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MSYS 3025 - Heating Systems 1

Mechanical Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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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.


MSYS 2020 or (MSYS 2079 and MSYS 2040)





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 78523

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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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

MSYS 3025 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Systems
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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