Modern system design for heating and renewables in commercial and domestic buildings – Part 2
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Mastery is the second half of an online training course focusing on heating design and controls in the heating industry. The first half ‘The Awakening’ teaches the fundamentals of heating design, whilst ‘Mastery’ goes deeper into hydronic understanding and theory. The specific aim is to give real-world usable information and practices in a simple to understand way and cut out unnecessary jargon.
The course usually takes between 20 and 40 hours. Access will be given for a limited time only of 6 months, but this can be extended for one further month, however only if requested prior to the original expiry date. During this time you will build an ultimate reference folder for you to refer back to long term throughout your career.
Beware – This course is not the same as typical industry ‘tick box’ courses. We push you hard in our training to become a heating master and you will need to put time and effort in to complete the course. But no matter where you are in your journey, as long as you watch the videos a few times, put in the time, and importantly engage in the peer-to-peer platform as much as possible you will become a true master.
The Mastery course – Part 2 covers:
1. Emitters Mastery
Techniques for emitter upsizing and working off a reference room, for different emitters including rads, underfloor heating and fan convectors, also the benefits of each type for heat pumps and any other heat source or property. A deep dive into underfloor heating, including how to size it, benefits of different pipe layouts, the different 5 variables that allow different flow temperatures, various conversion factors for insulation upgrades and floor outputs.
2. Controls Mastery
A high level module on controls for all heat sources but with a focus on heat pumps including underfloor heating valves and controls, variable temperature mixer valves and controls- when they’re needed, how they work and how they’re controlled. Hysteresis and dynamic cycling, how these can be fine-tuned to maximise efficiency and comfort on any system. Closed-loop vs open-loop control, when to close the loop and how best to close the loop. Why zoning is not a good idea in many cases, when and where to zone. Calculating different heat pump COPs with different control strategies.
3. Hydraulic Separation
What hydraulic separation is, when and where to use it, the 4 forms of hydraulic separation, how to size orientate and install low loss headers, how to size orientate and install close-coupled tees, distortion – what it is, how to calculate it and minimise it, plate heat exchangers – the different types, how to size them with both log mean temperature and arithmetic mean temperature, where, when and how to install them. Round up of when and where to use different types.
A two part module describing what a buffer is, when and where to use them with rule of thumb, the 3 variables used when sizing them if not using rule of thumb with worked examples.
5. Buffer Mastery
Different pipework orientations and benefits to each one in each flow situation and each differential temperature situation helping with design, fault finding, commissioning of systems and tweaking for efficiency upgrades.
6. Efficient Hot Water Production
How to size in relation to power and demand rather than volume, how to maximise efficiency during hot water production, the effects of running different heat exchangers at different flow rates and temperatures, what the heat source saturation point is and how we can use this for sizing.
What You Get
Our course is online and pre-recorded, and you’ll have support from the peer-to-peer group 24-hours a day, which can be accessed at any time day or night to complete in YOUR time, not when best suits us.
Access to in-depth training modules with videos and questions specifically structured to encourage a full understanding of the content, not just memorisation of the numbers!
The questions have been designed not to test your memory of what has been said in the training videos, but to use the information in real-world scenarios. This also forces you over to our peer-to-peer support platform to engage with other engineers, which has been scientifically proven to be the best way to learn new information.
This is your opportunity to begin your lifelong reference book for anything in heating design. The layout encourages you to cover all aspects required and gives a base for you to build on and add to with your own research if and when required.
Access to unlimited support from other engineers for each phase of the course in our support groups. Other engineers, system designers, policy makers, and enthusiasts are also pushed to use the groups providing a wider perspective from lots of different backgrounds.
On completion, complete access to the exclusive business and technical support group ‘Heat Geek Mastermind‘ where high-end, high value leads are shared from Heat Geek’s work pool resources and between members.
Listing on our consistently promoted engineer map, where customers come to find the best engineers in the country. Our ‘Find a Heat Geek’ map is continually featured on our YouTube videos and blogs that are starting to gain huge traction and reach. Being listed here is giving Heat Geek a constant supply of high-value leads.
The entire course is online and accessible from our courses website at any time of the day so you can complete it around your work hours. Simply log in and continue where you left off.
License to use the Heat Geek branding to promote your business. As the brand becomes more recognised by consumers (our current focus), this will become a symbol of quality.