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ASHRAE Toronto - November 2010 Dinner Meeting

  • 01 Nov 2010
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Old Mill Inn and Spa (Guildhall Room)
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  • *Please note - Valid student ID from your respective school must be shown when signing in at the door.

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Notice of Meeting 

Date:          Monday November 1st, 2010

Venue:       The Old Mill Inn and Spa (Guildhall Room)  

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Cocktails:   5:00 PM

Dinner:       6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (Including Presentations)

HVAC/R Lubrication, Refrigerants and Maintenance: Joint Meeting with STLE

Theme:  Research Promotion Night

We ask that you pre-register for the dinner at your earliest convenience online at www.torontoashrae.com, select “Meeting Registration and Calendar” from the left tab and then “Register” button for the ASHRAE Toronto - November 2010 Dinner Meeting.  You may also still register through the ASHRAE chapter office (Sabrina Tai - 905 602 4714 or stai@hrai.ca). Please indicate at time of registration if you have any specific meal requirements. There will always be a vegetarian option, simply notify us at time of registration.

Dinner Speakers and Topics:

Christopher Barnes: Improving Lubrication in the HVAC Industry

Lubrication in the HVAC industry and is sorely neglected and overlooked in importance. As is the case in many industries, lubrication is mostly an afterthought, but is now drawing attention because of its ability to both reduce costs and save energy – thereby achieving the often duelling agendas of “going lean” and “going green.” Mr. Christopher Barnes, a leading expert in the field of lubricants will be discussing lubrication basics, while presenting case studies and suggesting ways to improve common practices in the HVAC industry.Please read an abstract of Chris's presentation, Improving Lubrication in the HVAC Industry.pdf.

After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Chris started his career in the oil industry working for Petro-Canada Lubricants in Research and Development, Customer Service for OEM Specialty Fluids and Heat Transfer Fluids, and Field Technical Service.  While studying for an MBA part-time at the Schulich School of Business, he accepted the position of National Sales Manager at Lubrication Engineers of Canada.  After a decade in the lubricants industry Chris joined Honeywell Building Solutions (Canada’s largest HVAC service provider) in 2005 as an Account Executive and has won over a dozen Sales Awards including Honeywell’s top honour, Presidents Club. Chris is on the Board of Directors of A.C.C.E.S. Employment (a United Way member agency) and a member of the Research Review Committee at Credit Valley Hospital. Chris is currently a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).  He was Chair of the Toronto Section of the STLE for the 2005 - 2006 year.

Ed Hessell: Lubricants for Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants

The advancement of synthetic refrigeration lubricant technology has paralleled the development of environmentally friendly refrigerants and refrigeration technologies. Mr. Ed Hessell, an industry expert and innovator in the field of chemical research and development, will be discussing a brief history of synthetic refrigeration lubricant technology along with the current research initiatives surrounding a synthetic lubricant optimized for new transcritical carbon dioxide applications. Please read an abstract of Ed's presentation, Lubricants for Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants.pdf

Ed Hessell has been involved in industrial chemical research and development for over 25 years, mostly in the area of lubricant additive and synthetic lubricant development.  Ed holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Rochester, NY.  He has worked for companies such as Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Texaco, and King Industries Specialty Chemical.  Ed joined Chemtura Corporation in 2008 as the Technical Manager for Refrigeration Lubricants where his group is currently developing advanced ester technologies for existing and next generation refrigeration applications. 

Joint Dinner Meeting with...

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)


Mission Statement:

To advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources and protect the environment.

Vision Statement:

STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector.

STLE members are technical experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide. STLE members are employed by the world's leading corporations and academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished men and women with a variety of professional education and certification programs.To be a leader in the global network of individuals, institutions, societies and corporate entities with a common interest in advancing the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering.

Additional Information:

Please see the links above for directions to The Old Mill Inn and Spa. Feel free to contact Marco Ottavino, ASHRAE Programs Chair, for further details (marco.ottavino@gmail.com, 416-561-8252).

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