Dec. 7th Energy Efficient Hydronic Balancing

  • 07 Dec 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Overland Park


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Topic of Discussion 

Energy Efficient Hydronic Balancing:

This presentation will briefly cover the basics of hydronic balancing and why it is important to provide proper control of hydronic systems at design loads.  The presentation will then discuss partial loading of hydronic systems and methods of providing energy efficient solutions to reduce the building’s energy consumption.  We’ll also discuss pressure independent balancing options and proper placement in your system.                

Gary Hillier &

Jonathan Smith   

 Victaulic Company of America

 Gary Hillier is a Product Engineer in the Engineering Services department at Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems. Gary specializes in HVAC systems, specifically hydronic balancing. Prior to joining Victaulic, Gary served as a Systems Engineer for Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation (BMPC), where he provided engineering support for the nuclear propulsion systems onboard Navy vessels. Gary is a member of ASME and NFPA, and holds a BSME from University of Central Florida.

 Jonathan Smith is a Balancing Valve Specialist at Victaulic. Jonathan specializes in HVAC systems, specifically hydronic balancing. Prior to joining Victaulic, Jonathan worked for Siemens for 8 years with numerous roles including BAU Systems Engineer, Energy Engineer, and BAU Sales Rep.  Jonathan also has 2 years of experience in test and balance and commissioning of HVAC air and piping systems.  Jonathan is a licensed PE, CEM, and LEED AP, as well as a member of the ASHRAE where he is a BOG member, AEE memeber, and holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University.

It's Research Promotion Donor Recognition Month!

For all those who contributed to Research Promotion last year, please be sure to register and attend this December meeting.  We will be recognizing all those who contributed to a successful campaign.  Last year Kansas City Chapter members and Companies contributed $32,400.  THANK YOU!  Our goal this year is $33,800.

Please RSVP at by Friday, Oct. 30th @ End of Day 

Fees are $25 for those who RSVP by deadline and $30.00 at the door.

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Hope to see everyone at this month’s lunch program!
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