Understanding heat transfer is critical for many industries. Here I explain fluid flow in one of my simulators.
I wanted to provide a sneak peak of my live online classes, and this is a snippet of my Friday 10 am review class, for students about to take the Written or Practical part of the NYC Refrigeration Engineer Exam.
Many people think you can't prepare students for both simultaneously, but I beg to differ.
And my nearly 100% student pass rate speaks for itself.
I believe that technical training can be improved, and I'm using my class to develop better techniques.
By allowing students to learn new concepts online we can focus on refining their knowledge when we come together.
But we have to stop training people to memorize questions and answers and actually understand the real world applications of the material.
We also need to create an environment where students feel comfortable communicating without feeling they're being judged harshly.
If the teacher is the only one talking they're also the only one learning.
Taking my online HVAC class on a field trip to an operating Machinery Room, and this is just Week Two.
I started doing service calls the last few years specifically to allow me to train students in the field; and I stopped while I focused on getting my refrigeration course accredited. Now I'm going to put this program into full effect, allowing anyone to gain real world, hands on experience under the supervision of professionals.
Tauris Tech is working on an online Fire Life and Safety Course.
My NYC Refrigeration course has been approved by the FDNY and my first class is starting next week.
Andy Armstrong, VP of Sales for Fujitsu, and I talk about Variable Refrigerant Flow technology, sales and training.
HVAC TUTOR tours the manufacturing facility of Calmac, manufacturer of IceBank Energy Storage Tanks, with owner and CEO Mark MacCracken, a true leader in sustainability.
Since I posted the video of my critical thinking simulator for students, I've spoken to many people who said it would work well for people working in the industry as well. Continuing employee training, not only offers value to the company, it builds an employee's confidence in their jobs skills, which also increases their job security. Let me know what you think.
My good friend and former student educates me about his responsibilities at a 14 million square foot facility.
The way we train people today stresses memorization instead of critical thinking. I'm working on a system that will change that.
Let me know what you think.
I'm very excited about the potential VR/AR has for occupational training. Let me know what you think.
In this video I talk a little about how air handlers used in many facilities work. This is a primer for some really in depth videos I will be posting soon.
I found a pretty cool way to show the way differences in pressure cause fluids to flow. I can't wait to build a bigger, better version.
In this video I talk about the different terms we use when describing heat.
I work with many people who have taken HVAC courses but don't understand basics concept, so I'm building a video library, that not only explains terms, but demonstrates them in a visual way.
Unfortunately, many people studying or working in HVAC find it embarrassing to ask basic questions of their peers, so I'm hoping to build a learning resource that will aid everyone in the industry.
Over the next decade, when technology has eliminated millions of jobs, HVAC will be one of the few industries that still offers high paying jobs to people without college degrees, and I want to open as many eyes as possible to what the field has to offer.
I wanted to follow up on my previous video and find out how much cost savings are achieved running chillers that utilize steam turbines instead of electric motors.
From Peak to Off Peak: I created a simulator to breakdown the operation of a thermal storage plant I just toured, that gave the facility over 90% cost savings.
Many of my students who have studied at other "schools" have a hard time grasping simple concepts, because they haven't been taught the right way. I'm looking to change that.