2023 Sep-Oct RETA Breeze


INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION ROUND TABLE - LESSONS LEARNED Ray Urban The Industrial Refrigeration Round Table – Lessons learned will be a very lively discussion. This will be memorable and well worth your time. Presentation times and locations are outlined in the conference schedule. Jamey Price RETA Past-President Jamey Price will tackle the ins and outs of condenser passivation. Condenser passivation is extremely impor tant to the life cycle of a condens er. Wrong passivation can be as damaging as no passivation. If you have a new condenser sched- uled to come online, you don’t want to miss this presentation. UNRAVELING THE 5-YEAR MI PARADIGM Suzanne Vohsen Join us for an interesting presen tation on the mysteries of the 5-year inspection. If you have questions on the process or expectations, this is a great time to get these answered. See the conference schedule for the times and locations. PASSIVATION OF CONDENSERS

REALITY CHECK! ENERGY MANAGEMENT FROM AN OPERATOR’S PERSPECTIVE James Majsak As energy costs rise, real-time energy management is an area of focus for many facility management teams. While this sounds like a good initiative to immediately put in place, there are a few realities that must be faced for these types of programs to be successful. Energy managers, engineers and consulting partners are not operators. Operators cannot be full-time energy managers. Operators have unique knowledge on the impact of energy saving measures on equipment and operations. Operators are challenged when trying to balance plant opera tions with energy savings measures. This presentation will help attendees understand the challenges operators face while attempting to participate in energy savings initiatives. It is also intended to encourage management to work more closely with operators to develop realistic and effective energy savings measures.”

HANDS ON TRAINING VERSES CLASSROOM TRAINING: WHICH IS REALLY BETTER? John Sherrill John Sherrill is one of the most outstanding educators of our time. His accomplishments at not only teaching, but establishing training centers, establishes John as a true training authority. He has received several awards including the most coveted of Ammonia training awards the Guy R. King Award. This presentation will continue and hopefully resolve the age-old debate, of the value of classroom training vs. the value of hands-on training and outline why you need both. “In this paper we will attempt to define and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the two primary methods typically viewed as the primary alternative types of training, hands-on and classroom. We will attempt to determine the areas where each can excel and areas where that style of training may yield less than optimum results. In a previous paper we attempted to outline the various different types of training available and touch on the strong and weak points of each. In this paper, we will focus on the two most popular types of training in use today and detail their strong points as well as their weak points. We will begin with a review of the strengths and weak nesses of hands-on and classroom styles of training. Then We will look at what the motivating factors are for provid ing training for our operators and do a deeper dive into outlining what we expect to get out of the training we provide our operators. Management can expect to gain from working through the following sections by achieving their ultimate goal of having well trained, knowledgeable operators with the minimum cost for the necessary training.” If you’re involved in the organization of training at your facility, this presentation is not to be missed.

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