Training

Educational and Training Programs

We understand the needs of our industry are constantly changing, and being able to adapt to those changes through continuous education has allowed us to thrive throughout our history.

As a result, one of the many values our clients receive when working with Dawson Company is the vast offering of educational and training programs offered at the customer’s site or our inhouse training facility.

At Dawson Company, we continuously conduct various training and educational programs at our onsite Training Center in our corporate offices in Pomona, California, which can seat up to 50 attendees in each session and up to 20 in San Diego. These programs, which are conducted by our internal staff, can range from technical discussions about specific products to installation and maintenance best practices.

Please continually check our website for upcoming sessions or complete the signup form to ensure you are notified via email when they are scheduled.

If you would like to schedule specific training for your company and employees, please email Crystal Olguin at colguin@dawsonco.com.

At Dawson Company, our quality of service and the relationships we build are paramount to your success. We are committed to pursuing excellence by demonstrating it every day in our people, processes, service, and the products we represent. It’s about putting your needs above all else.

There is nothing more important than the trust we build with you through every action we take.

Dawson Company Training Center

2024 Schedule

San Diego Class: Optimizing Hydronic Systems: HX Basics, Air Management, and Water Treatment

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 Day Class on HX Basics, Air Management, and Water Treatment

Instructor:

Kendal Smith, Business Development Group & Bill Freije, P.E. President of EasyWater

Class Date:

May 31, 2024 8:30am-12:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • How Heat Exchangers Work
  • Should I chose a Shell & Tube or a Plate & Frame
  • How to Calculate and Size a Heat Exchanger
  • What Maintenance Free Water Treatment System to use
  • How does Treating your water save you Money
  • Domestic/Closed Loop/ Cooling Tower Treatment
  • Fighting Legionella
  • EasyWater Overview with Bill Freije from EasyWater

Schedule:

  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Heat Exchangers
  • 10:00 Air Management
  • 11:00 EasyWater
  • 12:00 Lunch

Condensing & Non-Condensing Boiler Design in San Diego

  • 1/2 Day Class on Condensing & Non-Condensing Boiler Design (in San Diego)

Instructor:

Eric Decker, P.E., CPD, Business Development Group Manager

Class Date:

June 21, 2024 8:30am-12:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • TBD

Lochinvar Condensing Appliance Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • (in Pomona) Lochinvar Condensing Appliance Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Instructor:

Steve McCool, Facilities Support Group Manager

Class Date:

June 27, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • • Anatomy of High Efficiency / High Modulation Gas Appliances
    • Proper Installation, Piping, and Controls
    • Standard Crest & Crest w/ Hellcat Combustion Technology
    • Lochinvar FTXL, Knight XL Condensing Boilers & Armor Condensing Water Heaters
    • Product Identification and Description/Function of Product Components.
    • Product Sequence of Operation - How Product Operates in Conjunction with the System
    • Controls - Explanation of the Different Methods of Remotely Controlling the Units.
    • Warranty & Maintenance
    • Troubleshooting Operation Issues w/ ANY Condensing Appliance Lochinvar or others

San Diego 1/2 day Plumbing Design, Booster Pump with Water Heater System Class

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 day Plumbing Design, Booster Pump with Water Heater System Class

Instructor:

R.J. Santiago, CPD, GPD, Business Development Group

Class Date:

July 19, 2024 8:30am-12noon

Information to be Covered:
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Pump Curves
  • Pressure Booster Application & Design
  • DHW Recirculation Design & Sizing
  • Service Water Heating System & Sizing Techniques
  • Recirculation Systems
  • Water Heater Systems

San Diego 1/2 day Balancing a System & Piping Design Class

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 day Balancing a System & Piping Design Class

Instructor:

Kendal Smith, Business Development Group

Class Date:

August 23, 2024 8:30am-12noon

Information to be Covered:
  • TBD

Heat Pump Water Heater Class

  • Pomona Heat Pump Water Heater Class

Instructor:

Eric Decker, PE, CPD, Business Development Group Manager

Class Date:

August 29, 2024 8:30am-12noon

Information to be Covered:
  • Overview of Heat Pump refrigerant cycle
  • Current 3rd party testing standards
  • "Single-Pass" vs. "Multi-Pass" configuration vs. piping schematic
  • Peak and off-peak scenario hydronic analysis
  • Electric Swing Tank vs. Electric Backup
  • CHPWH Sizing Methods

San Diego 1/2 Day Heat Pump Water Heater Class

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 Day Heat Pump Water Heater Class

Instructor:

Eric Decker, PE, CPD, Business Development Group Manager

Class Date:

September 20, 2024 8:30am-12noon

Information to be Covered:
  • Overview of Heat Pump refrigerant cycle
  • Current 3rd party testing standards
  • "Single-Pass" vs. "Multi-Pass" configuration vs. piping schematic
  • Peak and off-peak scenario hydronic analysis
  • Electric Swing Tank vs. Electric Backup
  • CHPWH Sizing Methods

Plumbing System Design Class

  • Pomona Plumbing System Design Class

Instructor:

Nick Ekdahl, CPD, GPD - Director of Training and Education, Kendal Smith & R.J. Santiago, CPD, GPD

Class Date:

September 26, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Pump Curves
  • System Syzer
  • Pressure Booster Application & Design
  • DHW Recirculation Design and Sizing
  • Service Water Heating System and Sizing Techniques
  • Recirculation Systems

San Diego 1/2 Day Metraflex Class

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 Day Metraflex Class

Instructor:

R.J. Santiago, CPD, GPD, Business Development Group

Class Date:

October 18, 2024 8:30am-12:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • Flex Connector Basics
  • Installation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Expansion Joint Layout
  • Expansion Joint Selection
  • Anchor Design
  • Guide Layout
  • Stress Analysis

Lochinvar Condensing Appliance Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Pomona - Lochinvar Condensing Appliance Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Instructor:

Steve McCool, Facilities Group Manager

Class Date:

October 24, 2024 8:30am-4:00pm

Who should attend?

HVAC/Plumbing contractors or facilities service/startup / maintenance personnel

Please come in at 8am for a continental breakfast and class will begin promptly at 8:30.

Information to be Covered:

• Anatomy of High Efficiency / High Modulation Gas Appliances • Proper Installation, Piping, and Controls

• Standard Crest & Crest w/ Hellcat Combustion Technology

• Lochinvar FTXL, Knight XL Condensing Boilers & Armor Condensing Water Heaters

• Product Identification and Description/Function of Product Components.

• Product Sequence of Operation - How Product Operates in Conjunction with the System

• Controls - Explanation of the Different Methods of Remotely Controlling the Units.

• Warranty & Maintenance

• Troubleshooting Operation Issues w/ ANY Condensing Appliance Lochinvar

San Diego 1/2 Day Pump Basics Class

  • (in San Diego) 1/2 Day Pump Basics Class

Instructor:

Kendal Smith, Business Development Group

Class Date:

November 15, 2024 8:30am-12:00pm

Information to be Covered:
  • Types of Pumps
  • Pump Operation and How it Works
  • Series & Parallel Pumping
  • Determining Pump Head & Flow in the Field
  • System Curves
  • Closed Systems/Open Systems
  • Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH)
  • Pump Accessories & Components
  • Motors

2024 Training Schedule (Pomona & San Diego)

  • 2024 Training Schedule

Useful Training Resources

Lochinvar University

http://www.lochinvaru.com/ 

 

Bell & Gossett YouTube Channel Service Videos

Bell & Gossett - YouTube

 

Bell & Gossett Remote Training Hub

B&G public landing page – Xylem ACT Learning Platform (xylemsales.com)

 

Bell & Gossett Case Studies & White Papers

Case Studies & White Papers | Xylem US

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