Seminars presented by CMMTQ and CIPH

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 – 10:30 am

The ASHRAE 55 Standard and Occupant Comfort

When designing buildings, should the primary importance be placed on the comfort of occupants or the effectiveness of the envelope and its systems? The ASHRAE standard provides a different perspective on the design of mechanical systems based on occupant comfort. The factors taken into account include metabolism, clothing, relative humidity, air velocity, operating temperatures and median operation. From a case study, the tools used to design a system that meets the specific criteria of the standard will be addressed.

Speaker
Gilles Legault, Hydronics Director, CB Supplies Ltd.

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2 pm

Plumbing 101

Chapter III, Plumbing of the Quebec Building Code, though very complete, may seem rather complex with all its peculiarities. This is as true for a designer who starts in the field as a person with more experience. Also, some municipal bylaws must be considered. Fortunately, there are several tools available, among others, offered by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Corporation of Master Plumbing Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ) and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ). This seminar is both a presentation of interesting plumbing technical elements and a reminder of the different resources available to industry stakeholders.

Seminar presented
in collaboration with

Speaker
Éric Fournier, ing. Mechanical, Project Manager, GBI

Biography

Speaker
Daniel Marchand, LEED PA, Project Manager and Quality Control Manager, Bouthillette Parizeau

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 3:30 pm

Design and Consideration When Using Biogas in a Boiler Room

As the properties of biogas are different from those of natural gas, it is important to understand the specific characteristics of this fuel and their impacts in the choice of equipment, burner and network. The presentation will help to understand the differences and impacts in a boiler room in order to provide solutions for the design and use of these systems.

Seminar presented in
collaboration with

Speaker
Francis Lacharité, P.Eng., MBA, LEED PA, Sales Manager, Services Énergétiques R.L.

Biography

Speaker
Michel Rhéaume, P.Eng., Services Énergétiques R.L.

Biography


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 5 pm

Differential Pressure Control: Mechanical Controllers and Multiple Probes

The purpose of the presentation is to compare multiple differential pressure probes and probes in combination with a mechanical differential pressure controller. The discussion will offer a simulation to see the effects of overheads and low load conditions on the economy of pumps and the delta T of boilers / coolers.

Speaker
Antti Valikangas, Swing and Controls Specialist, Victaulic

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am

Plumbing : Various Subjects

Several topics will be discussed during this presentation. They are the image of the current concerns and challenges facing contractors, engineers and designers. These will include the recovery of HVAC systems condensation, the use of air intake valves for island sinks, expansion during the installation of DAr, and water hammer dampers. Part of the seminar will also focus on three incidents of backflow that occurred in recent months in Quebec and their causes and consequences.

Speaker
Éric Gagnier, Plumbing Technical Advisor, Régie du bâtiment du Québec

Biography

Speaker
Henri Bouchard, Director of Technical Services, CMMTQ

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 12:30 pm

The Benefits of Modulation in Residential Heating

This seminar will cover the benefits of modulation on the efficiency of combustion heaters, electric heaters, efficiency efficient (condensing) combustion heaters, and the different ways to modulate a heater. PSC, ECM and variable speed ventilation motors will also be explained.

Speaker
Mario Bouchard, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Granby Industries

Biography


Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 2 pm

Evolution of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems and New Hybrid Technology

Hybrid VRF is the modern alternative to traditional heating and cooling approaches. In addition to offering unparalleled performance, this technology can simultaneously meet heating and cooling needs while recovering energy. The system uses direct expansion technology similar to typical VRF systems. The energy is then redistributed in the building using hot or cold water to fan coils. Since it does not have refrigerant circulating in the distribution system, it contains half as much refrigerant as a conventional VRF system.

Speaker
Jocelyn Léger, Commercial Sales Manager, Mitsubishi Electric

Biography