Heatcraft

At Heatcraft Refrigeration, we believe your education is a large part of our success. We offer a variety of technical seminars, scheduled and conducted by Heatcraft, in selected cities across the U.S.

You can view our complete schedule on our Calendar of Events.

  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration

    A full-day course suitable for entry-level distributors, end users and wholesaler personnel covering commercial refrigeration fundamentals, load calculations, and equipment sizing and selections.

      • The Refrigeration Process
      • Heat and How it is Measured
      • The Basic Laws of Thermodynamics (principles behind refrigeration process)
      • 3 Factors of Heat Transfer
      • The Refrigeration Cycle & How it Works
      • The Difference in Cycle Phases
      • Pressure/Temperature Chart Use
      • Superheat and Why it is Important
      • 4 Primary Refrigeration Components
      • Purpose of Accessories/Options
      • Basic Terminology and Definitions
      • Load Calculation: 4 Sources of Heat
      • Rapid Load and Quick Selection Tools
      • Computer Room Analysis Software
      • Software Features AND Flexibility
      • Application Guidelines and Recommendations
      • System Selection and Sizing Factors
      • Equipment Selection Guidelines
      • Equipment De-rating Factors
      • Key Equipment Installation Issues


  • Installation and Troubleshooting

    A full-day course suitable for entry-level mechanics, students, and maintenance personnel covers commercial refrigeration system installation recommendations, system start-up guidelines, and troubleshooting tips and tricks.

      • Tools of the Trade
      • Equipment Placement, Mounting, Rigging
      • Component Sizing Chart Usage
      • Component Mounting Recommendations
      • Component Adjustments
      • Special Considerations
      • New Refrigerants
      • Line Sizing and Proper Piping Practices
      • Line Insulation
      • Evacuation, Leak Testing, and Charging
      • Field Wiring and Reading Diagrams
      • Prestart Check and Start-Up
      • Operational Check and Adjustments
      • Sequence of Operation and Tweaking
      • Preventive Maintenance
      • Service Record Usage
      • Troubleshooting Charts and Pitfalls
      • Replacement Parts
      • Basic Electrical Theory and Components
      • Recycle/Recovery and EPA Regulations
      • Reading System "telltale" Signs


  • Beacon II Technical Seminar

    This full-day training focuses on the technical aspects of the Beacon II system, covering component overview, basic installation recommendations, setup and programming exercises, hands-on wiring simulator exercises, and troubleshooting tips and tricks.

      • Beacon II System/Component Overview
      • Basic System Installation Recommendations:
        • Proper Settings
        • How to Change Factory Settings
        • Proper Piping Precautions
        • Other Safety Measures
        • Proper Wiring Examples and Hands-on Training
        • Communication Alternatives and Options
      • Diagnostic Capabilities
        • Hands-On Trainers Exercises
      • Troubleshooting Tips and Suggestions
      • Learn How the Beacon II System Works
      • Learn What Makes it Unique
      • Factory Settings and How to Change Them
      • Learn Proper Installation Techniques
      • Master System Diagnostics
      • Learn Controls Capabilities
      • How to Use Communication Features