August 1 - 31, 2020

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION – LIVE PROGRAMS

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Tuesday, August 4

So what have we learned from the transition of diesel fuel to 15ppm sulfur levels ? And what does 15 ppm heating oil have to do with the above transition of diesel fuel to Ultra-Low sulfur? Heating Oil and Off Road Diesel are dyed a red color and on road diesel is free of any dyes and are basically are the same product. As the sulfur level of home heating oil has dropped to 15 PPM, the next generation ULSHO, much like today’s USLD, has been observed to take on similar characteristics in storage . Of major concern are oil tank failures due to corrosion and the susceptibility to gain moisture contamination. Some dealers share the belief that ULSHO will resolve any and all fuel quality issues of the previous high sulfur heating oil from the past. While ULSHO is certainly a cleaner burning, more efficient fuel, it is not a fix-all for every common fuel problem.

In this session we are going to “Do the Math” and apply it real world. Let’s take a look on how to perform a heat loss, analyze the numbers and use them properly. Then we will select the (proper) boiler size as well as size the piping up to the circulator. We will also explore where to place the circulator in the system.

Whether you are currently installing and servicing propane and natural gas boilers or would like to open up this source of revenue, this class will teach you the fundamentals. Learn about the components common to most modulating/condensing boilers and how they interact, including modulating blowers, negative regulated gas valves and venturis, burners, temperature sensors and more. Review the cleaning and servicing of the three common types of heat exchangers as well as startup and combustion adjustments for reliable operation.

Having enough combustion air is an increasing problem in today’s tight houses. This class will discuss using safety interlocking combustion air solutions.

Thursday, August 6

You will learn what it takes to be successful in installing boilers and how to avoid the roadblocks to success including pipe sizing and configuration, circulator under sizing, air entrapment, etc.  This course includes how to calculate the heat load using a simplifies method.  You will also learn correct pipe sizing and its relationship to the dynamics of flow versus load and velocity, piping configurations such as direct supply/return, reverse return and primary/secondary.  Also covered will be proper circulator sizing, air elimination, expansion tank sizing, the point of no pressure change, and more!

We will now take look at the proper selection of the circulator in the system. What is the proper flow rate and what is the head loss of the system. Do you choose a single speed or a three-speed circulator? And what setting do you put it in?

This presentation will demonstrate to you how the control can save the customer fuel, make them more comfortable, supply the technician with a Universal Aquastat for their truck and also provide a Low Water Cut-off – all with one control. We will also go into detail about programming and operation beyond what is printed in the instructions; all valuable for technicians to hear.

Friday, August 7

The NORA Advanced Controls course covers the technical aspects of controls within a heating system. Included are: electrical aspects, primary controls, appliance controls, thermostats and zoning. This program qualifies toward NORA Gold Certification.

Tuesday, August 11

It’s the age old debate on the best way to zone a system, do you install zone valves or do you install circulators? What about all these variable speed pumps?

Everyone has their own opinion and their own way. This program will explore the different options available and for you to determine the best way for you and your projects. We will analyze electrical consumption, pump performance and also boiler operation with zone valves, fixed speed circulators, and variable speed circulators. We will also review sizing circulators and the connected zone valves.

 

The Right Part. The Right Time. Every Time. Your customers rely on you to service and repair their systems — quickly and effectively. You can rely on Resideo for replacement resources that keep overhead low and customer satisfaction high. Resideo Universal Replacement Parts single-handedly replace hundreds of OEM parts, so you only need to carry one part rather than multiple brands across multiple categories.

Topics include: Properly sizing a replacement steam boiler based on radiator sizing, how steam is generated in a cast iron boiler, one-pipe and two-pipe steam systems. The class also covers proper near boiler piping, steam boiler controls, air vents, F&T traps, proper skimming and cleaning procedures.

Thursday, August 13

Getting oil to the burner and a discussion on the issues and consequences of using 2 pipe oil supply systems. Contractors will have a better understanding the oil supply system. Single pipe verses two pipe systems will be a major focus along with simple principles on vacuum.

Installing residential fuel oil tanks per NFPA guidelines. This will cover foundations, tank placement, piping fill and vent lines, and connecting to the appliance.

Changes in the home heating industry are coming fast. Keeping your customers’ tanks filled is becoming ever more challenging. Alternative heating sources, changes in lifestyles, and other factors that make traditional fuel use calculation methods unreliable and maybe even obsolete. Electronic fuel tank monitoring systems allow dealers to give their customers better service and peace of mind that their tanks are being monitored against low levels and run-outs. The BeckettLink(R) Connected Tank Gauge is a solution that can give a dealer this opportunity, while reducing delivery costs. Maximizing delivered gallons can reduce the number of deliveries and the resulting cost savings can more than pay for an investment in this technology.

This presentation will provide insight on how best to position your company to appeal to
veteran candidates and the younger generation as a whole.
• What motivates veterans and millennials seeking new positions and career
advancement opportunity.
• How to best structure your company’s recruitment initiatives and appeal to veterans
and the younger generation.
• How to identify and overcome the many roadblocks when attempting to hire quality
candidates and find success.

Tuesday, August 18

Learn how to troubleshoot ECM blower motors. How to test the motor control & three-phase AC motor so you can make the right diagnosis.

Variable speed circulators are not “magic,” and they certainly don’t “do the thinking for you.” The industry is rife with misconceptions and misinformation about residential variable speed circulators, and it’s important for the plumbing and heating professional to know what he’s using and why.

We will dissect today’s variable speed ECM circulators, tell you what they do and – more importantly – what they don’t do. These little devices have the potential to greatly enhance the overall efficiency of any residential hydronic heating system, but they do need to be installed and programmed properly. In this session, you’ll learn what’s real, and what isn’t.

Thursday, August 20

Whether you are currently installing and servicing propane and natural gas boilers or would like to open up this source of revenue, this class will teach you the fundamentals. Learn about the components common to most modulating/condensing boilers and how they interact, including modulating blowers, negative regulated gas valves and venturis, burners, temperature sensors and more. Review the cleaning and servicing of the three common types of heat exchangers as well as startup and combustion adjustments for reliable operation.

This presentation will cover what steps should be taken when converting the fuel used on listed oil appliances to natural gas or propane using a Beckett CG gas burner.  Steps include the initial survey, code requirements, appliance preparation, natural gas supply pipe sizing, installation and commissioning of the CG burner.

Upon completion of this presentation the viewer should know the process used to convert a residential oil appliance to a power gas burner.