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Douglas Reindl, P.E.

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Douglas Reindl, P.E.


    Douglas Reindl is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin and a professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with appointments in the Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Reindl has expertise in several areas related to industrial refrigeration systems including system safety, optimization, assessment of design alternatives, conceptual design, energy conservation measures, system modeling, and field evaluation.

    Through EPD, Dr. Reindl has developed an internationally-recognized series of ammonia refrigeration education programs, designed to improve the safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these refrigeration systems. He has also developed the Process Safety Management “Best Practices” courses that provide state-of-the-art information on effectively managing refrigeration system safety.

    In addition to his professional development teaching responsibilities, Dr. Reindl conducts research as the Director of the Thermal Storage Applications Research Center, HVAC&R Center, and Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC), all at UW-Madison. As the IRC’s founding director, he leads its activities in the areas of research, knowledge transfer, and technical assistance for IRC members.

    An ASHRAE Fellow, Dr. Reindl serves on the ASHRAE Standards Committee and is the immediate past chairman of ASHRAE’s SSPC Standard 15 (Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems), past chairman of Technical Committee 6.9 (Thermal Storage) and past vice-chair of GPC-2, Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data. He is also a member of commission D1 (Refrigerated Storage) at the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR).

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