Thura Zin
V.P. Technical
February 2020

The was no meeting in December 2019. The next monthly meeting was held on January 8, 2020 at Bliss Restaurant, Glendale. This place is nice, food is good, but parking is a little difficult due to the one market is in the same area. On behalf of the ASPE-LA Board of Directors, we would like to thank Mr. Bob Woods, District Sales Manager from Raypak boiler company. He presented on how the designer and installer fail to comply with boiler and water heater specifications and installation requirements. His presentation covered Improper Fuel Ratio Outcomes, Venting Problems, Condensate, Gas Analysis, Clearance Requirements, Maintenance, Gas Piping, Drip Legs, Regulators, Pumping, Scaling, Water Hardness, Water Volume and Controls. If you have additional questions or needed  information on his presentation, you can reach  him at:, or (818) 292-1538.

Due to the our location problem, our December speaker Mr. Eric Decker, PE, CPD, Manager, Dawson Company – Business Development Group, presentation will reschedule to the April meeting. He will present “Hydro-Pneumatic Tank Design & Application”.

The 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo, will be held September 11 – 16 in New Orleans. There is an opportunity for industry professionals to engage in professional development training to advance their careers, improve productivity, and help their firms gain. To achieve that end, ASPE is seeking expert industry speakers to present 60-minute, non-proprietary technical sessions that address current industry trends and technologies. If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please go to ASPE website and submit your proposal. The deadline is February 28, 2020.

The three-part Leadership Development Webinar Series presented by ASPE Young Professionals (AYP) includes interactive learning and seeks to create confidence in the use of conflict resolution tools. Each webinar will increase the participant’s knowledge and confidence on how to resolve conflict and seek opportunities within the situation. This series is catered to the young professional, but any engineer or designer at any stage in her career will find use in these webinars. These webinars are free for ASPE members.

This month ASPE-LA monthly meeting will be on February 4, 2020 at new location. Bruce Parrot from Mainline Sales Inc. will present how to select and design “Automatic Control Valves”.  

There is no tabletop in this month. If anyone wishes to present a tabletop, please contact me or anyone from the L.A. Board of Directors.

2020 CPD exam registration will open on now

Next year’s Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) exam will be held at testing sites around the world on March 30 – April 5. If you are interest to take exam, please register. Before you register, you can go to ASPE web site and fill Eligibility Form whether you are qualified to take exam or not. 

That is all for this month. 

As usual, do not hesitate to e-mail any board member for any particular topics that you may want to see in any of our technical programs. Also check our Technical Calendar for upcoming Technical Sessions. See you all at February meeting.