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Introduction to Heating System
HS-1
  Through lecture and hands-on exercises, this course teaches the basics of oil and gas combustion processes including: air, water, and steam as heating mediums; equipment identification; heating system start-up; systems efficiency, component failure; humidification; air filtration; basic piping arrangements for hydronics systems. An overview of basic heating controls is introduced.
Course Outline: Download/print this course outline
   
DAY 1 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Show students heating systems
Hot water, steam, 1 & 2 pipe systems, radiant heat, hot air, electric, gas, oil. Theory of heat.
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different types of heating systems and be able to identify them Hot air
Hot water
1 pipe steam
2 pipe steam
Electric
Gas
Oil
Rooftop gas/electric cooling
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes (Carrier) ( Beckett)
Dan Holohan (How Come)
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Heating and Cooling Essentials
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes
Handouts
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials
   
DAY 2 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Identify systems and their components
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand and identify systems and components for each system Back Flow Prevents
Expansion Tank
Auto Feeders
Fan Limits
Zone Valves
Relays
Pumps
Controls
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Heating and Cooling Essentials
Whitman Johnson
Handouts
Videotapes
Systems Room
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials
   
DAY 3 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Show students different hot water systems, steam systems, controls.
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different systems and their controls
Manual water fill systems
Pressure recipe valves & piping
Pressure reducing valves & piping
Manual type vents
Auto type vents
Controls
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Handouts of above items
Whitman Johnson
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Class Room
Systems Room
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials
   
DAY 4 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Understand Heating Systems and There Components
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different systems and their components
Glass Tube
Low water cut outs
Steam vents
Steam traps
Water vents
Controls
Heat exchangers rooftop
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Handouts
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Class Room
Systems Room
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials
   
DAY 5 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Understand Heating Systems and Their Components.
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different systems and their components
Water feed system
Baseboard BTU’s per ft.
Square ft. of steam
BTU’s per one gallon of oil #2
Cast iron radiation
Heat exchangers replacement
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Handouts
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Class Room
Systems Room
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials
   
DAY 6 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: To Understand Heating and Controls
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different systems and identify
Steam heat
Oil heating
Gas heating
Electric heating
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Handouts
Whitman Johnson
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Class Room
Systems Room
EVALUATION: Review questions from Whitman Johnson and
Heating & Cooling Essentials and
Dan Holohan Book
   
DAY 7 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Understand Heating and Controls.
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand different systems and identify
All work up to date and review for midterm exam
Hot air gas heating
Hot air oil heating
Hot air electric heating
Hot water heating, gas & oil
Venting of air for water boilers and venting of steam system
Pipe steam
Two pipe steam
Controls and safety systems
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating And Cooling Essentials
Whitman Johnson
Videotapes
Dan Holohan Book
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Recap all above items
Review exams
Give out project to midterm exam
(At your home or someone you know — draw pictures of a heating system and identify what type of system it is. What is missing if anything; and submit details of system operation.
EVALUATION: Grading based upon understanding what is there and what is missing
   
DAY 8 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: Understanding Heating and Controls
OBJECTIVES: For student to understand
Heating and Controls
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Review of midterm exam
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Graded exams
Handed out project exams and go over all items
EVALUATION: Project was to see if student understands the heating systems and their controls
   
DAY 9 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: For student to work on systems in systems room (PDF)
OBJECTIVES: For student to perform replacement of
Air vent
Motorized valves
Pressure relief valve
Back flow preventors
Heat exchangers temp rise
SUBJECT CONTENTS: Heating and Cooling Essentials
Whitman and Johnson
Videotapes
Dan Holohan Book
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Classroom and System Room
Two students at a time identify control above and remove and replace system with complete understanding of units operation
RESOURCES: System room boilers and hot air furnace
EVALUATION: PDF
   
DAY 10 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: For student to identify heating system and controls in systems room
OBJECTIVES: For student to draw pictures of heating systems and controls in systems room
SUBJECT CONTENTS: System room
Hot water oil boiler and controls
Hot water gas boiler and controls
Electric heat and heat pump unit
Oil furnace heating system
Rooftop gas and electric cooling
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Classroom and System Room
RESOURCES: Heating units in systems room
EVALUATION: Understanding heating systems in systems room
   
DAY 11 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: For student to start up and test units in systems room (hands-on) PDF
OBJECTIVES: For student to:
Start up hot air furnace and test operation (oil)
Start up hot water heating system and test operations (oil)
Start up water heating system and test operation (gas)
Start up heat pump heating system and test (heat pump electric)
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Classroom
(PDF) System Room
RESOURCES: Heating units in systems room
EVALUATION: Based on student understanding of systems and controls
   
DAY 12 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: For student to replace oil pumps, gas valves, thermocouples and nozzles.
OBJECTIVES: Student PDF: remove and replace
Oil pump
Nozzles
Gas valve
Thermocouple
Stack damper
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Classroom and System Room
RESOURCES: Heating unit in system room
Videotapes
Handouts
   
DAY 13 SUBJECT: Basic Heating and Systems
GOAL: For student to complete final exam
OBJECTIVES: Find out if student understood all classes regarding heating systems and controls
METHODS/
TECHNIQUES:
Exam 50 questions
RESOURCES: Heating and Cooling Essential
Whitman Johnson
Handouts
Videotapes
PDF’s