Building Operators Association of Canada BOA Invites you to our May Webinar
Part 2 Open Water Systems
Tiffany Petrunia, B.Sc. Account Manager Education Bachelor of Science, University of Calgary Tiffany lives in Calgary with her husband, two daughters, dog, and 2 cats.
Years at SUEZ: 15
Tiffany joined SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions in 2007. She began her career as an Account Manager servicing a wide variety of markets, including gas processing facilities, Universities, Hospitals, Food and Beverage plants and Commercial buildings in Calgary and Southern Alberta. In 2014 Tiffany accepted the role of Area Manager for Southern Alberta and Southern British Columbia further expanding to cover the Edmonton commercial market in 2015. This increased her market exposure to additional industries such as gas processing, mining, and metals processing. In 2019 Tiffany returned to the Calgary area as a senior account manager. Tiffany’s focus has been on production optimization, problem solving, and cost reducing projects for her customers over the past 15 years. She has extensive experience in many aspects of water treatment including wastewater, cooling, low and high pressure boiler treatment, as well as water purification and pre-treatment.
The Challenging Dynamics of Open System Water Treatment. We will discuss basic cooling tower water treatment. This includes cycles of concentration, evaporation, & latent heat transfer. The importance of pre-season cleaning, & operational best practices. Control of biologics & risk management, including Legionella mitigation. Corrosion & reposition chemistry and monitoring in cooling towers.
Building Operators Association of Canada BOA Invites you to our April Webinar
Introduction to Energy Performance & Thermal Imaging for Buildings
Grant Eliuk Ret.,
Ben Hilderbrant is a Principal Investigator with Green Building Technologies Access Centre at SAIT
Gene Aquilini is a RSE Glazier Instructor at SAIT
Grant is a Certified Energy Appraiser, NIA Level 3 Infrared Thermographer, FLIR Applied Thermographer for Electro - Mechanical, Building Envelope & Roofing Building Construction, Fire Protection, Basic & Special Hazards / Processes, IAO. Grant will review the fundamentals of Energy Performance in Buildings, giving building operations staff a greater understanding of how various components and systems interact with each other to provide a safe & comfortable indoor environment while minimizing energy losses to the outside environment.
Gene Aquilini is an instructor at SAIT
SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions
Water Treatment - Closed Loop - Best Practices
Water treatment is one of the most important facets of Building Operations it is often misunderstood and mistakes can be slow to show up but devastating to systems, sometimes unrecoverable but always expensive.
Tiffany Petrunia, B.Sc. Account Manager
Education Bachelor of Science, University of Calgary Tiffany lives in Calgary with her husband, two daughters, dog, and 2 cats. Her interests include camping, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking, yoga and spending time with family.
Years at SUEZ: 15 Tiffany joined SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions in 2007. She began her career as an Account Manager servicing a wide variety of markets, including gas processing facilities, Universities, Hospitals, Food and Beverage plants and Commercial buildings in Calgary and Southern Alberta. In 2014 Tiffany accepted the role of Area Manager for Southern Alberta and Southern British Columbia further expanding to cover the Edmonton commercial market in 2015. This increased her market exposure to additional industries such as gas processing, mining, and metals processing. In 2019 Tiffany returned to the Calgary area as a senior account manager. Tiffany’s focus has been on production optimization, problem solving, and cost reducing projects for her customers over the past 15 years. She has extensive experience in many aspects of water treatment including wastewater, cooling, low and high pressure boiler treatment, as well as water purification and pre-treatment.
Topics up for discussion
Closed loop chemistry (corrosion inhibitors and dispersants) options overview:
-Other technologies (amine or polyamine)
-Azoles (copper protection)
Closed loop Monitoring:
-Key monitoring parameters and why
-Monitoring options (chemical testing, PTSA probes)
Closed loop Filtration
-Protection options (mild steel and copper coils)
-pH and the importance of glycol breakdown knowledge
Erich Binder : Cold Climate Design
Winter is a fact of life here in Canada. There is a lot of speculation on the future of design and operation of occupied buildings, and to be able to run optimally in cold climates. Cold Climate Design is a timely subject discussed by a Canadian subject matter expert. Erich Binder is an independent engineering consultant with an extensive experience in the sustainable design of Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, & Cold Climate, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Fire Suppression & Specialty Mechanical Systems engineering.
Erich Binder is Life member of ASHRAE:
• Past Society Director at Large - ASHRAE
• Past Society Director and Regional Chair - ASHRAE Region XI
• Chairman: ASHRAE TC 9.2 Industrial Ventilation And Air Conditioning.
• Chairman: ASHRAE TRG9 – CCBDG – Cold Climate Building Design Guide.
• Chairman: ASHRAE United Nations MTG – Sustainable Refrigeration Maintenance and Operation Best Practices
Education and certification includes
• Registered Engineering Technologists RET, Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET)
• Southern Alberta Polytechnic (SAIT), Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Diploma
• SAIT Polytechnic, Registered Instructor
• Certified Risk Manager CRM, Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
• Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Certificate, HVAC and Building Automation Controls
• Decision & Risk Analysis & Value Engineering Certification,
The topic of the October 12th educational webinar
tekmar presenting Levels of building and system controls.
Eric is is the Technical Sales Manager for Tekmar Control Systems, we are doing webinars and have a talk on modules in (Watts Works). A Watts Brand, based out of Vernon, BC. Canada. Eric’s passion is HVAC building controls in the mid-level residential, high end residential, light commercial and commercial facilities that we call our homes, our businesses, our built environment. With 30 plus years working for HVAC Controls manufacturers, building distribution of these products through Agencies, P & H, Mechanical and Control contracting companies here in Canada, tekmar products are manufactured in our 60,000 square foot facility located in Vernon, BC, Canada, so you are buying Canadian made, when you purchase. Training has been a very big component of getting these companies equipped to meet the needs in their marketplaces. Many weeks / months of hands on training sessions completed, ensuring best possible results for our customers. Learning online available here https://training.watts.com: Log in to the site .
The topic of the September 14th educational webinar Further education for Building Operators.
PMIC formerly BOMI Canada will speak on continued education for Building Operators. They are developing 22 competencies to enhance the field. These competencies have a wide acceptance with the Property Owners and Managers across Canada. The webinar is on where they are to this date and where they are going in the near future. It is an interesting watch and if you would like to participate in the process there are links provided.
The topic of the June 8th educational webinar will be HVAC Control Valves - What You Need to Know
Luc Chamberland Sales Manager Canada - Control Valve Specialist
Spartan Peripheral Devices
Over the years, Luc's reputation as
control valve retrofit specialist has been spreading in Canada's major engineering firms. He has become a reference for mechanical departments coast to coast. Active ASHRAE Montreal chapter member, he has been representing Spartan Peripheral Devices since 2010 in HVAC exhibitions CMPX - CMX - CIPHEX WEST AB,BC MEET Trade Shows.
Luc is focussed on problem solving and helping understanding control valves and the applications they are involved with in our daily lives.
Water Cooled Chillers – What’s New? Presented By Ainsworth Inc.
The presentation will be a discussion of recent changes to Large Ton Water Cooled Chillers with the following points: Guest Speaker: The guest speaker for this presentation will be Rick Hack, Business Development Manager-Mechanical Services with Ainsworth Inc. in Calgary, Alberta and Sheldon Tetrault, Chiller Mechanic Ainsworth Inc. and Paxton Lang, Chiller Mechanic Ainsworth Inc.
The guest panellist will be Norm Denslow, Director Chiller Division Brief: The presentation will be a discussion of recent changes to Large Ton Water Cooled Chillers with the following points: Chiller Efficiencies Enhanced Tubes Magnetic Bearing Compressors Cooling Tower Temperatures Variable Evaporator Water Flow Capacity Control – VFD Free Cooling to Mechanical Cooling Changeover Falling Film Evaporators Recycle / Restart Maintenance Issues and Q&A
ENMAX Power – Preparing the Grid for the Future.
ENMAX Power is the regulated electrical utility that owns, operates and maintains the transmission and distribution system in and around Calgary. As new technologies are advanced, such as electric vehicles and distributed energy resources like solar generation, ENMAX Power is taking proactive steps to understand the grid of the future. Join us to learn more about the trends we are seeing and what we are doing to be prepared.
Kyle D’Agostino from Heartland Exchanger, in partnership with Alfa Laval will host a discussion about gasketed plate heat exchanger (GPHE) maintenance. Servicing your exchanger at the exact right time is important, in order to avoid fouling and unnecessary maintenance spending. Please join us in order to discuss correct service intervals and best practices/methods to service them
Green Waste Reduction using cutting edge clean technology for waste management of Cardboard, Wet Waste and Organics.
The presentation will be a collaboration between VP Glen Smith of Eco-Growth Environmental and with additional subject matter expertise provided by Kim Caron President with Executive Mat Group of Companies and Mike Thompson of Clean Power World Wide
Damir Ivancic of Cleanslate Sanitary Supplies and Gregg Shoemaker of Kleer Northern with additional subject matter expertise provided by Adon with Rochester Midland Corp.
Building Cleaning Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond
Curt LaMontagne of Calgary-based C5+ clears up some misinformation and shares valuable
information he has on keeping our buildings safe during this pandemic. This is a continued education for
Building Operators and Property Managers
Joanne Ogilvie MET of Sanuvox. usage of Ultraviolet Lighting usage in Commercial buildings as a useful tool in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Mike Gerald speaks to operating facilities using filtration in conjunction with other systems in the protection of people while living and working with Covid-19.
Honeywell and WestExcel in speaking on basic commercial HVAC operations under the Covid Virus. Awareness of safety and cautions while doing the day to day work around commercial/ institutional facilities in the Calgary Alberta area.
** Please note the first 3 minutes of the meeting was not recorded.
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