Which Variable Frequency Drive is the Easiest to Set Up?

With all the great Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) available in the HVAC and Building Automation Controls market, we were curious which one was the easiest to set up. To find the answer, we consulted with 9 year old Bryce Williams the son of Stromquist & Company’s Chuck Williams. With a little coaching from Stromquist & Company trainer, Tim Chamblee, music from the very talented Dozier Mills, and video support from Seän Johnson, Bryce shows us how to set up his favorite Variable Frequency Drive. Take a look!

Fall into Stromquist Atlanta Classes

It’s that time again – school is back in session. These classes fill up quickly so get registered right away!  The below classes will be held at Stromquist at 4620 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA. Price includes training material, certificate, plus breakfast and lunch (the half day Controller class does not include lunch).  Start time is 7:30 a.m.  Email nancy@stromquist.com for more information. [Read more...]

Orlando Spring Training

Making Sense of Sensors                                   April 10, 7:00-8:00

  • Temperature Sensors:
    • 10K -20K
    • Nickel – Platinum
    • Duct – Wall – Immersion – Strap-on – Outside Air
    • Averaging – Button – Stainless Plate – Freezer – Bullet
    • Relative Humidity Sensors
      • Duct – Wall – Outside Air – Stainless Plate
      • Operating Environment – Duct; Outside; Room
      • Accuracy (%)
      • 2 wire – 3 wire
      • Output – 4-20mA; 0-5 VDC; 0-10VDC

Wire Less with Wireless                                    April 24, 7:00-8:00

  • Definition of wireless
  • Reasons for wireless
  • Types of wireless networks
  • Wireless thermostat systems

Get Caught in the Web                                     May 15, 7:00-8:00

  • Mobile and web interfaces for HVAC automation
  • Smart thermostats
  • Complete building integration

 All classes in this series are FREE and include a continental breakfast, but you must register in advance. Classes will be held at Stromquist, 5125 Adanson Street, Ste 250, Orlando, FL. For more information, e-mail nancy@stromquist.comClick here to register.

Spring Into Classes

We have had several inquiries about when we will be having Pneumatics and VAV classes in Atlanta again.  Wait no longer – they are scheduled for early March.

Basic Pneumatics, March 11 & 12, $350

You will work hands-on with pneumatic equipment to learn the fundamentals of pneumatic controls. The class will cover limit controls, P.E. switches, solenoid valves, relays, thermostats, valve and damper operations.

Variable Air Volume,  March 13 & 14, $350

You will set up ductwork and connect to VAV boxes and practice on the equipment, given hypothetical problems by the instructor.  The class will cover air velocity formulas, CFMs, and static pressures.

For more information, e-mail nancy@stromquist.comClick here to register.

Marshall Thurber’s Success Secrets For The 21st Century: Part 6 of 6

Many thanks to Marshall Thurber, one of the truly great business teachers of our time, for sharing six success secrets, from his course The Future of Business. Mentored by W. Edwards Deming and Buckminster Fuller, Marshall offers a unique and important perspective on how to be successful in business in todays dynamic environment. If you are lucky enough to attend one of Marshall’s courses be sure to say “Thanks from the HVAC Industry”.