Heat Exchanger Experts Training & Seminar

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  • September 28, 2023
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration is at 7:30 AM; Class starts at 8:00 AM

PPATEC is excited to host Heat Exchanger Experts as a part of our 2023 training schedule! Heat Exchanger Experts Inc. founder, Ellis Prach, is considered one of the foremost experts when it comes to troubleshooting cracked heat exchangers. His residential furnace inspection manual will show you how to inspect heat exchangers thoroughly, yet efficiently, so that you can be satisfied you are doing the best job you can for your customers. The dependable, practical techniques shown in his manual were developed over a 40-year span of furnace inspections and installations.

Heat Exchanger Experts Training & Seminar Benefits

  • • The most effective way to find and identify defects in the heat exchanger
  • • Locate where defects most commonly occur
  • • Metal behavior tendencies and histories of heat exchanger failure
  • • The consistent defects in various heat exchangers over the past 50 years
  • • Defects that occur in the newer, high-efficiency furnaces
  • • After attending this seminar, service technicians will realize how many defective, unsafe furnaces they may have overlooked

Hands-On Training!

Over 50 actual field-tested gas heat exchangers are brought right to the class room for your personal inspection. See the stress points, fracture zones, and design considerations which you MUST know in order to properly inspect a furnace. Every furnace installer and inspector can benefit from this seminar. The information presented represents over 50 years of combined expertise in the heating industry. Learn the secrets of the trade now so you can apply them throughout your career.

The gas heat exchangers reviewed come from actual inspections, just like the ones you perform as part of your daily routine. You will learn how to identify wear-patterns of various exchanger designs. By attending our heat exchanger training, you will be able to quickly see repeating trouble spots of various furnaces which can greatly decrease inspection time.

**Please Note: Though the Heat Exchanger Experts focus and expertise, is on gas heating systems, the methods they teach in determining a heat exchanger is compromised can be applied to many oil heat systems. So, if you work on both gas and oil, this class will be of much value to all attendees.

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Class Instructors:

Ellis Prach has worked in the HVAC business for over 50 years. He has owned and operated two successful heating businesses. He now tours the nation annually with his sons, Russell and Christopher, delivering heat exchanger trainings and seminars to contractors and home inspectors nationwide.

Author of Heat Exchanger Experts® Residential Heat Exchanger Inspection Manual, as well as many other articles and publications. Ellis is considered one of the foremost experts in the nation when it comes to cracked heat exchangers.

Russell Prach, son of Ellis, has grown up in this industry. Shadowing his father, Russell has acquired Ellis’ expertise on heat exchanger services, and is eager to pass it along. Russell’s passion and enthusiasm for this trade is contagious; you will see his enthusiasm transpire in his teaching methods as he captures the attention of each and every student or attendee.

Thanks to Russell’s passion, both contractors, and home inspectors alike, leave the class inspired and excited to use their newfound knowledge in the field.

Meet the youngest instructor on our team, Christopher Prach. Although new to the training, Christopher grew up in this industry under Ellis, so heat exchanger training and servicing are both very familiar to him.

The knowledge he brings from his extensive field experience, accompanied by the expertise passed down from his father, Christopher makes a great addition to the instructing team. When Christopher is not on tour, aside from being a father, he oversees the field operations in our service company.


80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17042, United States