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Hydronics Course
From Wednesday 25 November 2020 -  08:30am
To Thursday 26 November 2020 - 04:30pm
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November 25 - 26, 2020

SaskEnergy Training Centre, Saskatoon


DAY 1 - Attendees will learn advantages of hydronic systems, boilers, venting and combustion air, pumps, air control, expansion tanks, valves, emitters (terminal units), controls, balancing, primary-secondary piping connections, and heat loss calculations. A working hydronics board and computer software will be used to visually demonstrate many of the principles presented. Students will have a good understanding of how all the pieces in hydronics systems function and interact, be able to lay out these components in the correct order for proper operation, and be able to look at existing systems that have issues and correctly diagnose problems.

Day 2 - (must have attended Day 1 first) Hydronic System Design – defining requirements, piping layout, selecting equipment, pipe/pump sizing, operating temperatures, control strategies.  The group will design a system from scratch and receive Excel spreadsheet programs to do routine calculations for hydronic system design/analysis. 

Primary-secondary piping, pumping and control – including how to analyze temperature relationships. 

Boiler controls – including code requirements for safety devices. 

Variable-speed pumping – how it works and how to control it. 

Hydronic troubleshooting techniques – analyze operational problems in hydronic systems and the tools required.

Basic electrical troubleshooting – using a multimeter and/or test light to troubleshoot low voltage control circuits.



Jerry Boulanger graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology at Kelsey Institute in 1975 and was in the mechanical construction industry as an equipment supplier and manufacturer until 2013.  As part of his work he developed an interest in training and has done many sessions across Canada and in the U.S. on a broad range of hydronic and HVAC topics for contractors, institutions, ASHRAE, CIPH and mechanical contractor’s associations.  He is now retired from business but still does training, system analysis and troubleshooting.  Jerry lives in Regina and is an Honorary Life Member of MCAS.



Both Days Member Fee $1,000 + GST 

One Day Member Fee $650 + GST 

Both Days Non-Member Fee $1,200 + GST

One Day Non-Member Fee $825 + GST

Early Birds save 10% - Register by October 26, 2020
Registration Due By: November 9, 2020