Heavy Refrigeration Courses

All courses are held in Trane La Crosse, Wisconsin, Technical Training Center, unless noted otherwise. There is a waiting list for full classes; Please call us to have your name added to the list. 

For more information, contact the La Crosse Technical Service Training Department:
Email: servicetrain@trane.com
Toll free in the U.S.: 855-803-3563
International: (+1) 608-787-3948

For course dates and objectives, outlines and enrollment information, refer to the online class list or the course catalog.

 

RTAA / RTWA / RTUA Rotary Chillers

Tues-Thurs 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
(3.5 Days)

Course Benefits

This course provides training for service and facility maintenance technicians who need to understand the operation, diagnosis, and maintenance of Trane RTAA and RTWA helical-rotary chillers. The course provides insights into compressor design, unit operation, unit installation, start-up requirements, unit performance and service diagnosis. Specific service steps are covered for refrigerant handling and component service.

Note: This course may be held at the Training Center in La Crosse, WI or at an alternate factory location. The sessions at the factory include a factory tour. Refer to the online course list or course catalog for individual class locations.

RTAC Rotary Chillers

Tues-Thurs 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.
(3 Days)

Course Benefits

This course covers operation, diagnosis and maintenance for Trane model RTAC Rotary Chiller CH530 micro electronic control system with additional coverage of refrigeration system components. Emphasis will be placed on operational characteristics of the GP2 compressor, Falling Film evaporator and E-coil design condenser.Additional coverage provided for chiller operation using unit ANSI Trane wiring diagrams with emphasis on understanding the Adaptive control system logic. Tracer CH530 control architecture and components will also be discussed.

Note: This course may be held at the Training Center in La Crosse, WI or at an alternate factory location. The sessions at the factory include a factory tour. Refer to the online course list or course catalog for individual class locations.

RTAE Rotary Chillers

Tues-Thurs 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.
(3 Days)

Course Benefits

This course covers the operation of Trane Model RTAE Stealth rotary chillers. Coverage includes chiller refrigeration system components, construction and operation. Emphasis will be placed on the operational characteristics of the GP4 compressor, CHIL evaporator, Transverse condenser and AFD3 cooling circuit. Additional coverage willb e provided on the RTAE UC800 control platform with TD7 AdaptiView Display, chiller logging and maintenance requirements. 

Note: This course may be held at the Training Center in La Crosse, WI or at an alternate factory location. The sessions at the factory include a factory tour. Refer to the online course list or course catalog for individual class locations.

RTHD Rotary Chillers

Tues-Thurs 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m.
(3 Days)

Course Benefits

This course covers the operation and maintenance of Trane Model RTHD Helical Rotary Chiller with CH530 and UC800 control platforms. Coverage includes discussion on the CH530 and UC800 micro electronic controls in addition to refrigeration system components and operational logging. Emphasis will be placed on chiller sequence of operation, construction of refrigeration system components and the chiller's Adaptive control system logic. 

Note: This course may be held at the Training Center in La Crosse, WI or at an alternate factory location. The sessions at the factory include a factory tour. Refer to the online course list or course catalog for individual class locations.

Single-Stage ABS Chillers (ABSC, ABSD)

Mon-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
(4.5 Days)

Course Benefits

This course is the most thorough and comprehensive presentation ever offered by Trane on the foundational understanding of absorption chillers and their refrigeration cycle. Coverage includes a detailed view of absorption chiller components, detailed instruction in the "theory of absorption chiller operation" and in the lithium bromide chemical cycle (includes hands-on), the chemistry of inhibitors, overview of capacity control system operation, crystallization causes and effects, purge system operation and performance and operator logging recommendations.

The primary emphasis is placed upon the single-stage absorption systems. Students will be involved in hands-on activities, utilizing an operating chiller, intended to build the confidence needed to service absorption products.

CenTraVac™ Systems Fundamentals

Tues.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
(3.5 Days)

Course Benefits

This course will familiarize owner maintenance supervisors and technicians with Trane CVHE, F, G and the new CVHS oil-less centrifugal chiller operation adn maintenance requirements. It will also help them understand chilled water systems and load-based chiller dynamics. The course will help technicians troubleshoot and will help chiller owners decide if work can be done in house or not. Technicians can particularly benefit from coverage on diagnosing and maintaining machine design performance, and learn what can occur if operating outside of these parameters. Students will have the opportunity to observe the manufacturing and the assembly of key components in a factory tour. This course relies primarily on classroom lecture.

CenTraVac™ Electronic Controls

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(4.5 Days)

Course Benefits

This course is intended to update experienced service technicians on Trane CenTraVac chiller control technology. Detailed coverage includes electronic capacity modulation controls found on all Trane centrifugal chillers manufactured between 1993 and the present. Earlier model control systems are not discussed in depth. This course covers the UCP2™, Tracer CH530™ and Tracer AdaptiView™ system currently in use at this time.

CenTraVac™ Mechanical Service

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
(4.5 Days)

Course Benefits

This course will broaden any technician’s level of service and overhaul expertise. It will help them gain confidence and experience in system start-up, maintenance, repair and major overhaul of water-cooled CenTraVac chillers. The course provides learning situations not otherwise available or that may take months or even years of on-the-job exposure to encounter. This course lays a substantial foundation for the technician’s continued professional growth and provides familiarity with other centrifugal chiller products. This is a mechanical service course only. Controls course attendance is required for complete CenTraVac chiller service coverage.

  • The student must have previous heavy refrigeration service experience.
  • The student must attended Trane "CenTraVac Systems Fundamentals" course or have two or more years service exposure to centrifugal equipment.
  • The student must have skills with close-tolerance measuring instruments.
  • The student must have experience with shop rigging of heavy components (over 150 lbs), and have completed a "Technician Agreement" form attesting to the above conditions.