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Schedule Heatcraft Refrigeration Training 

Training The Best In The Refrigeration Industry

Why choose Heatcraft Training?

Increase your knowledge of refrigeration fundamentals
Increase your knowledge of refrigeration fundamentals
Strengthen the practical skills you use in the field
Strengthen the practical skills you use in the field
Reduce product performance issues in the field
Reduce product performance issues in the field

Our commitment to excellence does not stop with our products! We offer industry-leading product and refrigeration training to increase proficiency in specifying, installing and maintaining Heatcraft Refrigeration Products equipment and systems solutions. Take your skills to the next level by enrolling in the Heatcraft Certified Contractor Program focused on best practice techniques for installation, maintenance, programming and troubleshooting on proprietary refrigeration controls and products.


Register for In-Class Trainings and Webinars

This webinar will discuss the application of the evaporator pressure regulator commonly referred to as an EPR valve. Your instructor will also discuss fit and function of this low side pressure control. Included in the discussion is an explanation of how the electric evaporator  pressure regulator works and how it is controlled.

Time will be allotted for Q & A after the session.

FREE WEBINAR - EPR/EEPR Valve Operation by James Jansen

Overview of the internal dynamics of low pressure temperature  control devices, especially for large rack systems in supermarket
applications.

  • Beginner and intermediate HVAC/R technicians
  • HVAC/R parts warranty and distributor counter sales staff

The topic will be facilitated by an dynamic and knowable engineer with years of industry experience. Time is allotted for Q & A after the presentation which will be available for download.

There are literally millions of mechanical systems that employ these pressure regulating valves. Electronically controlled EPR valves (EEPR) are gaining acceptance in the industry. This discussion facilitated by an industry expert will introduce what to consider when applying these devices.

Sign Up Sep 27, 2022

This webinar will discuss the application of the high side head pressure control and the nuanced differences between single and dual valve head pressure control in a range of outdoor ambient temperatures. Time will be allotted for Q & A after the session.

FREE WEBINAR - Single/Dual Head Presser control valves by James Jansen

Overview of the need from system head pressure control/regulation. The interaction between ORI & ORD valves will be covered along with application considerations

  • Beginner and intermediate HVAC/R technicians
  • HVAC/R parts warranty and distributor counter sales staff

The topic will be facilitated by an dynamic and knowable engineer with years of industry experience. Time is allotted for Q & A after the presentation which will be available for download.

Walk-in coolers and freezers must maintain steady state operation regardless of ambient temperature conditions. It is vital to understand
how head pressure control vales work and the roll they play in consistent operation of coolers and freezers.

Sign Up Sep 06, 2022

Although electric expansion valves are gaining popularity, the fact is that there are still millions of TEV/TXVs in refrigeration equipment in the field. This webinar will discuss the internal operational dynamics of internal and externally equalized TXV metering devices. Time will be allotted for Q & A after the session.

FREE WEBINAR - Inside the refrigeration TEV/TXV by James Jansen

Overview of the internal dynamics of the thermostatic expansion valve both internally and externally equalized.

  • Beginner and intermediate HVAC/R technicians.
  • HVAC/R parts warranty and distributor counter sales staff.

The topic will be facilitated by an dynamic and knowable engineer with years of industry experience. Time is allotted for Q & A after the presentation which will be available for download.

There are literally millions of mechanical expansion devices in service today. An understanding of how these valves regulate refrigerant flow thereby maintaining target superheat is vital information that enhances refrigeration system troubleshooting skills. Helpful information will be presented.

Sign Up Oct 11, 2022

This course, held at our state-of-the-art training lab in Stone Mountain, GA, is designed for the seasoned refrigeration professional interested in improving their understanding of the more detailed aspect connected to Mohave™ Heatcraft’s proprietary Hot gas defrost refrigeration system.

This is a paid course. All training materials are provided; however, students are encouraged to bring a note pad, and a pen or pencil. Tablets and laptops are optional.

IN-CLASS - Hot Gas Defrost - Mohave™ 101

This course begins with a brief review on the thermodynamics as applied to warming and freezing unit coolers (UC). The refrigeration piping and valves are discussed followed by the sequences of operation in the cooling mode and what changes during hot gas defrost in the Mohave’™ system.

This course is designed for the seasoned refrigeration professional interested in improving their understanding of the more detailed aspect connected to “Mohave’ ™” Heatcraft’s proprietary Hot gas defrost refrigeration system.

This content is presented by means of interactive lectures, show and tell using actual system components all delivered in the Heatcraft training lab with access to a working Mohave system. 

This course will be a sloid next step in becoming more comfortable with hot gas defrost technology and the basic sequence of operation connected to Heatcraft’s Mohave™ refrigeration system.

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This non-certification course, held at our state-of-the-art training lab in Stone Mountain, GA, is designed for the seasoned refrigeration professional interested in improving their understanding of the basic aspect connected to CO2 Transcritical refrigeration.

This is a paid course. All training materials are provided; however, students are encouraged to bring a note pad, and a pen or pencil. Tablets and laptops are optional.

IN-CLASS - CO2 Transcritical Technology 101

This course introduces participants to the basic science connected to medium and low temperature CO² Transcritical technology. The basic components of this type of system
will be discussed as it relates to cold storage.  

This non-certification course is designed for the seasoned refrigeration professional interested in improving their understanding of the basic aspect connected to CO² Transcritical refrigeration.
This is part one of a two-part presentation of the Transcritical refrigeration process.

This content is presented by means of interactive lectures.

This course will be a sloid next step in becoming more comfortable with low GWP refrigeration technology and the basic sequence of operation connected to CO2 Transcritical systems.

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This course, held at our state-of-the-art training lab in Stone Mountain, GA, is a deep dive into the intelliGen™ controller’s sequence of operation, installation, setup, service, and troubleshooting of the intelliGen™ refrigeration control system. Defrost logic options are compared to standard electromechanical equipment.  The content is presented as a two-day event.

This is a paid course. All training materials are provided; however, students are encouraged to bring a note pad, and a pen or pencil. Tablets and laptops are optional.

Candidates for the Heatcraft Certified Contractor Program (HCCP) must first complete pre-work before they can attend training classes. The registration button will lead you to download the application and then, once accepted into the program, you will receive a link to complete the pre-work.

IN-CLASS - HCCP intelliGen™ Certification - Two-Day Certified Program

This course is a deep dive into the intelliGen™ controller’s sequence of operation, installation, setup, service, and troubleshooting of the intelliGen™ refrigeration control system. Defrost logic options are compared to standard electromechanical equipment.  The content is presented as a two-day event.

Day One:

Includes an overview of Heatcraft products with an emphasis on component access, including connection points for refrigerant connected tubing, plus high and low voltage connections. The content includes a discussion of possible application of Heatcraft’s portfolio of products.

Day Two:

Immerses the student in the intelliGen sequence of operation, installation, setup, and troubleshooting of the user interface, the iRC control and the various control features and options available when using the state-of-the-art control. Five hands-on activities are part of the learning process throughout this course.   

This certification course is designed for the seasoned refrigeration professional interested in improving their product understanding and proficiency in the installation, setup, and troubleshooting of Heatcraft’s premier controller, intelliGen™ and what the benefits connected to participation in the Heatcraft Certified Contractor Program (HCCP).

This content is presented by means of interactive lectures, show and tell using actual system components, and hands on activities with special training simulation units.

This course will nicely position the Refrigeration professional as the Heatcraft expert in their service area. This will allow for more efficient troubleshooting which translates into more profitable projects allowing for a higher volume of completed installation and service calls.

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This course, held at our state-of-the-art training lab in Stone Mountain, GA, is designed for individuals who are new to the technical aspects related to the refrigeration process and the components that make heat transfer possible. The information covered in this class can be helpful for HVAC technician seeking to branch out into the refrigeration installation and service arena.

This is a paid course. All training materials are provided; however, students are encouraged to bring a note pad, and a pen or pencil. Tablets and laptops are optional.

IN-CLASS - Refrigeration and Installation Basics

This course introduces participants to the basic science of heat transfer as it relates to the refrigeration cycle. The fit and function of all major sealed system components will be discussed which includes the part each component plays in the transfer of heat. The second half of this course focuses on best installation practices for installing and setting up a walk-in cooler of freezer.   

This course is designed for individual who are new to the technical aspects related to the refrigeration process and the components that make heat transfer possible. The information covered in this class can be helpful for HVAC technician seeking to branch out into the refrigeration installation and service arena.

This content is presented by means of interactive lectures, show and tell using actual system
components. A pipe sizing activity will be performed in this session.  

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This course is designed for individuals who are new to the technical aspects related to the refrigeration process and the components that make heat transfer possible. The information covered in this class can be helpful for HVAC technician seeking to branch out into the refrigeration installation and service arena.

FREE WEBINAR - Heatcraft Product Training - 3 HR version

  • Introduce the basic science of heat transfer as it relates to the refrigeration cycle.
  • Discuss the fit and function of all major sealed system components, including the part each component plays in the transfer of heat.
  • Discuss the best practices for installing and setting up a walk-in cooler or freezer.

  • Students who are new to the technical aspects related to the refrigeration process and the components that make heat transfer possible.
  • HVAC technicians seeking to branch out into the refrigeration installation and service arena.

  • This content is presented by means of interactive lectures and demonstrations using actual system components.
  • A pipe sizing activity will be performed in this session.

  • Gain refrigeration knowledge and important skills
  • Learn how to install and service Heatcraft products properly
  • Keep up with refrigeration industry trends and regulations
  • Request custom training based on your needs
  • Get direct access to Heatcraft experts
  • Learn at your own pace on the Heatcraft Learning Management System
Sign Up Sep 20, 2022

This webinar will discuss the application of the high side head pressure control and the nuanced differences between single and dual valve head pressure control in a range of outdoor ambient temperatures. Time will be allotted for Q & A after the session.

FREE WEBINAR - Sporlan EEV control considerations

Sign Up Nov 29, 2022

Global Warming Potential (GWP) has become a hot topic in a literal sense. The entire globe is beginning to look for alignment on
actions that can positively impact our environment. Flammable refrigerants have been used in the European market for some time.
This webinar “The Future of Flammable Refrigerants” will provide a brief overview of A2Ls and what the trends are here
in the United States. The content will be engaging and informative.

FREE WEBINAR - The Future of Flammable Refrigerants in the US

Sign Up Oct 18, 2022

Meet the trainers

Don Fort
Don Fort
Senior Technical Trainer

Don Fort has nearly 40 years of HVACR industry experience - 25 of which has focused on technical training and education. Fort is adept at making a connection between logic and theory of the refrigeration cycle, while demonstrating how the components and equipment of medium-, low- and extra-low temperature cold storage systems happen in a real-world environment.

Don Fort
Don Fort
Senior Technical Trainer

Don Fort has nearly 40 years of HVACR industry experience - 25 of which has focused on technical training and education. Fort is adept at making a connection between logic and theory of the refrigeration cycle, while demonstrating how the components and equipment of medium-, low- and extra-low temperature cold storage systems happen in a real-world environment.

Scott Ballenger
Scott Ballenger
Adjunct Technical Trainer

Scott Ballenger has more than 25 years of experience in the HVACR industry, having worked as a refrigeration service pipefitter, field technical consultant and sales engineer. Ballenger previously spent time as a technical trainer for Lennox International. He is a Rankin Technical College graduate and holds an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification.

Glen Bereti
Glen Bereti
Adjunct Technical Trainer

As a senior sales engineer for Heatcraft Refrigeration Products in Western Canada, Glen Bereti uses his more than 20 years of experience in the HVACR industry to provide advanced product knowledge and equipment selection for customers, as well as guidance on regulatory compliance. Bereti attended the mechanical systems program at Excellence Alliance University and was an undergraduate in the Bachelor of Arts program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Stephen Cote
Stephen Cote
Adjunct Technical Trainer

Steve Cote has more than 20 years of combined experience in the HVACR industry. After spending the first 12 years of his career as a technician focusing on installation and service, Cote transitioned to the wholesale side of the business before starting his career at Heatcraft Refrigeration Products. He has also taught a night course in refrigeration at a local community college, as well as conducted trainings on variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and mini split systems.

CAaron Shanahan
Aaron Shanahan
Adjunct Technical Trainer

In Aaron Shanahan’s role as a senior sales engineer, he sizes and selects equipment for customers, educates them on the ever-changing regulatory landscape and provides after-sales service. Prior to joining Heatcraft Refrigeration Products in 2018, Shanahan worked in oil and gas, mechanical excavation and propane back-up fuel systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University.

Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
Adjunct Technical Trainer

Much of Chris Thomas’ more than 37 years in the HVACR industry has been spent in supermarket and convenient store service and installation start-up. Thomas’ focus is to ensure systems installed today are maintained properly and technicians are given the best equipment and training to help them stay competitive in today's challenging service environment, while also keeping them up to date on the latest technology.

Robert Thornton
Robert Thornton
Adjunct Technical Trainer

Robert Thornton has been in the refrigeration industry for more than 43 years, having worked in all facets - from service technician to maintenance supervisor, application engineer and troubleshooter. Thornton started his refrigeration career in the United States Coast Guard as an on-board machinery technician and has been with Heatcraft Refrigeration Products for 37 years.

Chuck Watterson
Chuck Watterson
Adjunct Technical Trainer

Chuck Watterson has been in the refrigeration industry for more than 20 years, with experience in many areas - from service technician, to sales, to service manager and general manager of a mechanical contractor in north central Indiana. A United States Marine Corps veteran, Watterson served as a combat engineer, as well as a water survival instructor and recruiter.

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