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“Mastering Hydronic System Design,” an online course taught by BNP Media Plumbing Group Hydronics Editor John Siegenthaler, is now underway to a sellout class of 50 students. The course runs over a period of 10 weeks and includes about 20 hours of video instruction. The course is scheduled to run again for another 10 weeks starting Feb. 14, 2014.
The market for wood-gasification boilers is growing in North America. Most are used in rural areas where natural gas in not available, and thus the cost of firewood is often very competitive against the alternatives of No. 2 fuel oil or propane.
Differences exist between rules of thumb and precise calculations.
The following formula has been around the North American hydronics industry for a long time:
Students can earn AIA credit.
North American hydronic professionals can now choose from dozens of modulating/condensing (mod/con) boilers. Many are designed for wall-mounting. Those who design these boilers strive for small enclosures and low weight.
For decades, well-designed and -installed hydronic heating systems have earned a reputation for superior comfort. Still, potential customers who understand and desire the benefits of hydronic heating often ask, “But how does this system provide cooling?”
Interest in biomass heating systems continues to rise, especially in rural areas of the United States and Canada. Although plenty of devices are available that burn wood to heat water, the state-of-the-art device is a wood-gasification boiler.