Mechanical Peer Review Resume: Kent W. Peterson, P.E.

Kent W. Peterson Experience
Mr. Peterson, a principal of P2S Engineering, has been involved in all aspects of consulting engineering services, including executive management, mechanical, control systems, plumbing, construction management, code compliance and standards. He has over twenty years of experience working in consulting engineering. His design experience has includes innovative projects involving energy-efficient mechanical and control system designs for large facilities. The mechanical designs have ranged from cleanroom/ laboratory facilities to large campus central heating and cooling plants. His experience encompasses all project phases from feasibility studies through system testing and commissioning.

Mr. Peterson is currently Vice President for the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. He chairs the ASHRAE Technology Council overseeing all the technical activities, research and standards for ASHRAE. He has served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors for the past five years.

Representative Projects

UCSD West Campus Satellite Plant Phase 1 - Mechanical Engineer-of-Record
The plant includes 2,000 tons of cooling with a future build out to 8,000 tons. The plant provides 3.0 MW of emergency power with a future capacity ​of 6.0 MW. The chilled water plant is designed as a primary variable flow configuration.

HP PHM Expansion Phase 2 - Project Manager/Engineer-of-Record
This $35M project converted 55,000 SF of existing building space to I​SO Class 7 cleanrooms. Design included HVAC systems, high purity piping, central plant upgrades, process vacuum, chemical distribution, high purity water systems and specialized exhaust systems.

CSU Long Beach Central Plant - Project Manager/Engineer of Record
Designed a new central heating and cooling plant to serve a university campus with over 2 million SF of air-conditioned space and 3 million SF of heated space. The plant included 5,000 tons of cooling capacity and 34,000 ton-hours of thermal storage. The project also included over 10 miles of underground piping.

Professional Registrations
California Mechanical M26243

Recent Classes, Seminars and Speaking Engagements
  • Achieving Design Quality – ASHRAE Winter Meeting 2004
  • Cleanroom HVAC System Design – ASHRAE Southern California Chapter 2004
  • Designing the Future – GSA HVAC Design for Excellence Seminar 2003
  • Controls for IAQ – ASHRAE/CIBSE Conference 2002
  • Designing Central Chilled Water Plants – ASHRAE Tri-County Chapter 2002

Recent Publications

  • Primary-Chilled Water Flow Chilled Water Plant Conversion - HPAC March 2004
  • Pharmaceutical Cleanroom HVAC Design - ACREX 2004
  • Indoor Air Quality & ASHRAE Standard 62 - ACREX 2004

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