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