Boiler manufacturer AERCO International announced the dates of its upcoming Direct Fired Start-Up & Service Certification classes. This four-day course is offered to service companies, contractors and AERCO sales representatives who perform start-up and continuing service on AERCO’s gas-fired equipment.

“We are committed to providing the highest level of support and training to help our partners grow their business,” said Fred Depuy, president and CEO of AERCO International. “Our instructional courses provide a better knowledge of proper installation, operation and maintenance practices in order to reduce service time and ensure peak equipment performance to deliver greater savings to equipment owners.”

The SST certification course is designed to familiarize attendees with the theory and terminology surrounding AERCO’s direct-fired products, including the standard Benchmark 2.0 boiler, the Benchmark 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0 low-NOx boilers, the KC1000 and low-NOx KC1000 boilers and water heaters. This course is essential for professionals performing the start-up of AERCO gas-fired equipment as the warranty cannot be validated unless they are factory-certified SST attendees.

The course addresses installation; equipment specifications; theory of operation; control system (s); combustion calibration; water-heater temperature control; boiler modes and control theory; troubleshooting; and the AERCO BMS and BMS II.

All classes will be held at AERCO’s training center in Blauvelt, N.Y., on the following dates: Oct. 1–4, Nov. 5 – 8 and Dec. 3-6.  Registration materials and pricing for all AERCO’s factory training courses are available at