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While we continue to update RSES Journal, RSES HQ has selected the "Best of Summer" PM articles for you to peruse in the Summer 2022 Edition.



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Society & Industry News

Jim Barron, Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) Executive Director Appointed as Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Interim Executive Vice President

After nearly a year of discussion and planning, the RETA and RSES Boards of Directors have approved the appointment of Jim Barron as RSES Interim Executive Vice President.

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RSES Headquarters observes Independence Day

RSES Observes America's Independence

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The Nitty Gritty of AC Preventive Maintenance

Whether you are fresh out of trade school or a seasoned HVACR veteran, knowing how to complete air conditioning preventive maintenance is a fundamental part of the job. What follows is a bare-bones approach on how to properly deal with each part as you complete the process.

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Leading Off: Updates, Regional Events and Stetsons

Hello from warm and sunny Virginia. I hope everybody in the HVACR community is safe/healthy and doing well. As it looks to be an extremely hot summer coming up, be sure to stay safe and well hydrated. The digital edition you are reading this month covers some of the more practical skills you will need to have at your disposal as the days begin to heat up. The articles contained within are the best of the preventive maintenance issues, and they will serve to remind you of the importance of proper procedure while Headquarters is in the process of relaunching its magazine!

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Principles of Proper Refrigeration Evacuation

Evacuation, often referred to as “pulling a vacuum,” is arguably one of the most important things we, as technicians, can do well after a refrigerant system has been open to the atmosphere.

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