Monthly Meetings

March 14 – 5:00PM Sysco Refrigeration Tour

Sysco is the world’s global foodservice leader. We are excited to be hosting a field trip to the Sysco Factory located in Palmetto, FL this month. The Sysco warehouse refrigerates 450,000 square ft. of space at 8 different temperature set points, ranging from -10 degrees to 78 degrees. They use 51 evaporators to accomplish this and run anywhere from 2 to 4 compressors.

Join us on March 14th at 5:00PM for a tour of the facility to learn more about the plant and the process.


Cost:  FREE!

3000 69th St E#4221
Palmetto, FL 34221


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February 7th – ASHRAE Lunch Meeting

Join us for our February lunch meeting where ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Chris Muller will discuss ““Improving Building IAQ Reduces HVAC Energy Cost”

Here is a little background on Chris:

Chris Muller is Technical Director for Purafil, Inc. (Doraville, Georgia USA) with responsibilities for technical support services and various research and development functions. He also serves as their Global Mission Critical Technology Manager responsible for Purafil’s data center business development program. Prior to joining Purafil, he worked in the chemical process and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries in plant management and quality assurance/quality control.
In the 30 years he has spent with Purafil, Chris has become a recognized authority on the subject of indoor/environmental air quality, the application and use of gas-phase air filtration, corrosion control and monitoring, and electronic equipment reliability. He has written and spoken extensively on these topics and counts over 175 articles and peer-reviewed papers, more than 100 seminars, and 8 handbooks to his credit. He has edited chapters in two handbooks on the application and use of gas-phase air filtration, wrote the chapter on contamination control in the ASHRAE Datacom Series Handbook – Particulate and Gaseous Contamination in Datacom Environments, wrote the chapter on gas-phase air filtration in the NAFA Air Filtration Handbook and the chapter on airborne molecular contamination in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook published by McGraw-Hill.
Chris has testified before OSHA on a proposed Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Standard and has consulted on the preparation of Dutch and Italian governmental standards for indoor environments and has worked closely with many state and national agencies in the U.S. and abroad to develop and implement indoor environmental control strategies for airborne contaminants.
He is one of only a handful of ASHRAE members named as a Distinguished Lecturer and is a frequent speaker at ASHRAE Chapter and Regional meetings both domestically and abroad and has received ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the International Scientific Committee for the ASHRAE IAQ Conference Malaysia 2010: Airborne Infection Control – Ventilation, IAQ & Energy. He also served on the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) of the Environmental Health 2013 Conference (Basel, Switzerland). He was a co-author of ASHRAE’s Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning and is working the ASHRAE IAQ Guideline.
He is a voting member of ASHRAE’s Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, serves on the Research and Education subcommittee, and is a co-author of the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual. He is also a voting member of Technical Committees (TC) 2.3 – Gaseous Air Contaminants and Gas Contaminant Removal Equipment and TC 9.9 – Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment. He is also a corresponding member of TC 9.11 – Clean Spaces. He is the former Chair of SSPC 145 which published the first industry standards for assessing the performance of media and equipment used in gas-phase air filtration systems.
Chris is the chair of the International Society of Automation (ISA) 71 committee on Environmental Conditions for Process Measurement and Control Systems and was responsible for updating Standard 71.04 on Airborne Contaminants to account for the changes in electronic equipment and their reliability brought about by global “lead-free” manufacturing regulations.
He serves on the Yield Enhancement Technical Working Group and the Wafer Environment Contamination Control (WEEC) subgroup for the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) that recently replaced the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
Other activities include:

• Institute of Environmental Sciences (IEST) – Senior Member and a member of the Senior Faculty of the IEST Contamination Control Institute. Willis J. Whitfield Award for contributions on airborne molecular contamination (AMC) control. He is member of Working Groups CC-008 (Gas-Phase Adsorber Cells), CC-012 (Cleanroom Environments), and CC-035 (Design Considerations for Airborne Molecular Contamination Filtration Systems).
• International Standards Organization (ISO) – Technical Committee 142: Working Group 8 on Gas-Phase Air Cleaning Devices for General Ventilation and Technical Committee 156: Corrosion of Metals and Alloys.
• American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) – Research and Technical Studies specialty group.
• American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) – Committee D22.05 on Indoor Air and Committee D.28.04 on Activated Carbon.
• Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) – Indoor Air Quality Committee.
• International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) – Task Force III on Indoor Air Quality in Museums.
• Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
• Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI)

He received his B.S. in Applied Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Georgia Tech and has done postgraduate work in Industrial Engineering.

The event will be at our normal meeting location, the EVEN Hotel.

Dinner:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All dinner menu items are $30.00.


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