Seminars presented by CETAF

All seminars will be presented in French.
Separate registration for seminars is not required: your MCEE 2019 badge is your “ticket”.
Seating is on a first come-first reserved basis.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 11 am

Air Duct Leaks: Impacts on Systems and an Innovative Way to Fix Them

A presentation of three cases of installation of ventilation systems with significant leakage problems in the air ducts. The speaker will explain how the leakage problems were diagnosed, the serious consequences that these leaks had on the operation of the systems and the innovative method used to correct them. This presentation was prepared from the results of pilot projects carried out in 2018 by the Rimouski-Neigette Housing Office using the technique of duct sealing by nanotechnology.

Speaker
Mario Canuel, Ventilation Expert and Trainer in Building Science

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 1 pm

Sanitation of Ventilation Systems … do you know?

The speaker will give examples and real-life cases of cleaning ventilation systems, from energy saving to improving air quality. The NADCA ACR 2013 standard specified in the performance specifications as well as the use of NADCA’s general specifications and the minimum requirements for successfully coordinating an HVAC remediation project will also be addressed.

Speaker
Pierre Tremblay, General Manager, Groupe Environ/Air inc.

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2:15 pm

Artificial Intelligence: Valuing Big Data

The speaker will discuss the value of data for real estate portfolio owners and consulting engineers, operation and maintenance service providers, and equipment manufacturers. Some practical examples of what the data analysis may reveal will also be revealed.

Speaker
Mark Anthony Sdao, M.Sc.A., MBA, ing. P., Director of technology (CTO), AI Outcome

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 3:30 pm

Selecting an Air Collection System According to the Application

Recovery systems for pre-treating fresh air are becoming increasingly popular and a multitude of options are available in the HVAC market. There are several reasons why building owners need such a system: increased heating and cooling capacity of the system, reduced consumption and operating costs, less fluctuation of the supply temperature and increased heating capacity. The ASHRAE 90.1 standard helps frame the design of these fresh air systems and increases the efficiency of buildings. So how do you choose the right system for the right use? This presentation will help you better know and understand the different systems on the market and their uses.

Speaker
Richard Boivin, Technical Director, Ventilation Division, Enviroair Industries

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4:30 pm

HVAC Design for the Cannabis Industry

The new law legalizing cannabis came into force in October 2018. Producers are investing in HVAC systems to optimize the quantity and quality of the product. Thanks to the technologies available on the market, it is possible to control the parameters essential to cannabis cultivation: temperature and relative humidity; dew point; sensible and latent load; CO2 level; and air speed to the plant.

Speaker
Paul Pieper, P.Eng., Product Manager, Specialized Equipment, The Groupe Master

Biography

Speaker
Andrew Nader, P.Eng., Product Manager, Ventilation, The Master Group

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am

New Regulations on the Use of Synthetic Refrigerants and Propane (R-290)

The use of hydrocarbons as a refrigerant in the commercial sector is the subject of much debate. Their classification A3 (flammable) evokes negative connotations against their use. However, in Europe, the use of equipment at R-290 is in its second decade and continues to influence the architecture of the systems. How do you implement methods of work and tools for the prevention of risks related to flammability? Which components are compatible? What is the specific tooling for equipment maintenance?

Speaker
Alain Mongrain, Business Development Manager for Eastern Canada, Emerson Climate Technologies

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 11:30 am

CO2 – Possible uses

Heavily used in Europe, CO2 made a gradual entry into North America a decade ago. First used in arenas, then in the retail trade (grocery stores), this natural refrigerant is now a solution valued by industry. CO2 is a refrigerant predestined to replace traditional synthetic refrigerants and harmful to the environment. The technology developed in recent years has diversified the fields of application.

Speaker
Pierre Lévesque, President, Ceptek Technologies

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 1:30 pm

How to Improve your Efficiency during Refrigeration Service Calls and Reduce Unnecessary Rrips

In addition to controlling smart defrosts and temperature, your customers request alarms by email or SMS. Do you want to do remote actions, support your refrigeration and ask expensive diagnostics? Even without IT knowledge, it’s easy to get there with the new technologies.

Speaker
Serge Tremblay, Regional Technical Director, Ke2 Therm Solutions

Biography