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Mr. Wayne Kirsner F.

Principal

Kirsner Consulting Engineering Inc

HQ Phone: (770) 953-8262

Email: k***@***.org

Kirsner Consulting Engineering Inc

3319 Turtle Lake Drive

Marietta, Georgia 30076

United States

Company Description

Kirsner Consulting Engineering is a mechanical engineering firm that investigates industrial steam accidents, provides consulting to operators of high pressure steam systems experiencing water hammer, and provides seminars to operators and engineers on un... more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Investigator and Manhole Gopher
Kirsner Consulting Engineering Inc

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Kirsner Consulting Engineering -- About the Firm

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Wayne Kirsner, PE, Principal

The principal investigator is Wayne Kirsner, P.E. (whose personal experience may be viewed at the "Accident Investigations" page). Mr. Kirsner is a 1972, 1973 and 1980 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS Physics. He was an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer 2001-2009.
The primary consultants to Mr. Kirsner are Dr. Frederick J. Moody and Dr. Peter Griffith of MIT --two of the foremost academic authorities on water hammer in steam systems in the World.
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Wayne Kirsner, P.E.
Chief Investigator and Manhole Gopher
It's said that if Wayne sticks his head out a manhole and sees his shadow, you're in for 10 more weeks of winter. (Picture taken circa 1996).


Kirsner Consulting Engineering -- HVAC Projects

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Wayne F. Kirsner, P.E. Principal / Kirsner Consulting Engineering

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NASA accepted recommendation, canceled procurement action, and redesigned the Chiller Plant addition based on Mr. Kirsner's recommendation.
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Mr. Kirsner authored the 1983 energy study from which this project was identified and funded. It was awarded 1st Place in the Institution Category of the 1986 ASHRAE Energy Awards for the Southeast region. At Gracewood State School and Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, redesigned campus CHW distribution system to correct problems of insufficient flow and recirculation. $163,000 project consisted of retrofitting central plant chilled water pumps including provision of a 150 HP variable speed drive, replacing and reconfiguring out-building throttling controls, providing flow limiters to balance flow between buildings, and configuration of more efficient electric centrifugal chiller for "preferential loading. A new software program was written to control the campus-wide system. Projected annual energy savings was computed to be $163,000/year. Project was funded with 50% matching grant based on a study authored by Mr. Kirsner.


Wayne F. Kirsner, ...

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Wayne F. Kirsner, P.E. Principal / Kirsner Consulting Engineering

MS/Physics/1973/Georgia Institute of Technology
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Based largely a re-evaluation and correction of a computer study performed by the recommending consulting engineer on the project, the project was canceled after Mr. Kirsner demonstrated that the project had a negative net cash flow.
At NASA Johnson Space Center, analyzed impending purchase of two 2,000 ton steam turbine driven chillers designed by NASA's consulting engineers. Recommended alternative chiller selection based on predicted first cost savings of $300,000 and annual savings of $230,000 per year. NASA accepted recommendation, canceled procurement action, and re-designed the Chiller Plant addition based on Mr. Kirsner's recommendation.


Steam Water Hammer Forensic Investigation and Chilled Water Troubleshooting by Kirsner Consulting Engineering

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Wayne Kirsner, P.E. / Principal

Steam Release Investigations--||--Chilled Water Projects--||--Authored Articles--||--Steam Training--||--The Firm--||--Contact Us


ASHRAE Atlanta Chapter - News Blog

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Mr. Wayne Kirsner of Kirsner Consulting Engineering Inc. gave a great presentation on a water hammer accident. We all learned some valuable lessons from a tragic accident and the potential dangers we face in our industry. He discussed some steam design guidelines that left the audience thirsty for knowledge as the meeting ended.

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