I just came back from a training session conducted by our Training Department in Norman, OK and I have to tell you all about it.
JCI/York has put together a Training/Certification Program for Start-up and Commissioning of commercial equipment and IT IS A WINNER!
The class is a 5-day class that covers everything from psychometrics to electrical safety, from FREQ drives to all of our commercial controls and how they are integrated in our equipment. It also covers “going outside” the equipment with our Simplicity-Linc and the use of BACnet for B.A.S. system integration. It covers the use of computer programming of our Simplicity controls from the basic controls to IntelliComfort, to VAV/Econ module to the 4-stage Expansion module. and re-heat controls.
Beside the classroom training, the Training Department has built a “hands-on” lab at the Moore/Norman Community College with 2 Millennium RTU’s (1 constant volume and 1 V.A.V.), Millennium Split A/C & Heat Pump, a Magnum 15 ton RTU , and Predator re-heat package units. These units are used during the hands-on “final exam” and you get to use what you learned and do unit programming and set up. It give you a chance to put to use what you learned during the class room sessions.
The instructors are all “factory personnel” who take the time to go over and explain everything there is to know about our units and controls and options. They really do a wonderful job and will take all the time necessary to explain something until everyone is “comfortable” with the subject.
I would strongly recommend attending this class if you do commercial service and/or installations. The cost is not “cheap” — about $2,500.00 per student plus air fare (or travel) but, it includes a LAPTOP COMPUTER LOADED all the presentation, A BACnet ACCESS KEY, ALL THE SIMPLICITY SOFTWARE AND BACnet SOFTWARE, a FREENET to USB ADAPTER to plug into our controls, Electrical Arc Flash coveralls, electrical Arc Flash rubber gloves and leather covers, safety glasses, and work gloves. The price also includes the cost of the hotel for the 5 days and includes breakfast and lunch each day.
When you look at all the hardware, software, hotel, and most importantly, the KNOWLEDGE you get from this — it is well worth the “price of admission” and I really encourage people to attend. Even an “old timer” like myself learned new things.
If you would like more information on this training and when the next classes are, contact myself or your local Service Manager and they will be glad to get you that information.
Remember –KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!