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An Introduction to Design of Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems

COURSE NO: M02-021
An Introduction to Design of Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an introduction to the design of heating and cooling distribution systems outside of buildings.  It provides information about system selection, distribution media selection, and general distribution system design. It discusses distribution systems in trenches, pre-engineered underground systems, prefabricated underground heating and cooling distribution systems, and aboveground heat distribution systems. The information provided is applicable to high temperature hot water, low temperature hot water, low pressure steam, high pressure steam, and chilled water systems.


This 2 PDH  online course is intended for engineers, architects and construction professionals who are seeking an introduction to the design of steam, hot water and chilled water distribution systems outside of buildings. It will provide engineers and others an understanding of some of the basic materials, systems, and configuration of piping, valving, manholes and drainage for systems that distribute hot water, steam, and chilled water for use outside of buildings where heating and cooling are required.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the four most common systems for distributing hot water, chilled water and steam outside of buildings.
  • Learning the order of preference for high temperature water and steam/condensate distribution systems.
  • Learning the order of preference for low temperature and chilled water distribution systems.
  • Learning the basic requirements for plan and profile drawings for laying out distribution systems.
  • Learning the basic details of valve manholes for distribution systems.
  • Learning about the basic configuration of valve manholes and drainage sumps.
  • Learning the basics of electrical systems for drainage pumps.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled: "An Introduction to Design of Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Design of Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems (2.63 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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