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Modern Engineering Concepts Webinars present the latest concepts in modern hydronic heating system design for both residential and commercial hydronic heating systems.

Attendees will learn to design efficient, affordable, and reliable systems using the latest technology, as well as enable you to better integrate these technological concepts into hydronic heating system design.

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $49 for each webinar

Continuing Education: 1.5 credit* Certificate of Completion will be made available
*It is up to each individual that verify that a given course is approved by their state licensing board.

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Value Engineering for Industrial Radiant Heating
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This Webinar encourages wider usage of radiant floor heating in industrial buildings through techniques that reduce cost without sacrificing performance or comfort. The principle topic is minitube distribution systems that, in certain situations, can significantly reduce piping size between the mechanical room and manifold stations. The webinar also discusses the effect of longer circuit length as well as potential applications for wider tube spacing.

Original Date: September 25, 2007
Email webinars@bnpmedia.com for Certificate of Completion for this webinar.
$ 49.00 USD
Hydraulic Separation - Beyond Primary / Secondary Piping
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This webinar presents an in-depth look at the concept of hydraulic separation in its "traditional implementation" as primary/secondary piping. See how the benefits offered by primary/secondary piping can be achieved without need of a primary loop or primary circulator.

You will learn the technical and economic advantages of modern hydraulic separation techniques in the context of commercial and residential systems. These system designs will offer equal or better thermal performance, while also costing less to install and operate.

  1. Primary / secondary piping works but what you'll see in this seminar works even better!
  2. There's more to total system efficiency than the thermal efficiency of the heat source. Learn where additional energy savings are possible.
  3. Hydraulic separators will soon replace closely spaced tees and primary loop circulators.
  4. Learn how to mix fixed speed and variable speed circulators in the same system without interference.
  5. This webinar is for hydronic professionals who want to stay on the cutting edge of technology.
Originial Date: October 25, 2007
Email webinars@bnpmedia.com for Certificate of Completion for this webinar.
$ 49.00 USD
Distribution Efficiency - A Strong Case for Hydronics
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This webinar demonstrates how much less distribution power a properly designed hydronic system uses relative to a forced air distribution of equal thermal capacity. It goes on to discuss how “overpumping” is currently a problem in North American hydronics. The webinar then introduces next generation ECM-based “smart circulators”, and shows how to implement them for maximum energy savings. It concludes with several other techniques for reducing pumping power requirements. Systems designed with these techniques will offer equal or better thermal performance using substantially less electrical power.

  1. New circulator technology will make a huge difference in how future hydronic systems will be designed. Do you know what the changes will be?
  2. Distribution efficiency represents a major advantage of hydronic heating over forced air distribution systems. Do you know how to promote this to prospective clients?
  3. See why the use of ECM-based circulators can reduce electrical energy use 60-80 percent compared to current methods.
  4. See what the true “life-cycle" operating cost of a small 80-watt primary loop circulator really is.
  5. Do you know how to design a fully zoned residential heating system that can operate on no more than 25 watts of circulator power?
Original Date: November 13, 2007
Email webinars@bnpmedia.com for Certificate of Completion for this webinar.
$ 49.00 USD
Multiple Mod/Con Boiler Systems – Defining the Future of Hydronic Heating
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During the past five years, multiple modulating/condensing boiler systems have established themselves as an excellent alternative to a single large boiler. They will continue to define the future of hydronic heating in both large residential and commercial systems. This Webinar shows you why multiple mod/con boiler systems make sense in a variety of applications, and presents the details on how to properly pipe and control them.

  1. To understand why multiple mod/con boiler systems provide high seasonal efficiency.
  2. To understand the difference between boiler and system turn-down ratios.
  3. To see why multiple mod/con boilers are ideal for large residential hydronic systems.
  4. To learn how to provide multiple supply temperatures using proportional reset.
  5. To learn about piping configurations that reduce installation cost and improve efficiency.
Original Date: February 14, 2008
Email webinars@bnpmedia.com for Certificate of Completion for this webinar.
$ 49.00 USD
A Survey of Modern Mixing Methods
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This Webinar compares and contrasts currently available mixing options for water temperature control in hydronic heating systems. It discusses 3-way and 4-way mixing assemblies, as well as injection mixing. We also will demonstrate how proportional reset mixing can be used to produce multiple simultaneous supply temperatures, as well as describe how to properly size, pipe, and adjust a variety of mixing hardware for optimal performance.

  1. To learn how thermostatic mixing valves are properly applied in hydronic systems.
  2. To discover which mixing assemblies are the most cost effective in a given application.
  3. To learn how to properly adjust the balancing valve in an injection mixing system.
  4. To see what does and does not constitute proper boiler protection.
  5. To understand when to apply both “dumb” and “smart” mixing assemblies.
Original Date: March 20, 2008
$ 49.00 USD
Active Solar Heating – New Opportunities For Hydronic Professionals
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One of the foremost green technologies is use of solar energy for domestic water heating and space heating. This Webinar introduces you to the latest in residential and light commercial solar space and domestic water heating options. See how to configure solar thermal systems using the latest techniques and hardware. Learn how to predict the performance of such systems. Prepare to offer your customers new energy options in combination with traditional hydronics technology.

  1. To learn the fundamental configurations used in modern solar heating systems.
  2. To prepare for a quickly growing specialty market.
  3. To understand how active solar heating can be integrated with traditional hydronics.
  4. To learn the key details in designing drainback solar systems.
  5. To learn how to estimate active solar system performance.
Original Date: May 1, 2008
$ 49.00 USD
Home Run Distribution Systems – An Outstanding Alternative to Metal Piping
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Traditional hydronic piping arrangements were developed around rigid metal pipe. When PEX tubing arrived in North America, many heating professionals assumed it was limited to radiant panel heating. However, the versatility of PEX and PEX-AL-PEX tubing extends far beyond such assumptions. One of the best examples is a home run distribution system, which provides a thermally superior and cost-effective alternative to traditional hydronic piping arrangements. This Webinar focuses on the benefits of home run distribution systems using PEX and PEX-AL-PEX tubing. It goes on to discuss design and installation details that optimize both thermal and hydraulic performance. With the price of metal pipe climbing ever higher, you can’t afford to overlook the cost-saving opportunities offered by this contemporary piping technique.

  1. To learn why home run distribution systems are superior to traditional hydronic piping.
  2. To understand how variable-speed circulators work with home run systems.
  3. To see why home run systems can lower both installation and operating cost.
  4. To learn several control options for home run distribution systems.
  5. To learn how to simulate the performance of home run distribution systems.
Original Date: June 12, 2008
$ 49.00 USD
Cast-Iron Boiler Technology: Past, Present, and Future
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Cast iron boilers have been the backbone of the hydronics industry for decades. Some might suggest that cast-iron boilers are dated and approaching obsolescence relative to newer boilers constructed of other materials. This seminar will show why this is NOT the case. In fact, with the latest technology, cast-iron boilers are sure to remain a staple of the hydronics industry for years to come. This Webinar will show how to properly apply both conventional and condensing cast-iron boilers for optimal performance. It will discuss why high thermal mass and low head loss are crucial characteristics in providing systems that are both stable and hydraulically efficient. It will discuss both residential and commercial applications using the latest piping and control techniques. You’ll also learn why cast-iron, although it may appear gray or rusty in it’s raw form, is really a very “green” material.

  1. To see that condensing cast-iron boilers are possible and provide some unique benefits
  2. To learn best ways to pipe conventional cast-iron boilers in both high and low temperature systems
  3. To understand the advantages of high thermal mass and low head loss in system design
  4. To see why cast-iron is a green material
  5. To see the most up-to-date methods for piping multiple cast-iron boiler systems
Original Date: September 11, 2008
$ 49.00 USD
The Application of Storage Tanks in Hydronic & Solar Thermal Systems
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Several types of hydronic heating and cooling systems require the thermal mass of a storage tank for optimal performance. Likewise, storage tanks play a vital role in solar thermal systems for space and domestic water heating. This webinar covers a wide range of tank applications and presents technical information on where the tanks are needed, how they are sized, and the best way to pipe them into specific systems. You’ll also get a look at the latest European concept for a storage tank as a “thermal accumulator” in systems with multiple and intermittent heat sources. Although storage tanks have been part of some hydronic systems for years, this webinar will present unique and state-of-the-art applications that will help define the future of hydronic and solar thermal systems.

  1. To see a variety of options for indirect water heaters
  2. To learn the best ways to apply and size buffer tanks for stable system operation
  3. To understand how drainback tanks in solar thermal systems operate and how they should be sized
  4. To understand why many European hydronic systems now use a thermal accumulator as a key component
  5. To see the advantages of buffer tanks in smaller chilled water cooling applications.
Original Date: October 16, 2008
$ 49.00 USD
Solar Combi-Systems for Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water
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This Webinar is for heating professionals wanting to venture beyond solar water heating systems. It discusses several state-of- the-art approach to using solar energy for combined space and water heating. Such systems are popular in Europe, and will become increasingly sought after in North America. The Webinar shows how to combine a variety of solar subsystems with several types of auxiliary heat sources and heating distribution systems (both hydronic and forced air). Equally important, the Webinar addresses control sequences and control hardware for these systems. You'll see how to produce the systems your clients will soon be asking for.

  • Understand the fundamental precepts of good solar thermal design
  • Learn how to built simple systems that outperform more complex designs
  • See how to combine high performance boilers and circulators with solar thermal subsystems
  • Learn several complete control sequences for solar combisystems
  • Compare the merits of drainback versus antifreeze based solar subsystems

Original Date: May 21, 2009
$ 49.00 USD
Hydronic Options for High Capacity Domestic Water Heating
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The hydronics industry has traditionally promoted space heating as the primary reason to use what it offers. Domestic water heating has customarily been treated as an ancillary load. Today, the custom home market presents a situation that suggests this approach should be reversed. High capacity water heating is needed in many custom homes, in all parts of the US. A properly configured hydronic system presents the perfect mix of instantaneous capacity and storage to meet the requirements of these homes. This Webinar explains why the hydronics approach is superior to both instantaneous water heating and massive storage-type systems. It shows you how to configure and control a high capacity domestic water heating subsystem, and how that subsystem can be easily expanded to handle several other common heating loads. It gives you information that builds a case against competing options. If your view of hydronics is limited to space heating, this Webinar will show you a new profit opportunity.

  • Understand the scope of domestic water heating in custom houses
  • See why hydronic options combine the best of instantaneous capacity and storage
  • Discover why high capacity water heating opens new markets to hydronics
  • Learn how to configure boilers, heat exchangers, and storage for high capacity water heating
  • View a comparison of hydronic versus competing water heating options

Original Date: September 22, 2009
$ 49.00 USD
Integrating Geothermal Heat Pumps into Hydronic Heating/Cooling Systems
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The rising prices of fossil fuels are driving interest in geothermal heat pump technology. There are several ways to integrate the efficiency of geothermal heat pump energy collection, with the unsurpassed benefits of hydronic distribution systems. This Webinar will explore this combination in detail. You’ll learn how to design systems that provide both hydronic heating and chilled water cooling. Design appropriate for both residential and larger commercial applications will be discussed. You’ll see how the latest hydronics technology can be used to enhance performance of such systems. If you’re ready to explore the complementary and profitable interface between hydronic technology and geothermal heat pumps this Webinar is for you.

  • To learn the essentials of operating a water-to-water heat pump for high efficiency
  • How to design combined heating and cooling using a single heat pump
  • How to stage multiple heat pumps in commercial applications
  • How state-of-the-art hydronics technology further enhances the efficiency of geothermal heat pumps
  • To learn options for earth loop heat exchangers

Original Date: October 1, 2009
$ 49.00 USD