ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, has announced the 2006-07 schedules for its Copeland Scrollâ„¢ Air Conditioning Training Seminar and Compressor Operation and Service Seminar. Both seminars are offered by Emerson's Educational Services division.

The Copeland Scroll Air Conditioning Training Seminar is a half-day seminar for service technicians focused on air conditioning system fundamentals, Copeland Scroll technology, and alternate refrigerants. Seminars will be held at various locations between October 2006 and April 2007 and will last approximately four-and-a-half hours.

This seminar is designed to give technicians a better understanding of scroll compressors and new refrigerant technologies. It will also educate them on related service practices such as proper charging procedures for R-410A systems as well as new component technologies aimed at improved system reliability, serviceability, and comfort.

The Compressor Operation and Service Seminar (COSS) provides detailed, hands-on training related specifically to compressor operation and service. Students learn troubleshooting techniques, explore system components (compressor technologies and motors), and perform a hands-on teardown. The curriculum reflects Emerson Climate Technologies' continued focus on integrated systems and networks. The three-day seminars will be held at various locations between September 2006 and May 2007.

COSS offers service technicians a platform for developing and enhancing the skills they need, as well as staying up to speed on new service topics. The face-to-face classroom environment offers the opportunity to receive expert instruction on proper techniques, address field concerns, and learn about the industry's latest technology and trends.

"These seminars demonstrate the value that Emerson Climate Technologies places on training programs to continually meet the needs of HVACR contractors," said Larry Banas, director of Emerson Climate Technologies' Educational Services. "It's important that contractors take full advantage of the opportunities that have been developed for them to help grow their business and meet the ever-changing challenges facing the industry."

Both seminars are approved by North American Technician Excellence (NATE) for use towards NATE recertification. Contractors can apply 24 hours of COSS classes, or 40 percent of the hours required for recertification. The Copeland Scroll Air Conditioning Training Seminar is worth four hours towards a contractor's recertification.

To view the 2006-07 training seminar schedules, or to register for a seminar, contractors can visit and click on "Education & Training."

Publication date: 08/21/2006