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All seminars are three days long, beginning at 8:30 AM on Monday, finishing at 3:00 PM on Wednesday. Please plan your travel so that you can stay for the entire program.

Learning Outcomes
The following outcomes are expected as a result of participating in Little Red Schoolhouse seminars. Your attention during class lectures, your participation in practical exercises, and your willingness to ask questions about things you don’t understand will determine how well you achieve these expected outcomes.

Modern Hydronic Heating Systems – Basic Seminar

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  • Discuss the advantages of properly designed hydronic systems
  • Describe how to size boilers, pumps, piping, compression tanks and hydronic specialties for hydronic systems
  • Apply rules of thumb to design simple systems
  • Use the Bell & Gossett System Syzer to complete typical calculations

Modern Hydronic Heating Systems – Advanced Seminar

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  • Discuss the advantages of properly designed hydronic systems
  • Use the Bell & Gossett System Syzer to design more complicated systems
  • Recognize when standard design techniques may lead to poor design decisions
  • Discuss the differences between conventional design and conversion applications
  • Apply the basics of primary-secondary pumping to simple zoned systems

Design & Application of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar

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  • Employ pump selection principles
  • Use the System Syzer in advanced calculations
  • Identify the importance of control valve sizing in hydronic systems design
  • Recognize the importance of proportional balance
  • Compute flow requirements in primary-secondary systems for energy savings
  • Recognize the components of system pressure and apply the fundamentals of tank sizing

Steam System Design & Application Seminar

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  • Discuss the development of modern steam system components, design ideas, and terminology
  • Discuss common boiler controls and boiler operating principles
  • Size steam and condensate piping using nomograms or software
  • Use ESP Plus to size pressure and temperature regulators
  • Recognize how to avoid the damage mechanisms typically at work in steam heat exchangers
  • Apply steam traps to solve system problems
  • Describe the basics of condensate pumping equipment applications

Service & Maintenance of Water Based HVAC Systems Seminar

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  • Discuss the major limits on seal performance
  • Recognize the need for correct piping at the pump
  • Apply recommended trouble shooting tables
  • Measure and apply pump gauge readings to solve typical system problems
  • Recognize the need for routine pump service procedures.

Operation & Maintenance of Steam Systems Seminar

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  • Increase the reliability of common boiler controls through routine observations and periodic tests
  • Describe typical system component interactions
  • Improve troubleshooting ability
  • Avoid common mistakes in system operation

Large Chilled Water System Design Seminar

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  • Identify and evaluate pumping alternatives for the secondary loop
  • Apply ESP Plus to compute pump annual operating costs
  • Discuss the impact of proper sensor selection and location
  • Describe the benefits of good hydronic balance in large systems
  • Compare the economics of alternative pumping methods