Air Treatment with a Focus on Fresh Air Considerations: Part 1

Jamie Kitchen, Danfoss

In this two-part series, we will cover the latest demands for increased fresh air requirements, the costs associated with treating this air, as well as the process of ensuring that proper treatment includes both a wet bulb and dry bulb focus. Finally, the requirements for air filtration and the benefits and drawbacks of different filtration methods, including pressure drop and energy use.

The requirements for fresh air continues to evolve towards increasing the amounts required for both occupant's as well as any processes that may occur within the conditioned space. There is a push towards 100% fresh air or minimal recirculation requirements for commercial, care homes and education centers to reduce the effects of carbon dioxide and outgassing from volatiles. At the same time, filtration of the air is becoming more scientific, with a focus on sizes of airborne contaminates and their effects on health and equipment efficiency. As usual, there is a cost to incorporating these changes and care must be taken to ensure that the correct approach is taken to minimize operating costs and the impact on system performance.

Approximately 42 minutes.

This session will be released for viewing on March 15, 2021 and will be available for viewing (and reviewing) for 120 days thereafter.

CEU/CEH certificate issued upon completion of the course.


Training Manager, Danfoss

Jamie Kitchen

Jamie Kitchen is the Training Manager for Danfoss.

Mr. Kitchen is responsible for the management of online training resources and the project to synchronize the Danfoss online training dashboard and content with strategic customers and technical school online systems to allow for sharing of content and user statistics.

He is responsible for developing partnerships with select educational institutes with the aim of making ongoing investments to promote technical expertise, reduce warranty costs, and increase the awareness of the Danfoss brand.

Mr. Kitchen graduated from the 3-year Building Environment program at Humber College in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and worked at Humber for several years following graduation. He then joined Danfoss in the rotational engineering program with global assignments in France, Denmark, and Atlanta, GA providing technical field support for applications with performance challenges, excessive field failures, and/or challenging design requirements.

He took the position of National OEM account manager until 2008 whereby he began working as the training manager developing classroom, online, and blended learning curricula and is currently still working in this capacity.

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