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2019 Meeting Notice Archives

November 2019
Speaker: Jeff Strothmann -wholesale distribution, direct factory sales management and manufacturer representation. Currently, Jeff instructs two approved PEU classes in St. Louis County and one in Jefferson County.
Topic: Uponor Plumbing Systems – A two hour course designed for plumbing professionals, installers, designers and engineers interested in Uponor’s Pex-A piping systems for commercial applications that have traditionally been installed with copper, steel
or CPVC piping.

October 2019
Speaker: Daniel E. Ballieu, Manufacturer’s Representative. Daniel is responsible for training and implementing business development and marketing plans, programs and activities as well as assisting with introductions, training and follow-up with distributors and service personnel for HVAC/R manufacturers and suppliers.
Topic: Why IAQ? Importance of Indoor Air Quality

May 2019
Speaker: Jamey Hale - Chemours Refrigerants - Topic: Interim Refrigerants Presentation.

April 2019
Speaker: Chris Cordia - American Trade School - Topic: Construction Focus Four: Electrocution Hazards.

March 2019
Speaker: Tim Burke, Training Manager with White-Rodgers - Topic: Understanding Ignition Controls and Gas Valves.

February 2019
Speaker: Jake Franklin with Mack McClain covering the St. Louis metro, Southern Illinois and Southern Missouri. - Topic: Understanding Lead Free

January 2019
Speaker: Greg Mitchell - Sales Director Midwest Specialty Markets Turbo Torch - Topic: Turbo Torch / Victor Safety and Product Applications.

2018 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2018
Speaker: Jarred Duebel, Territory Manager, iO HVAC Controls - Topic: iO Zoning Training - Bypass Free Zoning, Residential & Light Commercial Zoning Controls, New Construction & Retrofit Products and Ventilation Controls.

November 2018
Wayne Schmidt, Regional Sales Manager Test Products International presented a seminar on Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Analysis Basics.

October 2018
Kevin Hay, Representative for Comfort Sales in Edwardsville, IL. - Superior Radiant Comfort Products – The in’s and out’s of Infrared Radiant Energy comfort products. Their application and installation was covered.

September 2018
Chuck Klose, MARS ECM Motors - ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) Technology for the HVAC/R Aftermarket.

May 2018
Elliot Garner, Vapco Products - Choosing the right Coil Cleaner and Best Cleaning Practices.

April 2018
Dan Potter, Tecumseh - Why Compressors Fail - Lubricant issues; Refrigerant review; Compressor
design and applications ; Tear down review.

March 2018
Jake Franklin from Mack McClain - Backflow Prevention Education.
AND
Donna - Midwest Gas Equipment - Gas Metering and Regulation School.
(1 Core PEU Credit AND 1 Trade PEU Credit).

February 2018
Ron Blechle from Sporlan/Parker - Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TXV's) and troubleshooting..
(PEU Credit).

January 2018
Ron Blechle from Sporlan/Parker - Pressure Regulating Valves (PRV) used in HVACR.
(PEU Credit).

2017 Meeting Notice Archives

(Click on a link below to download the meeting notice as a PDF file.)

December 2017
James Borman, National Technical Manager, HVAC/R for RectorSeal - Two full days of St Louis & Jefferson County PEU approved classes held at the Hampton Inn - South.

November 2017
Chris Cordia - Safe Practices and Public Relations for PEU Credit

May 2017
Dan Duggan, Jr. - VP Engineering / Business Development VST Seismic Cable Systems presented a 1/2 PEU seminar covering VST SEISMIC CABLE SYSTEMS TRAINING.

2017 No Meeting in April
Because of the many hours spent in the run up to and during the Mid West Educational Conference, no regular meeting was scheduled as everyone regrouped.

March 2017
The St Louis Gateway Chapter was host to the Annual Mid West Association Educational Conference on March 24 & 25. The two day conference held at Syberg's in Maryland Heights included several seminars and a vendor showcase.

2017 No Meetings in January or February
Because of the planning and preperations for the Mid West Educational Conference, no regular meetings were scheduled.

2016 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2016
Speaker: James Bowman, the National Technical Manager, HVACR for RectorSeal, a leading manufacturer of quality products for the Professional trades presented a comprehensive and detailed discussion on what causes refrigerant leaks. Understanding types of corrosion and acid, both internal and external, to refrigerant piping. Methods of prevention, detection and repair, as well as the Pros and Cons of chemical leak repair products were be discussed. (0.5 PEU Credit)

November 2016
Speaker: Paul Brockfield from Mechanical Supply gave a great seminar covering the newest installation procedures of Weil-McLain ultra-boiler for PEU credits.

October 2016
Speaker: Gordon McKinney, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ICOR International presented a seminar on alternate refrigerants that was good for 1 PEU and 2 NATE CEU credits.

September 2016
Speaker: Dustin Searcy is Product Manager of Electric Valves and Solenoid valves at Sporlan Division -- Parker Hannifin. He presented a seminar on Electric valves. EEVs and EEPRs and controllers for PEU Credit.

June 2016
Speaker: Harold Coleman is with ICF International and representing Ameren’s Rebate Programs. Harold’s presentation will cover how to become qualified and listed in Ameren’s “participating HVAC contractor list” for the New Construction Rebate Program and the HVAC Program Customer Eligibility Rebate Program encouraging replacement of inefficient equipment.

May 2016
Speakers: Greg Brunts, Sr. Technical Service Advisor at NORTEK Global HVAC presented a 2 PEU seminar on Micro-Channel Evaporator and Condenser coils. Micro-Channel is the latest in efficiency technology and its characteristics are much different than what we’ve be used to.

April 2016
Speakers: Zach O'Bryan with Central States Marketing. Topic: The Azure Digi-Motor is an aftermarket drop in variable speed blower motor designed to replace standard PSC and Genteq X-13 motors commonly found in air handlers, heat pumps and fossil fuel equipment.

March 2016
Topic: Refrigerants. Speaker: John Withouse - Refrigerants Technical Lead for Sporlan/Parker. John discussed regulatory issues and some technical information for the new refrigerants. This is a PEU approved seminar.

February 2016
Topic: Ron Blechle, Sales Engineer with Sporlan Valve for the St Louis area discussed the function and operation of Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TEVs) as well as trouble shooting TEVs. This waa a PEU approved seminar.

January 2016
Topic: The evolution of the thermostat market. How WiFi thermostats are becoming a major player in this space and the whole connected home. We will then review the Emerson/White Rodgers Sensi WiFi thermostat and their benefits and unique features.
Speaker: Valerie Weber, Territory Manager, White Rodgers

2015 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2015
Topic: Nortek's "G7" 95% 2 Stage Gas Furnace. He will cover furnace introduction, control board overview, sequence of operation and troubleshooting, igniter warm up, flame proving, fixed speed and variable speed high efficiency motors
Speaker: Greg Brunts, Sr. Technical Service Advisor at Nortek Global HVAC (formerly Nordyne).

November 2015
Topic: Mason Industries has been a leader in the field of noise, vibration and seismic control for over 50 years. Bob is going to cover selection and sizing of spring isolators, methods of balancing blowers, vibration eliminators and give us an overview of seismic bracing.
Speaker: Bob Zappolo, Sales Mgr for the wholesale division for 22 years of Mason Industries, the leading mfg of Vibration Isolation Equip. in the world.

October 2015
Topic: Mason Industries has been a leader in the field of noise, vibration and seismic control for over 50 years. Bob is going to cover selection and sizing of spring isolators, methods of balancing blowers, vibration eliminators and give us an overview of seismic bracing.
Speaker: Bob Zappolo, Sales Mgr for the wholesale division for 22 years of Mason Industries, the leading mfg of Vibration Isolation Equip. in the world.

September 2015
Topic: Refrigerant Recover and the importance of a good vacuum on system performance and how to achieve it. How pump oil, hose sizes and length contribute to the time it takes to pull a vacuum and the importance of using a micron gauge.
Speaker: Marissa Granados, Director of Education and Training with Appion Tools.

May 2015
Topic: First Aid Safety Training including Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies. (PEU Core Approved).
Speaker: Raymond Flacke - American Trade School

April 2015
Topic: Operation and Installation of the Weil-McLain Ultra Series Modulating Gas Boiler and Hydronic Heating in General (PEU Approved).
Speaker: Paul Brockfeld - Mechanical Supply

March 2015
Speaker#1: Ron Blechle, Sales Engineer at Sporlan presented Sporlan's new line of ZoomLock Braze-Free tube fittings which eliminate time-consuming, costly brazing and ensures reliable, leak-free connections on 1/4" to 1-1/8" tubing.
Speaker#2: James Livingston, Regional Sales and Applications Manager, Ruskin Company then presented a PEU approved course on Fire Damper Requirements and Installation.

February 2015
Speaker: Steve Gorla, Controls Specialist, Crescent Parts
Topic: Johnson Controls C450 Stand Alone Electronic Controllers

January 2015
No Meeting

2014 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2014
Speaker: Dustin Searcy, Supermarket Application Engineer, Instrumentation Group -- Sporlan Division, Parker Hannifin Corp.
Topic: Alternatives to HFCs-A look at Glycol and CO2 Refrigeration Systems.

November 2014
Speaker: Grant, Yaskawa Sales Engineer
Topic: Yaskawa 1/2 to 500hp variable frequency drives (VFD) for HVAC applications, which include air handlers, cooling towers and pumps, featuring reduced size and cost with advances in performance and quality.

October 2014
Speaker: Chuck Klose, Marketing Manager for MARS Motors and Components Division.
Topic: Using ECM Motors in HVAC Systems. Key features of Azure Digi-Motors, their selection, programming and installation. The Azure ECM is the latest in motor technology. (A replacement for both standard PSC and Genteq X-13 motors. Two motors cover ratings from 1/5HP to 1HP at 115V or 230V and CW or CCW.)

September 2014
Speaker: Bob Brandt, representing Kingspan Koolduct
Topic: A two hour PEU approved St. Louis County course #LSC-8181-06 Koolduct. The course discussed new technology of Pre-Insulated Ductwork systems. The basis of the material covered was a discussion about the Kingspan Koolduct System. The course discussed technical specifications, applications, limitations and installation methods.

April 2014
Speaker: Ben Cisneros, Regional Sales Manager for EcoBee
Topic: EcoBee's line of WiFi Internet enabled "Smart Thermostats" controllable from the "EcoBee app" on your smartphone and "HomeIQT" on a PC which collects performance details on the equipment it controls.

March 2014
Speaker: Bill Hosner, Central States Marketing
Topic: Using Fieldpiece Wireless Instruments for Accurate Superheat Measurements.

February 2014
Speaker: Doug Gildehaus – Manager of Technical Affairs with Nu-Calgon
Topic: The Visible Defects Heat Exchanger Inspection System that enables the technician to better evaluate the integrity of a heat exchanger by visually enhancing a crack if it exists.

January 2014
Speaker: Joe Dudley – Sales Engineer for KE2 Therm Solutions, Inc.
Topic: The KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller and the KE2 Temp + Defrost controller.

2013 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2013
Speaker: Bill Fey with Specified Systems
Topic: E Instruments combustion gas analyzer training.

November 2013
Speaker: Harold D. Coleman with Ameren Electric
Topic: Ameren's Rebate Programs.

October 2013
Speaker:Adrienne Thomle, Global Product Manager for Honeywell, Inc.
Topic: Rooftop Economizers (PEU trade credit applied for).

September 2013
Speaker: Chris Cordia, instructor from American Trade Schools (and RSES Chapter board member).
Topic: 2 hour Electrical Course - 1 PEU trade credit.

May 2013
Speaker: Ron Blechle with the Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifan.
Topic: Troubleshooting & Service with focus primarily on thermostatic expansion valve diagnosis and misdiagnosis.

April 2013
Speaker: Dave Boyd, vice president of education and sales for Appion Inc.
Topic: New technologies relating to the refrigerant recovery and system evacuation equipment and procedures.

March 2013
Speaker: Ray Jetton of Prism Sales
Topic: Mitsubishi HVAC Systems - "mini-splits" and "multi-splits" - inverter technology - troubleshooting and service.

February 2013 - Meeting CANCELLED due to winter storm
Topic: Shooting Service with focus primarily on thermostatic expansion valve diagnosis and common misdiagnosis.
Speaker: Ron Blechle With Parker Hannifan Sporlan division.

January 2013
Topic: Copeland's Digital Scroll Compressor Retroft Kit
Speaker: Mark Walczyk - Copeland

2012 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2012
Topic: Operation and Installation of the Weil-McLain Ultra Series Modulating Gas Boiler.
Speaker: Paul Brockfeld - Mechanical Supply

November 2012
Topic: The Nordyne inverter-driven rotary iQ Drives and 97% AFUE fully Modulating Gas Furnaces. Operation of VSHE motors, sequence of operation and gas valve troubleshooting.
Speaker: Nordyne

October 2012
Topic: Faster Troubleshooting and Avoiding Downtime Using Thermography.
Speaker: Rick McCoy – Territory Sales Manager, Fluke Corporation

September 2012
Topic: Controls - Forced Air Zoning for Residential & Commercial applications.
Speaker: David Imig - EWC Dampers and Controls - Regional Sales Manager

June 2012
Topic: Regulatory update, Refrigerant Criteria & selection, Refrigerant candidates, Selection software, Lubricant discussion, Retrofit notes, Honeywell's message on Refrigeration Retrofits, Honeywell's message on AC retrofits, New molecule introduction and Q & A.
Speaker: Ron Burge - Honeywell-Genetron, Senior Account Manager/Midwest Region

May 2012
Topic: Solar Systems in Residential Homes-benefits and Savings.
Speaker: Rob Dallas - HVAC Retail Territory Manager for Lennox Industries

April 2012
Topic: The Scotsman New Under Counter Nugget Ice Machine & Scottsman’s line of cube makers.
Speaker: Mike Kochanski – Scottsman Ice Machines

March 2012
The St Louis Chapter was host to the Mid-West Association's Annual Educational Conference in March 2012.

February 2012
Topic: The Does and Don'ts of using a vacuum pump.
Speaker: Bob Hosner-Central States Marketing & J/B Vacuum Pumps.

January 2012
Topic: Chemicals and Processes for the HVACR Industry.
Speaker: Tony Lawson-Sales Engineer for Nu-Calgon.

2011 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2011
Topic: Wireless Stats, Internet Gateway, IAQ Diagnostics, & Geothermal Stats.
Speaker: James Martin, Speaker & Honeywell Sales Engineer.

November 2011
Topic: Preventing Electrical Bearing Damage in VFD Driven Motors - Learn how to protect motors from damage caused by induced voltages. Hosted by Masters Equipment of St. Louis.
Speaker: John Shepherd, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, AEGIS™SGR Electro Static Technology/ITW.

October 2011
Topic: Compressor Starting Problems - A study of the electrical and mechanical dynamics that occur during the first second of a compressor motor startup and why hard start devices are needed in some cases.
Speaker: Riley Archer, RectorSeal National Technical Manager

September 2011
Topic:  Honeywell Flame Safeguard....old and new controls, conversion and trouble shooting Mark Busse - Hester-Bradley.

May 2011
Topic: Emerson/Copeland 'Performance Alerts' - a relatively new product that can be used as a tool by service techs.  This is a module that monitors compressor/system operation and indicates trips with a flash code. 

April 2011
Topic: Oxygen/Acetylene verses Acetylene/air swirl, also introducing new technology from Victor plasma cutting and mini stick and tig welders.

March 2011
Topic: Evaporator Efficiency for Walk-Ins, Reach-Ins and Super Market Applications. Ryan Kliethermes – Product Manager KE2 Thermosolutions.

February 2011
Topic:  Honeywell Flame Safeguard....old and new controls, conversion and trouble shooting Mark Busse - Hester-Bradley. Cancelled due to illness - rescheduled for September 22.

January 2011
Topic:  Open Investing Forum with an emphasis on:
• Outlook & Opportunities – The Good, The Bad & The Opportunities
• Foundations of Investing

2010 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2010
Topic:  Geo-Thermal Applications

November 2010
Topic:  Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers – Sizing and Applications

October 2010
Topic:  Tech Session VFD’s, ABB Drives.

September 2010
Topic:  Johnson Controls, System 450 & other Refrigeration Product Updates.

May 2010
Topic:  Scottsman Ice Machines.

April 2010
Topic:  Emerson Motors/Browning Belts.

March 2010
Topic:  White-Rodgers discussion of the Big Blue stat (1F95EZ), function, applications tech tips etc.

February 2010
Topic:  Up to date information for the rules on R-22 phase out and new EPA guidelines.

2009 Meeting Notice Archives

December 2009
Topic:  The presentation covered refrigerant oils with new and existing refrigerants. PEU's were earned offered by Nu-Calgon.

November 2009
Topic:  Presentation covering Micro Channel Condenser, Smart defrost and ECM Motors by Tim Blackmore with Heatcraft.

October 2009
Topic:  Presentation covering Heat Pumps by Dan Philpott with Lennox (last minute substitution.

September 2009
Topic:  The presentation concered trouble-shooting techniques with Fluke Instruments.

May 2009
Topic:  The presentation covered Electronically Controlled, Electrically Actuated Valves with an emphasis on refrigeration applications and trouble-shooting techniques

April 2009
Topic:  R-410a - it seems this topic is requested more than ever. We've asked Dan to give his presentation for this refrigerant.
Dan gave us a very informative presentation a year ago on high efficiency AC systems and touched on Lennox’s modulating furnace.

February 2009
Topic: TRAC Piping.  Up-dates on Grounding and Bonding. This is your opportunity to become and/or up-date your certification.  PEU credit will be given.

January 2009
Topic: "Flame Rectification and Combustion Process", followed by an open dialog for questions and answers.

2008 Meeting Notice Archives

July 2008
Topic: "R-410a training and certification”
There is a charge for the testing $30.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. The presentation is free to anyone, not wishing to receive certification.

June 2008
Topic: "JB Vacuum and test instruments".

May 2008
Topic: "Getting to know the scroll compressor".
This presentation has PEU’s attached to it. (More info about this at presentation). The presentation is free to anyone, not wishing to receive PEU credit.

April 2008
Topic: Lennox’s High efficiency Air Conditioning Systems using two stage Scroll compressors and the new modulating furnace.
This presentation has PEU’s attached to it. (More info about this at presentation). The presentation is free to anyone, not wishing to receive PEU credit.

March 2008
Topic: Field Piece Testing Instruments

Feburary 2008
Topic: Smart Defrost Kit operation and advantages;
EC motor technology used in our commercial refrigeration units;
New Micro-channel "Hypercore" air cooled condenser coils that will be used in our 1/2 - 6 Hp condensing units.
This presentation has 1 PEU credit assigned to it and will be issued to members free of cost. There is a $20.00 charge for non-members. The presentation is free to anyone, not wishing to receive PEU credit.

January 2008
Topic:  Piping and Designing Hydronic Systems
This presentation has 1 PEU credit assigned to it and will be issued to members free of cost. There is a $20.00 charge for non members. The presentation is free to anyone, not wishing to receive PEU credit.


 

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