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.