TOKYO — Fujitsu Training Academy is now offering its “Airstage V-II” classes online at the Fujitsu VRF Training Center, Fairfield, N.J., and at the Alabama HVAC Training Center, Verbena, Ala.

“We’ve expanded our ability to provide variable-refrigerant flow systems training for contractors and engineers on the design, installation, troubleshooting, and diagnostics of VRF systems,” said Roy Kuczera, senior vice president, Fujitsu General America Inc.

Fujitsu Training Academy courses are designed for sales representatives, contractors, distributors, architects, and engineers. Topics include product introduction, equipment and components, and system design considerations.

According to Fujitsu, free-of-charge online training at the Airstage Portal site,, is the prerequisite to attending the manufacturer’s three-day, in-depth factory training for VRF technology.

The course covers system component essentials; system design simulator software hands-on training; installation component set-up and service basics; external inputs/outputs; system controller and web monitoring software and lab; refrigerant cycle and charging; service tool software and lab; start-up and commissioning; and more. The final component is an online test covering the knowledge gained in both the online and hands-on training.

A three-day training fee of $800 is charged for local participants; a $1,200 fee includes a three-night hotel stay and airport transfer for those who travel to training sites. Current dates and locations are listed online at

Publication date: 7/16/2012