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2019 Region IV CRC - Technical Sessions

Friday, September 27th

Technical Session I will be comprised of one 2 hour session:

Technical Session I

Time:   1:45 - 3:45

Room:  Uptown I & II

Session I 

Pumps for Ultimate Owner Satisfaction

(Advanced Pumping and Selection)

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Chris Edmondson, James M. Pleasants, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


There is a fundamental shift in the way we design, construct, maintain, and operate buildings.  These changes are driven by ASHRAE standards becoming code, DOE efficiency mandates, and Hydraulic Institute piping guidelines.

Owners are expecting us to still provide pumping systems that satisfy their demands for the best Life Cycle Cost pump life expectancy, the best System Efficiency Operating Cost, and other needs.

This presentation will examine a few of the key design decisions and their impact on the owner's true requirements.

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 Jay Johnson Controls. After graduation, he spent four and a half 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 the ITT Fluid Handling Division) 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 Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE and is serving on the nominating committee. 

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