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Course details

An introduction to hydronic heating systems, covering fundamentals and applications of boilers, controls, venting, combustion, fuel costs estimating, piping strategies and sizing, pump sizing and selection, valve sizing and selection, and selection of heat emitters. An overview on radiant floor heating design and other alternate systems based on renewable energy sources, such as solar and geothermal are included.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$586.25

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of MSYS 3025 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 78523

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 78523
  • $586.25
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Joseph Cheung

Course outline

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Cost

$586.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course is ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate among the main types of hydronic heating systems.
  • Evaluate flue venting and fuel requirement based on NFPA code and fuel energy content.
  • Design venting systems for gas-fired boilers based on building code.
  • Select and specify pipe, fittings, and valves for hydronic heating applications.
  • Select various terminal units and radiant panels based on heat requirement.
  • Identify the zoning criteria.
  • Design hydronic heating applications based on engineering calculations.
  • Layout a hydronic piping system to industry practices.
  • Analyze various types of boilers and selection.
  • Understand control strategies used in hydronic heating systems.

Effective as of Winter 2011

Related Programs

Heating Systems 1 (MSYS 3025) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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