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Wednesday, September 18

Education on Wednesday will be held in the morning, before the tradeshow starts at 11 am.  All sessions are service focused.  This full morning of service-related sessions is in addition to those held on Tuesday and attendees registered for the service track can attend sessions on both days. Attendees registered for the service track can attend the trade show at no additional cost. Attendees registered for the full conference can attend sessions any day of the conference.

 

7:30 am - 3:00 pm | Registration Open


7:30 am - 8:30 am | Attendee Coffee


8:30 am - 9:30 am


From Truck to Tank to Burner: Preparing Your System for Changing Fuels

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room Ballroom C

This presentation will discuss how storage of fuels may affect utilization, as well as measures to improve storage. Discussions will be based on present catalytically cracked fuel oil, ULSD and bio blends, including installation methods that will help extend storage time and how marketers can help their customers improve their storage. Filtration methods for delivering the best possible fuel to the burner will also be covered.

 

Presenter: Jim Todd, Technical Sales and Support Rep, R.W. Beckett.  Jim has been in the HVAC industry for over 35 years. His career began with him driving a range oil truck, progressing from there into service, management, system design and expert witness work. In his role with Beckett, he works directly with numerous customers, wholesalers, sales and factory engineers and OEM personnel, performing technical support and training.

Practical Application of R-22 Replacements

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room 555A

cancelled.pngThis training prepares refrigerant users for the challenges they face in choosing and using ozone safe refrigerants. It will improve technical expertise; increase service productivity; reduce waste; improve system performance including longevity and ensure regulatory compliance.

 

Presenter: Bruce Heberle, ICOR International, has worked in the HVACR industry since 1984. During that time his experience includes working with HVAC companies at the local, regional and national level. He holds technical, management and business administration degrees and has been with ICOR International since 2013. 

LP Gas Line and Regulator Sizing

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room 555B

This course will cover Rego Regulators, Gas line sizing and NFPA 58 & 54 info pertaining to line size and pressures of gas lines.  

 

Presenter: Andy Tatakis, Tarantin  

What Data are Your Owners Looking At To Assess Your Service Department? 

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room Ballroom B

Business intelligence is critical to your company’s effective management and growth. Business owners have access to a wealth of data and analytic tools that they use to make smarter business decisions that affect your service department’s bottom line.  This session, primarily for service managers, will explore some of these metrics and analytic tools that owners look at since you need to know how your performance is being evaluated.  

 

Presenter: Bob Levins, Managing Partner, Angus Analytics. Bob began working in the petroleum industry in 1972, and over the course of 40 years, he has become recognized as a foremost authority on fuel business operations and technology ecosystems.  He currently plays a leading role at Angus Analytics in the development, sales, and delivery of the BRITE business intelligence solution to the retail fuel industry.

NORA Education Update

8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room 556B

NORA is the industry’s leader In providing education for service technicians, from technical certification, classes, technical manuals, establishing industry best practices, and funding cutting-edge heating research and development. This session will present the latest developments and plans by NORA for upcoming technical education for the industry.

Presenters: Don Farrell, John Levey, NORA

NORA Advanced Controls

8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Room 556A 

The NORA Advanced Controls course covers the technical aspects of controls within a heating system. Included are: electrical aspects, primary controls, appliance controls, thermostats and zoning. This comprehensive four-hour class qualifies toward NORA Gold Certification.

Presenter: Bob O’Brien, President, Technical Heating. Bob is NATE certified, holds the NORA Certifications, EPA Universal certifications and holds both the plumbing and electrical Licenses of Suffolk County, NY

9:45 am - 10:45 am


Boiler Piping for High Efficiency and Reliability 

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Room 555B

This session explores nuts to bolts an overview of piping strategies used for today's boilers, including: Managing boiler return temperature; Zoning with pumps vs. zoning with valves; Why Primary/Secondary? Mod Con considerations; Buffer tank requirements

 

Presenter: Cody Mack has nearly 20 years’ experience as installation contractor, service technician, application engineer and most recently training manager for Caleffi. He pounds the pavement educating Boomers, Gen-X’ers, Millennials and beyond. When not on the road, he’s often in the Caleffi lab experimenting with product design solutions.

Building De-Pressurization

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Room Ballroom B

Building depressurization occurs due to the interaction between mechanical systems (including exhaust devices and forced air systems) and naturally vented appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, wood stoves, and fireplaces.  It happens more than you think.  Depressurization can have health and comfort effects. Depressurization can speed the entrance of radon and other soil gases into the house, and can increase air infiltration through the building shell.  In this session you’ll learn the causes of depressurization, how to detect it, and some ideas for solutions.

 

Presenter: Rick Glownia, Sales Representative, JAD Associates  

Selecting the Best Economizing Strategy for Modern Residential Boiler Controls 

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Room Ballroom C

Since 2012, DOE (Department of Energy) requires all boiler manufacturers ship hot water boilers with indoor (Load Based) reset controls. This session will present strategies for economizing fuel usage while maintaining customer comfort. Included: a review of conventional boiler and circulator control strategies, multiple reset strategies (including outdoor and demand based reset), as well as energy savings available by optimizing circulator function. 

 

Presenter: Jim Todd, Technical Sales and Support Rep, R.W. Beckett.  Jim has been in the HVAC industry for over 35 years. His career began with him driving a range oil truck, progressing from there into service, management, system design and expert witness work. In his role with Beckett, he works directly with numerous customers, wholesalers, sales and factory engineers and OEM personnel, performing technical support and training. 

Venting for Retrofit Applications

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Room 555A

Venting of appliances with natural and condensing flue. We will look at the options on for venting in a chase with flex pipe and proper sizing. We will look at the importance of condensing appliances and what to look for with improper venting. We will also go over the temps on venting material to appliance type. 

 

Presenter: Paul Doaner, Centrotherm Eco Systems

Biofuels – Myth vs. Fact

9:45 am – 10:45 am, Room 556A

This session is customized for service managers and service techs. It will provide attendees a better understanding of how biofuels function well with today’s modern oilheat burners, and will dispel misconceptions about biofuels and heating equipment.

Presenter, John Levey, NORA and Leo Verruso, AFS

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Trade Show Open | Third Floor Expo Hall