Manufacturer Technician Training

The United Association Training Department is pleased to offer HVACR industry courses, through the 2019 Regional Training System, in an agreement with the following major HVACR manufacturers, Carrier Corporation, Daikin and Johnson Controls. These courses will be taught by authorized-factory instructors, incorporating manufacturer-specific curriculum and have limited availability. It is the goal of the International Training Fund to provide the best possible training for the US local unions in order to satisfy current HVACR industry requirements for project specifications in high performance buildings. Admittance into each course is subject to registration policies by each participating manufacturer. Early registration by UA active instructors is encouraged. Participation by all active UA HVACR technicians is welcome.

These classes are being offered at NO charge to attendees – registration fees will be covered by the ITF. Employers will be responsible for wages and all travel costs. Class size is limited and these classes fill up quickly. Priority is given to UA instructors. 

Contact your UA training coordinator to enroll.

 

2019 REGIONAL CHILLER COURSES

 

6030        C-2102 YK – High Pressure Centrifugal Operation and Maintenance                     (Johnson Controls)

Students will learn about the internal workings of the YK high pressure, centrifugal single-stage compressor oil return system, OptiView Control Center, and other components and subsystems. A comprehensive review of the preventive maintenance schedule and system capacity checkout procedure are also covered. Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6032        C-2111 YVAA –  Air-Cooled Screw Chiller (Johnson Controls)

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of the YCAV/YCIV chiller, working knowledge of VSDs, and understanding of basic electronics.

This three-day course teaches experienced service technicians about the YVAA chiller. The course will include features of this unit and the differences in installation, operation, and maintenance from the YCAV. Steel toe, leather shoes, and long pants are required. Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6033         C-2103 YCAV –  Air-Cooled Rotary Screw Liquid Chillers
                  (Johnson Controls)

This three-day course teaches service personnel about the YCAV chiller features, including the screw compressor, system ancillary components, start-up procedures, unit operation, and maintenance. Steel-toed leather shoes and long pants required. Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6042        SER 270 – 30 Series Screw and Scroll Chiller Fundamentals
                 (Carrier Corporation)

Learn to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and service Carrier’s complete line of 30 series air-cooled and water-cooled chillers, models include 30GX/HX, RA/RB, XA/XW. This course is a must for any technician whose job it is to service the complete line of 30 series chillers. Studies include chiller refrigeration cycle, compressor theory, cooler heat transfer, water and air-cooled condensers. Learn how to analyze performance by recording and analyzing refrigerant and water pressures and temperatures. When registering for this course, please email cathym@uanet.org with the company you work for and indicate if you are a LEED AP. Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

Course Date             Location                 Instructor
October 15-17           Ann Arbor, MI       Carrier Corporation

 

6043        SER 275 23XRV – Liquid Chiller Screw Chiller Service and Operation
                 (Carrier Corporation)

This course is targeted at service technicians who operate or service 23XRV chillers. Chiller refrigeration cycle, compressor theory, cooler heat transfer, and water-cooled condensers will be covered.  Operation and function of the compressors, muffler, condenser, coolers, economizers, metering devices, oil concentrator, and accessories are covered. The attendees will learn how to analyze performance by recording and analyzing refrigerant and water pressures and temperatures. Service technicians will be able to distinguish between chiller and system problems and to quickly diagnose problems using service logs. The class also covers the unit controls and how to set-up and adjust the controls for optimum system performance. In addition, recommended pre-start and start-up procedures, and operational and field issues will be covered. Admittance into this course is subject to Carrier Corporation’s registration policies. When registering for this course, please email cathym@uanet.org with the company you work for and indicate if you are a LEED AP. Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6070         Daikin Screw Chiller Maintenance Operation Service

This is structured to provide basic classroom instruction, demonstraions, and hands-on exercises designed to familiarize the student with the product features, operation, maintenance and service requirements for Daikin Screw Chiller products. The standard program for the maintenance, operation, and service seminar is four-and-one-half-days of intensive training. The products covered in this seminar will be the AGS, AWS and AWV air-cooled. Screw chillers and the WGS and WWV water-cooled chiller Screw chiller.  Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6071         Daikin WMC Magnetic-Bearing Service and Repair

This course is designed to teach the maintenance and service technician how to maintain, operate, troubleshoot, and repair Daikin Magnitude® WMC Magnetic Bearing Chillers. Compressor monitor software is provided. The standard program for the Magnitude® WMC Magnetic Bearing Chiller course is four and one-half days of intensive training.  Personal protective equipment is required for all shop classes. Please refer to the safety requirements.

Course Date             Location                 Instructor
September 9-13        Harmony, PA          Daikin

NON-MANUFACTURER COURSES

 

 

6002        Commercial Refrigeration and Supermarket Applications
Prerequisite: HVACR Technician (HVACR UA STAR® preferred)

This course is recommended for UA technicians with HVACR service experience who want to advance their skill set for the ever-changing sector of the supermarket service industry.
This course will provide training programs with the resources to effectively incorporate commercial refrigeration training within their local training programs. Topics will include technical education, integrated control strategies, increase in alternative energy and refrigerant applications.
Discussion will be presented on safety, new refrigerant technology, refrigerant management, energy management, and controls. Attendees will be taught the operation and purpose of a walk-in freezer and cooler condensing units as well as compressor racks and sub-systems including: evaporators, display cases, system safety and operating controls, compressors, oil separators, receivers, three-way valves, service valves, sub­coolers, pressure regulating valves, leak detection, and rack system accessories.
Additionally, the course will include basic knowledge of analyzing and navigating the relationship between the contractor and supermarket owner. The UA instructor will learn how to teach communication skills that will benefit both the technician and supermarket personnel. This course will allow the UA instructor to integrate these concepts into class for UA craftsmen in their home local to qualify to work on all types of contracts.
Required Textbook materials: Refrigeration Mechanical Equipment Service (updated 2014)

2019 courses have been completed.

 

6020         HVACR Performance and Compliance
Prerequisite: 6023 Teaching the HVACR UA STAR® Certification, 6027 Methods in Teaching the Green Professional Building Skills Training – GPRO-UA

Note: This course is a prerequisite for the CA Title 24 Acceptance Test Technician Certification
This course is designed to accumulate and evaluate practical data related to the energy usage of mechanical equipment. The objective of the course is to learn the ability to confirm, through functional performance testing of mechanical equipment, that the relevant equipment has been installed properly and is operating as designed and specified. Functional performance tests and checklists are developed in accordance with the acceptance testing standards. Acceptance testing is required by many state energy codes to ensure that equipment, controls, and systems will operate as required. The participant will also learn to utilize the Envi­ronmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building Portfolio Manager to track and assess energy and water con­sumption for commercial buildings. Upon completion, the attendee will be able to formulate reports required for document compliance. The participants will audit a 5,000-square-foot building on campus and present their findings to the class. Required textbook materials: Energy Audit (F/12)

2019 courses have been completed.

6080         Water Quality Mechanical

North America’s water delivery infrastructure requires major improvements or needs to be replaced. This critical need impacts all water sources, pipes, faucets, heating and cooling systems, and fire protection systems. This course will provide the participant with the skills necessary to develop and implement a water quality risk management plan for mechanical systems. The purpose of this course is to provide minimum criteria, identified by industry consensus, to ensure compliance with the referenced standards and codes. Participants will map, monitor, identify risk, evaluate control measures, and provide documentation as required by ASHRAE 188-2018. This course will also provide the education and an ADDE 12062 certification for pipe fitters and service technicians working on these systems.  

2019 courses have been completed.