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At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

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  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
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    Heating System Basics

    Heating System Basics

    Covers maintenance and fundamental information on all types of heating systems. Begins with the concept of heat energy, heat transfer, and temperature scales. Examines factors affecting human comfort. Introduces all types of heating equipment and its operation. Finally this online course includes a lesson on combustion and thermal efficiency. Concludes with a lesson on duct systems. Heating System Basics is available in course manual format.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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    Lesson 1 - Heat Energy

    Topics:

    Heating system requirements; Heat and energy; Temperature; Sensible heat and latent heat; Heat transfer; Energy conversions; Electric motors

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the three main requirements of heating systems and various kinds of energy related to heating systems.
    – Define terms related to the basic concepts of heating systems.
    – Describe differences between standard temperature scales and explain how to convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
    – State the two basic laws of heat transfer and describe the three ways heat is transferred from one location to another.
    – Explain how to convert between kilowatts (kW) and brake horsepower (bhp).
    – Briefly describe various kinds of single-phase motors used in heating systems.


    Lesson 2 - Personal Comfort and Heat Distribution Systems

    Topics:

    Personal comfort; Humidity; Humidifiers; Heat delivery systems; Forced-air furnaces; Heat pumps; Hot water heating systems; Room heating panels

    Learning Objectives:
    – Discuss the effects of temperature, humidity, and air velocity on personal comfort.
    – Describe various kinds of humidifiers used in furnaces.
    – Describe the basic operation of a forced-air furnace.
    – Discuss the use of heat pumps.
    – Explain the main difference between forced-air and hot water (hydronic) heating units.
    – Describe the basic operation of floor, wall, and ceiling heating panels.


    Lesson 3 - Combustion

    Topics:

    Combustion facts; Combustion reactions; Heating value; Compensation for altitude; Fuel classification; Solid, liquid, gaseous fuels; Thermal efficiency; Combustion products as pollutants

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define combustion and describe what happens to the fuel and oxygen supplied during the process.
    – Describe characteristics of stoichiometric combustion and discuss problems associated with incomplete combustion.
    – Define the terms ignition temperature, upper and lower flammability or explosive limits, higher and lower heating values, and flash point.
    – Discuss the general differences between solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels and describe their characteristics.
    – Explain how thermal efficiency applies to heating systems.


    Lesson 4 - Chimneys and Venting

    Topics:

    Chimney and gas venting terminology; Need for combustion air; Draft control methods; Basic chimney requirements, operation factors; Gas, oil-fired furnace venting; Fireplace chimneys; Vent and chimney accessories

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define terms related to chimneys and venting.
    – Describe several methods of draft control used on chimneys.
    – Discuss factors that affect chimney operation.
    – Discuss the relationship between chimney height and draft and explain why correction factors may be needed.
    – Discuss the basics of gas furnace venting and oil furnace venting.
    – Discuss the general principles affecting the operation of fireplaces and their chimneys.


    Lesson 5 - Forced-Air Duct Systems

    Topics:

    Duct system basics; Forced-air system components; Supply outlets; Duct dampers; Damper motors and actuators; Blowers (fans); Duct system pressure, integrity, design

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe the various components of the duct system and explain why centrifugal blowers are preferred within the system.
    – Discuss pressure variations within the duct system and explain how manometers and pitot tubes are used to measure pressure.
    – Discuss the importance of duct system integrity as it relates to system efficiency and name factors that contribute to this integrity.
    – Describe typical duct system designs and explain how the equal friction method is used.

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