We are starting a new year, and I believe the HVAC consulting engineers responsible for design engineering need to make a change in 2019 as to how HVAC systems are engineered to be safe. ASHRAE’s 2019 Handbook will be out this coming June, and I encourage readers to take the time to review chapter 59 on HVAC security as an introduction to this topic or as a refresher course for others. The chapter isn’t intended to be a comprehensive security guide but instead is intended to raise a reader’s awareness.
The chapter also recommends design engineers consider directing their clients to procure the consulting services of a specialist in security whether it is to design a security system, design software to protect the building’s combined automation network, hazmat protection, and terrorist protection. From there, one can research security further on the internet with its wealth of information as well as make time to attend seminars on building security to learn more on this topic.