During lunch at the MACS Training Event, a young tech approaches Jerry Mungle, introduces himself as Ron and says, “Someone told me about your class on Interior Comfort Controls this morning and said I should catch it this afternoon. Can you tell me a little about it? Why should I go to that one instead of the class I had planned? Will I learn anything in your class that I can use when I get to work Monday morning?”
Jerry replies, “Have you ever wondered why the temperature actuator does not move when you change the temperature setting? What about that sensor in the headliner; do know how it affects HVAC system and temperature control performance? My seminar covers HVAC system description and operation on vehicles from several different manufacturers, so you can see the similarities and differences. Then I’ll focus on the inputs and outputs that control HVAC operation, and we’ll discuss techniques for system diagnosis, actuator installation and calibration and other service procedures. You’ll come away thinking very differently about HVAC controls.”
Inputs, Outputs and Interior Comfort Controls is just one of the training seminars that will be presented at the 2014 MACS Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans, January 16 – 18. This is the biggest MACS training event of the year, focusing primarily on HVAC and engine cooling in passenger cars, heavy duty and off-road vehicles and hybrid/electric vehicles. But that’s not the entire program. Other presentations will focus on advanced diagnostic techniques, business/shop management, and updates on new regulations and technology. There will also be a Section 609 Technician Certification class that includes information on R-1234yf and concludes with the certification test. And we’ll present the results of the 2013 MACS Field Service Survey. If you arrive early enough, there’s the annual golf tournament on Wednesday at TPC Louisiana (http://www.tpc.com/tpc-louisiana), and the party continues that night at New Orleans’ Mid City Lanes Rock’n’Bowl (http://www.rocknbowl.com/).
The 34th annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Power UP will take place January 16-18, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans. Jerry Mungle’s class is scheduled for Thursday morning and will be repeated in the afternoon. Go here to see the whole schedule and to register.
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