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February 19 Meeting

posted Feb 12, 2013, 6:31 AM by Andy Arsenault   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 1:00 PM ]


Please join us for the sixth Maine Chapter ASHRAE meeting of 2012-2013.

DATE:            Tuesday, February 19, 2013    Note that this is the 3rd Tuesday of the month


WHAT:           R-22 Alternatives 

                Attendees of this session will receive an update on the status of the R-22 phase-out, supply issues, and relevant regulatory / legislative activity.  Additionally, they will gain an understanding of universal and product specific retrofit issues.  Lastly, they will have an increased awareness of the need for an R-22 transition strategy, as well as the ability to make an informed decision when selecting a retrofit solution.

Course Outline:  Refrigerant Regulatory Update, Transition Strategies & Terminology, R-22 Replacements, Universal Retrofit Issues, Blend Component Comparisons, Oil Related Issues, Retrofit Metrics / Recommendations



SPEAKER:   Stephen V. Spletzer is the Senior Technical Sales Engineer for Arkema’s Forane®

Refrigerants Team.  Prior to his time with Arkema, Stephen worked for the Army Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.  He has spent the last 18 years in applications, and specializes in the testing, characterization, and retrofitting of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Stephen also heads up Arkema’s refrigerant seminars program, and has personally conducted hundreds of refrigerant / equipment based training sessions for contractors and service technicians across the USA and Canada.  He is actively involved with many industry organizations and has written and developed a number of articles and training videos for the HVACR industry.


LOCATION:  Bank of America Ice Vault, 203 Whitten Road, Hallowell, ME, 207-622-6354

                        2nd Floor Large Conference Room


TIMES:          4:45    BOG Meeting

5:30    Ice Vault Tour

6:00    Dinner and Presentation


RSVP:            Andy Arsenault by Friday, February 15th

aarsenault@apav.com   207-985-9090


COST:           $35 for ASHRAE Members

$40 for Non-Members & Walk-ins