American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

ASHRAE Mississippi Valley Chapter 123
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March Meeting

March 20, 2014

HVAC Noise and Vibration Control - RTU Best Practices


Steeplegate Inn
100 W 76th Street
Davenport, IA 52806


4:30-5:30 pm Program
5:30-5:45 pm Business Meeting
5:45-6:45 pm Dinner

Menu: Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallion, Mixed Green Salad, Roasted Red Potatoes, Vegetable, Baked Roll


Chapter Members are free. All guests are $18 payable at the door.

Brandon Lee Wallace
Southwest Regional Sales Manager
BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc.

Packaged rooftop units are one of the most prevalent pieces of equipment in the HVAC market and a common application for noise control. This discussion will touch on basic acoustic terminology (db Vs dBA, sound power, sound pressure, etc.) and then move on to identifying the noise transmission paths in an RTU application. The focus will then turn to case histories illustrating common noise issues and basic practical noise control solutions for addressing them. The discussion will touch briefly on higher end noise control solutions and end with a segment on specification strategies to aid in design and expectations for an RTU project.

Presenter Bio:

Brandon Lee Wallace, Southwest Regional Sales Manager of BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc., is a graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Brandon started with the Trane Company in 1999 at their Screw and Scroll Chiller Business Unit as a Marketing Engineer after successfully completing the Trane Co.'s Graduate Training Program. During his 7 years at Trane, Brandon held multiple positions in both Domestic and International market segments with responsibilities for executing domestic price/volume/share goals, product support, and management. In 2006, Brandon joined BRD as their Southwest Regional Sales Manager responsible for acoustical design and sales. Brandon lives outside of Wichita, KS with his wife and five children and enjoys hunting and spending time with his family.

BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc. has been at the forefront of noise control systems for HVAC equipment and Brandon's knowledge and experience of HVAC equipment helps enhance BRDís leadership and understanding of this market.

If you are not a member of the Mississippi Valley ASHRAE Chapter, we would still like to you attend. An entry fee of $18 will be accepted at the door for all non-members.

Register On Line
Registration opens on March 10th and closes on March 17th.

Many of our members are choosing to attend only the program and not the dinner portion of the program. Therefore you will need to indicate that you are staying for dinner on the registration site. You will do this by selecting the meal option during registration.