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RSES Releases New SAM Chapter

July 22nd, 2019

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (June 13, 2019) – RSES has released a new SAM Chapter 650-019, Section 5B, “Coaxial, Tube-in-tube, Water-Cooled Condensers,” written by John Lattuca, CMS, Tecumseh Products Company LLC.  smaller_SAM
HVACR technicians know that the condenser is one of the most important components in a refrigeration system. Without a condenser, heat absorbed by the evaporator could not be released from the system and refrigerant could not be returned to a liquid state to start the refrigeration process again. Many technicians are familiar with air-cooled condensers that release heat into the air. Another type of condenser, the water-cooled condenser, is lesser known, but is used because of its distinct advantages over the air-cooled design.

This chapter, “Coaxial, Tube-in-tube, Water-Cooled Condensers,” will discuss in detail the popular coaxial, tube-in-tube, water-cooled condenser. Topics will include the (1) purpose, (2) construction, (3) selection, (4) function, (5) installation, and (6) troubleshooting of this condenser. We will end our discussion by outlining a method of replacing a water-cooled system with an air-cooled system, should this particular need arise.
John Lattuca, CMS, is a Senior Technical Support Specialist for Tecumseh Products Company LLC. He began his career with GE in 1978 and has more than 40 years of HVACR industry experience. He is an RSES Certificate Member Specialist in Electricity and has contributed technical articles to RSES Journal. For more information, visit
SAM is the oldest HVACR reference manual available in the industry. It contains thousands of pages of technical data, equipment analyses and evaluations, field application instruction, regulations, good practice codes, business development guidance and more. SAM is a great resource to obtain knowledge in 25 categories and 45 subcategories of HVACR-related topics.
Members can access all of the SAM Chapters, including this new one, online as an RSES Member benefit. Visit and select “My RSES Home Page” after logging in; the link to "Service Application Manuals (SAM)” will appear on the page. SAM can be purchased as well by visiting SAM on CD at our online store.
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 information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our website at RSES, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008-1397.


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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