Lunch Meeting: Cooling Tower Suction Piping

  • 10 Nov 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Byron's Southend, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC 28203
  • 130


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TOPIC: Cooling Tower Suction Piping



By: Chris Edmondson

Learning Objectives:  

In this seminar you will learn about:

1.     Suction Piping NPSH and Air Problems

2.     How to Avoid common cooling suction piping tower pitfalls. 

    Speaker Bio:     

    Chris Edmondson received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1967. During his summers, he worked at Barber Coleman and Johnson Controls. After graduation, he spent four years as a salesman with the Trane Company. In 1971, he came to work for the James M. Pleasants Co., Inc. (Manufacturer's Representative for Xylem) He worked as an Outside Salesman until 1978, when he was promoted to Vice President and Sales Manager till 1987. From 1987 to 2010, he has served as President of the Pleasants Company. Chris is currently CEO of James M. Pleasants Company.

    Chris has served many years in the ASHRAE organization, holding positions such as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Piedmont Chapter. For the fiscal year, 1985-86, Chris received the Rudy Ferguson Memorial Award (Presidential Award of Excellence). In 1985, he became a Technical Speaker to various ASHRAE chapters which continued through 1989. He spoke at ASHRAE's CRC Region VII meeting in 1992 and also at Birmingham's Region VII Meeting as a Technical Speaker. He held the position of Educational Activities Vice Chairman for Region IV from 1992 to 1994. In 1995 he was the Chapter Program Chairman for Region IV. He has served as Region IV DRC and on the ASHRAE Board of Directors. He is a retired Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE and has served on the nominating committee. During 1980 through 2022, he has presented seminars to various engineers on the following subjects:

    • Basic Primary/Secondary Variable Volume Pumping

    • Chiller Plant Piping

    • Air Control Systems

    • Plumbing Piping Systems

    • Cooling Tower Piping

    • Basic Steam Piping

    • Condensate Return Systems

    • Hot Water Recirculation

    His principal areas of interest are energy savings, primary/secondary variable volume systems, heat transfer, hydronic systems, plumbing piping systems and central chilled water plant design.

    Meeting Schedule

    11:30 - Registration/Network

    Noon - Lunch and Presentation

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