Scheduled for October 30 through November 2 in Bellevue, Wash., the 2013 RETA Conference includes exhibits as well as a program of instructional and technical sessions and hot points (infomercial presentations). In addition, the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association has planned a full lineup of networking events, social activities and the opportunity to study and sit for RETA certification exams.

Hands-On Experience. Eight special programs are designed to walk attendees through actual procedures/situations using standard operating procedures (SOPs) and equipment. These limited-attendance sessions will cover topics such as compressor teardown and reassembly; block valve safety and operation; liquid transfer (dump) systems; refrigerant charging; relief valve replacement; and solenoid valve operation, troubleshooting and rebuilding.

Technical Paper Sessions. Technical paper presentation topics include wet return suction lines; ammonia leak detection; process safety management (PSM); valve safety; the evolving responsibilities of the refrigeration operator; piping considerations for proper insulation; condenser water chemistry; engine room safety; and end user responsibilities as they relate to PSM versus the general-duty clause. The complete 2013 RETA Conference brochure can be found at

The exhibition and conference will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. The center is located about six blocks from the show hotel, Hyatt Regency Bellevue. All RETA guests staying at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue can take a shuttle to and from the Meydenbauer Center.

For more information or to register, call 831-455-8783  or visit