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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AHR 240 Hydronic Heating

Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course covers the accepted procedures for proper design, installation, and balance of hydronic heating systems for residential or commercial buildings. Topics include heating equipment; pump, terminal unit, and accessory selection; piping system selection and design; and pipe sizing and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to assist with the proper design, installation, and balance of typical hydronic systems.

Pre-requisite(s): AHR 112 .
Course is typically offered in Fall.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate safe practices in the HVAC shop.
  2. Identify components in hydronic heating system including safety and functional devices.
  3. Demonstrate balance procedures for typical hydronic system.
  4. Identify piping components in both series and parallel heating circuits.
  5. Differentiate flow rate from flow velocity.
  6. Calculate hydraulic resistance and flow rate in a closed loop hydronic system.
  7. Select proper pumps for performance and efficiency.