PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers

 
PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
WHAT’S INSIDE
                                    ADVERTISER INDEX                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

Charlotte Pipe..................................................................2
Watts Water......................................................................5
                                                                                          Welcome from the ASPE President...................... 4
Rinnai..............................................................................12
Zurn................................................................................12    General Info:
AIRCOM.........................................................................15
Nyle Water Heating Systems..........................................17                        San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.................. 6
NuFlow Technologies.....................................................19
Watts Water....................................................................21             Registration Hours........................................... 6
Guardian Equipment......................................................23
AB&I Foundry.................................................................25               Badges.............................................................. 6
Husky..............................................................................26
Preferred-MFG................................................................28               No Smoking...................................................... 6
AGF Manufacturing........................................................29
Apollo Valves..................................................................30             Photo, Video, & Audio..................................... 6
Armstrong Fluid..............................................................31
Asahi/America Inc...........................................................34                No Commercialism.......................................... 6
CISPI...............................................................................35
Jomar Valve....................................................................38             Tech Symposium Evaluation............................ 6
Georg Fischer.................................................................41
Navien............................................................................42
IAPMO............................................................................43
                                                                                              2021 Host Committee...................................... 6
Colmac Water Heat........................................................43
Corzan Piping Systems...................................................44                    2021 Tech Symposium Co-Chairs................... 6
Zoeller............................................................................44
Oatey..............................................................................45     About ASPE:
HoldRite..........................................................................46
WCC...............................................................................46          2020-2022 ASPE Board of Directors............... 7
QuantumFLo..................................................................47
Reed...............................................................................47         ASPE Staff......................................................... 7
Reliable...........................................................................48
Intellihot.........................................................................48     Schedule of Events..........................................8 & 9
SeeWater........................................................................49
Elkay...............................................................................49    Education Sessions Schedule.....................10 & 11
T&S Brass........................................................................50
Taco Comfort Solutions..................................................50                Education Committee.................................10 & 11
CircuitSolver...................................................................51
Viega..............................................................................51
Towle Whitney................................................................52
                                                                                          How to Obtain Your CEUs.................................. 11
Uponor...........................................................................52
Omega Flex....................................................................53          Sessions.......................................................... 14–23
Franke.............................................................................56
Ecco................................................................................56    Speakers ........................................................ 28–41
Tyler................................................................................57
Caleffi.............................................................................58    Special Events:
Evac................................................................................59
Navien............................................................................59          Product Show................................................. 54
Niagara...........................................................................60
Ipex.................................................................................60       Welcome Party............................................... 54
LiquiTech........................................................................61
Liberty Pumps.................................................................61              ASPE Lunch & Awards Ceremony................. 55
NIBCO............................................................................62
MIFAB.............................................................................62          AYP Networking Event................................... 55
Kohler.............................................................................64
Bradford White...............................................................64
Copper Development Association.................................65
                                                                                              AYP Leadership Academy............................. 55
Morris Group..................................................................67
McWane Plumbing Group..............................................68                     Product Show Floor Plan..................................... 66

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
WELCOME to the 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium!

                                      Dear 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium Attendee,

                                      Welcome to San Diego! ASPE’s Board of Directors thanks you for joining us for
                                      our first in-person national ASPE event in two years. We hope you enjoy seeing
                                      your ASPE friends once again and find the 2021 Tech Symposium to be a very
                                      valuable experience, both professionally and personally.

        The industry’s manufacturers have been very supportive of ASPE in the past year, and I’d like to thank our
        generous Sponsors/Exhibitors who helped sell out the Product Show in record time. The Product Show will
        be two days once again, so you have twice the time to mingle with our Sponsors/Exhibitors to learn all about
        their new products and services. Please be sure to thank them for their support of ASPE and the plumbing
        engineering profession.

        We once again are holding an ASPE Young Professionals (AYP) Leadership Academy, sponsored by Zurn. It
        is called “Dynamic Tools to Lead at Every Level” and will help participants learn how to bring out the best in
        themselves and team members. The speaker has a lot of fun, interactive activities planned, so I’m sure it will
        be a very exciting day. AYP also is hosting a networking event for attendees 35 years old and younger, which
        will be held at Park & Rec.

        On Friday evening I invite all attendees to join us at the Welcome Party sponsored by Charlotte Pipe &
        Foundry Co. We will be gathering by the pool at the host hotel for light snacks and drinks, where everyone
        can get reacquainted and make new ASPE friends.

        The Technical Education Program, the cornerstone of our Tech Symposium, will be held on Friday through
        Sunday. Each of the 40 sessions is presented by experts in their fields who are eager to share their
        knowledge with you. Don’t forget to submit the quiz at the end of each session you attend so you can get
        CEUs for your CPD or CPDT recertification or PE license. You can find information on how to do this later in
        this show guide.

        Several of our committees will be holding meetings on Friday and Saturday mornings, and I encourage
        all attendees to participate in at least one or two to learn about the exciting initiatives these groups are
        planning. Also, on Saturday we will honoring our outstanding ASPE Chapters and members during the Lunch
        & Awards Ceremony.

        In closing, I’d like to thank our amazing Staff for all of their hard work in planning this year’s Tech Symposium,
        as well as our San Diego Host Chapter for their hospitality. I also want to thank our Co-Chairs, Grant Schaffer,
        LEED GA, and Anthony Wikum for their dedication to our Tech Symposium.

        I hope you have a very enjoyable and educational time in San Diego at the 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium!

        Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE
        2020-2022 ASPE President

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
GENERAL Info
SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT
MISSION VALLEY                            REGISTRATION DESK                                  2021
                                          LOCATION: Main lobby of the                   HOST COMMITTEE
All 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium
events, except the AYP networking         San Diego Marriott Mission Valley                MEMBERS
event, will be held at our host hotel,                                                    SAN DIEGO CHAPTER:
the San Diego Marriott Mission            HOURS:
                                          Thursday, Sept. 23............. 1 – 7 P.M.          Anthony Wikum
Valley. The San Diego Marriott
                                                                                            Juan Contreras, CPD
Mission Valley hotel is the ideal         Friday, Sept. 24......... 7 A.M. – 3 P.M.             Scott Newton
gateway to experience the best                                                              Liza Cusimano, CPD
                                          Saturday, Sept. 25.... 7 A.M. – 3 P.M.
of San Diego. You can enjoy easy                                                           Sunghoon Chung, EIT
                                          Sunday, Sept. 26........ 7 – 10:30 A.M.
access to Old Town, or hop on the                                                      Martin Trim, PE, GPD, LEED AP
Rio Vista Trolley and explore Mission                                                          Chrissy Hamm
Bay, SeaWorld, and Downtown San                                                          Grant Schaffer, LEED GA
Diego, including Petco Park and the
                                          NO SMOKING                                          Renee Hampton
Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel offers
                                          ASPE meetings are conducted in a
numerous amenities and services,
                                          smoke-free environment. Smoking
                                                                                        TECH SYMPOSIUM
from views and casual dining at DEN
                                          is prohibited in the San Diego                   CO-CHAIRS
to a fully equipped fitness center
                                          Marriott Mission Valley, including in           Grant Schaffer, LEED GA
and outdoor pool with a waterfall.
                                          the meeting rooms and at all meal                   Anthony Wikum
                                          functions. Smoking is permitted only
BADGES                                    outside the hotel.

                                                                                       Join the
A 2021ASPE Tech Symposium
badge must be worn at all times           NO COMMERCIALISM
                                                                                       Conversation!
while attending program sessions or
                                          All speakers receive and must sign a
participating in Symposium events.
                                          copy of ASPE’s policy statement on
                                          commercialism. In general: All forms
TECH SYMPOSIUM                                                                         Visit ASPE at bit.ly/
                                          of commercialism and the use of or
EVALUATION                                reference to proprietary information         ASPEFacebook,
                                          in any ASPE technical publications
ASPE is interested in your thoughts
                                          and Convention, Tech Symposium,              twitter.com/ASPEorg,
about this year’s Tech Symposium.
                                          and seminar programs shall be
After the event, please take a few                                                     and instagram.com/aspe_org
                                          prohibited. For purposes of ASPE
minutes to fill out the brief survey at
                                          publications and presentations,              and get up-to-the-minute
aspe.org/evaluation to share your
                                          commercialism shall be defined
thoughts with us so we can better
                                          as the use or inclusion of any               updates on Society
plan future events.
                                          written, verbal, or visual materials         happenings and live
                                          or information that endorses,
PHOTOGRAPHIC,                             recommends, or otherwise refers              Tech Symposium
VIDEO, AND AUDIO                          to, directly or implicitly, any
                                                                                       highlights. Don’t
EQUIPMENT                                 organization, product, or service
                                          that might be perceived to be                forget to mention
The use of cameras, video equip-          for the promotion or commercial
ment, and audio recorders during          advantage of an organization,                #2021ASPETech!
program sessions is prohibited.           product, or service.

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
ABOUT ASPE
ABOUT ASPE
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the
international organization for professionals skilled in the
design, specification, and inspection of plumbing systems. ASPE
is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing
engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of
its members, and to the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
The Society disseminates technical data and information, sponsors
activities that facilitate interaction with fellow professionals, and, through
research and education, expands the base of knowledge of the plumbing
engineering industry. ASPE members are leaders in innovative plumbing
design, effective material and energy use, and the application of advanced
design techniques throughout the world.

For more information, visit ASPE.org.

2020-2022 ASPE                                                   ASPE STAFF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                               Executive Director/CEO:
President:                                                           Billy Smith, FASPE
    Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE                      Managing Director/Director of Meetings:
Vice President, Technical:                                           Cliff Reis
    Vincent (Vinny) Falkowski, PE, PMP, CCM                      Sr. Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs:
Vice President, Education:                                           Ramiro Mata
    Jim Zebrowski, PE, CPD, FASPE                                Director of Affiliate Relations & Education:
Vice President, Legislative:                                         Brian Henry
    Brianne N. Hall, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, GGP
                                                                 Director of Information Technology:
Vice President, Membership:
    Jason S.A. McDonald, CPD                                         Richard Albrecht
Vice President, Affiliate:                                       Director of Communications & Publications:
    Thomas P. Sharp                                                  Gretchen Pienta
AYP Liaison:                                                     Senior Manager of Finances & Administration:
    Nicholas Hipp, CPD                                               Eitan Gauchman
Treasurer:                                                       Manager of Education & Certification:
    Blair Minyard, PE, CDT, CPD                                      Nichole O’Connor
Region 1 Director:                                               Manager of Graphics & Website Design:
    Donald Keith, CPD, FASPE
                                                                     Nadine Saucedo
Region 2 Director:
    Steve J. Kormanik, CPD, GPD                                  Membership Coordinator:
Region 3 Director:                                                   Racquel Rodriguez
    Curtis A. Ray, Jr., CPD, FASPE                               Membership & Chapter Meeting Coordinator:
Region 4 Director:                                                   Lisa Gonzalez
    Duane D. Lease, PE
Region 5 Director:
    Bryan Hutton, CPD

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SCHEDULE of Events

* Indicates an event for which pre-registration was required.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Board of Directors Meeting                                                                              Sierra 5

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Board of Directors Meeting                                                                              Sierra 5
  8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Academy* Sponsored by Zurn                                          Balboa 1-2
       1:00 - 7:00 P.M. Symposium Registration                                                                                  Hotel Lobby
       4:00 - 8:00 P.M. ASPE Product Show                                                                                       Rio Vista Ballroom & Pavilion
     8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Women of ASPE Social – TBD (open to all attendees)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
      7:00 - 9:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast                                                                                    Rio Vista Ballroom
  7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Symposium Registration                                                                                  Hotel Lobby
      8:30 - 9:30 A.M. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
                         - Membership                                                                                           Cabrillo Salon 1
                         - Legislative                                                                                          Cabrillo Salon 2
                         - ASPE Young Professionals                                                                             Sierra 5 & 6
  9:45 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. ASPE Product Show & Lunch                                                                               Rio Vista Ballroom & Pavilion
       1:30 - 3:00 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                         - Responding to Crisis: Best Practices for Shutting Down & Reopening Buildings                         Cabrillo Salon 1
                         - Hydronic Expansion Tanks for HVAC & Plumbing Applications                                            Balboa 1 & 2
                         - Copper: A Key Element in Sustainable & Resilient Design                                              Santa Fe 3 & 4
                         - Firestop Pre-Con for Plumbing Engineers                                                              Sierra 5 & 6
                         - Backflow Prevention Assemblies in Fire Protection Systems                                            Cabrillo Salon 2
       3:15 - 4:45 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                         - 2021 International Plumbing Code Significant Changes                                                 Cabrillo Salon 1
                         - Design of Sitewide Natural Gas Distribution Systems                                                  Balboa 1 & 2
                         - Water Treatment for Commercial Humidification                                                        Santa Fe 3 & 4
                         - Firestop Installation for Plumbing Engineers                                                         Sierra 5 & 6
                         - Tech Top 5–The Most-Asked Questions (and Answers) from Reliable Auto Sprinkler Tech Services Staff   Cabrillo Salon 2
       6:00 - 8:30 P.M. ASPE Welcome Party – Sponsored by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry                                              Poolside
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
      7:00 - 9:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast                                                                                    Rio Vista Ballroom
  7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Symposium Registration                                                                                  Hotel Lobby
      7:30 - 8:45 A.M. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
                         - Design Standards                                                                                     Sierra 5 & 6
                         - Education                                                                                            Cabrillo Salon 1
                         - Long Range Planning                                                                                  Balboa 1 & 2
                         - Women of ASPE Canceled                                                                               Cabrillo Salon 2

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (continued)
     9:00 - 10:30 A.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - A Detailed Review of the ASSE 1087 Standard                                                              Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - Applying Roof Drain Flow Rates in System Design                                                          Balboa 1 & 2
                        - Value Engineering Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Thermoplastics for DWV Applications                            Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - Selecting the Right Water-Based Fire Protection System                                                   Sierra 5 & 6
                        - Nitrous Oxide, Nitrogen, & Carbon Dioxide Medical Gases                                                  Cabrillo Salon 2
10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - Extending the Water Demand Calculator to Commercial & Institutional Buildings                            Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - Vacuum Plumbing for Safe, Sustainable & Future-Ready Plumbing Design                                     Balboa 1 & 2
                        - New Design Concepts in Response to Crises: Balancing Sustainability & Water Safety                       Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - Designing DWV Systems with Cast Iron Soil Pipe                                                           Sierra 5 & 6
                        - Fire Protection Special Hazards & Hazard Analysis                                                        Cabrillo Salon 2
     12:15 - 1:45 P.M. ASPE Lunch & Awards Ceremony                                                                                Rio Vista Ballroom
      2:00 - 3:30 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - Decoding Plumbing Codes                                                                                  Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - Designing Booster Systems - ASPE Chapter 5 Method                                                        Balboa 1 & 2
                        - Applications for Smart Water Management in Commercial Buildings                                          Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - Cast Iron Coatings for Aggressive DWV Applications                                                       Rio Vista Pavilion
                        - New Innovations in Med Gas Piping - Changes Found in NFPA 99                                             Cabrillo Salon 2
      3:45 - 5:15 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - Cast Iron Coatings for Aggressive DWV Applications                                                       Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - PP-RCT for Building Services Piping                                                                      Balboa 1 & 2
                        - Oil Separators vs. Grease Interceptors Design & Sizing - Taking the Mystery Out                          Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - Automatic Auxiliary Drains: New Innovations in Freeze Protection                                         Sierra 5 & 6
                        - Becoming a Solution Provider                                                                             Cabrillo Salon 2
      6:30 - 9:30 P.M. ASPE Young Professionals Networking Event* (off-site) Sponsored by Zurn                                     Park & Rec
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
      7:00 - 8:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast                                                                                       Rio Vista Ballroom
     7:00 - 10:30 A.M. Symposium Registration                                                                                      Hotel Lobby
     8:45 - 10:15 A.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - CSST Gas Piping Systems Code Compliance & Sizing                                                         Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - Fuel Oil-Handling Systems for Generators & Boilers                                                       Balboa 1 & 2
                        - Containerized Water Treatment & Plumbing Design                                                          Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - Water Heater Venting Fundamentals                                                                        Sierra 5 & 6
                        - Self-Regulating Variable-Speed Fire Pump Units – Better, Simpler & More Cost-Effective                   Cabrillo Salon 2
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. EDUCATION SESSIONS:
                        - Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water – Issues & Answers Canceled                                      Cabrillo Salon 1
                        - Water Heating Design in the Modern World                                                                 Balboa 1 & 2
                        - Hot Water Distribution Temperatures, Legionella Control & the Need for Enhanced Scald Prevention Tactics Santa Fe 3 & 4
                        - What’s Old Is New Again: The Environmental & Operational Benefits of R744 Heat Pump Water Heaters        Sierra 5 & 6
                        - Leading Intentionally: A Young Professional’s Guide to Developing Their Personal Leadership Vision in
                                                                                                                                   Cabrillo Salon 2
                        Construction & Beyond

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PROGRAM GUIDE - September 22-26 // San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - American Society of Plumbing Engineers
EDUCATION Sessions
                                   Cabrillo Salon 1                    Balboa 1 & 2                      Santa Fe 3 & 4
                               CODES & STANDARDS/                         SYSTEM                    SUSTAINABILITY/
          TIME
                                 WATER QUALITY                            DESIGN                CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSION
 Friday, September 24
                                Responding to Crisis: Best
                                                                 Hydronic Expansion Tanks for       Copper: A Key Element in
     1:30 - 3:00 P.M.         Practices for Shutting Down &
                                                                HVAC & Plumbing Applications      Sustainable & Resilient Design
                                  Reopening Buildings

                              2021 International Plumbing        Design of Sitewide Natural            Water Treatment for
     3:15 - 4:45 P.M.
                                Code Significant Changes          Gas Distribution Systems          Commercial Humidification

 Saturday, September 25
                                                                                                 Value Engineering Cast Iron Soil
                                A Detailed Review of the          Applying Roof Drain Flow
    9:00 - 10:30 A.M.                                                                            Pipe and Thermoplastics for DWV
                                  ASSE 1087 Standard               Rates in System Design
                                                                                                           Applications

                              Extending the Water Demand         Vacuum Plumbing for Safe,      New Design Concepts in Response
 10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.       Calculator to Commercial &        Sustainable & Future-Ready     to Crisis: Balancing Sustainability
                                  Institutional Buildings             Plumbing Design                      & Water Safety

                                                                                                   Applications for Smart Water
                                                                Designing Booster Systems –
     2:00 - 3:30 P.M.          Decoding Plumbing Codes                                             Management in Commercial
                                                                  ASPE Chapter 5 Method
                                                                                                             Buildings

                                                                                                      Oil Separators vs. Grease
                            Cast Iron Coatings for Aggressive    PP-RCT for Building Services
     3:45 - 5:15 P.M.                                                                              Interceptors Design & Sizing—
                                    DWV Applications                        Piping
                                                                                                      Taking the Mystery Out

 Sunday, September 26
                             CSST Gas Piping Systems Code         Fuel Oil-Handling Systems       Containerized Water Treatment
    8:45 - 10:15 A.M.
                                 Compliance & Sizing               for Generators & Boilers            & Plumbing Design

                                                                                                      Hot Water Distribution
                           Emerging Contaminants in Drinking
                                                                    Water Heating Design         Temperatures, Legionella Control
    10:30 A.M. - Noon          Water – Issues & Answers
                                                                    in the Modern World           & the Need for Enhanced Scald
                                       Canceled
                                                                                                        Prevention Tactics

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Eric Spencer Baum, PE                    Tony J. Furst, MSEd, CPD, LEED AP               Chelsea Nicole Moussouni, EIT, CPD
Robert Bernstein, CPD                    Mark Girgenti                                   Kazi Nasir
Jose Francisco DeHoyos, CPD, FASPE       Chris L. Graham, CPD, FASPE                     Eric L. Reese, CPD, GPD
Donald R. Ditter, CPD, GPD               Nicholas John Hipp, CPD                         Daniel Dmitri Sverdlov, CPD, GPD,
Jonathan Michael Franzese, PE, P.Eng,    Carol L. Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI, FASPE        P.Eng, LEED AP, CPMA
 CPD, GPD                                Mike Alan LeMaster                              Donald A. Taylor, CPD, GPD

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Sierra 5 & 6                            Cabrillo Salon 2
            SPECIALTY                            FIRE PROTECTION,
             DESIGN                             LIFE SAFETY & MORE

        Firestop Pre-Con for
        Plumbing Engineers
                                           Backflow Prevention Assemblies in
                                                 Fire Protection Systems             How to
       Firestop Installation for
                                         Tech Top 5 – The Most-Asked Questions
                                         (and Answers) from Reliable Automatic
                                                                                     Obtain
                                                                                     Your CEUs
        Plumbing Engineers
                                            Sprinkler Technical Services Staff

  Selecting the Right Water-Based      Nitrous Oxide, Nitrogen, & Carbon Dioxide
       Fire Protection System                       Medical Gases                               VISIT
                                                                                     education.aspe.org/2021tech
    Designing DWV Systems with              Fire Protection Special Hazards &        where you’ll see the available
         Cast Iron Soil Pipe                         Hazard Analysis                 sessions for you to earn CEUs

                                                                                     a. Login on the upper right-
  Cast Iron Coatings for Aggressive      New Innovations in Med Gas Piping –
          DWV Applications                   Changes Found in NFPA 99                   hand corner of the page.

                                                                                     b. Complete the learning
  Automatic Auxiliary Drains: New
                                             Becoming a Solution Provider               assessment and
  Innovations in Freeze Protection
                                                                                        evaluation for each
                                                                                        session you attended to
                                                                                        earn CEUs.
                                       Self-Regulating Variable-Speed Fire Pump
Water Heater Venting Fundamentals
                                       Units—Better, Simpler & More Cost-Effective   c. Attendees have until
                                             Leading Intentionally: A Young             October 10, 2021 to
    What’s Old Is New Again: The
                                           Professional’s Guide to Developing           complete the learning
Environmental & Operational Benefits
                                           Their Personal Leadership Vision in
 of R744 Heat Pump Water Heaters                                                        assessments and
                                                 Construction & Beyond
                                                                                        evaluations to receive
 EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR                                                              CEUs and certificates.
 Christopher Phillips, CPD, GPD
                                                                                        Don’t see any sessions
 ASPE VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION                                                       listed? Make sure you’re
 James T. Zebrowski, PE, CPD, FASPE                                                           logged in!

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Sessions
CODES & STANDARDS/WATER QUALITY
Responding to Crisis: Best               of 2021. Because it is such a new              classified as commercial and
Practices for Shutting Down              standard, few engineers, regulators,           institutional buildings, and discuss
                                         or inspectors have much, if any,               the scope of work necessary to
and Reopening Buildings                  knowledge regarding its contents.              implement a national survey of
Friday, Sept. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.      The goal of this session will be to            peak water use in commercial and
Christoph Lohr, PE, CPD, LEED AP         educate attendees about why the                institutional buildings. In addition,
BD+C, ASSE 12080                         standard was issued and what the               knowing that reduced demand
In 2020, due to COVID-19,                different sections of the standards            requires reduced pipe sizes, the
economies were shut down around          are, as well as explain the tests              panel will explore the effect of pipe
the world and buildings were left        covered under each section. The                sizes on the relationship between
vacant. This session will review         discussion will also include a section         reduced flow and pressure loss in
the scientific concerns of stagnant      on the significance of the reference           indoor plumbing systems.
water and some of the solutions          standards and what types of things
that the AWWA/IAPMO Manual               an engineer should not expect the              Decoding Plumbing Codes
of Best Practices determined for         standard to cover.                             Saturday, Sept. 25 | 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
potable water systems based on the                                                      John Nance
best available information. Upon         Extending the Water
completing this session, engineers       Demand Calculator to                           Plumbing codes can stump even
                                                                                        the best engineer. In this session
will have a plethora of ideas on         Commercial & Institutional                     on plumbing codes for exterior
how to improve their designs and
                                         Buildings                                      commercial water systems, the
specifications and will understand
the limitations of the guidance in       Saturday, Sept. 25 | 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.   presenter will discuss what each
this document.                           Steven Buchberger, PhD, PE,                    code entails, why it matters, and
                                         Natascha Milesi Ferretti, MSc, PE,             how to be in compliance. The
                                                                                        session will cover differences
2021 International Plumbing              Gary Klein, Toritseju Omaghomi
                                                                                        between ASSE 1011, 1052, 1019,
Code Significant Changes                 The plumbing industry was recently
                                                                                        and 1057; ASSE and IAPMO
                                         introduced to IAPMO’s Water
Friday, Sept. 24 | 3:15 – 4:45 P.M.                                                     audit processes; and lead-free
                                         Demand Calculator (WDC) for
Jim Cika                                 estimating peak indoor demand                  requirements.
This session will present the            in residential buildings fitted with
significant changes from the             water-conserving fixtures. The                 Cast Iron Coatings
2018 International Plumbing              WDC is the first significant codified          for Aggressive DWV
Code (IPC ) to the 2021 IPC. The         modification to Hunter’s curve in 80           Applications
information presented will allow         years. The WDC has been shown,                 Saturday, Sept. 25 | 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.
for the application of these new         both in the U.S. and Australia, to
                                                                                        Mike LeMaster
code requirements to design, plan        mitigate the problem of oversizing
review, and/or inspection. This          residential plumbing systems when              This session will provide a short
session is designed for building         compared to Hunter’s method. This              history of cast iron soil pipe and
department staff, architects,            session will outline the next steps            will briefly discuss joining methods.
engineers, designers, contractors,       in the evolution of the WDC to                 The majority of the session will
homeowners, and all other                estimate peak water demands. The               cover various enhanced coatings
interested individuals.                  panel will review Hunter’s Curve,              and aggressive DWV situations.
                                         demonstrate the benefits of using              The session will conclude with a
A Detailed Review of the                 the WDC probability methods to                 hands-on demonstration on cutting
                                         update Hunter’s curve using real               and maintaining the integrity of
ASSE 1087 Standard
                                         examples of projects, identify the             the enhanced coating during
Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.                                                  installation.
                                         challenges (and opportunities) to
Tina Donda and Ryan Prince               applying the WDC to commercial
The ASSE 1087 standard was               and institutional buildings, identify
added to the plumbing code as            the types of buildings that are

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Sessions
             CODES & STANDARDS/WATER QUALITY
CSST Gas Piping Systems                practices to ensure satisfactory         Emerging Contaminants in
                                                                                                    ) and
Code Compliance & Sizing               performance and longevity of
                                                                                            C E LED
                                                                                Drinking Water—Issues
                                                                                       (CAN
                                       the system. This session will
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
                                       educate the design engineer on
                                                                                Answers
Jonathan D. Sargeant, LEED AP          the nature and benefits of CSST.         Sunday, Sept. 26 | 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
BD+C, and Robert Torbin, PE            It will address proper installation      Peter Cartwright, PE
Corrugated stainless steel tubing      practices designed to mitigate           This session will address two
(CSST) is a highly resilient piping    common threats, including forces of      classes of emerging drinking
system designed and tested for use     nature. It will also discuss different   water contaminants: PPCPs and
in the conveyance of natural gas       sizing techniques available to the       microplastics. It will describe them
and propane in both residential and    engineer, including hybrid pressure      in detail and discuss methods to
commercial installations. All piping   systems and the advantages of            reduce their concentrations in water
systems depend on proper code-         those systems.                           supplies or to mitigate possible
compliant design and installation                                               effects on human health.

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Sessions
SYSTEM DESIGN
Hydronic Expansion Tanks                Applying Roof Drain Flow                       in the plumbing layout with minimal
for HVAC & Plumbing                     Rates in System Design                         risk or disruption. This session will
                                                                                       provide an introduction to vacuum
Applications                            Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.
                                                                                       plumbing design, sizing, layout,
Friday, Sept. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.     Matt Lawrence                                  and operational requirements. It
Kenneth Rutherford                      Gravity roof drain flow rates                  will illustrate the ease of plumbing
This session will cover the origin,     have been a frequent topic of                  renovation and remodel and the
function, and application of            discussion within the industry                 ways in which vacuum plumbing
expansion tanks used for HVAC           since new verbiage around roof                 contributes to future-proofing
comfort heating/cooling and             drain sizing was introduced within             plumbing design using specific
potable hot water plumbing              certain codes. Although this is an             project examples.
applications. It will review tank       exciting step forward, questions
sizing and selection considerations     remain about how to properly                   Designing Booster
as well. In conclusion,                 size roof drains based on these                Systems—ASPE Chapter 5
                                        new code requirements and the
hydropneumatic tanks used in water                                                     Method
booster stations will be highlighted.   roof drain flow rate. This session
                                        will help bridge the gap between               Saturday, Sept. 25 | 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
                                        theoretical calculations vs. testing           Edward Ross
Design of Sitewide Natural
                                        data and applying it to roof drain             This session will cover booster
Gas Distribution Systems                system design. This data-intensive             system design in accordance with
Friday, Sept. 24 | 3:15 – 4:45 P.M.     session will focus on educating the            Plumbing Engineering Design
Paul L. Baker, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP    engineering community on the                   Handbook, Volume 2, Chapter
BD+C                                    importance of flow testing and how             5, 2018–2019 edition. Attendees
NFPA 54 and the International           it will change their system design.            will learn about the proper sizing
Fuel Gas Code provide minimal           This session will also include visuals         methods to eliminate oversizing;
guidance with respect to sizing         and videos of testing, flow data in            application of the 80/20 Rule
and selecting pipeline materials        various scenarios (piping, options,            of booster pumping operation;
and sizes on a campus setting. On       etc.), and system sizing guidelines            ASHRAE 90.1, 10.4.2, and how
some sites, like a military base or     and examples.                                  it applies to domestic water
an industrial complex, natural gas                                                     pressure boosters; the 70% Pump
arrives at a central “gateway” from     Vacuum Plumbing for Safe,                      Redundancy Method; hydro-tanks;
the utility supplier, and it is up to   Sustainable & Future-Ready                     the proper use of PRVs in buildings
the engineer to select all of the       Plumbing Design                                with booster systems; and sizing
pipeline materials and pipe sizes.                                                     the domestic pressure booster
                                        Saturday, Sept. 25 | 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
The codes do not provide charts or                                                     appliance to the building’s physics
tables for selecting pipe sizes, and    Sher R. Adler and Tom Zinn                     and characteristics.
hardly any tables are published to      The COVID pandemic has
compare with sizing results. This       underlined the critical need for               PP-RCT for Building Services
session will outline relevant code      safe, healthy, flexible, and future-           Piping
and reference materials, discuss        proof or future-ready buildings.
                                                                                       Saturday, Sept. 25 | 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.
gas pressure regulators and their       Plumbing design has always played
purpose, review relevant piping         a significant role in ensuring health,         Robert Marsiglia, CPDT
materials, discuss the accuracy of      safety, and sustainable design.                This session will provide an overview
various flow and pressure drop          This session will outline the use              of PP-RCT pipe certifications,
equations, and finally outline what     of vacuum plumbing systems for                 material and installation costs,
items need to be discussed with         enhancing safe and sustainable                 designing for pressure and
the natural gas supplier.               design that responds to the need               temperature capabilities, insulating
                                        for quick, cost-effective, repurposed          properties and benefits, energy
                                        use of space. Vacuum plumbing                  efficiency regarding comparative
                                        offers an affordable method for                pumping pressures and flow rates,
                                        adding drainage or making change               and LEED consideration, and green

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Sessions
                                                                              SYSTEM DESIGN
advantages. Other topics will include    will cover small systems, such as        applications. Typical assumptions
the comparative benefits of PP-RCT       remote fill systems, all the way up      for hot water demands based on
and HDPE and design criteria via         to large mission-critical systems,       fixture type and application use
comparisons to steel and copper:         such as hospitals and data centers.      will be covered. The presenter will
approvals, cost, corrosion resistance,   The session will review design           show step-by-step calculations for
thermal conductivity, weight, flow       development, key questions, time-        real-world applications, discuss the
capacity, and pressure loss.             saving rules of thumb, and different     pros and cons of tank vs. tankless
                                         options to achieve the owner’s goals.    water heaters, and explain where
Fuel Oil-Handling Systems                                                         these water heaters perform best
for Generators & Boilers                 Water Heating Design in the              and their general requirements
                                         Modern World                             for operation. Lastly, there will
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 8:45 – 10:15 A.M.                                              be an overall cost comparison
Lee Carnahan and Len Swihart             Sunday, Sept. 26, 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.   breakdown between tank and
The presenters will discuss all          Mathias German                           tankless water heaters based on
aspects of aboveground and               This session will explain how            purchase price, installation, and
underground fuel oil-handling            to calculate the hot water               operation cost.
systems in this session. They            demands for common commercial

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Sessions
SUSTAINABILITY/CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSION
Copper: A Key Element                    Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.         a water system that is sustainable,
in Sustainable & Resilient               Paul Tully                                     safe, efficient, and affordable that
                                                                                        can overcome challenging condi-
Design                                   This session will compare cast
                                                                                        tions? The panelists will explain why
Friday, Sept. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.      iron soil pipe and thermoplastics
                                                                                        this is possible and hope participants
                                         for DWV applications and review
Harold Moret                                                                            will come away from the session with
                                         the items that a specifier needs to
This session will help attendees                                                        new ideas to build more resilient
                                         consider when selecting between
gain a better understanding of how                                                      plumbing systems.
                                         the two most common DWV piping
copper enables our world to work         materials. At the end of this session,
more efficiently, its contribution to    participants will have a working               Applications for Smart
resilient construction and infrastruc-   knowledge of the capabilities and              Water Management in
ture, and responsible production.        limitations of CISP and PVC; be able           Commercial Buildings
The presenter will use up-to-date        to match the requirements of the               Saturday, Sept. 25 | 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
imagery to support the discussion.       building’s DWV system to the capa-
                                                                                        Adam Bartman
                                         bilities of the material considered;
Water Treatment for                      understand the related costs asso-             This session will explain how tradi-
Commercial Humidification                ciated with the material beyond the            tional plumbing design standards
                                         acquisition cost; and understand the           can be transformed to provide
Friday, Sept. 24 | 3:15 – 4:45 P.M.
                                         issues, consequences, and potential            added value using connected (IoT)
Brian Soderholm                          liabilities with a less-than-optimal           technology. The presenter will walk
This presentation will provide a brief   material selection.                            through the current challenges of
overview of different types of com-                                                     traditional water systems opera-
mercial humidification systems, their    New Design Concepts                            tions, focusing on commercial and
                                                                                        multifamily (MDU) buildings. He will
individual feedwater quality require-    in Response to Crisis:
ments, and the methods available                                                        then describe the traditional plumb-
for meeting these requirements.
                                         Balancing Sustainability &                     ing design standards compared to
The discussion will begin by defin-      Water Safety                                   solutions and tactics to apply for a
ing water “purity” and explaining        Saturday, Sept. 25 | 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.   better design using connected (IoT)
how it is measured. Then it will spell   Christoph Lohr, PE, CPD, LEED AP               technology and recommend three
out minimum feedwater quality            BD+C, ASSE 12080, Tom Ruggierio,               applications where available market
levels for electrode, isothermal, and    Jana Summey, and Greg Swafford                 IoT technology can add value to
adiabatic humidification. In addi-       CPD, GPD                                       building owners, occupants, and
tion to broadening their knowledge       As a result of the COVID crisis in             service providers.
of these different humidification        2020, there was a rise in aware-
technologies, attendees can expect       ness of the need for the flushing of           Oil Separators vs. Grease
to learn how water softeners work        domestic water systems. However,               Interceptors Design & Sizing
and the basics of RO/DI (reverse         concerns of water shortages have               —Taking the Mystery Out
osmosis/deionization). They will also    not gone away. Rather, there is real
leave with a broadened knowledge                                                        Saturday, Sept. 25 | 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.
                                         concern that flushing protocols may
of the many different components         exacerbate water supplies. Is it pos-          Silvano Ferrazzo
needed to construct a functional         sible to balance both sustainability           This session will discuss similari-
high-purity water system. Finally,       and safety in the realm of water? This         ties and differences in the design,
they will learn about pure water         panel discussion will provide a broad          sizing, and performance of grease
distribution piping, system disinfec-    overview of a new concept: plumb-              interceptors and oil/water sediment
tion, system sizing, and the benefits    ing resiliency. Several concepts, both         separators. Although grease inter-
of prefabricated equipment.              familiar and new, will be presented.           ceptors and oil separators can often
                                         These new design concepts will be              appear similar, they have different
Value Engineering Cast Iron              evaluated in detail, in reviewing              performance criteria and often offer
Soil Pipe and Thermoplastics             some of the critical components. By            different options and accessories to
for DWV Applications                     combining new technologies in in-              enhance performance, separation
                                         novative ways is it possible to create         efficiency, and even maintenance.

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Sessions
SUSTAINABILITY/CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSION
Attendees will learn about design         plumbing systems can be integrated        Sunday, Sept. 26 | 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
and sizing differences and how they       into a building without impacting the     James E. Dipping, PE, CPD, GPD,
can affect performance and environ-       building’s structure or operation. This   LEED AP BD+C, ARCSA AP
mental compliance.                        will include how these system are         The industry is shifting away from
                                          designed, the necessary condition for     low-temperature hot water distri-
Containerized Water Treat-                the system to be fully containerized,     bution systems as awareness of
ment & Plumbing Design                    building and utility hookups, as well     Legionella in plumbing systems rises.
                                          as the cost and schedule impact anal-     With this comes an increased risk
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 8:45 – 10:15 A.M.      ysis. This will be explored in a couple   of scalding, so the typical mindset
Mark Girgenti                             of case studies to highlight how these    of temperature control must shift.
As the rapid pace of construction and     types of system are implemented           Gone are the days of low-tempera-
retrofitting of buildings has grown,      from the ground up, including a           ture circulation and no point-of-use
the need for equipment additions          special look at pharmaceutical and        temperature control. Significant at-
that can be seamlessly integrated into    healthcare requirements during the        tention must be paid to distribution
the construction planning without         COVID-19 pandemic.                        temperatures, recirculation tem-
impacting the building’s structure                                                  peratures, hot water return pump
and operation has grown. This is          Hot Water Distribution                    calculations, and fixture applications.
especially true of the need for clean     Temperatures, Legionella                  Because of this, a high level of
rooms, high-end process equipment,        Control & the Need for                    knowledge is needed for ASSE-rated
or critical infrastructure that cannot
                                          Enhanced Scald Prevention                 devices. Engineers must have famil-
afford to be down for long-term                                                     iarity with the rating, applications,
construction. This session will exam-     Tactics                                   and best practices associated with
ine the benefits of and how modular                                                 protecting the public from scalding.

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Sessions
SPECIALTY DESIGN
Firestop Pre-Con for                     Selecting the Right Water-                     Cast Iron Coatings
Plumbing Engineers                       Based Fire Protection                          for Aggressive DWV
Friday, Sept.24 | 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.       System                                         Applications
Sharron Halpert                          Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.         Saturday, Sept. 25 | 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
It doesn’t matter if the team self-      Cecil Bilbo                                    Mike LeMaster
performs firestop or subs it out to a    This session will ensure that                  This session will provide a short
specialty firestop contractor—they       attendees know the 13 different                history of cast iron soil pipe and
are still responsible for making         types of water-based fire protection           will briefly discuss joining methods.
sure firestop is done right. A           systems available for use on                   The majority of the session will
little planning before starting a        projects. Combining additional                 cover various enhanced coatings
job can make all the difference,         options for enhancing a system’s               and aggressive DWV situations.
and this session will show how.          performance can lead to a wide                 The session will conclude with a
Attendees will receive key pieces        spectrum of efficiencies. The                  hands-on demonstration on cutting
of information that will help            session will discuss how these                 and maintaining the integrity of the
reduce headaches for teams that          systems impact the building                    enhanced coating during installation.
self-perform the firestop. The           commissioning (BCx) process
information will also be valuable if     and the total cost of ownership.               Automatic Auxiliary Drains:
the team prefers to sub the work         Attendees will participate in                  New Innovations in Freeze
out because it will help reduce the      exercises meant to improve their
risk of change order opportunities       application of enhanced parameters
                                                                                        Protection
since the common issues will be          in choosing the right systems.                 Saturday, Sept. 25 | 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.
planned out. If teams want to build      Through these exercises, attendees             Jim McHugh
better, they have to plan projects       will also have a chance to show and            NFPA requires auxiliary drains
better.                                  improve their skills in a team-based           (also called low-point drains or
                                         environment.                                   drum drips) for each section of
Firestop Installation for                                                               trapped pipe in dry or preaction
Plumbing Engineers                       Designing DWV Systems                          fire-protection systems. Auxiliary
Friday, Sept. 24 | 3:15 – 4:45 P.M.      with Cast Iron Soil Pipe                       drains that collect water need to be
Sharron Halpert                          Saturday, Sept. 25 | 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.   emptied to prevent freezing and
                                                                                        must be accessible. These drains
This session is for those whose          Laura Loziuk and BJ Shrader
                                                                                        are often field-assembled and
head hurts when they hear the            This session will provide an                   inaccessible or otherwise improperly
word “firestop.” It will discuss the     overview of cast iron DWV and its              maintained, which causes false
common firestop issues found and         relevancy as a proven, sustainable,            system trips that create unnecessary
how to avoid them. Many attendees        long-term noncombustible material.             liability and cost thousands in repair
will have projects that require          The session will discuss the relevant          and damage. This session will
special inspection of firestop, so the   codes and standards for DWV                    explore automatic, heated auxiliary
session will touch on how this can       systems and the manufacturing                  drains that solve this problem
impact the project for better and        of cast iron, as well as the                   by maintaining and draining
for worse. Applying the information      advantages of using cast iron                  themselves. The heated cabinet
shared in this discussion will reduce    where combustibility is a concern.             ensures that they will not freeze
liability and help teams build better,   The long-term cost advantages of               while collecting greater volumes
whether they self-perform the            choosing the right materials for               of water. Automated draining
firestop or sub the work out to a        the right application are key for              processes ensure that the drains are
specialty firestop contractor.           a proper design and a satisfied                always properly maintained, even if
                                         building owner.                                they go forgotten.

20 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium
Water Heater Venting
Fundamentals
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 8:45 – 10:15 A.M.
Keith Kuliga Jr.
This session will help attendees:
  • Understand the basic
      principles of combustion and
      venting of gas appliances.
  • Describe the four different
      venting categories.
  • List common problems with
      venting gas water heaters.
  • List the products of gas
      combustion.
  • Give examples of proper water
      heater vent configurations.

What’s Old Is New Again:
The Environmental &
Operational Benefits of
R744 Heat Pump Water
Heaters
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Andrew Macaluso
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energy savings and low-GWP
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                                                  water leakleak damage
                                                              damage.
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under a wide range of operating                        Corporate
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Sessions
FIRE PROTECTION, LIFE SAFETY & MORE
Backflow Preventer                      (Attendees are not required to do              selected. Hazard analysis of new
Assemblies in Fire                      this if they do not wish to.) The              special hazards will be exposed in
                                        app will allow everyone to see the             key new areas such as Li-ion battery
Protection Systems                      percentage of answers from the                 protection, offshore, and on-shore
Friday, Sept. 24 | 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.     crowd, and then answers will be                wind farms, high-voltage renewable
John A. Denhardt, PE, CWBSP, FSFPE      discussed.                                     energy transformers, solar farms, and
                                                                                       other forms of renewable energy.
Fire protection systems served
with potable water usually require      Nitrous Oxide, Nitrogen,
a backflow prevention assembly          & Carbon Dioxide Medical                       New Innovations in Med Gas
to be installed to protect the          Gases                                          Piping—Changes Found in
potable water supply. However, the      Saturday, Sept. 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.         NFPA 99
installation of a backflow prevention                                                  Saturday, Sept. 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
assembly in a fire protection system    Stephen E. Howe, PE
                                                                                       Steve Bradshaw, Mathis Carlson, Kyle
can cause issues that need to be        Nitrous oxide is used in anesthetic
                                                                                       Jussel, and Sam Perron, MAT, ASSE
recognized and addressed for            machines to initiate anesthesia with
                                                                                       6010 & 6050
the system to operate properly.         this gas before the administration
The type of backflow prevention,        of a more powerful anesthetic.                 This panel discussion will discuss
physical location, type of control      Nitrogen is used at high pressure              the changes and new medical gas
valves, friction loss, forward flow     to operate surgical tools. Carbon              piping technologies found in the
test requirements, and supervision      dioxide is typically used to inflate or        2018 edition of NFPA 99. With the
of the control valves need to be        suspend tissues during surgery and             introduction of the 2018 edition
addressed during the design             is also used in laser surgeries. This          of NFPA 99 came new items in
phase of the project. Failure to        session will discuss all three of these        medical gas systems that had never
confront these issues may cause         medical gases, first by taking a               before been included. The panel
project delays, cost overruns, and      look at high-pressure cylinders and            will look at how the new items
systems that do not comply with         the manifolds. There are important             are already benefiting facilities
the installation standards. Changes     considerations involved in their               from the perspectives of design
to NFPA 13 (2022): Standard for         location, layout, and piping to the            and engineering, installation, and
the Installation of Sprinkler Systems   hospital. The session then will move           hospital compliance.
that affect backflow prevention         to medical gas outlets. The designer
assemblies will be presented in this    will locate the outlets according              Becoming a Solution
session.                                to regulations and coordination                Provider
                                        with the medical facility and the
                                                                                       Saturday, Sept. 2 | 3:45 – 5:15 P.M.
Tech Top 5—The Most-                    architect. Lastly, the session will
                                        go over sizing the manifolds and               Edwin Gonzalez, CPD, ASSE/IAPMO/
Asked Questions (and                                                                   ANSI 12080 Certified
                                        associated equipment and finish up
Answers) from Reliable                  with sizing the piping.                        This session will describe the strat-
Automatic Sprinkler                                                                    egy of a business model extension
Technical Services Staff                Fire Protection Special                        by engineering firms and manu-
Friday, Sept. 24 | 3:15 – 4:45 P.M.     Hazards & Hazard Analysis                      facturers, adding offerings of first
                                                                                       services, product performance, and
Alan Larson, CET, CFPS                  Saturday, Sept. 25 | 10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.   potential solutions for the client.
This session will review the five       Vincent Thomas Favale, PE, CFPS                It will discuss the potential bene-
most-asked categories of questions                                                     fits and challenges of applying a
                                        This session will explore the
received by Reliable Automatic                                                         solution provider business model.
                                        different types of fire protection
Sprinkler Co. Technical Services                                                       Benefits include creating stable
                                        special hazards, including water
staff. The questions will be posed                                                     revenue, higher margins, and closer
                                        and non-water-based systems. The
to attendees using an interactive                                                      relationships with clients. Chal-
                                        extinguishing methods for all of the
PowerPoint that includes access                                                        lenges include changing the value
                                        systems will be detailed, as well
to a phone app that the attendees                                                      proposition to service and solutions,
                                        as how special hazard systems are
can download via quick code.

22 2021 ASPE Tech Symposium
Sessions
          FIRE PROTECTION, LIFE SAFETY & MORE
changes in organizational culture,      emerging technologies specifically                   a positive impact in one’s work
team goals, competence, technolo-       surrounding the self-regulating                      and personal life. Attendees will
gy, and objectives.                     variable-speed fire pump unit.                       walk through a process aimed at
                                        Finally, attendees will learn how                    developing the leadership vision
Self-Regulating Variable-               cloud-based technology and                           that will serve as their guiding
                                        analytics will allow for predictive                  light throughout their career by
Speed Fire Pump Units—                                                                       being intentional and focused
                                        maintenance and improve fire
Better, Simpler & More Cost             system reliability.                                  via thought-provoking guidance
Effective                                                                                    in this 90-minute segment. Each
Sunday, Sept. 26 | 8:45 – 10:15 A.M.    Leading Intentionally:                               participant will determine what
                                                                                             makes a strong leader, how to show
Tony J. Furst, MSEd, CPD, LEED AP       A Young Professional’s                               up in their personal brand with
This presentation will discuss the      Guide to Developing Their                            these core values as their guiding
benefits of using variable-speed        Personal Leadership Vision                           principles, and opportunities to
pumps in fire system design,            in Construction & Beyond                             align with their personal mission
followed by a brief overview                                                                 statement in big and small ways.
                                        Sunday, Sept. 26 | 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
of NFPA 20 (2019) Section 4.8,                                                               Whether leading in the plumbing or
detailing the requirements of           Devin A. Abellon, PE, and Michelle                   construction industry, at home, or in
self-regulating variable-speed          Gbur                                                 our communities, strong leaders are
fire pump units, as well as any         This session is an interactive                       at the forefront of those who move
upcoming changes in the 2022            workshop centered around creating                    the needle. This workshop will show
edition. Attendees will learn about     strong leadership values to make                     attendees how to do it well.

                                                                              Guardian Equipment          312 447 8100 TELEPHONE
                                                                              1140 N North Branch St      312 447 8101 FACSIMILE
                                                                              Chicago, IL 60642           gesafety.com

                                              Why Settle for Pretty Good?
                                              Introducing Guardian’s New Thermostatic Mixing Valves
                                              for Emergency Equipment
                                              Guardian Equipment is pleased to introduce our new line of thermostatic mixing
                                              valves for emergency eyewash and shower equipment. These valves offer better
                                              performance and more standard features than any other valves on the market.

                                              High Capacity Guardian valves deliver the highest flow rates in the industry. In
                                              an emergency, contaminants are rinsed away quickly and completely.

                                              Fast Response Time Guardian valves respond to changes in water
                                              temperature instantly, protecting the safety of the user.

                                              High Supply Pressure Differential Most emergency equipment TMVs require
                                              the hot and cold water pressures to be within 5 – 10%. Guardian valves provide
                                              the required flow and temperature even with differential pressures of up to 25%.

                                              Low Profile Guardian valves have a slim profile. They can be installed in
                                              a standard 3-5/8” partition wall or any other tight space. Valves can also be
                                              installed in surface mounted or recessed cabinets.

                                              More Standard Features Valves include a temperature gauge, wall mounting
                Visit us in San Diego         bracket, lockable shutoff valves and stainless steel basket filters as standard.
                      Booth 702               For more information, visit gesafety.com or contact your local Guardian
                                              representative.

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