Basic Hydronics

Perfect for:

  • The new contractor looking to gain more knowledge on the operation of a modern hydronic system
  • Experienced contractors looking to brush up on the basics and keep abreast of modern technology developments

Learn about:

  • Heat transfer principles
  • All hydronic heating system components
  • Various piping techniques
  • Proper boiler pumping

This seminar will explain how heat is transferred from water to air. Convection, conduction, and radiant concepts will be covered. An explanation of the components of a heating system and their relationship to each other will be given. The course covers boilers, pressure reducing valves, relief valves, expansion and compression tanks, air scoops, Vortech air separators, flow checks, integral flow checks, pumps and circulators, zone valves, and Venturi tees. The relationship between BTU, GPH, and Delta T will be thoroughly explained and some “rules of thumb” explained. The concept of “pumping away” and why it should be utilized will be explained in depth. Near boiler piping including by-pass location will be studied. Proper piping techniques will also be covered; series loop systems, 2 pipe direct return, 2 pipe reverse return, mono-flo, and primary/secondary piping. Approved for 4 NORA CEU’s.

Level: Beginner


All Basic Hydronics seminar attendees will receive special access to an online version of the class. This online semiar is exclusive to our attendees only and is not available anywhere else. To view the online seminar, please click here and enter the email address used to register for the seminar, then type the password: Hydronics. 

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Emerson Swan provides training throughout the year for industry professionals. Whether you are looking to get back to basics or are in the need of more advanced technical training, we are here to help.

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