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2018 RSES Conference Educational Sessions Announced

July 10th, 2018

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (July 2, 2018) – The 79th RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo (colocated with PHCC CONNECT) offers educational sessions ranging in topics to benefit all attendees. Sessions run from Oct. 10–12, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Attendees can choose from the following sessions:

  • HCs as Refrigerants, Part 1 (Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates/RSES)
  • Fundamentals of Proper Installation of Residential Gas Furnaces (Tom Schaefer, CMS, RCT, RSES)
  • Retro-Survival…Refrigeration Defrost Timers & AM Replacement Parts (Peter Greisinger, Robertshaw)
  • HCs as Refrigerants, Part 2 (Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates/RSES)
  • Practical Guide to Sensor Application (John Pitcher, TBA)
  • Why VRF? The Advantages and What It Means (Aran Winn, LG Electronics Inc.)
  • Disaster Is Coming--Are You Ready? (Mike Thompson, CMS, New Jersey Institute of Technology)
  • Future Refrigerant Technology/Flammability (John Maiorana, Arkema)
  • Electrical Schematics Analysis, Part 1 (Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates/RSES)
  • Strictly Refrigeration (Bill Sammons, CMS, Bill Sammons Co.)
  • Psychrometrics (Skip Krepcik, CMS, RCT, Tidewater Community College)
  • Electrical Schematics Analysis, Part 2 (Art Miller, CMS, RCT, KAM Associates/RSES)
  • Facility/Contractor Coordination in the Industrial Environment (Vern Sanderson, WMI, RETA)
  • Profit Management: Properties & Attitudes (Skip Krepcik, CMS, RCT, Tidewater Community College)
  • Duct System Considerations, Part 1 (Roger Hensley, CMS, RCT, RSES)
  • Understanding Employee Motivations-Team Building 101 (Vern Sanderson, WMI, RETA)
  • Digital Compressor Technology and Injection (Don Gillis, Emerson)
  • Duct System Considerations, Part 2 (Roger Hensley, CMS, RCT, RSES)
  • HVAC Systems: What You REALLY Need to Know (Jim Italiano, Apollo Power Solutions)
  • Combustion Analysis (Brynn Cooksey, CMS, RCT, RSES)
  • TBA (James Bowman, NAVAC)
  • The Design & Operation of Computer Room A/C (Joe Marchese, CMS, RCT, Koldcraft Refrigeration Services)

To view the full agenda, visit To learn more about the Conference, tours and logistics, visit or email

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 with chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more details, call 800-297-5660, email or visit

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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