Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Session
TS 24: Seminar 24
Time:
Friday, 24/June/2022:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Provincial

Session Topics:
Track B: Industrial HVAC-Innovations and Best Practices

Track B: Industrial HVAC-Innovations and Best Practices 


Presentations

Controlling Airborne Contaminants: Source Capture, Ambient and Hybrid Solutions

Mike Meyer

RoboVent

What’s the best way to control contaminants from industrial processes: source capture or ambient air filtration? We’ll explore both options and explain the pros, cons and ideal applications for each. This session will cover the fundamentals of air filtration system design, including source capture options (hoods and enclosures, fume arms, backdraft, etc.), types of ambient systems, dust collector selection, sizing and placement for the dust collector, filter media selection, ductwork design and more. Plus, when to consider a hybrid solution that incorporates both source capture and ambient options. Includes real-world examples and Q&A. Will cover various aspect of dust collection and air filtration system design including:

- Capture efficiency

- Energy efficiciency

- Regulatory considerations

- Combustible dust safety

- Maintenance and operational considerations



Indoor Environmental Quality Conditions: ‘Noise’—a By-Product

Viken Koukounian

K. R. Moeller Associates, Canada

Although the pandemic has intensified discussions relating to the public’s health and safety, there’s great value in recognizing the role sustainability and health and wellbeing standards (e.g., LEED, WELL, GBI) have, and continue to play in promoting consideration of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) parameters. In the words of the built environment strategist, Esther Greenhouse, if there is a “poor fit between a person and his or her environment, the environment acts as a stressor, pressing down on the person’s abilities, pushing him or her to an artificially low level of functioning.” However, despite over two decades of developments, we continue to learn that acoustics is “the one IEQ parameter that [does] not consistently score better” and “in several studies, participants reported lower satisfaction with noise.” This is, perhaps, because ‘noise’ is a ‘by-product’ of systems that need to perform at the highest level, and efficiency, to support a parameter of the environment—i.e., Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Thermal, Energy, Water, Lighting. For this reason, fundamental acoustical theories, which are, generally, secondary considerations when optimizing systems supporting other IEQ parameters, are revisited alongside acoustic measurement data. These topics include preconceptions of auditory and nonauditory effects of noise, properties of sound, acoustic metrics and criteria, the physics of the dynamic behavior of sound in space and the acoustical needs of the occupant. This presentation concludes by exploring architectural acoustical strategies and solutions, which focus on managing the ambient acoustic environment and on clarifying nuances of sound insulation metrics.