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RSES Offers HC Training, NATE Testing at the 2018 AHR Expo

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Dec. 21, 2017) – RSES will be an active player during the 2018 AHR Expo being held in Chicago on Jan. 22–24, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
In addition to residing at booth No. 4443 during the show, RSES Region 2 Director Art Miller, CMS, RCT, will be presenting “Hydrocarbons as Refrigerants and Alternatives to HFCs” on Monday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room S103D. This free session will review HC regulations and standards, refrigerant properties and safety, including the alternatives HFC-32 and HFOs, system component compatibility, servicing procedures, the refrigeration cycle and cylinder storage and transport. No registration is required. READ MORE HERE
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Working With HVACR Condenser in Cold Climates

Special considerations must be taken when installing condensers in cooler climates. During the colder weather, a winterizing valve should be utilized to maintain head pressure. This valve is actuated by a pressure difference between its inlet and outlet. The figure shows a “Winterstat” brand. Other valves may be used such as a “Headmaster” valve. If system pump-down is a desired feature, the receiver must hold the normal refrigerant  charge plus the condenser charge with the bypass valve operating ̶ that is, partially open or intermittently opening and closing.EXCERPT FROM “TOOLS, CONTROLS AND TROUBLESHOOTING“, available from the ONLINE STORE at RSES.ORG.

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Germany Reacts To Refrigerant Shortages

GERMANY: Leading German air conditioning and refrigeration associations are demanding meetings with the government over refrigerant shortages. READ MORE HERE:

Source: Germany reacts to refrigerant shortages – Cooling Post

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Meeting Info – Middle TN RSES

What’s happening in Nashville this week:

Source: Meeting Info – Middle TN RSES

Course Description: This class will focus on comparing and contrasting the most popular and widely used R22 alternatives in use today. Additional time will be spent defining the true meaning of “drop in replacement” and why it is illegal to mix refrigerants. Information will also be provided on the current status of the R-22 phase out that will be completed December 31, 2019. Finally, EPA required refrigerant recovery practices, reclamation, and EPA compliant record keeping of recovered refrigerants will be discussed.

Class Instructor: Bill White, owner of Refrigerant Solutions, Inc. & Chairman of the State of Alabama Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Board, brings over 35 years’ experience in electric utility marketing programs, wholesale HVAC distribution, and refrigerant management.

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Stanley Black & Decker Acquires Sears Craftsman Brand

There are probably very few mechanics or at-home DIYers who haven’t at one time used a Stanley wrench or other Stanley brand tool. This announcement follows Stanley Black & Decker’s 2016 news that it would acquire Newell Tools.

Source: Stanley Black & Decker Acquires Sears Craftsman Brand

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HYDROCARBON Refrigerants Training

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  • Before servicing any system, check the compressor and system labeling to determine whether the system being serviced contains a flammable refrigerant.A compressor designed for flammable refrigerant use should have the refrigerant designation printed on the compressor serial label, and may also display a separate flammable refrigerant label (see below): 

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Compressor with: (1) serial label,
(2) flammable refrigerant label, (3) warning label

Excerpt from HYDROCARBON REFRIGERANTS, A Study Guide for Service Technicians

Available from the HC ONLINE STORE at RSES.ORG    The HVACR Training Authority

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Meeting Info | Middle TN RSES

Here’s what is coming down the pike at the Middle TN RSES Monthly Meeting: Sporlan/Parker Valves and Sporlan Smart Tools

 

Source: Meeting Info | Middle TN RSES

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The Event To Attend This Week In Nashville

Great Seminar – Great Meal – And The Fee? = $0.00

All Provided By The Host and The RSES Chapter

Make Plans To Attend!

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Amazing Video of the AHR Expo


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Some Of Tennessee’s Finest

Please check out the best-looking set of Chapter Officers in the Middle Tennessee area:

Visit Middle TN RSES Homepage for the Names

Officers 2015