Meeting/Event Information


March 24, 2020

March Chapter Meetings
March 24, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sierra Gold
6515 S Jones Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Venue Website
Chapter Meetings

$40.00 Member Ticket

$45.00 Non Member Ticket

VRF Technology & Application of RCL’s, a synopsis of ASHRAE 15 & 34 regulations and its impact on VRF installation practices. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the safety standards set by ASHRAE 15 for refrigerant systems including VRF equipment
  • Clarify the metrics of ASHRAE 34 and its relation to refrigerants used in HVAC systems
  • Solutions applied to meet the current safety standards

Speaker: Robert Powell Manager, Applications Engineering, Daikin North America


I studied refrigeration and air conditioning technology from 1990 ~1993 at Lewisham College, London. To date, I have worked in the HVAC on three continents.Throughout my career in HVAC I have worked closely with DX heat pump / VRF technology, primarily in engineering sales and, more recently, heading up the team responsible for the Application of Daikin products in the North. My main driver for coming to Texas has been to be part of the expediential growth of VRF technology occurring in the North American market.


  • 30 yrs working with VRF & Inverter technology
  • 12 yrs in the UK with an independent distributor
    • Contractor& Consultant Sales Engineering
  • 6 yrs in the UK for Daikin
    • National Consultant Sales Manager
  • 6 yrs in Australia
    • Commercial Sales Manager - Queensland
  • Been present in the North American market since March 2014