As members of ASHRAE we are privileged to have access to the most comprehensive and useful set of standards for design and construction of buildings. However, the standards themselves are dynamic entities, changing and developing as time goes by.
California based refrigeration manufacturer Azane Inc will showcase their revolutionary low charge ammonia refrigeration technology at the annual Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association National Conference from September 29 to October 2 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI.
The most highly educated, well-respected and well-traveled of the three most famous names in refrigeration (Joule, Kelvin and Watt) is undoubtedly Prof. William Thomson, better known as Baron Kelvin of Largs, or simply Lord Kelvin.
James Watt, the Scotsman in the trio of famous names from April's column, was the oldest of the three, being born in 1736, over 80 years before Joule and Kelvin. He also lived the longest and arguably had more impact on the industrialization of society than any other. His life is a mixture of contradictions, and he is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented.
Three pioneers of engineering science have been immortalized through the use of their names as units in the SI system, representing energy, temperature and power. Do you know who they are? Read on to find out...