The Dry Heat Exchanger


Happy New Year! Hope that everyone had a relaxing and safe holiday! At our December meeting, we were pleased to welcome Duane Genter from Harsco Industrial Patterson Kelley to discuss Boiler efficiencies, including condensing and non-condensing applications, as well as some control theory for multiple boiler plants. I hope everyone took away something useful from the presentation. We had a total of 34 people attend the meeting at Feast. We received 23 evaluation forms with a total point average of 91.2 out of 100. We appreciate receiving the evaluation forms as this helps in selecting future topics and speakers so please keep giving us the feedback good, bad, or indifferent. Additionally, if you have any recommendations for presentation topics and speakers please feel free to let me know- my email address is tom.mcgreal@cas-sw.com.

Save the date, the 2013 Product Show is set for Wednesday February 27 from 3 pm – 6 pm at Pima Community College at Stone and Speedway. We will have information on the website for interested vendors and attendees. Please check it out at www.ashraetucson.org.

The 2013 Tucson ASHRAE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday April 19 at the Hilton El Conquistador! The shotgun start will begin at 8 am. Information will be posted soon on the website for sponsorships and entry forms.

For our next lunch meeting on Wednesday 1/9, we are pleased to welcome John Farmerie from Cyrus Rice Water Consultants, who will cover Water Treatment for HVAC applications. Should be excellent information, see you there!



  • Topic: Water Treatment for HVAC Applications
  • Speaker: John Farmerie
  • Date: Wednesday, January 9
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Feast (3719 E. Speedway)
  • RSVP: www.ashraetucson.org/calendar/january

About the speaker:

Mr. Farmerie has provided consulting services to industrial, municipal, and institutional organizations in the field of water treatment for more than twenty five years as a technical service engineer and project manager, responsible for overseeing the services provided by the entire national field organization to the company’s major clients. These responsibilities include solving technical problems brought in by field representatives, assisting with the design of new and existing plants, and interaction with clients’ corporate engineering and executive staffs.

Experience covers a wide range of industrial and municipal water systems especially relating to boiler system operation, closed loop chiller and heater systems, open and closed re-circulating cooling water systems, boiler and steam generating systems, and in potable and waste water facilities.

Mr. Farmerie is currently, or has been, involved with upgrading wastewater systems in oil refineries in the Caribbean (one), northeast United States (three), Central Midwest United States (two) and the Gulf Coast United States (one) in the past two years. Has also assisted with design and operational troubleshooting and plant upgrades regarding oily wastes in the automotive (one) and aluminum casting/rolling processes (two) in the past two years.


Climatec is searching for a well-qualified applicant to join our technical sales staff. The position is responsible for presenting, demonstrating and providing design assistance for our full line of HVAC equipment and systems. The applicant should possess an engineering degree or have a solid background and experience in HVAC related processes and be familiar with equipment used within our industry. Good communication skills are critical to success in this position. This is a full time position with massive potential and great rewards. If you meet these criteria and are interested in exploring this immediate opportunity please contact Larry Borges larryb@climatec.com 520-352-5223.


The Tucson Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission is looking for two volunteer commissioners. The energy commission is an advisory commission to Tucson and Pima County elected officials on energy issues. ASHRAE does a lot of work in the sustainability area and many of your local chapter members have an interest and expertise in energy issues that would be beneficial to the commission. Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month and run from 7:45 am til about 9:30am. In addition to coming to the meetings the commissioners serve on sub committees in their areas of expertise.

Visit their website at www.mectucson.org

Interested parties can contact Michael Guymon at michael.guymon@treoaz.org or call Vinnie Hunt at 837-6311.


Is Moisture An Unwanted Occupant In Your Building?

ATLANTA – No designer wants to see the unwelcome guests of mold and mildew show up in their building. Guidance on how to prevent moisture that causes their appearance is offered in several sessions at ASHRAE’s 2013 Winter Conference in Dallas.

“Sooner or later, HVAC professionals throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast come up against the problem of preventing or getting rid of mold,” Lew Harriman, a speaker at the Conference and author of ASHRAE’s ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates, said. “In June 2012, the ASHRAE Board of Directors approved a totally revised and updated Position Document on Indoor Mold and Dampness in Buildings. The Dallas Conference includes a comprehensive briefing on what ASHRAE experts have found to be the HVAC-related causes of mold in buildings, and what owners, contractors and designers can do to prevent the problem.”

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IAQ 2013 Extends Abstract Deadline

ATLANTA—The deadline to submit abstracts for ASHRAE’s IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings has been extended until Friday, Dec. 21.  The conference will examine IAQ, thermal comfort, source control, air cleaning, ventilation, exposure and related environmental health concerns associated with low energy building design, construction, retrofit and operation.

The conference, IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings, takes place Oct. 15-18, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  This conference is co-organized by ISIAQ and is the 17th in the ASHRAE IAQ conference series.

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