Date(s) - 03/15/2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Washington Athletic Club
Trane Engineer Breakfast:
Agility Centrifugal Chillers
Learn more about Trane’s newest chiller, the Agility Centrifugal Chiller. Agility is a completely redesigned chiller in the 175-425 ton range with a new compressor and various other performance-enhancing features. This new design makes the Agility Chiller line more compact which increases ease of installation and saves time and money for existing building retrofits.
The presentation will also provide an update on the progress being made with next-generation refrigerants that will be replacing, over the next few years, the HCFC and HFC refrigerants currently in use today. The great news is that these refrigerants are currently available today in both water cooled & air cooled chillers of all capacities.
Presenter: Mike Patterson, Product Manager – Centrifugal Chillers
Mike Patterson is the Centrifugal Chiller Product Manager for Trane. He works closely with product planning, product support, engineering, manufacturing, and other groups focused on continuing the growth of Trane’s centrifugal portfolio.
Since joining Trane, Mike has held several positions: Marketing Engineer with Trane’s C.D.S. group, Instructor in Trane’s Graduate Training Program, and CenTraVac Product Support Team Member. Prior to his current role, he was a Strategic Chiller Systems Engineer with the Applied Chiller Systems Team supporting customers throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.
Mike graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics. He continued his education at Regis University with a Master’s in Business Administration. Outside of Trane, Mike has been a member of ASHRAE since 2007 and currently is a non-voting member of SSPC 90.1 Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings and a voting member on the ECB Sub-Committee.
Previous to Trane, Mike spent 10 years in the Air Force as a pilot. He grew up outside of Fort Worth, Texas, but now calls La Crosse home with his wife and daughter.