Technical Report

Vivian Enriquez, CPD
V.P. Technical
February 2018

 

The January 10,2018 technical meeting, was presented by Mr. Scott Steindler, Regional Manager of Watts Water Technologies, as guest speaker.  His presentation was on “Making Intelligent Drainage Choices for the Ultra-Hygienic Applications” was very well received by the attendees.   It was a very informative presentation, so on behalf of the ASPE-LA Board, we want to thank Mr. Steindler.

Our Technical Calendar for 2018 is starting to fill-up, we have quite a line-up of good speakers and topic up to May 2018, so if anyone want to have a specific topic or know of a good speaker, please don’t hesitate to contact me or send e-mail to any of the Board of Directors.  Also available for 2018 are schedule for Table Top, anyone interested in doing the Table Top in any months of 2018, please contact me via e-mail or any of the board members.

For the February 07, 2018 meeting, we will have no other than Mr. Peter Kraut, President of South Coast Engineering Group (SCEG) and past president of ASPE-LA Chapter, as guest speaker.  He will be presenting Splash Pad Design, a complex blend of entertainment, access, safety and engineering, focusing on the hydraulics including drainage, circulation, demand flow rates, storage and sanitation. To learn more about this topic,  please plan on attending.

We want to thank all those that were fined by Scott Steindler at the January 10 meeting, all their fines will go to a good cause thru Linda Deunay, ASPE-LA representative for the Women of ASPE, WOA’s project of soliciting donations for new or used & clean blankets.  These blankets will be donated to the homeless thru the LA Mission.

See you all at the ASPE-LA Meeting on February 7, 2018.

Latest news from ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 11, No. 2, Jan 18, 2018: 2018 College of Fellows nominations are due by January 31: The Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows is comprised of ASPE members who have made significant and exceptional contributions to the plumbing engineering profession, the Society, and the plumbing industry. Visit aspe.org/fellows or contact Stacey A. Kidd for more information on how to nominate a member for this lifetime honor.

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Alfred Steele Scholarship: If you are a Student Member of ASPE or the son/daughter of an ASPE Member, are enrolled in or plan to attend an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher, apply now for our Alfred Steele Scholarship for the chance to receive up to $3,000 to help you earn your degree. The application deadline is January 31.

Rheem joins ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsor program:

We are pleased to announce that Rheem, a leading manufacturer of heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating, and commercial refrigeration products, is our newest Affiliate Sponsor. To learn how our program connects manufacturers and plumbing industry professionals, visit aspe.org/affiliates or contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.

Two new companies are approved to issue ASPE CEUs:

McWane Plumbing Technical Services and Rheem Manufacturing are now approved ASPE CEU Providers for the following courses respectively: “History and Overview of Cast Iron Soil Pipe” and “Understanding The Benefits of High-Efficiency Gas Water Heaters: Tank & Tankless Commercial Applications.” To learn what courses are available from all of our ASPE CEU Providers, go to aspe.org/ceuproviders

EPA releases a new report on potable water reuse:

The 2017 Potable Reuse Compendium collects information on the extent of potable water reuse in the United States and the world, costs, and treatment processes.

New Water Demand Calculator for residential buildings is available: This tool from IAPMO will help size systems consistent with the lower flow rates and consumption values from water-efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances.

California water conservation also led to reduced energy consumption: During state-mandated water restrictions from June 2015 to April 2016, California saved 1,830 gigawatt-hours of electricity and reduced greenhouse gases by 521,000 metric tons.