Protecting your investment—the fundamentals of operating and maintaining chillers

Thursday, August 13, 2015 · 8 am–noon
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire, WI
Cost: $129

As a result of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand HVAC system components related to chillers
  • Grasp the details of central chiller plants and distinguish them from other cooling systems
  • Develop a preventive maintenance plan for a central chiller system
  • Describe the concept of heat recovery chillers
  • Understand Gas/CHP based cooling systems

Who should attend?
HVAC operation and maintenance personnel, facility operators, commissioning engineers, physical plant operators, plant energy managers, HVAC contractors/technicians, utility account representatives, engineering students, energy consultants, anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of large chiller components and operation.

Pop quiz
Test your knowledge of chillers

Chillers are complex pieces of equipment that are key components of air conditioning systems in large commercial and industrial buildings. Good maintenance and operating practices ensure chiller efficiency and prevent chiller failure. Learn how to operate and maintain chillers for optimal efficiency and life span. We’ll review the fundamentals of chiller systems: what distinguishes them from other cooling systems and best practices for operating and maintaining them. We’ll discuss heat recovery concepts for both large and small chiller systems and their applicability to existing systems. Finally we’ll touch on the concept of natural gas- or fuel-fired cooling and its use in cogeneration plants (CHP) and the future of on-site generation and cogeneration.

7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8 am–noon: Program

The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $129, which includes continental breakfast. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 3.75 LU.

AFE AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.375 CEUs (3.75 hours) toward re-certification

BOC This course offers up to 3.75 points for BOC certified operators

BOMI This course is approved for up to 3.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 3.5 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

IACET Seventhwave has been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3.5 CEUs for the following credential: Commercial Building Inspector Certification.

WI PE This course qualifies for up to 3.5 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must verify that the course content is related to their area of professional practice (more information).

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

HVAV-01: Chillers orientation

  • An overview of HVAC systems in large buildings
  • An overview of HVAC systems in smaller buildings

HVAV-02: High efficiency HVAC system maintenance – chillers

  • Chiller details
  • Daily maintenance
  • Weekly maintenance
  • Monthly maintenance
  • Annual maintenance during shutdown

Heat recovery – operation and benefits

  • Heat recovery chillers
  • Heat recovery from small AC/ refrigeration systems
  • Large chiller based heat pumps

Gas cooling

  • Absorption chillers
  • Engine chillers
  • Turbine chillers
  • The CHP link and economics today
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire , WI

Thank you to our classroom course sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us.

Alliant Energy
We Energies
Xcel Energy
Madison Gas and Electric
WPPI Energy
Wisconsin Public Service