Education Days

Education Days

Troubleshooting Electronic Ignition Training Events

Continuous pilot lights in new installations of gas hearth appliances will soon be eliminated in Canada. Please join us for a day of technical training, followed by an HPBAC Issues Update, to ensure you are ready for the transition.

British Columbia

VICTORIA Monday, June 24th
Comfort Inn & Suites, 3020 Blanshard Street, Topaz Room

BURNABY Wednesday, June 26th
BC Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Room SE2 – TSQ A&B

KELOWNA Friday, June 28th
UBC Okanagan Campus, 1290 International Mews, Room EME 2181

Save $10 per attendee with Early Bird Registration until June 5th!

  8:15am  •  Registration / Sign In
 9:00am  •  Welcome & Introductions: Laura Litchfield, HPBAC
 9:05am  •  Maxitrol Training – Advance GV60: Peter Baker, Maxitrol, Field Engineer
10:30am  •  Break
10:45am  •  Electronic Ignition Troubleshooting Proflame Part 1 on SIT Proflame electronic control system with fan control:
 Larry Smith, Napoleon, Technical Trainer
 12:15pm  •  Lunch
1:00pm  •  Electronic Ignition Troubleshooting Proflame Part 2 on SIT Proflame electronic control system with Bluetooth:
 Larry Smith, Napoleon, Technical Trainer
 2:15pm  • 
2:30pm  •  Skytech’s EcoFlow & AF-4000 IPI: Tom O’Leary, Skytech
3:30pm  •  FortisBC*: Beth Ringdahl
4:00pm  •  HPBAC Issues Update: 
Laura Litchfield, HPBAC
4:30pm  •  Adjournment

Please note, no fee is required to attend the Issues Update portion of the meeting for those who would like to join us for this session only.

Learn more about:
• Update on NSPS implementation and what to expect in Canada
Upcoming changes to regulation affecting gas fireplaces in Canada
Member Savings program – how to earn back your membership dues through our Co-op for Dues and discount programs 

All participants must bring a multi-meter.

Early Bird Registration:
HPBAC Members
$39  Non-Members $69

After June 5th:
HPBAC Members $49  Non-Members $79


What Our Participants Say…

“The instructors were extremely knowledgeable in their presentation and understanding of troubleshooting the ignition systems in the field.
Our seasoned gas technicians learned more in this one day presentation than any service manual or years of experience could have provided. We left with a much better understanding of the GV60 valve, Proflame 1 and 11, and the use of the multimeter in diagnosing service issues with electronic ignition systems.
Our technicians readily applied their troubleshooting experience the very next day in the field and it saved our team time and money! We paid for our training in one day!!!! I see future value in the coming season, along with the confidence the technicians have going to a service call.”
George Leblanc, General Manager, Maritime Fireplaces Ltd., Moncton NB

“Great session, trainer was very thorough. Good day, well worth the expense. I would recommend it to all dealers in the industry.”
Gord Prince, Ontario & Atlantic Sales Manager, Energy Products Group, Waterloo ON

“The day was a wealth of information, presenters from most of the electronic systems we use did an excellent job of explaining the designs behind their systems and how they are intended to work currently as well as what we are going to see happening in the near future.
They then went into detail on troubleshooting and diagnosing their systems and what to watch for as well as some hands on diagnostics on actual modules.
It was also nice to have a chance to network with other techs, manufacturer reps and the team from HPBAC. I look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.”
Rob Stiller, Norfolk Fireplace, Simcoe ON

“Being able to work with actual burner assemblies was key to learning and retaining service protocol.”
Jeff Jackson, The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop, Ottawa ON