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    Cooling Tower/Chiller School's

    I am cross posting this here and in the commercial section in hopes of getting the best response. This is what I am looking for: I am looking for a good Cooling Tower/Chiller School's. I am looking for something that has a good overview and indepth. That is based more on the mainitence side and some on the installtion of the units. Anywhere in the country is ok. Thanks

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    I would be interested in finding this out too, mainly in the NJ/Tri-state area.

    Wish I could help Madhvactech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooling towers View Post
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    Oooooh! I'm going to order a new tower from India right away!....NOT!big2

    Sorry mate, but the best chillers and cooling towers are still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADHVACTECH View Post
    I am cross posting this here and in the commercial section in hopes of getting the best response. This is what I am looking for: I am looking for a good Cooling Tower/Chiller School's. I am looking for something that has a good overview and indepth. That is based more on the mainitence side and some on the installtion of the units. Anywhere in the country is ok. Thanks
    All of the major manufacturers offer courses in areas like teardown/overhaul and controls on their own machines, but I don't know of any actual schools that offer a comprehensive curriculum on just chilled water systems. The Navy had a course in centrifugals that was an extension of the AC/R school in San Diego, but I'm not sure if they teach civilians. Years ago, a company called Servidyne had a pretty good course, but I don't think it's offered anymore. For most of us working on chillers, it was just a progression from many years in the trade working on everything else before going into the field and then learning the nuances of it from the older guys.
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    Entech in Texas.

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    In florida the union schools use to be so good that all of the techs ended up being contractors lol, the contractors within the union didn't like this and politics being as they are they basically ruined the school and now the union is falling apart for various reasons. No i'm not a union guy use to be but the company's here.... Well put it this way I wasn't happy in the union.

    I come from the old school started a LONG time ago as a kid working on wall ac units refrigerators and was a helper and just learned and learned, However one thing that can at least give you get a leg up are seminars allot of companies have seminars. There only so much you can learn in school but then you have to get out there and get some hands on exp maybe find the right company to grow with may be your best choice. You can always go to work for someone who has a div that works on water towers ect.
    ChillerWisperer is absolutely correct.

    The new school is guys coming out of school expect instant $25.00 an hr and to be experts right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishvacman View Post
    The new school is guys coming out of school expect instant $25.00 an hr and to be experts right away.
    And sometimes they get lucky and find someone dumb enough to pay them 1/2 again to twice what they're actually worth when they have no experience. It's that "expert" part that they'll realize 30 years later that they were lacking............

    Two things I was taught early on: Never mistake exposure for experience, and never mistake activity for achievement.

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    I see you are in Wisconsin, You could check into Tranes schools in La Crosse.
    Very good factory training there.

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    want to leaarn chillers

    I would like to become a chiller tech. what is a good basics school to start with? that is affordable to a tech's wallet. i have ten years in the field, primarily commercial, lots of cooling tower experience just not chillers, all SWUDS and DX cooling, Lieberts mostly.

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    union school can be good local 250 pipe fitters california also if you want be expert in towers you can get one brand for train you in cooling towers ,evaporative condensers, and procces water water towers a good program that i take was with evapco mr good tower certification , they certified for sales and service hope help you but have to be separate tower and chillers , also on chillers you can chosse one brand like carrier but you have to go syracuse new york and invest good money on it

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    Isn't there an industry chiller school somewhere in Texas, Forth Worth I think?

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