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Pneumatic Session #2 – Thermostats and Controllers

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding terminology – establishing a common vocabulary to communicate operations and problems
  • Practical aspects of pneumatic thermostats – how to keep them working and how to specify a replacement
  • Reviewing controllers and transmitters – a quick overview into the often misunderstood parts of a pneumatic system

What You Will Learn:

This session picks up where session I ended.  This series continues as a practical guide to understanding the fundamentals of a pneumatic control system, what is critical to their successful operation and understanding various elements in the system.

We will review general terms used in describing the characteristics of thermostats, transmitters, controllers and relays.  Our focus will continue to be practical application and use information, including calibration and adjustments to these devices.

Who Should Attend:  Maintenance people at the user level and service technicians


Wes Fagan is a salesman at Industrial Controls' New York City office. He has worked with Honeywell commercial controls for 17 years, Industrial Controls for 11 years and is an instructor for NY Pipefitters Local 638 .

Robert Franecki is Product Manager for Pneumatic products and Valves at Johnson Controls and has been with Johnson Controls for 40 years.  Bob has worked in the areas of metrology, design of production test equipment for the pneumatic and valve product lines, and has done quality and sustaining engineering for the pneumatic and valve product lines.  Bob has a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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