Fill in Your Knowledge Gaps – October HVAC Trainings

Sharpen and grow your skillset via a technical, online course about heating, ventilation, cooling and air conditioning systems:
Integrated HVAC Engineering – Master the complex interaction of room air temperature, humidity, mean radiant temperature, ventilation rate, lighting, sound, and even odors that determine the true quality of an interior environment. Go beyond LEED and ASHRAE standards with […]

Protection Considerations for Wood Gasification Boilers

Enroll in this free, 58-minute lecture and learn about the protection of wood gasification boilers.

Enroll today and learn more about the protection of boilers against low entering water temperature and against overheating during power failures.

I will discuss the dewpoint of exhaust products, how to protect wood-fired boilers against low water temperatures through thermostatic bypass valves, loading […]

Sizing a Pellet-Fueled Boiler

Sizing a Pellet-Fueled Boiler
Bigger is NOT better
There are several types of boilers that can burn wood-based fuels. They include 2- stage wood-gasification boilers, wood chip boilers, and pellet-fueled boilers. Of these, pellet-fuel boilers come closest to mimicking the fully automatic operation of oil and gas- fired boilers. Modern pellet boilers can automatically load their fuel, […]

Hydronic Heating with Renewable Energy Heat Sources

Hydronic Heating with Renewable Energy Heat Sources
Designing for low water temperatures is critical to good performance
This article focuses on using water-based hydronic distribution systems to distribute heat produced by renewable energy heat sources. It’s based on the premise that good hydronic design is the “glue” that holds together nearly all thermally based renewable energy systems […]

Floor Joist Heating Issues: Siegenthaler Suggests…

On the Hydronic Based Biomass Heating Systems Discussion Board, John Siegenthaler answers student questions…
How do you deal with cold floors over unheated or outdoor spaces? If radiant heat (typically used for walls/ceilings) for joisted floors is properly designed and installed, can it be efficient, effective and comfortable?

Student 1: I would like you to elaborate on the floor joist heating.

I […]