May 2018 ASHRAE Journal Digital Edition and Annual Conference Planner

The May digital publication of the ASHRAE Journal is ready for your viewing pleasure today. This month’s cover story highlights Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA. It is the nation’s largest zero energy elementary school and has become a model for other local school districts seeking to reduce their energy consumption. Other articles tackle how to define “use with adequate ventilation,” and design firms trends. Keep reading to learn the latest and greatest in HVAC&R this month…


May ASHRAE Journal

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Operating Room Ventilation Systems

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This issue includes an article about hospital operating room ventilation systems and how difficult it is to maintain a sterile environment. Flow Tech reps a company called SecureAire and when coupled with proper operating room ventilation their technology provides ideal particle control for operating and clean room environments. Their technology offers a 96.4% improvement in peak particle counts for operating rooms.

SecureAire’s technical approach is based on a proprietary combination of Particle Conditioning and Particle Collision Control better known as Particle Accelerated Collision Technology (PACT). PACT is the only technology available in today’s marketplace which makes airflow the dominant transport mechanism for small particles, such as bacteria, viruses, allergens, TVOC, gases, and odors. This unique system is applied to improve indoor air quality in a building or medical facility reducing or eliminating harmful particulates which can either cause Sick Building Syndrome or worse, the spread of dangerous airborne pathogens. For more information about SecureAire’s PACT, contact Tom Proietti.


Annual Conference Planner


ASHRAE Conference Planner

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Howdy! ASHRAE is headed to the most air-conditioned city in the world – Houston, Texas, for the 2018 Annual Conference, June 23-27, 2018. Join us at the Hilton Americas Hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center for learning, networking, and fun. Advanced registration ends on June 11th.

Flow Tech is proud to sponsor our employees’ ASHRAE memberships. To learn more about ASHRAE or to become a member visit, Want to get involved at the local level? Visit, for the Connecticut Chapter information and events. For general Flow Tech inquiries, you can always visit our website or email us. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: TwitterLinkedInGoogle+ and YouTube.

Nichole Petersen

Nichole Petersen

Director of Marketing at Flow Tech, Inc.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and trainings, maintaining our digital presence and college recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and enjoys making jewelry, brewing beer and lounging on the beach.
Nichole Petersen

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