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Hydronic System Design PPGS 1140

Piping, Plumbing, Gas Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Trains those working with hot water heating to properly design a residential hot water heating system to meet the guidelines established by the Residential Hot Water Heating Association of BC. After successful completion of the Certification Exam, students can, for a fee, register with the TECA as being Certified in Hydronic Systems Design. Passing grade is 70%.


  • Student should be working with residential hot water heating systems or a related field.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate heat loss.
  • Design a radiant panel.
  • Size and select circulation pumps.
  • Size and select expansion tanks
  • Size and select boilers.
  • Describe system components.
  • Describe the procedure for system commissioning.
  • Explain the RHWHA Guidelines for the design and installation of hot water heating systems.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Hydronic System Design (PPGS 1140) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Hydronic Technician
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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