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The fundamentals & basic concepts associated with the operation & maintenance of boilers, pumps, piping, valves, fans & elevators will be discussed. The systems considered in this seminar are water, plumbing & sewer, HVAC, steam systems, gas systems..

Course Outline
After participating in this seminar, you will be able to:
Learn fundamentals of design for utility, plumbing and sanitary systems.
Gain a working knowledge of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.
Appreciate the design considerations associated with piping systems, pumps, valves, fans and boilers.
Become conversant with the requirements of a building fire protection system.
Understand the elevator and escalator techniques and their objectives.

Description The efficient and reliable functioning of building mechanical equipment and systems is necessary to satisfy production and employee and/or public requirements in a safe and economical fashion. An initial overview of the building code will be presented and the operation and maintenance of building mechanical equipment and systems will be discussed.
The fundamentals and basic concepts associated with the operation and maintenance of boilers, pumps, piping, valves, fans and elevators will be discussed.  The systems considered in this seminar are water, plumbing and sewer, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), steam systems, gas systems and fire protection.

Objective To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of building mechanical systems, including operation and maintenance, for their continued reliable and cost-effective functioning.

Who Should Attend Design, installation, commissioning, operations, maintenance and other engineers who need to upgrade their current experience and knowledge of building mechanical systems, including mechanical engineers, industrial and commercial plant and facilities engineers, consultants, property managers, project engineers, and other technical personnel who are responsible for HVAC, utility and plumbing systems.

The seminar will be of particular interest to personnel responsible for the management of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. 

Program Outline
Day I
8:00          Registration and Coffee

8:20          Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

 8:30          The Building Code

                   Gary Laframboise, Oakville Fire Department
                • Sections
                • Requirements

9:00           Fire Protection Systems
                   Gary Laframboise

                • Codes and standards
                • Fire alarms

10:00         Refreshments and Networking

10:20         Fire Protection Systems (Continued)
                   Gary Laframboise

                • Fire pumps and water supplies
                • Sprinkler systems

12:30          Lunch

1:30            Boilers
                    Alan Powell, Program Director, EPIC

                 • Fuels and combustion
                 • Fuel burners
                 • Industrial boilers
                 • Packaged fire tube boilers
                 • Steam systems
                 • Condensers
                 • Waste heat recovery operation and efficiency

2:00            Pipes - General
                    Alan Powell

                 • Overview
                 • Pipe connections
                 • Pipe loads

3:00            Refreshments and Networking

3:20          Pipe Systems
                  Alan Powell

                 • Pipe supports
                 • Insulation and heat tracing
                 • Valves
                 • Filters and strainers
                 • General pipe considerations
                 • Pipe system maintenance

4:00          Questions and Answers

Day II
8:30           Pumps
                   Alan Powell

                 • Pump types and configurations
                 • Centrifugal pumps
                 • Positive displacement pumps
                 • Pump seals
                 • Pump bearings
                 • Pump selection
                 • Pump operation and maintenance

9:30            Fans and Blowers
                    Alan Powell

                 • Axial
                 • Centrifugal
                 • Performance
                 • Efficiency
                 • Association
                 • Troubleshooting

10:00         Refreshments and Networking

10:20         HVAC and Air Chiller Systems
                   Alan Powell

                 • HVAC: purpose and design, system components, codes and regulations, air systems, Variable Air Volume (VAV) Systems, 
                    acoustic and noise control
                 • Refrigeration: major components, cycle,chiller,heat absorption, packaged HVAC specifications 
11:00         Plumbing Systems
                   Doron Weiss, R S & G Commissioning Ltd.

                 • Plumbing fundamentals
                 • Codes and standards
                 • System and component selection and specifications

12:00          Lunch     

1:00            Plumbing Systems (Continued)
                    Doron Weiss

                 • Operability and maintainability
                 • Layout plans and drawings
                 • Piping systems and components - refrigerant, steam, water, fuel
                 • Design guidelines and tips
                 • Checkout and commissioning
                 • Troubleshooting and maintenance guidelines
3:00            Refreshments and Networking

3:20            Sanitary Works
                    Doron Weiss

                 • Sanitary drainage system
                 • Sanitary plumbing system
                 • Standard drawings for sanitary works

4:20            Questions and Answers

4:35            Adjournment

8:30            Elevator Technology
                    Andrew Wells, KJA Consultants Inc.

                 • Basic principles
                 • Engineering considerations
                 • Elevator types
                 • Major components
                 • Elevator safety devices
                 • Application guidelines
                 • Applicable codes and standards

10:30         Refreshments and Networking

10:50         Escalators and Passenger Conveyors
                    Andrew Wells

                 • Basic principles
                 • Engineering considerations
                 • Common types
                 • Major components
                 • Escalator safety devices
                 • Application guidelines
                 • Applicable codes and standards

12:00         Lunch
1:00           Elevator and Escalator Modernization
                   Andrew Wells

                 • Assessing existing installation
                 • Modernization options and methodology
                 • Specifying upgrade components
                 • Design of upgrade components and integrated system
                 • Testing and commissioning

2:30           Refreshments and Networking

2:50           Inspection, Troubleshooting and Maintenance
                   Andrew Wells

                 • Applicable codes
                 • Troubleshooting tips and guidelines
                 • Maintenance strategies

4:00         Question and Answer Session

4:15        Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

4:30         Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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