PDH Classes from Fluid Handling

PDH classes available from Fluid Handling.

We have posted our spring class schedule on our website, so whether you want to learn for learning’s sake or to log PDH hours for your PE re-certification per the new Wisconsin standards, here is your chance!  Courses are offered in our classroom, which has many operational displays.  Complete course descriptions appear on the website.  Briefly, the courses titles are:

 Survey Series

  • #110, Hydronic System and Equipment Overview
  • #120, Solar Thermal Overview
  • #130, Designing Piping Systems to Accommodate Thermal Expansion

Pump Series

  • #140, Centrifugal Pumps: Theory of Operation, Construction, Styles and Types
  • #150, Defining Pump Requirements: Calculating Flow and Head (Includes Hydronic Pipe Sizing Methods)
  • #160, Selecting and Balancing the Pump
  • #170, Advanced Pumping Topics
  • #180 Cooling Tower Pumping and Remote Tower Sump Design

Hydronic System Series

  • #190, System Pressurization and Air/Dirt Control
  • #200, Piping Arrangements for Hydronic Systems

For complete information and to register, go to www.fluidh.com and click on the Classes/Clinics Tab (fifth tab from the left).  In the third paragraph on this page, you will find a “click HERE” to take you to a registration form.   If you have specific questions, call our instructor, Bill Armstrong on his cell phone at 414-349-6660, or email him at billarm@fluidh.com.

If you are coming from a distance, you may want to take more than one course at a time.  If so, let us know and Bill just might set up something for you as a “special deal.”

ASHRAE Webcast: Assessing Building Energy Performance – From Principles to Practice

Registration is now open at www.ashrae.org/abepwebcast for the April 18, 2013 ASHRAE Webcast, “Assessing Builiding Energy Performance: From Principles to Practice.”

This webcast will feature industry experts who will explain the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings. Viewers will also learn about the various tools and approaches that are available, as well as the many opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents. This FREE webcast program will broadcast live via the internet.

The webcast has been approved for three Learning Units (LUs) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as three Continuing Education (CE) Hours by GBCI.

CRC 2013 Reminder

Max Tech Seminar

Updated details of the Max Tech Seminar are now included on the CRC website and in the table at the right.  Learn about state of the art ground source heat pumps, new European technologies and trends in building and energy simulation.

By attending these three sessions you will earn 4.5 PDHs.

Trane Laboratory Tour Added Following Max Tech Seminar

Take a tour Trane’s La Crosse research and development laboratory.  Learn about what goes into testing and development of HVAC equipment.  The tour is limited to the first 36 people registered.  Pre-approval is required and onsite registration will not be allowed.

Special Student Pricing

The Friday technical sessions including lunch are available to students as a reduced rate of $25.  Encourage your student chapters to attend to get up to date information on the latest equipment, energy and indoor environmental quality topics.

Key Dates

April 1st – Early Registration Ends and Special Lodging Rate Expires.

See you in May.

La Crosse ASHRAE CRC committee


March 2013 Program

RTU Commissioning Without Refrigerant Gauges
March 21, 2013 @ 6PM

Join us for a hand’s on classroom presentation for rooftop unit commissioning.  The presentation/class will be held at 6:00pm at the Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus.  3520 – 30th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53144 at the technology building Room T106.  The presentation will cover:

  1. Electric voltages/amps and why they are very important
  2. Belt tensioning of fans and what to look for with pulley alignment
  3. Refrigeration cycle review and steps to verify proper system operation and charge
  4. Review the anatomy of a rooftop unit in Gateway’s state of the art training facility.

The presenter for this meeting with be Gateway Technical College Instructor Tom Niesen. Mr. Niesen has been involved in the HVACR field for over 35 years. Through his career he has been a contractor for residential, commercial and industrial refrigeration service. He has done R&D work for Command Aire (Heat Pump Div. of Trane) and Packless Industries (a manufacturer of tube in tube heat exchangers used throughout the geothermal industry). Tom has been with Gateway as the HVACR Lead instructor and has been involved in establishing Gateway’s HVACR A.A.S. degree program and for the last 4 years as the Alternative Energy Instructor/Div Chair. Currently he splits his time between teaching advanced topics for the HVACR degree program and as the Geothermal Lead at Gateway he is training students in the newly created GeoExchange/HVACR AAS Degree program. Tom is member of ACCA, ASHRAE, IGSHPA and NGWA and is a certified IGSHPA Fusion Technician, Installer and Driller.

2013 ASHRAE Annual Conference

Join ASHRAE in sharing lofty ideas and high-level concepts on what’s new in the building industry in Denver, Colo., at the 2013 Annual Conference. ASHRAE helps you rise above it all and advance your career with its outstanding technical program, learning courses, technical tours and chances to network and socialize. Earn PDHs or an ASHRAE certification, while hearing the latest updates from the Society and other leaders in the industry. ASHRAE in the Mile-High City will elevate you to heights.

More info can be found on the ASHRAE website.