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Carolinas AIHA Fall 2014 Conference & PDC

September 24-26, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel-Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Wednesday, September 24

12:00 pm                        PDC Registration opens

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist
                                        Doug Gunnell, President, Gunnell Engineering Services


Thursday, September 25

8:00 am – 8:30 am        Continental Breakfast (vendor display area)

8:30 am – 12:00 pm      PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist
                                        Doug Gunnell, President, Gunnell Engineering Services

12:00 pm                        Conference Registration opens

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch (Hampton Room)

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm        Welcome & Business Meeting
                                        Kevin Cosgrove, Schaeffler Group

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm        Infection Prevention during Healthcare Construction Projects
                                        JJ Jenkins, Jenkins Risk Management, LLC

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm        Student Presentation — Practicum Presentation
                                        Rachel Morgan, University of South Carolina, Environmental Health Sciences Program

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm        Break in Vendor Display Area

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm        The Importance of Report Writing
                                        Robert A. Herrick, P.E., CIH, Herrick Engineering, Inc.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Confined Space Entry
                                        Susan Ivey, Boeing

5:15 pm                          Past President's Reception (Coastal Grill Bar — Embassy Lobby)


Friday, September 26

8:00 am – 8:30 am        Continental Breakfast (Vendor display area)

8:30 am – 9:30 am        Bioremediation — How microbes are cleaning up groundwater contamination, naturally
                                        Joseph E. Starr, P.E., PMP, Solutions-IES, Inc.

9:30 am – 10:30 am      Frontline Experience with Combustible Dust Inspections and Administrative Programs
                                        Chris Knezevich, Atotech

10:30 am – 11:00 am    Break and Vendor Presentations (Vendor Display Area)

11:00 am – 11:45 am    Industry Profile — Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
                                        Jeff Straub, CHEP, Safety Officer & Emergency Manager, SRHS

11:45 am – 12:00 pm    Closing Remarks
                                        Kevin Cosgrove, Schaffler Group

PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist

The HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist PDC is designed to enable the Industrial Hygienist to become more proficient when encountering industrial hygiene issues, such as Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), related to HVAC systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Present and discuss selected HVAC definitions, as well as heat transfer and heat generation fundamentals to establish / confirm a common basic understanding.

  • Explain and discuss the determination of Heating and Cooling loads to identify critical load factors.

  • Review and discuss ASHRAE Standard 62.1 "Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality" relative to its application in addressing IAQ problems.

  • Explain and discuss Psychrometrics, "the science that deals with the thermodynamic properties of moist air and the utilization of these properties to analyze conditions and processes involving moist air." The use of the pyschrometric chart will be demonstrated and utilized to identify and determine the values of these thermodynamic properties.

  • Present and discuss the "Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle" as integrated into both direct-expansion and chilled water systems.

  • Identify selected commercial, institutional, and industrial HVAC equipment and associated air distribution, as well as air-to-air heat recovery equipment, and discus from an application-operation vantage point.

  • Identify typical Indoor Air Quality problems, associated with HVAC systems that the Industrial Hygienist encounters. From case studies, discuss underlying causes and solution strategies.

About The Instructor

Doug Gunnell is President of Gunnell Engineering Services with more than 45 years of experience in engineering design and management with a Fortune 500 company, and as a consulting engineer in private practice. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). His areas of concentration include industrial and commercial HVAC systems, and industrial ventilation and exhaust systems. Additional areas of expertise include energy management and indoor air quality. Mr. Gunnell has authored a number of engineering articles and been awarded two United States patents. He is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University where he has been an instructor and lecturer for the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, and Continuing and Professional Education as well as the NC Industrial Ventilation Conference over a period of more than 45 years.

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