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Educational Sessions

2019 RSES Educational Sessions

The educational portion of the 2019 RSES Conference & Technology Expo is geared to deliver a total learning experience for: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; service technicians; operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians; engineers; sales staff; instructors; and students. In addition, attendees will receive 16 continuing education hours toward renewing licenses or certificates.

Sessions are being added frequently, please check back for newly added information.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

8 – 9:45 a.m.

Surge Protection for HVAC

Presented by Fred Kreusch, Able Power Products representing RectorSeal

Presentation Level: Advanced

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

Learn about the different types of power surges, black outs, brown outs, and how surge-protection is applied to HVAC equipment as well as the different technologies in surge protection, how they work and are implemented. Attendees will also learn how voltage monitoring can help protect equipment and the importance of voltage monitoring.

 

HFC/HFO Refrigerants Update

Presented by Jamey Hale, CMS, The Chemours Co.

Presentation Level: All (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

Location: The Westin, Chamber

Whether it is environmental, regulatory or competitive segments that impact our industry, one thing that is constant in the HVACR industry is “CHANGE.” This training session will update participants on changes within the regulatory-side of our industry (EPA SNAP rulings, CARB and Climate Alliance Group), provide insight into the current and future refrigerant options available as well as discuss “best practices” for proper equipment refrigerant conversions. Finally, we’ll update everyone on the competitive landscape and provide insight as to why selecting a quality refrigerant is so important.

 

10 – 11:45 a.m.

Arc-flash Awareness

Presented by Mike Ralston, CM, RSES

Presentation Level: All (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

Learn what safety precautions should be taken when live electrical work is being performed and why. Topics addressed will include the limited approach boundary and restricted approach boundary. The session will also address how these boundaries are determined and what level of arch-flash clothing is required for each as well as who is allowed in each area.

 

 

2 – 3:45 p.m.

Disaster Is Coming—Are You Ready?

Presented by Mike Thompson, CMS, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Presentation Level: Basic/Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

This session will cover what you do before disaster hits. Attendees will review an incoming "storm" and prepare a plan to ride it out while taking the time of year and supplies into account. This is an interactive session with attendee participation.

 

Analyzing Schematics 101

Presented by Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates LLC

Presentation Level: All Levels

Location: The Westin, Caucus

Attend this session to learn the fundamentals of schematics such as determining loads and load controllers. It will continue with the symbols and functions of various switching actions of load controllers. The session will then move onto control circuits: two-wire control, three wire control with magnetic starters and timed circuits. It will include ladder diagrams, sequence of operation and voltage tracing of circuits. 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

8 – 9:45 a.m.

Troubleshooting Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Presented by Joe Marchese, CMS, RCT, Koldkraft Refrigeration Service LLC

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Chamber

This session is designed to give technicians the “tools” they need to effectively troubleshoot and service commercial refrigeration systems. With this knowledge, technicians can be easily identify the root cause of system problems without the need of guessing at the problem or simply changing parts until the problem is resolved. Attendees will gain a better understanding of topics that include: tools of the trade; first steps in troubleshooting; visual inspection; knowing the norms; and reading and recording.

 

 

Supermarket Refrigeration—What’s Lacking

Presented by Leslie Orm, Market Service Tech

Presentation Level: All (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

Why is training in grocery store refrigeration lacking in the U.S.? What are some challenges you run into in the interview/hiring process? What do you hear when interviewing potential candidates? Once you do hire a person, how long do they generally last? If only for a short time, why? Is there a training curriculum in place? Who's doing the training? What does your training program consist of? Attendees of this session will be invited in this open group discussion to find out answers to these questions and receive solutions to help solve these challenges.

 

Confined Space Entry Awareness

Presented by Joseph Baldwin, Wagner-Meinert LLC

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Caucus

This course will demonstrate how to conduct training to develop safe work practices and meet state and federal regulations on Confined Space Safety Awareness. Topics will include: identifying risks and hazards associated with confined spaces; determining the correct protective system based on job tasks; understand the role and responsibility of a competent person; identifying risks and hazards associated with confined space entry; identify protective measures to minimize hazards including ventilation; and how to complete a confined space permit.

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

HVACR Technology Expo

Time to for the HVACR Technology Expo and PHCC CONNECT at the Indianapolis Convention Center

 

2:15 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Mobile Applications and Online Tools for HVACR Service

Presented by Don Gillis, Emerson

Presentation Level: Basic

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

In this session, attendees will learn about mobile apps and online resources that can be used by HVACR service technicians to gather technical information and troubleshoot system issues. The session will utilize real-life examples and feature live demonstrations of online and mobile resources.

 

Confidence vs. Compliance--Who Will Win?

Presented by Milton Mar, Career Technical Education Center

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location, The Westin, Caucus

Knowing the latest trends and technology in the HVAC industry is not the only skillset a technician needs to bring with on a call to gain positive outcomes with clients. They also require a sense of self-expression and confidence in order to establish an effective, profitable and professional relationship. This session will cover interpersonal and intrapersonal communication; customer demographics; and things to say or suggest or avoid all together when dealing with customers.

 

Natural Refrigerants (R-290/R-600a)

Presented by Denny Martin and Kerry O'Brate, embraco

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location, The Westin, Chamber

Want to know more about these natural refrigerants and how to handle them in the field? Then attend this session to find out. Additional topics, include: new legislation leading to industry refrigerant changes; why natural refrigerants are being selected; impacts on compressor design; safety and practical information; as well as step-by-step compressor replacement tutorial. The potential charge limit increase as well as challenges that may occur as a result will also be discussed.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

8 – 9:45 a.m.

Duct System Considerations, Part 1

Presented by Roger Hensley, CMS, RCT, RSES

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

This session will identify various types of duct systems, describe the advantages and disadvantages of each, how air moves through trunk and branch ducts, in addition to the room air patterns from various delivery locations. The highlight of the program is a visual representation of how air moves using a water table.

 

Combustion Air for Fuel-burning Appliances

Presented by Brynn Cooksey, CMS, RCT of RSES

Presentation Level: Advanced

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

This session will cover combustion system performance and maximizing efficiency. A strong focus will be placed on combustion diagnostics and adjustments to improve efficiency, performance and reliability, as well as troubleshooting and diagnosis of fuel gas constituents. All aspects of combustion from basic theory to verification of manufacturer’s specifications and advanced flue gas diagnostics testing are covered thoroughly. Measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitric oxides and sulfur oxides round out the dynamics of assuring efficient combustion. Controlling fuel, flame temperature, excess air and draft are detailed as the instruction directs each technician to maximize efficiency without sacrificing safety.

 

Psychrometrics 201
Presented by Harlan "Skip" Krepcik, CMS, Tidewater Community College

Presentation Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Location: The Westin, Caucus

Attend this session to review the psychrometric term definitions and the structure of a psychrometric chart. Krepcik will cover the methodology for creating a solution schematic for mixed air cooling processes and ways to use a solution schematic to predict variations in system performance at part-load conditions.

 

10 – 11:45 a.m.

Duct System Considerations, Part 2

Presented by Roger Hensley, CMS, RCT, RSES

Presentation Level:  Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

This session continues identifying various types of duct systems, describing the advantages and disadvantages of each, how air moves through trunk and branch ducts, in addition to the room air patterns from various delivery locations. The highlight of the program is a visual representation of how air moves using a water table.

 

History of Refrigeration

Presented by Vern Sanderson, Wagner-Meinert LLC

Presentation Level: All

Location: The Westin, Caucus

The history of refrigeration is the story of a society whose growth relied upon and continues to rely upon its refrigeration industry. Modern civilization cannot exist without refrigeration. This presentation concentrates on the industrial Refrigeration Age as presented in the RSES Service Application Manual (SAM), as scribed by the immortal Milt Garland with some additional updates by the presenter.

 

Refrigerant Recovery Speed-up and Essentials (Part 1)

Presented by Eric Kaiser, ETS Group

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Chamber

This presentation will help shed light on how to get the most out of your equipment and time. Topics covered include: flow restrictions and how to remove them; liquid vs. vapor recovery; recovery tank safety; hose selection; vacuum gauge selection; vacuum measurement; vacuum pump oil selection; testing vacuum pumps; connection methods; and finish with some audience Q&A. Part 1 will specifically focus on recovery and Part 2 will focus on evacuation.

 

 

2 – 3:45 p.m.

Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: Application & Servicing

Presented by Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates LLC

Presentation Level: All Levels

Location: The Westin, Cabinet

This presentation will begin with the EPA-approved HCs as refrigerants, regulations and standards, refrigerant properties and safety, servicing procedures, cylinder storage and transport and conclude with tools for HC applications.

 

Profit Management for HVACR Contractors

Presented by Harlan "Skip" Krepcik, CMS, RCT, Tidewater Community College

Presentation Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Location: The Westin, Caucus

This presentation is designed to help contractors read, understand and use information on typical financial statements. The development of strong fiscal skills is essential to survival. The information provided in this presentation is structured to start participants on the road to mastering these skills.

 

Evacuation Speed-up and Essentials (Part 2)

Presented by Eric Kaiser, ETS Group

Presentation Level: Intermediate

Location: The Westin, Chamber

This presentation will help shed light on how to get the most out of your equipment and time. Topics covered include: flow restrictions and how to remove them; liquid vs. vapor recovery; recovery tank safety; hose selection; vacuum gauge selection; vacuum measurement; vacuum pump oil selection; testing vacuum pumps; connection methods; and finish with some audience Q&A. Part 1 will focused on recovery and Part 2 will focus on evacuation.

 

This year’s educational portion of the 2019 RSES Conference will be located across the street from the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis (the official RSES hotel) at the Westin located at 241 W Washington St.

The Opening Reception and Expo will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

All RSES/RSES Auxiliary Business Events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. If you have any questions during your stay, please do not hesitate to visit the RSES Registration Desk in the Directors Two room of the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. This is where the RSES registration desk will be located for the duration of the show.

 
 
 
 

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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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