Qatar Oryx Chapter recognises venue sponsor for hosting its seminars and training programmes, conducts one on ‘air syndrome in closed water systems’
The Qatar Oryx Chapter of ASHRAE on February 23 recognised the support it has received from The College of The North Atlantic in conducting its activities. “Since the chartering of our local chapter, we have been intensively supported by various parties of the construction industry,” said Ramiz Gabrial, President-Elect (2009-2010). “The educational institutions were not far from playing their educational role through helping the Chapter to extend its professional services to the local construction industry professionals. The College of The North Atlantic – Qatar was among our major supporters through providing us the use of their campus facilities to conduct some of the Chapter’s technical events.”
The Chapter recognised the college by presenting a certificate of appreciation. Monica Kennedy, Marketing and PR Manager of the college received a brass-engraved wooden plaque from Gabrial. Khaled Mohsen, also of the college, and Seenu Pillai, the Chapter Secretary were present during the appreciation ceremony.
The Chapter on February 27, conducted a full-day training programme, titled ‘Air syndrome in closed water systems’. Faisal Jassim Trading Company and Tour Anderson sponsored the programme, held at the College of The North Atlantic – Qatar.
The subject, of great interest and importance to the air conditioning industry, was presented by Claude Bulthez, the Training Manager of Penumatex Dynamic Water management. In his presentation, Bulthez provided a theoretical and practical description of the problem and stressed on the industry’s wrong perceptions and practices in dealing with air accumulation in a closed water system. Air in closed water systems causes unnecessary loss of energy, loss of water, loss of system controllability as well as total loss of the system operation, Bulthez stressed. The syndrome can occur in heating as well as in cooling systems, he added.
About 80 members from the consulting, contracting and institutional fields (both from the public and private sectors) attended the programme.
Upcoming Event …
The Qatar Oryx Chapter of ASHRAE on April 10 will conduct a training programme that will focus on cooling towers, centrifugal filtration of water systems and AHU system design. Green Technology and Contracting Company, in association with EVAPCO, Lakos and Rosenberg, will be the sponsor of the seminar, to be held at the College of The North Atlantic – Qatar.