RSES Goes Green for Annual Conference

August 3, 2009
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The Mall of America will be one of the nearby attractions when RSES holds its 72nd Annual Conference Oct. 27-31 in Bloomington, Minn. (Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis.)

Issues related to efficiencies and the environment will form the basis for the 72nd Annual Conference of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Oct. 27-31 in Bloomington, Minn. The theme is “Lean and Green.”

And while there will be a number of topics fitting in with the theme, RSES officials also noted, “The conference will deliver a total learning experience for HVACR contractors, service technicians, operations/maintenance managers, engineers, and technicians, sales staffs, instructors, and students.”

A couple of the highlighted events tied in with the theme include a seminar called ‘Shades of Green in 2009” in which Garth Denison of Sporlan Division, Parker-Hannifin Corp. will “discuss various acceptable environmental practices that modern refrigeration and air conditioning technicians need to know,” according to RSES. Topics are expected to include refrigerant phase-out, synonyms used to describe refrigerants, thermodynamic comparative data, effects of subcooling and why it is needed with R-410A, when and how receivers are installed on R-410A systems, an overview of recognized R-410A piping practices, and the environmental limitations accepted in today’s typical installation.

“Even Your Ice Machine Can Be Lean and Green” is the topic for Danny Moore of Hoshizaki America Inc. It will include efficiency updates especially as related to the California Energy Commission, new federal efficiency guidelines and requirements, and Energy Star.

Also on tap in the green category are “New EPA Regulations Preventing the Sale of R-22 Systems and How it Affects the Contractor” by Al Maier of Flow Control Division, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.; “Green Select: Coil Cleaners That Are Environmentally Friendly” by Rick Pope of Nu-Calgon; and “Energy-Efficient Duct Systems, Go Galvanized, Go Green” by Chris Van Rite of M&M Manufacturing Co.

RSES President Larry Lynn, third from left, chats with attendees at last year’s RSES International Conference in Indianapolis. At this year’s 72nd annual conference in Bloomington, Minn., Lynn will complete his yearlong tenure as president.

Other topics include compressor-starting problems presented by Dennis Morgan of RectorSeal; keeping technicians up-to-date on new technologies with Robert Scaringe of Mainsteam Engineering Corp.; commercial refrigeration ECM technology with Glenn Bell of Morrill Motors Division, Regal Beloit Corp.; HVAC communicating systems by Tim Burke of Emerson Climate Technologies Inc; and IAQ with Scaringe.

Rusty Walker of Hill-Phoenix will offer a three-part seminar on secondary refrigerants covering medium- to low-temperature applications.

Lynn chats with an attendee at last year’s RSES International Conference.

In addition to the technical seminars, there will also be an expo with industry exhibitors and a Q&A session with Manufacturers Service Advisory Council (MSAC) representatives. RSES will also conduct the business of the society in a series of board meetings and a business meeting.

Attendees will also have the option to take tours of the area that include Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Nicollet Mall, Stone Arch Bridge, Guthrie Theatre, Wabasha Street Caves, and Cathedral of St. Paul.

The conference is open to anyone, and there are both full conference rates and daily attendance rates. The location is the Hilton Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport Mall of America Hotel.

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Publication Date: 08/03/2009

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