Lunch Meeting: Basics of Air Distribution

  • 13 Oct 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Byron's Southend, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC 28203
  • 144


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TOPIC: Basics of Air Distribution



By: Dan Int-Hout III

Presentation Outline:  

The basic physics of air distribution must be fully understood before one can properly select components for a project. This lecture will cover:

  • Understanding Terminology – the science
  • When to use (and the limitations of) ADPI (Air Diffusion Performance Index)
  • Proper Diffuser Selection and Location – Cost and aesthetics
  • “Rules of Thumb” for estimating buoyancy effects
  • Common Product Groups
    • Well Mixed (Inductive) Air Distribution
    • Non Inductive Air Distribution  

Speaker Bio:     

Dan has been in the Air Distribution research and design business since 1973, and has a Master’s in Business Management (MBM) from Central Michigan Univ (awarded in 1975)., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from Denison University (awarded in 1967).

Dan has held several positions in the industry, including Owens Corning Fiberglas, Carrier, Titus, Environmental Technologies, Krueger and most recently Nailor Industries, in engineering, laboratory management, marketing and product research roles.

Dan has written a number of technical papers and articles on VAV system performance, acoustics, air diffusion, controls and occupant comfort. He was recently Chairman of both ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees on Thermal Comfort, is a past Chairman of several other related ASHRAE Technical and Standards Committees, as well as ASHRAE Standards, Technical Activities (TAC) & Environmental Health Committees. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993 and the Exceptional Service award in 2007. Dan was an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer from 2013-2022.

Dan is a Life member of ASHRAE and was elevated to the grade of ASHRAE Fellow at the Long Beach meeting in 2007, and the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a Director At Large (DAL) in 2014. Dan rolled off the board and Tech Council and Research Activities committees representing the Board, at the June 2017 meeting and joined the and Residential Building Committees as a voting member until 2020.

Dan is currently the Chairman of the AHRI committee on Applied Acoustics (885) and a past member of ISO 205 US Panel on Thermal Comfort.

Meeting Schedule

11:30 - Registration/Network

Noon - Lunch and Presentation

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