2015 HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference
21st Century Student Retention
Soneka Kamuhuza, Vice President of Education, Porter & Chester Institutes
Forum West 1 & 2
This session will help attendees understand how to develop and implement a dynamic and
robust retention management plan. Learn how to utilize technology and, through an
understanding of Gen Y characteristics, mitigate attrition. In addition, learn how to develop the
essential team communication skills for effective student oversight.
Lem Palmer, CSME, Accreditation Specialist, HVAC Excellence
Forum East 4
HVAC Excellence programmatic accreditation reviews a program against a set of educational
and industry standards in: the mission of the program, administration responsibilities, finances
and funds, student services, instruction design and program elements, physical facilities,
equipment and tools, cooperative training, and instructor qualifications.
New Thermal Technologies Found in Cooling Equipment for Data Centers
Steve Wagner, Manager of Educational Services, Thermal Management Cooling
Products Manufactured by Emerson Network Power/Liebert
Legacy South 1
Today, we use digital scroll compressor technology, electronic expansion valves (EEV), and
pumped refrigerant to achieve the high efficiency demand for the data center. The digital scroll
design allows the scroll compressor to continue to operate while controlling the capacity of the
system. This new technology has been unique to Liebert products for several years. However, it
is now starting to be introduced into other areas of the HVAC industry. Pumping refrigerant
through the system without the typical compressor is another way of reducing electrical cost in
a data center. We can now use a fluid pump with EEV's and bypass the compressor to provide
“free” cooling. When the predesigned conditions are achieved, the compressor is cycled off and
the fluid pump is energized.
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Chiller Basic Troubleshooting
Phil Rodin, Director of Education, ARPEC
Legacy North 2
This session will help those not familiar with chillers learn what is necessary to add basics into
your program. We will begin with the basic sequence for troubleshooting air and water chillers,
then move to help attendees learn what to check and what order to use as not to waste time.
The topics that will be covered in this session include: alarm signals, refrigerant operating
temperatures and pressures, water flow, oil temperature and pressure, electrical operating
measurements, pump cavitation, transducers and sensors - types of panels.
How to Incorporate Technology into Your HVACR Course (Product Showcase)
James Devoe, Cengage Learning
Forum East 4
This session will overview Cengage Learning's programs that will engage your students with 3D
immersive simulations providing the ability to practice diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in a
safe environment. The program helps to build successful technical and soft skills.
Monday, March 16, 2015