ASHRAE Boston January Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites – 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451


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ASHRAE Boston January Meeting

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Embassy Suites – Waltham

Meeting Night Highlights:

·         Research Promotion

·         Membership Promotion

Main Presentation

Steam Design

Main Presentation Description:

  • Introduction to the Steam Property
  • Steam-Reputed Pipe
  • Boiler Pressure Vessel Explosion
  • Steam
  • Saturated
  • Superheated
  • Steam Table
  • Steam Production
  • Steam Uses
  • Steam Turbine
  • Steam Cooker
  • Steam Venturi for Vacuum
  • Steam – How It Works
  • Boiler Operator License Laws
  • Steam Plant Maintenance
  • Steam Line Maintenance
  • Steam Pipe Selection Example
  • Power of Steam


Kevin Foley

  • MA 1st Class Steam Engineer
  • BSME – UMass Lowell
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • 34 Years in Steam and Power Generation:

–       Industrial/Healthcare/Food and Beverage

–       Combined Cycle – Gas Turbine and Steam Turbine

–       Cogeneration – (“waste” thermal energy is used)

–       Natural Gas, Coal, Tires, Rice Hulls, Trash

Tech Session Presentation

Montreal Protocol Refrigerant Updates

Technical Presentation Description:

  • Learning Objectives
  • World Motivation Driving Actions
  • What is Driving Action in the USA?
  • Global Consumption of HFCs
  • Global HFC use of Refrigerants in RACHP
  • World - Motivation Shaped Action

-              Taking Action!

  • Montreal Protocol HFC Amendment Agreement!
  • Montreal Protocol HFC Amendment Details
  • Global Pressure on Refrigerants Continues…
  • Where were we and where are we going?

-              What Actions Have Been Taken Already

-              US Government Partnership with Industry

  • Industry Consensus & Agreement with NRDC
  • Proposed Changes to HFC Acceptability
  • Final Ruling on HFC Acceptability in Chillers
  • Final Rule 21: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone
  • Where can I learn more?
  • Review of Current and Pending Regulations
  • US EPA to Tighten HFC Regulations
  • Next-Generation Refrigerants
  • Flammability Properties Vary
  • HVAC Industry Next Transition Begins
  • HFO Options for Chillers Grow
  • High Pressure Replacements

-              High Pressure Refrigerant Replacements

  • Refrigerant Support
  • Refrigerant Choices & Comparison
  • What refrigerant do I buy?
  • How Can I Protect My Investment?
  • History of HVAC/R Refrigerants
  • Support Documentation & Sources
  • How do I Find Out More?
  • Other References
  • SNAP Ruling Documentation
  • Questions


W. Ryan Geister


Ryan Geister is the Applied Systems Leader for Trane, a brand of Ingersoll-Rand. During his 20 year tenure, Ryan has held various roles supporting the Trane portfolio of chillers with increasing responsibilities. As the Applied Systems leader, he is focused on advancing a strategy to drive system solutions for customers. This includes developing tools and improving the effectiveness of the Trane selling organization by expanding systems knowledge and capabilities to influence consulting engineers and technical decision makers. Ryan serves on the Ingersoll Rand Refrigerant Strategy Committee. He has led and continues to support the Global Product Network for Trane chiller portfolios. Currently, Ryan is the chairman of the AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) Chiller Section Committee and a member of the AHRI Board of Directors. Ryan is an ASHRAE Journal author and has spoken at annual meetings during his 20 years as an ASHRAE member.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1995 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse in 2000

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Meeting Timeline:

5:00 – 6:00pm   Registration/Social & Tech Session

6:00 – 7:00pm   Dinner

7:00 – 8:00pm   Announcements & Main Meeting

Meeting Location:

Embassy Suites – 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451


Hotel parking lot – free

Food Menu

Classic Chicken Picatta

Steam Design Lemon-Caper White Wine

Sauce, Vegetable, Rice Pilaf

Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit Compote

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