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The Old Spaghetti Factory

What's Loud

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What's Loud
What's Loud

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710, USA

About the event

Mr. Fly has over 40 years of experience as a Researcher, Consulting Engineer, Contractor, and Manufacturer in the HVAC Industry. He is currently the Executive Director of the NAIC Laboratory at AAON, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma having served as Director of Engineering of AAON for 12 years prior to taking that position. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in two states.

In ASHRAE, Mr. Fly holds the grade of Fellow and has been honored with both the Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards. He has been and is currently active on numerous Technical Committees, Standing Committees and Councils, and is currently serving on the Nominating Committee and as a Trustee on the ASHRAE Foundation Board. He served as a Director at Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors from 2014-2017. He has also been active in the HVAC Industry Trade Association, AHRI, where he served on their Board of Directors from 2012-2016 and as Section Chair for Unitary Large Equipment, and Air-to-Air Energy Recovery. He has also participated on the Technical on Sound, Unitary Sector Leadership Council and is currently serving on the Systems Steering Committee and Applied Sector Leadership Council.


Acoustics Basics for HVAC &R Designers

  • The fundamentals of acoustics
  • How sound is measured and reported
  • Levels that are sound spectrums appropriate for different environments and activities
  • Different sound measurements and ratings,
  • How to apply different types of criteria rating systems to achieve acceptable noise for the people living and working in the space.

Participants will get the opportunity to judge for themselves both the loudness and sound quality of different criteria systems available.

Inside the Box – Fan Characteristics and Applications

Fans provide the primary transport method for moving thermal energy into occupied spaces in most all cases. Designers need to understand the characteristics and limitations of fans, even if imbedded in into packaged or self-contained equipment to apply the equipment properly. This presentation will cover:

  • Different fan types and their characteristics
  • Fan curves and fan laws, how to use and apply them
  • Fan stall and unstable regions of operation
  • How to select the best fan for the flow, static and acoustical performance desired

Understanding Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Ratings

HVAC units are rated and certified to defined metrics and, in many cases, must meet government regulated minimal standards before they can be offered for sales. Designers of systems using his equipment need to understand what these ratings mean in order to apply the best type of unit in the system for a given application. This presentation will cover:

  • Different rating metrics for full load and part load performance
  • What environmental conditions are these units tested at to develop the ratings
  • What the rating cover and don’t cover
  • How these rating effect the energy consumption of systems and overall building performance

What’s Shakin’ – Vibration Fundamentals and Human Perception

Vibration science is discussed with a view toward human comfort in this presentation. Isolation theory including isolation efficiency, damping, and harmonics are explored as well as the distinction between controlling vibration for equipment life vs human comfort. This presentation will cover:

  • Understand how vibration isolators work regarding isolation efficiency and damping.
  • Learn how deflection and isolator frequency response are related.
  • Discover how humans respond to building vibration.
  • Look at the criteria used for both human comfort and long machinery life


  • Non-Member

    +$1.13 service fee
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  • Student

    +$0.25 service fee
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  • Member

    +$0.88 service fee
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