ATTENTION: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TECA is taking precautionary measures to protect our Quality First course registrants and instructors from any further risks associated with this virus. As we move into the Fall of 2021 we will assess and at that time we hope to start delivering a combination of both in-classroom and virtual training.
Thank you for your patience as we update the Hydronic Design Manual and Course. Our Committee is working hard at having this updated course finalized and ready for delivery asap!
TECA's Hydronic Systems Design manual with Hydronic & Combo Guidelines forms the basis of our Registered Designer program. Trains those working with hot water heating to properly design a residential hot water heating system to meet the guidelines established by the Residential Hot Water Heating Association of BC. Quality First™ Registered Hydronic Designers receive a numbered certificate, wallet card and stamp for submitting system drawings from the Guidelines to inspection authorities. These Guidelines are used in conjunction with the TECA Hydronics Systems Design Manual when designing systems. The drawings in these guidelines are approved boiler room and system layouts and are used by many BC authorities having jurisdiction for inspections of hydronic installations.
36 hour course
Quality First™ Registered Hydronic Designers receive a numbered certificate, wallet card and optional stamp for submitting system drawings from the Guidelines to inspection authorities.
Manual covers the entire design process, including:
- Review of Heat Loss Calculations based on F280 design course. (Note applicants should have taken F280 Heatloss course prior to enrolling in the System Design Course.)
- Radiant Floor and Snow Melt Panel Design Layout
- Pump Sizing and ECM Pump Applications
- Expansion Tank Sizing
Piping Systems and Near Boiler Piping Applications:
- Basic Electrical Wiring Diagrams and Schematics
- Equipment Selection Information
- Commissioning Checklist Information
- Appendix and Glossary
NOTE: Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency:
This section has been signed into law for all permits pulled after December 19th. No Longer will it be legal to run heating ducts up exterior walls.