE: Gentlemen, please wear a collared shirt. No denim, athletic wear, hats, or athletic shoes are permitted. Thank you for understanding.

**Please register early**

**Meeting will be capped at 100 guests**

PARKING: $10 valet available at The Detroit Club

Other convenient parking options:

Fort Washington Garage (645 Washington Blvd)
Downtown Garage (328 W Congress St)
Millennium Garage (432 W Congress St)


TECHNICAL SESSION TOPIC: Advances in Laboratory Exhaust

The main objectives of a laboratory exhaust system are removing hazardous or noxious fumes, diluting the fumes, and expelling them at high velocity from a building to minimize the possibility of roof area contamination or re-entrainment into the building make-up air system.  The technical session will expolore recent advancements in laboratory exhuast systems including products which safely and efficiently remove exhaust effluent, exhaust options for emergency diesel generators, ammonia refrigeration engine rooms, and other general industrial processes. 

Topics inlcude:

  • The value of pre-engineered ventilation solutions in eliminating energy wasting systems effects
  • Pre-engineered exhaust systems types (inline vs. centrifugal) and their core technology (mixed flow and industrial centrifugal impellers)
  • Review stack and nozzle technology including High Plume Dilution, energy saving High Plume Nozzles and Variable Geometry Nozzles
  • Packaged energy recovery systems for lab exhaust applications 
  • Basic control schemes to safely and economically operate a lab (for constant and variable exhaust systems)
  • Acoustical treatments suitable for lab and fume exhaust applications
  • Upcoming changes and trends in lab exhaust ventilation

SPEAKER BIO: Matt Gaedtke, Greenheck Fan Corporation

Matt Gaedtke is the Segment Manager of Greenheck's Lab and Fume Exhaust Systems.  Matt has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.  Matt participates on ASHRAE TC9.10 Laboratory Systems, is a member of NE Wisconsin ASHRAE, and is Chairman of AMCA International's statistical program.  Matt has 24 years' experiences in sales, marketing, and applications in the HVAC industry and has presented on a variety of HVAC subjects including fan fundamentals, laboratory/hospital exhaust systems, enclosed parking facility exhaust, ammonia exhaust systems, and fan efficiency. 

DINNER SESSION TOPIC: Advances in Laboratory Controls:

Airflow control devices and critical space control systesms are critical to create a safe working enviroment while trying to maintain energy savings.  The dinner session will explore recent advancements in laboratory control systems to safely and economically operate a lab.  

Topics include:

  • Advances in airflow control valves and their use in laboratory controls
  • Available technologies used to accurately control airflow in the laboratory enviroment
  • Review technologies applied to the equipment in laboratory spaces to demonstrate how different technology can behave
  • Explore the differences betweeen high accuracy terminals and venturi valves
  • Recommendations for high accuracy terminals and venturi valve applications

SPEAKER BIO: David Enns, Antec Controls by Price

David Enns is a Professional Engineer who graduated from the University of Manitoba.  David specializes in airflow controls for critical spaces and has been with Antec Controls for 3 years.  David primarily works with the control and monitoring of spaces such as isolation rooms, compounding pharmacies, and laboratories.  Previously, David acted as the Applications team leader for Price Industries' Hydronic product group.




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