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Professional Institute Training

Class 1

Professional 608 Certification Program

 

Federal regulations require that persons who work with regulated refrigerants be certified. The certification exam verifies that the person has read and understands the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act.

 

Professional Institute is the industry’s largest provider of the certification program. More of your peers have selected our program over all others.

 

Why? By keeping the program simple!

 

This certification id REQUIRED to become BPI A/C Heat Pump Certified

 

Section 608 Information

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that persons who work with regulated refrigerants be certified. The certification exam verifies that the person has read and understands the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act.

 

Professional Institute is the industry’s largest provider of the certification program. More of your peers have selected our program over all others.

 

Information for students and technicians on the exam

 

Course Content

An introduction to Basic Principles of Refrigeration

 

Core

  • Stratospheric ozone depletion
  • Ozone depletion potential
  • Clean air act
  • Montreal protocol
  • The three "R"s
  • Recovery devices
  • Sales restriction
  • Substitute refrigerants & oils
  • Recovery techniques
  • Leak detection
  • Dehydration
  • Recovery cylinders
  • Safety
  • Shipping & transporting

 

Type I Certification

  • Equipment requirements
  • Leak repair requirements
  • Recovery techniques
  • Safety & shipping

 

Type II Certification

  • Leak detection
  • Leak repair requirements
  • Recovery techniques
  • Recovery requirements
  • Refrigeration notes
  • Safety

 

Type III Certification

  • Leak detection
  • Leak repair requirements
  • Recovery techniques
  • Recharging techniques
  • Recovery requirements
  • Refrigeration notes
  • Safety

Class 3 Separate

Professional Training - Combustion & Combustion Testing

 

Attendees are provided a broad introduction to Combustion and Combustion Testing.

 

This is an excellent overview for technicians, multi-craft trades people, building managers, or anyone interested in understanding the fundamentals of combustion.

 

Fuels of Combustion

  • Natural gas
  • Fuel oil
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Propane)

 

Combustion

  • Combustion principles
  • Air : Fuel
  • The chemistry of combustion

 

Time - Temperature - Turbulence

  • Time
  • Flame speed
  • Theoretical flame
  • Temperature
  • Turbulence

 

Combustion Testing

  • Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Excess Air
  • Measuring oxygen
  • Measuring carbon dioxide
  • Electronic Flue Gas Analyzers
  • Electrochemical Sensors
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Monoxide Air Free
  • Stoichiometric charts
  • Theoretical Air Curve / Natural Gas
  • Theoretical Air Curve / Fuel Oil #2
  • Theoretical Air Curve / Propane

Class 2 Separate

Professional Training - Carbon Monoxide

 

  • Signs & Symptoms of CO Poisoning
  • Health Effects of CO Poisoning
  • Sources of CO Poisoning
  • How Test Instruments Calibrate CO
  • Alarms are Warning Devices
  • Types of CO Alarms
  • Changes in the UL CO Alarm Listings
  • Why Wait for the Alarm or Injury?
  • Code Compliance
  • Documentation
  • Responding to a CO Alarm
  • First Response
  • How Much CO is too Much?
  • CO Air Free Standard
  • CO Combustion Testing Procedures

 

Combustion

  • Principles of Combustible Gases
  • Heating Value
  • Controlled Gas Fuel and Combustion
  • Control Fuel Gas
  • Clocking a Gas Meter
  • Advantages of Measuring O2 vs. CO2
  • Relationship between O2, CO2 excess air
  • Oil Fired Burners
  • Fuel Delivery, Air, Combustion,
  • By-Product Production
  • Types of Efficiencies
  • Burner Operation
  • Time, Temperature, Turbulence
  • Time
  • Temperature
  • Turbulence
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
  • Draft
  • Acceptable draft measurements
  • Combustion Testing Procedures
  • O2, CO and Stack Temperature

 

Smoke Testing

  • Acceptable Combustion Test Results
  • Accurate Testing
  • Proper Venting
  • Combustion Air
  • Make Up Air
  • Thermal Shock
  • Boilers
  • Stack Temperature
  • Modulating Burner Tune-up
  • Procedure for setting up a Modulating
  • Gas Fired Power Burner
  • Savings Potential
  • Combustion Troubleshooting Guide

 

Pressure Measurements

  • Pressure Measurements for Buildings
  • HVAC installation, service & maintenance
  • Why More Quality Assurance Pressure
  • Testing is Needed
  • Societal Trends that will Increase Quality
  • Assurance Pressure Testing
  • What is Pressure?
  • Warmer Dense Air
  • Air Flow by Building Design
  • Types of Manometers
  • The Manometer Law
  • Duct Pressures
  • Pitot Tube
  • Data Plates
  • Combination Gas Control
  • External Static Pressure Testing
  • Pressure Drop Across an Air Filter
  • Measuring Airflow by Device Static
  • Pressure Drop
  • Velocity Pressure to Air Flow Calculations
  • The Driving Forces
  • Closed Door Effect
  • Worst Case Depressurization Test
  • Preparing the Building and Combustion
  • Appliance Zone
  • Doing the Test Setup
  • Effect of house tightness on zone tightness

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