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Class Notes: 05/16/2011

May 16, 2011

COURSE TITLE: Heat Transfer Fundamentals, STM 301

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Spirax Sarco

DATE: June 7

LOCATION: Columbia, S.C.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course covers the fundamentals of steam heat transfer, different types of heat exchange equipment, heat exchange controls, and stall theory/condensate drainage. Also included will be fouling factors and how they affect heat transfer. Anyone wishing to build or improve upon their knowledge of steam and heat transfer, including engineers, designers, project managers, estimators, contractors, pipefitters, plumbers, maintenance staff, and facilities operations and energy personnel may attend. www.spiraxsarco.com/us/training/



COURSE TITLE: YT/YK Centrifugal Chiller & Compressor Overhaul (#2107)

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Johnson Controls

DATE: June 20-24

LOCATION: Houston

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, service personnel will become familiar with the operation and maintenance of centrifugal systems. Students will review R-11, R-123, R-22, and R-134a single-stage centrifugal chillers. They will also learn the internal workings of the compressor, oil return system, lube circuit, purge, and heat exchangers. The OptiView Control Center plus preventive maintenance and system checkout procedures are also addressed along with a hands-on teardown and rebuild of a YK centrifugal compressor. Topics include refrigeration theory; centrifugal compressor theory of operation; YT/YK chiller design and component functionality and YT/YK maintenance; seasonal start-up; unit troubleshooting; compressor teardown/reassembly; OptiView basics, operation, start-up, and troubleshooting; high-speed thrust bearing limit switch; refrigerant level control; and oil pump variable-speed drive. The students can earn 3.3 CEU. The course is available to contractor personnel only. www.johnsoncontrols.com

To find out when and where these courses are offered or to find out about other course offerings, go to The NEWS’ Training Track page.

Publication date: 05/16/2011