Mechanical Systems Design and Operation
Study of fluid and gas conveyance within residential construction, with emphasis on the selection and application of tools and materials appropriate for code approved system installation and operation. Additional topics include the study of dynamic and static forces impacting fluid transfer, introductory plan and specification development, and basic material and cost estimating. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab)
Mechanical Systems II
Advanced pipefitting, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics as they apply to fluid conveyance within commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. Emphasis on the selection and application of tools and materials appropriate for code-approved system installation and operation. Additional topics include fluid transfer mechanics, thermodynamic principles, ADA compliance, advanced plan and specification development, and material with cost estimating. 5 Credits (3 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): PLH113. Spring Only.
Fundamentals of Heating Systems
Basic concepts and functions of applied commercial building and industrial facility heating systems. Students from various technical backgrounds merge common knowledge and gain exposure to the specifics of identity, application, and operation of steam and hydronic boilers, pumps, warm-air furnace units, and fans/blowers. Topics focus on the importance of heating systems for comfort and process, types of systems, how each system works, identification of heating system components, the principles of water and air transfer, an overview of applicable ASME and NFPA codes/standards, equipment and operating safety controls and introductory control point strategies. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Basic Heating Systems (Installation)
Theory and shop assignments on the installation and troubleshooting of gas fired hydronic heating systems, setting and piping of gas fired boilers, and installation of different types of hydronic heat emitters. The installation of different types of hot water piping systems, such as series loop, and one and two pipe systems; an introduction of the theory and installation of radiant heating, secondary circuits, and hot water injection; and repair and operation of natural gas piping, boilers, flue gas analysis and combustion efficiency testing.(Formerly PLH239) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): PLH113 or PLH112. Corequisite(s): ACR239.
Hydronic Heating Systems
Basic entry level skills required to identify, install and operate residential and commercial steam heat systems, boilers and trim. Emphasis on combustion efficiency testing, and oil and natural gas burner service, installation and repair, and pipefitting skills. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab)