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May 2017


ASHRAE Tucson Newsletter


Well Done ASHRAE Tucson!!!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship and support for the event, we are happy to announce that approximately $8500.00 was raised for ASHRAE Research Promotion, Student Scholarships for the current year, and helping continually fund the Stan Adams Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will provide a minimum $1,500 Chapter Scholarship in perpetuity once the $30,000 initial investment is funded. 
This was one of the most successful ASHRAE tournaments in recent memory (95 registered golfers) and we couldn't do it without your continued support!!

Our Corporate Sponsors:



Hole Sponsors-
Advanced Controls Corp. (ACC)
Climatec BTG
Fraser-Johnston Heating & Air-Conditioning
McCook Boiler & Pump
Mechanical Products SW (MPSW)
Pro Hydronic Specialties
The Trane Company

Additional Foursome/Sponsors-
Greenfield Dynamics
Griswold Controls

Beer Keg Sponsors-
Custom Air Solutions (CAS)
General Air Control (GAC)

Contest Hole Sponsor- Greenfield Dynamics
Closest to the Pin Winner - Paul Vertrees
Longest Drive Winner - Robert Kunkel

Prize and Ball Donations-
Custom Air Solutions

First Place Team - Varitec Team - Score- 59
Steve Williams
Justin Sipe
Heidi Roggensack
Blake Willmes

Second Place Team - CAS Team 1 - Score- 59
Tom McGreal
Ken Weyker
Mark Hansen
Ralph Banks

Third Place Team -  Pueblo Mechanical Team 2 - Score 60
Tim Kokoskza
Jason Cagle
Paul Vertrees
Brian Kelly

A Special Thank You to Lisa Downey, Tom McGreal and Robert Kunkel as the main event Coordinators, Margo Brownell and Marlenna Lauver from Sun Mechanical for their help with Registration and Prize tables and Dave Palty for being our event photographer!



As this is the last lunch meeting of the ASHRAE year, we will be introducing your incoming board members and awarding five $100 scholarships to our student members.

  • Topic: Active and Passive Beams
  • Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30pm
  • Location: Barrio Brewing Company
  • RSVP: Click Here

Active and Passive Beams
Active beam systems are gaining popularity in the North American market. When used correctly, they can reduce HVAC system energy consumption for cooling and heating when compared to all air systems. Active and passive beams are especially effective in renovation projects where cooling capacity of the system needs to be increased without increasing duct sizes. This presentation will describe beam operation principles, and focus on special considerations during HVAC system design and commissioning. Application cases for beams operating in constant and variable air volume systems will be described. This presentation will also describe efficient ways of integrating active beams with Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems. Specifics and limitations of using beams in heating mode will also be discussed.

Dr. Andrey Livchak

Dr. Andrey Livchak has over 30 years of international experience in the HVAC industry. He graduated from Moscow Civil Engineering University in 1983 with honors. In 1989 he received Ph.D. in engineering from the same university. His expertise covers several areas including air distribution, heat recovery, cooling and heating systems, acoustics and commercial kitchen ventilation.


Dr. Livchak started his engineering career in 1983 in Moscow, Russia working at the government research laboratory. He joined Halton in 1989 in Finland and in 1998 moved to the U.S. to manage Halton R&D center. As the Director of Global R&D for the Foodservice division, Dr. Livchak is responsible for planning and coordinating research and development of six Halton Research Centers in America, Europe and Asia.


Dr. Livchak is ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, has over 30 scientific publications and more than 20 patents.




  • See you in September!




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