May 16, 2018 Meeting - Variable Primary Flow Chilled Water Systems

May’s meeting will will feature Mr. Lee Cline who will present on  “Variable Primary Flow Chilled Water Systems.” We will also install our new ASHRAE Officers and Board of Governors for 2018-2019.

Lee is a Staff Systems Engineer in Trane’s Systems and Application Engineering Department.  As a Systems Engineer for Trane, Lee has the opportunity to discuss HVAC system applications and control with owners, engineers, and contractors on a daily basis.  His specialty is chilled water system design and control with a strong emphasis on reliability, operator understanding, and efficiency.

Lee’s career at Trane began 38 years ago as a factory service engineer in heavy refrigeration, he’s a self-proclaimed “gear head”.  His first assignment was helping to field test and introduce the Model CVHE centrifugal chiller with the first generation of electronic controls to the industry.  Following that assignment, Lee was a member of the team that kicked off the microelectronic building automation and Integrated Comfort Systems controls offering at Trane.  During his time as a  Controls Applications Engineer, Lee worked on the development of BAS driven chilled water system sequencing and optimization programs.  Moving into the Systems Marketing Department in 1990, and the Systems and Applications Engineering group in 2000, he continues to push new unit and system control and optimization concepts into the industry.  Most recently his work has included development of central geothermal mechanical systems, variable speed chiller plant design and control concepts, and HVAC systems for zero energy (ZE) buildings.

Lee has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin.  Lee holds several patents related to chilled water system design and control.