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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.

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