YEA Sponsored Basics of Filtration Class October 15, 2018

YEA Sponsored Class on The Basics of Air Filtration


Please join us for our first YEA sponsored training class of the 2018-2019 ASHRAE year.  These classes are provided for those who are new to our industry and cover important topics at an introductory level.  This class will be held at 10:00 AM prior to the October Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Aaron Powell of Ketchum & Walton Co. will be presenting on The Basics of Air Filtration and will cover the topics and questions below:


What is a Micron?

What is in Atmospheric Air?

What is MERV?

Fine vs Coarse Fiber Filter Media

ASHRAE 52.2-2007 Addendum B (MERV-A)

Life Cycle Costing Considerations for Air Filtration.


Aaron Powell has been working as a manufacturer’s representative at Ketchum & Walton Co. since 2004.  He specializes in air filtration and works with customers to offer solutions to meet their indoor air quality needs.  Aaron graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with a BA in Business Administration.


The class will count for 1 PDH and will be free to members of the Columbus ASHRAE chapter and $10 for all non-ASHRAE members.  Registration will close October 12th at noon and is limited to the first 30 people.  If you wish to attend the October Lunch and Technical Presentation held after this class you will need to register for each event separately.


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October 15th ASHRAE Luncheon and Technical Presentation

Greetings!  Please join us for our October Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Trent Thiel from Camfil USA will make a presentation on Molecular Filtration.


Registration will close Wednesday, Oct. 10th at 5 pm. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning on attending you must pre-register 

Their presentation will focus on the correct methods, not products, to remove molecular contaminants. Due to their abilities to test according to ISO 10121-1, ISO 10121-2, ASHRAE 145.1, and ASHRAE 145.2 not only is their research backed by simulations carried out at realistic operating conditions.



Trent Thiel

Trent Thiel is the Molecular Filtration Segment Manager for Camfil US. He majored in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and worked in process gas decontamination 10 years in San Francisco, CA where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.


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September 17th ASHRAE Luncheon and Technical Presentation

Greetings!  Please join us for our September Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Jason Geagan will present on Boiler Venting-Definitions, Theory and Applications.

Registration will close Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 5 pm. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning on attending you must pre-register.  


The presentation includes a review of gas appliance categories, applicable codes and standards, best practices and common code violations….as well as the benefits of mechanical draft and when mechanical draft systems should be used.


Jason Geagan

Jason Geagan is the National Sales Manager for US Draft Co. based in Fort Worth, Texas.  His 23 years of industry experience began in Chicago, where he worked for his father’s boiler rep agency, focusing on hydronic and steam boilers.  Since 2000 he has worked for several mechanical and natural draft companies.  




ASHRAE 2018 Annual Golf Outing

It's that time of the year!  The Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing is just around the corner!

You are invited to attend the can't miss golf outing of the summer, the Annual ASHRAE Columbus Golf Outing! This event is always well attended so don't delay in registering.  As in year's past, we'll be offering lots of raffle prizes and different contests on the course.  This year the outing will be held on Sepember 21st at Bent Tree Golf Club.  

Click on the link below to register.  All the proceeds from this event are donated to ASHRAE for Research Promotion (RP).  These funds are then used for helping to propel our industry to the next level of efficiency, sustainability, and comfort.  

Thank you for continuing to support ASHRAE and we look forward to seeing you at the outing this year!

Click the link below to get more information or register for the event!!!

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May 21st Lunch and Technical Presentation

Greetings!  Please join us for our May 21st Lunch and Technical Presentation.  Doug Zentz will be presenting an introduction to ASHRAE 189.1, “Standards for the Design of High Performance Buildings; except Low-Rise Residential”


Registration will close Wednesday, May 16th at noon. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning to attend you must pre-register.  


The presentation will address the following in reference to ASHRAE 189.1; (a) Why have it?, (b) Relationship to Other ASHRAE Standards, and (c) What is in the Standard. The content of the details of the standard will be covered in a general context (due to time) as it will outline the areas of the standard, show Mandatory elements within each area of the standard, and then illustrate the two paths of compliance (prescriptive and performance) for each area of the standard.

Doug Zentz

Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE. Doug received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE in 2015 and is the RMCR for Region V.

In the area of professional speaking, he has been the guest speaker at over 50 events since 2005. Organizations which have invited him to speak include: Mechanical Contractors of America, Air Conditioning Contractors of America and ASHRAE.