Industry's First Interactive CD-ROM Study Aid for EPA-608 Fast-Tracks Certification for Industrial Maintenance Techs

Mainstream Engineering, Rockledge. Fla., a leading manufacturer of HVAC/R aftermarket industrial service/maintenance products, introduces the industry's first interactive EPA Section 608 CD-ROM study aide. It includes an electronic study guide, reference manual, and practice test for EPA's Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

Available at HVAC/R distributors nationwide, the CD-ROM is now part of Mainstream Engineering's existing thirteen-year-old Qwik608(TM) fast-track learning program that allows users to quickly prepare and practice the EPA 608 certification test at their own convenience. The four-color CD-ROM includes a computerized version of Qwik608's popular 142-page, "Environmentally Safe Refrigerant Service Techniques For the Next Generation," the only Section 608 post-test reference manual in the HVAC/R industry.

The CD-ROM also includes preparation tests that interactively signal incorrect practice answers and then automatically display appropriate sections in the Qwik608 manual that address the question. Pre-market research reveals that Qwik608 CD-ROM users record test scores 10-percent higher than counterparts using traditional study materials.

Like the original Qwik608, the CD-ROM is divided into the certification test's four sections of: 1) Core Questions; 2) Type I-small appliance; 3) Type II-high pressure; 4) Type III-low pressure-appliance.

The most recent Qwik608 version can also include the accompanying certification exam, QwikTest(TM), which is a computerized test that does not require an internet connection and allows the proctoring distributor to grade the applicant's results immediately upon completion.

About Mainstream Engineering:

Mainstream Engineering is a research and development company that markets its new product discoveries to the HVAC/R field. Mainstream is currently designing a "Gravity Insensitive Heat Pump" for the thermal control system of NASA's future Lunar Outpost and the next-generation crew exploration vehicle-The Orion. Mainstream manufactured the first refrigeration compressor to fly in space on the International Space Station. For more information on Mainstream Engineering and its HVAC/R division products, please contact (321) 631-3550 or visit or

Contact Name: Ross Soyka

Title: Director of Marketing


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