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Four Additional Educational Sessions Highlight RSES 2011 Annual Conference Lineup

October 13th, 2011

Four additional educational sessions highlight the conference program during the 74th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo that will be held in conjunction with the 22nd RSES Annual Mid-Southeast Regional Association Educational Conference on Nov. 2-5, 2011 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. The 2011 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics and the theme will be, “Making History with RSES in Norfolk, Virginia.” The RSES Tidewater Chapter will host the event.  
The four educational sessions include:

“Chillers,” will be led by Keith Forbes of Damuth Trane. This two-hour session will target an intermediate- to advanced-level audience. Forbes will cover water chillers and systems basic design and system application.
“New Thermostat Technologies,” will be led by Kenny Evans of Invensys Controls. This two-hour session will target all audience levels and will cover: thermostat definitions; HVAC overview; thermostat types; equipment types; trends in smart grid; energy management and monitoring; Energy Star changes; wireless technologies; manufacturer analysis; and a question and answer session.
“Electronic Refrigeration Technology Evolution,” will be led by Simone Mambretti of Invensys Controls. This two-hour session will target an intermediate-level audience. Mambretti will cover the following: refrigeration overview; refrigeration systems; refrigeration control evolution; defrost controls; application types; compressor controls; evaporator fan controls; probe technologies; differentials and set points; future trends, manufacturers analysis and more.
“Heating Basics - Gas Valve Systems,” will be led by Raymond Joubran of Invensys Controls. This two-hour session will target a beginner-level audience. Joubran will cover: fuel and pressure characteristics; gas valve applications; gas valve actuator types; gas valve characteristics; gas valve manufacturers; ignition control system; ignition manufacturers; flame rectification; pilot basics; thermocouple basics; thermopile basics; and more.
For additional information or questions contact Jean Birch, RSES conference and seminars manager, by phone at 800-297-5660 x4046, or by fax at 847-297-5038, or by e-mail at
RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals.  RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry.  Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 15,000 members in nearly 175 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide.  For more information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our Web site at  RSES, 1666 Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016.

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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