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September 2, 2020

ABB Webinars for HVAC professionalsWe are huge proponents of continuing education.  In the commercial HVAC world, technology is changing. We, as system designers, building owners, engineers, facilities managers, and contractors, need to be sure that we stay abreast of current technology to make the best decisions to keep building occupants comfortable and healthy.

ABB is one of our manufacturing partners that has embraced online education with their HVAC Virtual Training Series.  They will host three sessions in September, all scheduled for 1pm Eastern Time on Wednesdays.

Trainings available this month include:


Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are more advanced than ever before, but they have never been easier to troubleshoot.  But what happens when the control panel doesn't give you a clear indication of what is going on with the VFD?  This presentation covers the basic problems and nuisance trips that may be encountered with VFDs.  Safety comments and wiring tips will be covered. 

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
  • PRESENTER:  Larry Stanley, Water Drives Business Development Manager
  • Register Here


In this Short Stuff Session, ABB will be showing some of the features which speed up setting up your drive, monitoring the drive, and tweaking settings. Get your drive up and running in only a few short minutes by taking advantage of the Startup Assistant and learn how Primary Settings can be used to change multiple parameters at once by only changing a single setting! Short Stuff Sessions are meant to be 30 minutes or less in length.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
  • PRESENTER:  Michael Moersfelder, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer
  • Register Here


The term de-rating a drive implies that a VFD is intentionally oversized to be used in an application that requires less power. If a drive isn't properly oversized and de-rated when appropriate it can result in your your drive overheating or even premature failure! In this webinar, you will learn the different reasons why you would de-rate a drive as well as guidelines on how much the drive should be oversized by to ensure your VFD will work in your application for years to come.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
  • PRESENTER:  Richard Peksa, ABB HVAC Sales Application Engineer
  • Register Here


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Kelly Patterson

Kelly Patterson

Kelly Patterson is a lifelong learner and the marketing director at the Hoffman family of companies. There is nothing she likes more than talking about commercial HVAC systems and extraordinary customer service.

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