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Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and EfficiencyContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/15/2018
Original Air Date: January 2018 - Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency
This one-hour webinar is based on PPI’s “Design Guide: PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems” (2013). It demonstrates how the properties of PEX systems can improve the health, safety and welfare of building occupants through reliable long-term delivery of clean water, and provides design guidance to optimize performance. It explains piping design methods that can provide faster delivery of hot-water to fixtures, improve overall system efficiency, optimize use of materials, and improve installation efficiency. Design examples are illustrated and compared. Empirical test data is used to provide answers about the best ways to design PEX plumbing systems to optimize performance.
- Properties of PEX tubing and fitting systems
- Plumbing layouts using PEX systems, advantages and disadvantages of each
- Improving system performance through design
- Installation techniques for PEX systems
- Industry resources for design and installation questions
Learning Objectives include:
- Explain how the properties of PEX tubing and fittings can improve health, safety and welfare through improved plumbing materials
- Describe three distinct plumbing layouts using PEX systems and compare advantages and disadvantages of each
- Apply test data from published research to demonstrate how design of the plumbing layout can improve system performance and provide faster delivery of hot-water with reduced water waste
- Direct an installer on correct installation techniques for PEX systems to ensure long-term safety and performance
- Discuss how to access industry resources for design and installation questions
The Presenters: Lance MacNevin, P.Eng.
Lance MacNevin, P.Eng. has been in the plastic pipe industry since 1993. A mechanical engineer from Canada (UNB ‘92), he worked for a manufacturer of PEX piping systems for over 20 years as a product development engineer, codes and standards specialist, and developer of training programs. In 2015, Lance joined PPI’s Building & Construction Division, which focuses on pressure piping materials for plumbing and mechanical systems. He has developed expertise in piping standards and mechanical codes, and is a member of ASHRAE, ASME, ASPE, ASTM, AWWA, CSA, IAPMO, IGSHPA and RPA.
Double Containment Piping SystemsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/24/2015
This one-hour webinar will discuss design guidelines and best practices for double containment piping systems. Topics covered include applications, material selection, system design, and leak detection methods
Emergency Shower FixturesContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
This webinar will explain the requirements of ANSI Z358.1 and OSHA regarding safety equipment such as emergency showers, eyewashes, eye/facewashes, and drench hoses. Participants will learn about the performance guidelines of this equipment, where such equipment must be located, how to size and design the related piping and drainage systems, and testing and maintenance procedures. Also included will be a discussion of the definition of tepid water and how maintaining the proper water temperature is critical to ensuring the safety of users.
Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System DesignsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/29/2018
Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs
Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs
Ethics in Plumbing EngineeringContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/12/2015
Original air date: May 2015 - Ethics in Plumbing Engineering
Ethics is an important issue in everyday business including plumbing engineering. This one-hour webinar will explore ethical guidelines to consider when specifying plumbing materials for projects. Discussion topics include:
Treating others respectfully
Safety and health
Competing fairly and ethically
Gifts & entertainment
Conflicts of interest
The Presenter: Mark Tanner, CPD
Mark has spent 30 years in the consulting engineering field during which time he achieved his “Certified in Plumbing Design” designation. Mark has spent a great majority of his career designing plumbing, piping, HVAC and fire protection systems, while also managing numerous construction projects – everything from military installations on various bases around the country to various marina systems and other high-tech projects for Intel and the Biosphere 2 project in Oracle, Arizona.
In 2008, Mark made a professional career move and joined the Advanced Materials Division of The Lubrizol Corporation, a chemical company located in Northeast Ohio which makes and compounds raw materials for various products, including the innovative resins and compounds used in the production of FlowGuard®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® piping systems. Among his role as a piping systems consultant for Lubrizol, Mark provides education and training on the technical aspects of CPVC piping systems and how they may fit into various construction projects.
Fire Protection - We Specified What?Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/22/2014
This one-hour webinar, presented by Scott Futrell, will provide real-world information relative to specifying fire and life safety systems such as fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and more. This webinar will include the following topics that are very important to specification writers involved with fire protection systems.
Fire Protection SystemsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Fire Protection Systems
Course Description: This course reviews the fundamentals of fire protection systems, including a brief history of fire protection systems, building safety, detection and suppression systems and agents, as well as fire pumps, standpipes, hose and sprinkler systems.
Runtime: 3.0 Hours
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Explain the various codes and standards that apply to fire protection.
Describe the different types of fire detection systems and extinguishing agents, including hydraulic sprinkler design.
Explain the different types and uses of fire pumps in fire detection and prevention systems.
Discuss specific pipe requirements, standards, and classes in relation to fire prevention mechanisms.
Summarize different types and components of fire pumps and their uses.
List the different extinguishing agents that can be used to put out a fire.
Fire Sprinkler Systems for Residential OccupanciesContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/18/2010
NFPA 13D is the National Fire Protection Association standard for the installation of sprinkler systems in single-family homes, townhomes, and manufactured homes. This webinar is designed to help participants understand the requirements of this standard, as well as International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC) requirements for residential fire sprinkler systems, including sprinkler types, sprinkler spacing, obstruction rules, water supplies, and piping systems. This one-hour residential fire sprinkler training webinar will be presented by fire suppression industry expert James R. Schifiliti of Fire Safety Consultants, Inc. Plumbing engineers and designers will not want to miss this opportunity to be educated on the NFPA 13D requirements for designing and installing fire sprinkler systems in residential occupancies.