2015 HVAC Excellence Educators and Trainers Conference
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Safety Awareness
Bob Dwyer, CSME, Director of Education, Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA)
Legacy South 2
In this session learn; how CO is produced, how much is too much, combustion efficiency,
recognizing CO symptoms, what are normal levels, and much more. Thorough carbon monoxide
safety education helps prepare the technician for real world hazards. It will also save their life
or the life of another if the technician is taught to test and not be caught measureless.
10 Keys to Attracting Qualified Students to Your Program
Dr. Timothy Muckey, HVACR Program Director, El Camino College
Legacy South 1
This session will address some how to attract qualified students to your program. The 10 keys:
student hierarchy of needs, shared vision, engagement, brainpower relationships, industry
partnerships, certificates and degrees, marketplace advantage, well-paid jobs, integration of
technology, lifelong learning.
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
CEU Value 0.2
Hands-on Method to Teach the Operation and Troubleshooting Thermostatic
Eugene Silberstein, BEAP, CMHE, Co-Author of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology
Randy Petit, CMHE, Director of Program Development, HVAC Excellence
Legacy North 2
This hands-on demonstration will cover techniques that simplify an understanding of the theory,
operation, and troubleshooting of Thermostatic Expansion Valves. When students can control
the pressures and temperatures they can see the effects of valve operation and brings it all
together which enhances their ability to understand and troubleshoot TXV's efficiently.
Information for constructing this simple device used for the hands on demonstration will be
provided. The Thermostatic Expansion Valves used in this session are provided by Sporlan.
Frank Spevak, Marketing and Sales Manager, The Energy Conservatory
Legacy South 2
This session will discuss the latest building code requirements for testing the building envelope
for both new construction and retrofit. We will cover how to perform a building envelope test
and what the numbers mean.
VRF & Variable Refrigerant Temperature
Thomasena Philen, Education Partnership Administrator, Daikin AC
Legacy South 3
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is the wave of the future. How can the industry improve on
this leading edge technology? Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT) combined with VRF.
This session will cover the basics of VRF & inverter technology and how it is typically applied
and then expand on how Variable Refrigerant Temperature can improve on overall system
efficiency. VRT is a commercial cooling & heating application. Instructors teaching VRT
technology in the classroom will be building upon a solid foundation of the
refrigeration cycle and how it looks on a P&E chart as well as applying the
concepts to system design.