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March Dinner Meeting - VFD & ECMs and How They Affect Pump Selection and Energy Savings

  • Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4 Canada (map)

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday March 15th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome Olympic International's Hydronic Sales Manager, Bill Baglot, to our March Meeting. Bill will be discussing Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) versus Electrically Commutated Motors (ECMs) and how their application affects energy efficiency and equipment footprint for pumps. This change in technology needs to be fully understood so it can be implemented in engineering designs where appropriate. Maximizing energy conservation and reducing the footprint of equipment is a reality that we all need to deal with in today's design world. Taking advantage of the ECM technology when applied to pumps can help achieve that goal. 

Bill Baglot has over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry including Mechanical Engineering Technology at BCIT, an instructors diploma from VCC, over 400 courses in mechanical systems and technology along with trade qualifications in refrigeration, power engineering, gas fitting ("A" ticket), welding and an electronics certificate. He spent seven years in industrial processes before switching to commercial HVAC, where he has spent time as a tradesman, air balancer, commissioning agent, project manager, estimator and salesman. 

Mr. Baglot has received the Mechanical Manufacturers Award for 2003 along with several awards and  honours for his teaching and service to the First Nations communities of BC. He was a founding member of the ASTTBC First Nations educational initiative and has been the chair of the First Nations Career Council (FNCC) since 2008. He currently serves on several educational program boards.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 

If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: