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Plumbing System Design 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15M-07
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Design Considerations for Hot Water Plumbing
COURSE NO: M06-029
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Design Considerations for Hot Water Plumbing
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a brief overview of potential design considerations for hot water plumbing systems for residential and commercial buildings.

 

Heating water is typically the second largest use of energy in residential and commercial buildings (after space heating and cooling). Despite its resource intensity, the hot water delivery system is seldom an area of significant focus when constructing a building. As a result, many buildings today are built with poor performing, inefficient hot water delivery systems that take minutes to deliver hot water to the point of use and waste large amounts of energy and water in the process.

 

How quickly and efficiently a hot water system can deliver to the point of use, requires focus on three areas:

  • Generation: Heaters shall be sized for meeting both the daily requirements and for the hourly peak loads of the occupants of the building. Hot water can temporarily run out if the design is inadequate and will have higher energy costs if the system is oversized.
  • Distribution: Once heated, the hot water must be delivered to the intended point of use. The factors influencing the distribution efficiency include length of piping between the water heater and a given fixture, continuous recirculation controls, and materials and insulation effectiveness.
  • Use: Hot water is used by a variety of fixtures and appliances (faucets, showerheads, clothes washers, and dishwashers). Using efficient products such as labeled faucets and showerheads that function at lower flow rates will increase the efficiency of the system.

 

This 6 PDH online course is intended for property owners, engineers, architects, designers, maintenance contractors and facilities personnel responsible for building services and infrastructure. It is applicable to both new buildings as well as to retrofits of existing buildings.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Estimating the hot water demands based on theory of probability, fixture types and number of occupants
  • Understanding the hot water generation techniques, type of fuels and heaters
  • Learning about the three primary factors influencing the heater selection: capacity and frequency of use, heater performance and operating costs
  • Sizing storage water heaters and comparing the use of terms: first heat recovery, storage capacity and recovery rate
  • Knowing the components of centralized hot water system, direct and indirect heating systems
  • Understanding the basics of hot water distribution in domestic and commercial installations and its relation to water and energy efficiency
  • Understanding the application of various types of water supply configurations: an upfeed system, a downfeed system, or some combination thereof
  • Understanding the difference between the direct and reverse return piping configurations
  • Learning about the different control options for designing a continuous recirculation hot distribution system and the impact of such choices on water and energy sustainability
  • Sizing the hot water circulator and the piping diameters based on velocity and pressure drop criteria
  • Understanding the different techniques and options for hot water mixing control
  • Knowing the facts, formulas and good engineering practices pertaining to energy efficiency and safety
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled “Design Considerations for Hot Water Plumbing”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Design Considerations for Hot Water Plumbing (1.28 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Design of Potable Water Plumbing Systems
COURSE NO: M04-023
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Design of Potable Water Plumbing Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides comprehensive design methodology and underlying principles of plumbing water systems. This course addresses the design criteria for estimating potable water demand for residential and transitory use facilities.  This course is intended to provide basic information, which may be used for conceptual design in the absence of any more appropriate information.

 

Plumbing water distribution systems are designed on the idea of the most probable peak demand loading, which reflects the worst-case scenario for a system. These types of systems require different considerations than large-scale water distribution networks. The difference is primarily attributed to uncertainty regarding the use of plumbing fixtures, hence uncertainty in demand loadings.

 

This 4 PDH online course is aimed at architects, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, facility designers, health and environment professionals, energy auditors and anyone who wants a basic understanding of plumbing systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the factors influencing the potable water demand
  • Learn the model plumbing codes applicable to potable water plumbing systems
  • Learn the Hunter's method for approximating peak demand loadings on a building's water distribution system
  • Describe the terms maximum flow, average flow, maximum probable flow, continuous demand and intermittent demand
  • Understand the fixture unit concept to determine the rate of flow with a plumbing pipe
  • Learn with example the application of Hunter's curve and demand tables
  • Learn the American Water Works Association (AWWA) "Fixture Value Method for sizing service water mains for non-residential demands
  • Learn four approaches related to plumbing water pipe sizing
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using copper v/s plastic pipe for potable water service
  • Understand the method of sizing booster water pump/s
  • Understand the regulatory requirements and system reliability considerations when analyzing or estimating water demands
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Design of Potable Water Plumbing Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Design of Potable Water Plumbing Systems (314 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Plumbing System Design
COURSE NO: M05-011
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Plumbing System Design
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic design criteria pertinent to the design of plumbing systems. This course may be used for conceptual design in the absence of any more appropriate information. This course identifies and outlines the types of drainage systems (sanitary and storm water), effluent disposal, supply water distribution systems and hot water systems, appropriate for your needs, together with the wise system design & energy conservation.

 

Plumbing is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing, and special fixtures for the distribution and use of water in a building and the drainage of waterborne waste. It is one of the most important aspects of the building design.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of plumbing systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • PLUMBING CRITERIA: Economy, reliability, materials & construction, and protection of critical applications
  • DRAINAGE SYSTEMS: Sanitary systems, sumps & sump pumps, interceptors, chemical wastes, backwater valves, food waste grinders, floor drains, storm water drainage, downspouts, sub-soil drains, P-traps, venting requirements and combined sanitary and storm drainage system
  • WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS: Criteria for supply water service, water hammer arrestors, booster systems, hydro-pneumatic system guidelines, hot water systems, type of units and circulation schemes, chilled water drinking systems, types of units and design
  • INSULATION OF PLUMBING SYSTEMS: Insulation requirements for the unfired water storage heaters, electric heaters, gas and oil fired heaters, re-circulated systems and miscellaneous systems
  • FUEL GAS SYSTEMS: Safety precautions of system pressure, pressure regulator location, seismic consideration and ventilation
  • ENERGY CONSERVATION: Guidelines for sizing and location of air and water source heat pumps, sources of heat (ground water, process fluid, buried pipe, solar etc.), heat recovery air conditioning systems, auxiliary condensers, de-super heaters, solar domestic hot water heater, point to use heaters, total energy recovery, cogeneration, power burners, flow control and cost of energy calculations
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Naval Facilities Engineering Command publication titled "Plumbing Systems - Design Manual 3.01".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Plumbing System Design (479 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this publication.
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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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