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Course Title: SER200 - Tech 3: Gas Heat

Sponsoring Organization: Carrier University, Carrier Corp.

Date: Jan. 6-8, 2012

Location: Syracuse, N.Y.

Course Description: In the three-day course, attendees will learn how to install, troubleshoot, service, and maintain gas furnaces professionally, accurately, and quickly. The equipment covered in this class ranges from standard efficiency furnaces with standing pilots and thermocouples to the latest multipoise condensing furnaces with two-stage gas valves, variable-speed motors, microprocessor controls, electronic thermostats, and direct ignition burners with flame rectification proving circuits. Classroom sessions cover gas heating fundamentals, types of gas heating systems, furnace construction, operating components and safety controls, furnace combustion and venting air requirements, installation rules and gas pipe sizing, determining proper size for vent pipe and venting concerns, accessories (such as humidifiers and electronic air cleaners), reading electrical schematics, and interpretation of various heating electrical circuits.

In the course students will measure gas pressure and set up a furnace for proper firing rate, measure and adjust blower airflow, measure inducer air pressure, and evaluate operation and read and interpret various furnace wiring diagrams.

A cumulative score of 70 percent is required to pass this course. The score is a combination of attendance, class participation, and a demonstration of skills and knowledge through quizzes and/or work sessions.

Attendees can earn up to 2.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 24 hours North American Technician Excellence (NATE) hours.

Publication date: 12/12/2011