Press Release

ACGIH® PRESENTS PROOF OF PERFORMANCE TESTING FOR INDUSTRIAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS WEBINAR

For Immediate Release 
August 26, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio — August 26, 2014 — ACGIH® will present Proof of Performance Testing for Industrial Ventilation Systems on December 10, 2014 at the following times:

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

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.

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
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.

Doug L. Edwards, PE and Robert Shearer will present this webinar.

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.

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 qualifies 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 detailed information about the Proof of Performance Testing for Industrial Ventilation Systems webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at rpeltier@acgih.org or 513-742-2020.

To register for this exciting event, visit the ACGIH® website at http://acgih.webex.com.

ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health.ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director
513-742-6161
abloomhuff@acgih.org