March Program

HVAC Rules of Thumbs for Troubleshooting
Presenter: Erich Binder, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

This presentation will provide some common Rules of Thumb for Troubleshooting HVAC&R Systems.

  • Rules of Thumb are abbreviated short cuts, time savers, and approximations.
  • Each is a quick estimation of what most systems should do most of the time, but remember that none of these numbers are infallible.
  • The rules are not cast in concrete.
  • Rules of thumb usually assume certain normal design and operating criteria, which are not always present.
  • The rules are not to be used for system design purposes. Rather, they are the result of carefully studying good system designs.
  • Technicians and engineers, can benefit from using Rules of Thumbs for estimating and solving operational problems.
  • They do not always apply to every system, nor do they work in every circumstance.
  • It is expected that the engineer or technician using them is a professional who can use reason and exercise caution in their application.


About the Presenter

Erich Binder is an independent engineering consultant with extensive experience in the sustainable design of commercial, institutional, industrial and cold climate heating ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, fire suppression & specialty mechanical systems. Erich is also a certified risk manager with over 20 years of process safety, loss prevention, industrial hygiene, health & safety engineering and auditing experience.

Erich has extensive experience engineering mechanical systems for a variety of cold climate applications and has engineered HVAC systems for support facilities for various industrial projects.

Register by Sunday, March 8th under the Events tab

Date:    Monday March 9th, 2020

Time:    11:30– 12:30 PM

Place: Trane Bldg. 13

Large Group Meeting Room

1700 Horton Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

Lunch: Bring your lunch (optional)

Cost:   Free