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February 18, 2020

Rochester February Monthly Meeting
February 18, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
DoubleTree Rochester
150 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-rochester-mayo-clinic-area-RSTDTDT/index.html
Rochester's monthly educational seminar

$21.00 Lunch Meeting

$21.00 Lunch Meeting

Bio:

Steve Kujak has spent over 28 years being involved in numerous technology and product development projects involving development of new refrigerants, lubricants, compatibility of system materials and environmental sustainability initiatives. Steve holds bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from the University of North Dakota.

He has been member of ASHRAE since 2005 and is a distinguish service member of ASHRAE. His ASHRAE and industry activities include contributing to refrigerant safety and use standards. He was awarded the ASHRAE Crosby Field award for highest rated presentation of a technical paper in 2016 and was also awarded the George Briley Refrigeration Committee award for best ASHRAE journal article on refrigeration in 2017 and 2018.

Steve has been an author or co-author on greater than 50 publications related to refrigerants and has 17 patents related to HVAC products.

ve has spent over 28 years being involved in numerous technology and product development projects involving development of new refrigerants, lubricants, compatibility of system materials and environmental sustainability initiatives. Steve holds bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from the University of North Dakota.

He has been member of ASHRAE since 2005 and is a distinguish service member of ASHRAE. His ASHRAE and industry activities include contributing to refrigerant safety and use standards. He was awarded the ASHRAE Crosby Field award for highest rated presentation of a technical paper in 2016 and was also awarded the George Briley Refrigeration Committee award for best ASHRAE journal article on refrigeration in 2017 and 2018.

Steve has been an author or co-author on greater than 50 publications related to refrigerants and has 17 patents related to HVAC products.

 

Presentation:

The HVAC&R industry is currently being challenged to invest significant resources to understand the best refrigerants that meet the above requirements. However, there are many uncertainties and challenges given the ever changing global regulatory environment, within regions, country, state, and sometimes locally by city. This presentation will provide a detail discussion of lower GWP alternatives in use and proposed by application type. These applications will include refrigerants for use in various types of chillers, unitary and refrigeration products.

 

This presentation will provide an update on new lower GWP alternatives introduced into the market place and will highlight some important considerations, particularly flammability, that engineers, designers, and building owners should keep in mind regarding next-generation refrigerants.

 

Future Meetings

March 11, 2020

MN ASHRAE Day on the Hill

March 11, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

State Office Building
100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Room 300N
St. Paul, MN 55155
https://mn.gov/admin/government/buildings-grounds/building-management/buildings/sob.jsp

Meet and greet local representatives to raise awareness of ASHRAE's local expertise and policy interests.
 

March 19, 2020

YEA Winter Tour - Uponor

March 19, 2020
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Uponor
5925 148th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124
https://www.uponor-usa.com/

Join YEA for a facility tour of Uponor's North American Headquarters
 

March 26, 2020

Curling Event - Student and Industry Connections

March 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Chaska Curling Center
3210 Chaska Blvd
Chaska, MN 55318
http://www.chaskacurlingcenter.com/

Hear from the Students about their ASHRAE activities and find out how they can connect with industry
 

June 03, 2020

2020 Golf Outing - 53rd Annual

June 03, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
701 Bunker Lake Boulevard Northeast
Ham Lake, MN 55304-6799
http://www.majesticoaksgc.com/

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