Continuous improvement is something that Jim Kroll applies to himself, his HVACR program, and his students. An instructor at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon, VA, Kroll is described by a former student as “relentless in his efforts to ensure the students have every advantage possible during their training.”
Rob Bates is an HVACR instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College. His enthusiasm for HVACR is contagious. Combined with his professional accomplishments as an HVACR educator, it’s clear why he was chosen to be a runner-up in The News’ 2002 HVACR Instructor of the Year contest.
Bring up the subject of teaching to James Bergmann and watch out. The second-year HVACR instructor at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (located outside of Cleveland, OH) will give you an earful, ten times over. And, for the most part, it will be all positive and upbeat talk.
HVAC instructor Bill Matthews is a subscriber to the “more is better” theory, and his commitment to providing a broad range of offerings to his students has helped him earn runner-up status in The News’ third annual HVACR Instructor of the Year contest.
This article is the first part of a four-part series on industry certification. In this installment, The News takes a look at three of the more well-known certification programs in order to determine which exams are offered and how the programs differ from one another.
Some individuals are natural born instructors. They have a knack for explaining difficult subjects in a way that makes sense and enlightens students. They also have a tremendous love for what they do. Jerry Parker can be added to that list of natural born instructors. In recognition of his talents, The News has chosen Parker as the HVACR Instructor of the Year.
ISH North America is hosting three days of seminars, exhibitions, and special events from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2002 at Toronto's National Trade Centre. Sponsored by Messe Frankfurt and other sponsors and partners, the theme of the trade show is “Forging a New Era of Products, Productivity and Profits.”
Navigator Amyr Klink is using compressor technology from Embraco on his sailboat Paratii 2. One of the purposes of the variable-velocity compressor is to allow the reduction of approximately 50% in power consumption in relation to other products on the market already used by Klink.
Temperature is critical for chocolate flavor and appearance, according to Cadbury officials. Chocolate bars are tempered (gradually heated and cooled) similar to the process used in steel production. Because of the manual adjustments and icing problems on evaporator coils during changeover to a different chocolate, the company wanted to find a better way. Cadbury turned to CIMCO Refrigeration, which in turn met with officials of Hansen Technologies.
When replacing a thermostatic expansion valve (TEV), it is usually easiest to replace the valve with the same make and model. However, there may be times when the original make and model is not readily available, so a replacement needs to be chosen.