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Micro Channel Condenser coil design and operation

Chapter #: 10206
Chapter Name: Houston
Reported By: David Vappie
Officer Title: Education Chairmen
Defined Title: Chapter CM and NATE Proctor
City: Houston
State/Province: TX
Number In Attendance: 7
Meeting Date: 2/24/2016
Meeting Type: Both
Educational Program Subject: Micro Channel Condenser coil design and operation
Speaker Name: Shawn Craig
Company: Insco Distribution
Minutes: RSES 1911 Rolhwing Road, Suite A Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1397 Phone: 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464 Fax: 847-297-5038 Web site: Chapter No. ____10206_____ Remitted by __DAVID VAPPIE CM EDUCATION CHAIRMAN Officer’s position: o Secretary x Treasurer x President o Vice President o Other By : David Vappie, CM on behalf of James Butcher CM, Secretary. Number in attendance ( 7) Those in attendance were Ben Huddleston CM, President, David Vappie CM, Education Chairman, James Bowman Rector Seal, Shawn Craig of Insco, Justin Williams of M&M Mfg, and David Ortiz of Lennox NAS. On 2/24/2016, Chapter 10206 conducted its business meeting at Insco Distribution located at 14060 S. Sam Houston Parkway W. Houston, TX 77033. The meeting was officially opened by Ben Huddleston CM, President Call to Order at 6:00PM. Special guest: Jerry Clark CM, Regional Director of SWRA RSES The minutes of the last meeting was read and accepted. The main agenda for this meeting was discussed. James Bowman of Rector Seal in Houston TX., was instrumental in posting an agenda for Houston Chapter via email to all current members with an email address. Dinner was provided and it was well supplied and on the house. Officer vacancies: Secretary: Currently held by James Butcher CM A motion was made by James Bowman to nominate Shawn Craig as Secretary for the Houston Chapter and it was seconded by David Vappie CM. President Ben Huddleston presented it to the membership for vote: All present agreed with a yea vote, no nays. Shawn accepted the challenge and position. Discussion: James Bowman of Rector Seal: Speaker The attendance at the meetings was on the forefront. James Bowman passed out a questionnaire to all for input as to what was of interest to the membership and to get their input to establish a future agenda for all meetings. All agreed that we need to reactivate all members’ interest. We discussed location, dates, time, and venue. As we all know, training on new design in equipment is a plus. New regulations are out there and we all can provide the additions to the membership and new arrivals to our membership. New members have to be motivated to attend our seminars and knowledge base meetings. RSES has an exhaustive list of training materials and online access training programs. Most of all, it has many highly trained Certified Members, Level I through Level V Technicians, at your disposal to include all of the talent and skills of the industry that are present today and each time we meet to lead us through the new equipment design and increase our knowledge of installation and repair of the same. We propose to resume our monthly meetings at regular intervals and also include training sessions each meeting and regular speakers to provide attendees with industry updates and code requirements. At the Region: Jerry Clark, Regional Director handed out a flier of the upcoming 66th RSES Southwest Regional Educational Conference and Business Meeting to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Fort Worth Texas on March 31 to April 2nd 2016. This flier along with its list of the many training events to be conducted will be included in email to all members. He also spoke of the Industry possible 5 year interval Recertification of 608 Refrigerant usage for Hydrocarbon based refrigerants and the use of R448-A (a five part blend). Education, Certification exams and training: 1.Education Chair David Vappie CM passed out a flier to all “Understanding Airflow Measurements” and briefly discussed the need for load calculations at the state and local levels. 2.Speaker: We welcomed Shawn Craig of Insco, a newly acquired member of Houston Chapter and Nate Proctor. Shawn took the time to introduce the ins’ and outs of today’s micro-channel coil technology used in condensers that are now in the industry showing us how they are constructed and the do’s and don’ts for repair and operation using an actual shop coil for show and tell, which was very enlightening. Shawn’s excellent presentation displayed his extensive knowledge of these systems and components. 3. CM “Certificate Member Level IV Technician ” Examination and 608 Refrigerant usage certification will also be conducted IT IS ANNOUNCED THAT THE CM EXAM WILL BE CONDUCTED BY HOUSTON CHAPTER 10206 AND WILL BE PROCTORED BY DAVID VAPPIE CM AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION AND TIMES. Location: Lennox Parts Plus at 11727 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Houston, TX 77031 Date: April 21th 2016 Time: 4:00 P.M. (examination is 3 hour closed book ) Cost: CM: $50.00. (You must be an RSES member in good standing to take part) Cost: 608 Universal: $65.00 for non members. You must contact David Vappie CM at 832-519-5367 or Ben Huddleston CM at 713-806-9124 before that date. Note: Many admirable comments were made about site accommodations, the fine workmanship and more than adequate training equipment lab of the meeting site at Insco. Justin Williams of M&M Mfg played a strong part in the metal ductwork installation that supplied the proper airflow for the training equipment. Thank you all. Adjournment: David Vappie CM motioned to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Ben Huddleston CM. All accepted. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM. Next meeting March 15 2016 Same place same time .
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