Applied/Industrial HVAC

Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Heat Exchangers

Boiler & Heat Reclaim

HWS/LPS Boilers for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

The Boiler and Heat Reclaim course is an in-depth Training on heated-water and low-pressure steam boilers, this custom Class will also cover heat reclaim including absorption chiller pairing. The Class will also prepare the Techs to pass their respective Boiler Operator exams.

- Boilers - 

Knowledge in the operation, maintenance, repair, the economics of basic systems including the use of steam, the energy source to produce the steam, the distinction between industrial and utility boilers, and a good concept of how steam is generated from a heat source other than combustion within a boiler 

a. Steam Cycle - The Boiler Operator should know the Rankine Cycle, the effects of reheat cycles, and regenerative feed water heating. 

b. Fuel/Energy Source - The Boiler Operator should know the types of fossil fuels used in a boiler, coal, oil, gas as well as the heat derived from nuclear fuel such as uranium. 

c. Utility Boilers - The Boiler Operator should know that utility boilers are those plants that generally supply electricity to most of the United States. These boilers are most often fired with coal but are also fired with fuel oil and gas. Utility boilers have reheat cycles and require very elaborate water treatment systems. 

d. Industrial Boilers - The Boiler Operator should know industrial boilers are most often used for process steam, such as heating, driving operating turbines, for fans or pumps, and other process work. 

e. Cogeneration - The Boiler Operator should know that cogeneration is a system in which fuel is used to produce energy and the heat from the fuel is then directed to be used by a boiler to conserve energy and achieve the maximum efficiency from the heat generated.

Carrier Centrifugal Chiller Fundamentals

CAS Chillers - Centrifugal for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

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Centrifugal chillers represent a significant HVAC investment for the building owner, and each type of machine requires specific operating, servicing, and maintenance practices to protect the investment. This course is intended for service technicians and operators of Carrier 19 series centrifugal chillers. The course covers fundamental principles of centrifugal chillers with in-depth coverage of the operation and service techniques associated with most Carrier centrifugal chillers produced over the last 30 years. Carrier chiller models covered include 19D low-pressure chillers and 19E, F, 19XL, XR and 19XRV high-pressure chillers. Participants learn how to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and service both the low- and high-pressure machines (including PIC controls). Studies include centrifugal refrigeration cycles, compressor theory, lubrication cycles, purge operation, refrigerants, heat exchangers, and heat transfer. The course also covers troubleshooting techniques and equipment needed to record and analyze machine temperatures and pressures; performance using heat exchanger approaches; waterside flow rate analysis; maintenance requirements; and logging machine data. This course is classroom instruction and includes numerous exercises using the classroom information to analyze performance. Successful completion of this course is required in order to attend the SER 130 Centrifugal Disassembly and Reassembly course. This course is for HVAC technicians with a minimum of one year of field experience or a graduate of an HVAC training program. Students are expected to have basic math skills and a basic understanding of HVAC tools (gages and digital thermometers) and troubleshooting equipment. 

Carrier Screw & Scroll/23XRV Chiller Fundamentals

Chillers - Screw & Scroll for Applied/Industrial or Engineered, and Light Commercial applications

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HVAC technicians taking this class will learn how to best operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and service Carrier’s complete line of scroll and screw 30 series air- and water-cooled chillers and 23XRV chillers.

Carrier 23XVR Screw Chillers

Chillers - Screw for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

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HVAC technicians who take this class will learn how to best operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and service Carrier’s 23XR/XRV water-cooled screw chillers.

Cleaver-Brooks Boilers

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This (2) two-day course (1.4 CEU) is designed to assist in the education and development of the individual that has the responsibilities for the day to day operation and maintenance of their boiler and the ancillary equipment. The Student will gain the knowledge and understanding of how to properly operate the equipment safely but more efficiently. This course will also provide the proper sequence of operation or timing that will assist in the troubleshooting area and reduce downtime and increase reliability.


Gain knowledge and understanding of boilers, ancillary equipment and their operation

Expedite Troubleshooting situations and increase reliability

Understanding of Electrical circuitry and Sequencing 

Preventative maintenance scheduling 

Detailed Outline:


Thermodynamic principles, BTU definition, Two states of heat, Steam tables, Boiler Horsepower definition, Impact of feedwater, Heat transfer

Boiler Overview

Types and applications, ASME codes, Boiler design and principles of operation; Firetube boilers – Dryback vs. Waterback, Industrial water tube boilers – D, O and A types, Commercial water tube boilers, Modular boilers


Theory and chemistry of combustion, Guidelines for setting combustion, Flue gas analysis, Effects of ambient air on combustion settings


Types and construction of burners, Integral head Burner, Jet Burner, Burner Turndown, Cams and linkages, Single point positioning, Parallel positioning, Fuel delivery systems, Gas and Oil components

Boiler Room Equipment

Cost of steam, Ancillary equipment, Efficiency gains

Steam Load Demand

Maximum instantaneous demand, Startup load vs. running load, Impact on boiler capacity, Shrink and swell, Tube and tube sheet stress, Possible solutions

Danfoss Turbocor Compressors

Oil-Free Centrifugal Compressors for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

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The course covers a basic understanding of the Turbocor compressor technology, and major component functions. It provides knowledge of tools needed to access compressor operation data such as Service Monitoring Tool (SMT software) and provides an understanding of the compressor control system. The course also includes compressor commissioning procedures, troubleshooting, and maintenance guidelines and compressor service requirements. 

Patterson-Kelley Boilers

HWS/LPS Boilers for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

Boiler Piping and Required instrumentation

Gas piping, gas pipe sizing requirements, regulators, etc.

Exhaust vent installation, considerations, requirements

Controls strategies, wiring installation/requirements

Patterson-Kelley boiler selection overview, and proper applications

Maintenance requirements, annual maintenance

Troubleshooting tips and strategies

Trane CenTraVac Maintenance & Operation

Centrifugal Chillers for Applied/Industrial or Engineered applications

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This course will familiarize owner maintenance supervisors and technicians with Trane CenTraVac CVHE/F/G/L/S and new CVHM centrifugal chiller operation and maintenance requirements. It will assist them understanding chilled water systems and load-based chiller dynamics. The course will help technicians troubleshoot and will help chiller owners decide if work can be done in-house or not. Technicians can particularly benefit from coverage on diagnosing and maintaining machine design performance, and learn what can occur if operating outside of these parameters. We will discuss the addition of the new refrigerant options: R514A and R1233zd, and the changes that were made to the chillers.

This course relies primarily on classroom lecture and does not include hands-on maintenance training.

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