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Five educational sessions are added to the educational program during the RSES 73rd Annual Conference.

Five educational sessions are added to the educational program during the RSES 73rd Annual Conference at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 9-13, 2010. The conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics and the theme will be, “A Thirst for Knowledge.” The RSES Southern Arizona Chapter will host the conference. 

The five educational sessions include:

“Motor Terminology and Replacement,” will be led by Dennis Bush of A. O. Smith Electrical Products Co. This two-hour session will target an intermediate-level audience. Bush will refresh and enhance the knowledge of attendees working on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration motor applications. Each segment will relate attributes to the replacement process in order to ensure that a proper replacement is selected. 

“Compressor Starting Problems,” will be led by Dennis Morgan of RectorSeal, the manufacturer of Kickstart. This two-hour session will target an intermediate- to advanced-level audience. Morgan will reveal the electrical and mechanical dynamics that occur during compressor motor startup. In addition, attendees will learn technical skills that can reduce no-defect warranty compressor returns. The session will cover a number of areas including: counter electromotive force; mechanical potential relays; three-wire and two-wire hard-start devices; how to test run caps; and how to perform line-load tests. 
"The Use of Variable Frequency Drives with Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Compressors,” will be led by Jamie Kitchen of Danfoss. This two-hour session will target an intermediate-level audience. Kitchen will provide an overview of how compressor technology is utilized and the theory behind how drives and compressors function in unison. Attendees will learn how to consider various system design points to ensure proper system functioning and minimal service requirements.

“Refrigeration, A/C Compressors and Controls Go “Hollywood”—The Journey of Pressure, Temperature and Defrost Process from the “Beginning” to the 21st Century,” will be led by James A. Italiano of The Products Group LLC. This three-hour session will target an intermediate- to advanced-level audience. Italiano will explain specialized controls as they pertain to refrigeration pressure, defrost operations, and temperature capabilities and networking. He will cover the historical impact of how these controls have grown to present day and will convey the importance of utilizing modern-day technology to attain the best outcome possible. 

“Romance of Radiant,” will be led by John Vastyan of Common Ground and Kolyn Marshall of Watts Radiant Inc. This two-hour session is for all audience levels. Vastyan and Marshall will take attendees on an illustrated trip into the uncommonly elegant, comfortable and energy-efficient world of radiant heat. They will play off the “romance” theme about the good feeling you get from a well-designed and properly installed system. 

“Operation and Maintenance of Centrifugal Compressors,” will be led by Garth Denison, CMS. This four-hour session will target an intermediate- to advanced-level audience. Denison will focus on the engineering principles and various application practices involved in the proper operation and maintenance of both high- and low-pressure centrifugal compressor chillers, of a 1,000 tons or less in capacity, that are typically used today in comfort cooling applications.

For additional information or questions contact Jean Birch, RSES conference and seminars manager, by phone at 800-297-5660 x4046, or by fax at 847-297-5038, or by e-mail at jbirch@rses.org.

RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 15,000 members in nearly 175 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our Web site at www.rses.org. RSES, 1666 Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
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