Risk Reduction of Legionella Growth in Piping Systems

Presentation Summary:

With today’s increased outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease comes greater responsibility of owners and designers to protect our health in building water systems. This session will explore the challenges and examine current publications such as ASNI/ASHRAE 188-2015 and the Center for Disease Control’s Toolkit as viable resources for our future welfare. Also clarified will be the current water treatment trends and how it relates to the importance of piping material choices as well as enhance system durability for the future.

Presenter: Jeff Ramey Biography, Piping Systems Consultant, The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company

Jeff Ramey has nearly 30 years’ experience in the plumbing industry, having worked closely with engineers, designers, distributors, code officials, and contractors to provide technical product training on water and gas and fire sprinkler piping systems. He is a member of major plumbing, engineering and fire sprinkler associations, including AFSA, ASPE, ASHRAE, NFSA and is a voting member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 3.6, Water Treatment and TC 8.6, Cooling Towers as well as a non-voting member of SPCC 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. Jeff has presented countless technical sessions on all aspects of water and gas piping systems, with events at local and national levels including PHCC, ASPE, ASHRAE, and more. In addition, Jeff has written contributing articles published in trade publications.