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Modern Hydronics: Advanced Seminar

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DEFINITIONS, TERMS, PRINCIPLES, BASIC COMPONENTS USED IN DESIGNING HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS USED IN MID- SIZED HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

  • Centrifugal pump operation
  • Mechanical seals
  • Bearings, lubrication
  • Larger centrifugal pump accessories

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP CURVES

  • Head-capacity curves, impeller diameter
  • Pump efficiency, selecting pump motors
  • NPSH, avoiding pump cavitation
  • Closed and open systems
  • Basics of pump selection

THE BELL & GOSSETT SYSTEM SYZER

  • Fundamental calculations
  • Using the System Syzer to aid in pump selection
  • Introduction to ESP Plus

COMPOUND PUMP SYSTEMS

  • Pumps in parallel using manual methods and using ESP Plus
  • Some limitations and cautions
  • Pumps in series

ZONING IN HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

  • Additional components required, some more limitations, problems
  • Primary-secondary pumping as a better solution to zoning problems

INTRODUCTION TO CHILLED WATER SYSTEMS

  • The vapor compression cycle, chillers, cooling towers, fan coil units
  • Example problem: Dual temperature, primary-secondary system
  • Introduction to system balance
  • Limitations and cautions
  • Open systems

BALANCING HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

  • Why balance?
  • The effect of design decisions on system balance
  • Introduction to hydronic control valves
  • Achieving balance in constant speed pumping systems

INTRODUCTION TO VARIABLE SPEED PUMPING

  • Why variable speed?
  • Automatic control
  • What’s next?