Proof of Performance Testing for Industrial Ventilation Systems


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (2pm - 4:30pm US/Eastern)
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Industrial ventilation is a first line defense against hazards in the workplace. Underperforming systems will reduce that level of protection. Following the installation or modification of an industrial ventilation system (IVS), it is important to determine whether or not the real-world conditions match the theoretical foundation. Proof of performance testing is a way for the plant safety professional to ensure that the installed equipment meets the design intent.

This webinar will teach methods for testing IVSs as they pertain to the original design parameters. Topics include: identifying published standards, selecting measuring equipment, identifying test locations, identifying proper techniques for airflow measurement, correcting field measurements for local conditions, interpreting field data compared to design data, and introduction to system balance techniques.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

Identify published guidelines and references for testing
Discuss types of measuring equipment
Determine proper test locations for duct traverse locations
Perform a proper duct traverse for determining airflow
Account for the effects of local conditions (density) on test readings
Evaluate a fan's performance against its published operating fan curve
Calculate brake horsepower from field measurements
Identify system balancing techniques

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Industrial Hygienists
Occupational Health and Safety Professionals
Industrial Plant Managers
Industrial Plant Safety Personnel
Industrial Plant Maintenance Personnel

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. An ACGIH® webinar is 2½ hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with an audio telephone link similar to that of a conference call.

Audio Option

ACGIH® is pleased to offer webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.

About the Presenters

Doug L. Edwards, PE is the owner of Doug Edwards Engineering LLC, a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design, testing, and troubleshooting of industrial ventilation systems. Mr. Edwards has been an instructor at the University of Alabama Birmingham Industrial Ventilation Conference and the Michigan State University Industrial Ventilation Conference. He was awarded the 2012 Krueger Fay Meritorious Service Award for leadership in the field of industrial ventilation. Mr. Edwards is a member of the ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee.

Robert Shearer is the President of KBD Technic, a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design, testing, and troubleshooting of industrial ventilation systems. The firm's capabilities also include stack/emissions testing. Mr. Shearer has been an instructor at the North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conference and the Michigan State University Industrial Ventilation Conference. He was awarded the 2011 Krueger Fay Meritorious Service Award for leadership in the field of industrial ventilation.

Webinar Materials

Each registrant will receive a URL link to download the appropriate webinar materials prepared by the presenters. Materials may be duplicated for additional participants viewing the webinar at the same site. Materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the webinar and two weeks after the live webinar date.

System Requirements

Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 or 10.5 (Power PC/Intel)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Mozilla 3.x or higher, Chrome 5, 6, 7, Safari 4 or higher
JavaScript and cookies enabled in the browser
Requires Sun Java 5 or higher or Apple Java 5 or higher for Mac OS
Recommend Active X be enabled for Internet Explorer
Intel or AMD processor (1 GHz or faster)
512 MB RAM (2 GB RAM for Vista)
Vista supports IE 7 and Firefox 2/3 browsers only

For Streaming Audio:

Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista or Windows 7
Sound Card
Speakers or Headphones
Streaming audio is supported on a 56Kpbs dial-up connection or faster

Test Your Browser and Operating System

Prior to registering, we strongly encourage you to test your browser compatibility with the webinar system. Refunds will not be granted to those registered individuals unable to view the webinar due to browser compatibility issues. Click on the link below to test your system.

http://support.webex.com/support/support-overview.html?DCMP=OTC-QLsupport

Test, Evaluation, and Certificate of Completion Information

Webinar Attendees Who Have Paid for the Test with Registration
Webinar attendees will be provided with a URL link to access the test and evaluation prior to the webinar. Attendees seeking confirmation of attendance from ACGIH® must complete the entire test and evaluation and mail or fax to ACGIH®. Tests postmarked within 30 days of the date of the webinar will be recorded and a Certificate of Completion will be issued in a timely manner.

Webinar Attendees Needing to Register for the Test
Attendees who would like to purchase a test and evaluation in order to receive a Certificate of Completion will be given a link to the ACGIH® website at the conclusion of the webinar, which will allow them to register and pay $25.00 to access the test and evaluation.

Attendees seeking confirmation of attendance from ACGIH® must complete the entire test and evaluation and mail or fax to ACGIH®. Tests postmarked within 30 days of the date of the webinar will be recorded and a Certificate of Completion will be issued in a timely manner. Tests received without proper registration and payment will not be recorded and will be discarded.

Copyright Notice

ACGIH® webinar materials are fully protected by United States copyright laws and are solely for the noncommercial, internal use of the purchaser. Purchaser agrees that these materials shall not be rented, leased, loaned, sold, transferred, assigned, broadcast in any media form, publicly exhibited, or used outside the organization of the purchaser without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, vendor/production company, and ACGIH®. Furthermore, these materials shall not be reproduced; stored in a retrieval system; or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. Use of these materials for training for which compensation is received is prohibited.

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Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 12/10/2014
Name Price Available To
Early Bird Members $292.50   Members
Early Bird Nonmembers $325.00   Nonmembers
Members $367.50   Members
Nonmembers $400.00   Nonmembers


Cancellation and Other Policies:
Cancellations are not accepted for ACGIH® Distance Learning Events. However, we recognize that emergency situations do occur that may prevent you from attending the live webinar event. In such a case, please contact Ryan Peltier at 513-742-2020 or rpeltier@acgih.org to make arrangements to receive a recorded CD of the webinar. The recorded version is typically available 4-5 weeks after the event. In the unlikely event that ACGIH® cancels this webinar, your registration fee will be refunded in full. Please review the information in our webinar confirmation notice and report any discrepancies to the ACGIH® office immediately.

Continuing Education Information:
This webinar contains 2.5 hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH website (www.abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may qualify for .15 BCSP (SP) Continuance of Certification (COC) Point for Certified Safety Professionals. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.


For more information please contact:
Ryan Peltier, REHS/RS
Science and Education Manager
ACGIH
Phone: (513) 742-6176
Fax: (513) 742-3355
E-mail: rpeltier@acgih.org