This class begins by examining the code review process of the IMC and how the IMC is applied. It then covers the changes made during the 2015-2018 code review cycle to all 14 chapters of the 2018 International Mechanical Code® (IMC), providing HVAC contractors and technicians with a thorough grounding in the new HVAC codes that apply in Georgia.
Module 1 Code Development Process; How the IMC is Applied & Chapter 1-Scope and Administration
Module 2 Chapter 2 – Definitions: Discussion of new or revised meanings in the IMC for the defined terms Access; Approved Agency; Building; Direct Solar System; Drain-Back System; Food-Grade Fluid; High-Volume Large-Diameter Fan; Indirect Solar System; Labeled; Low-Probability Pump; Machinery Room; No-Flow Condition (Solar); Non-Food-Grade Fluid; Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL); Piping; Pollution-Control Unit (PCU); Press-Connect Joint; Ready Access (to), and Solar Thermal System, as well as the highly significant change to COMMERCIAL COOKING APPLIANCES.
Module 3 Chapter 3 - General Regulations: Changes to Sections 303.7 [Pit Locations]; 303.9 [Fireplaces in Group I-2 Condition 2 Occupancies; 304.11 [Guards]; TABLE 305.4 [Piping Support Spacing]; 306.1.1 Central Furnaces, and 307.2.2 Drainpipe Materials and Sizes].
Module 4 Chapter 4 – Ventilation: Changes to Table 401.5 [Intake Opening Protection]; Table 403.3.1.1 [Minimum Ventilation Rates]; Sections 403.3.2.4 [System Controls]; and 403.3.2.5 [Ventilating Equipment]; and Section 404.1 [Enclosed Parking Garages].
Module 5 Chapter 5 - Exhaust Systems: Changes to Section 505 [Domestic Cooking Exhaust Equipment]; 506.3.13.2 [Termination Through an Exterior Wall]; 506.5.2 [PCUs]; 507.2.6 [Clearances for Type I Hood]; 507.6.1 [Capture and Containment Test]; 509.1 [Fire Suppression Equipment]; 510.8.1 [Duct Cleanout] 512.2 Subslab Soil Exhaust System]; and Section 513 [Smoke Control System].
Module 6 Chapter 6 - Duct Systems: Changes to 601.5 [Return Air Openings]; six changes Section 602 [Plenums]; three changes to Section 603 [Duct Construction and Installation] and five changes to Section 607 [Duct and Transfer Openings].
Module 7 Chapters 7-10: One change to Chapter 8 [Chimneys and Vents]; two changes to Chapter 9 [Specific Appliances, Fireplaces, and Solid Fuel-Burning Equipment]; and two changes to Chapter 10 [Boilers, Water Heaters, and Pressure Vessels].
Module 8 Chapter 11 – Refrigeration: A comprehensive review of the Phase-Out and Addition of Refrigerants; and changes to 1104.2.2 [Industrial Occupancies and Refrigerated Rooms]; 1105.6 [Machinery Room Ventilation]; 1105.6.1 [Discharge Location]; 1105.6.3 [Ventilation Rate]; 1107.2 [Piping Location], and an introduction and overview to numerous changes related to the new Subclass A2L Flammable Refrigerants.
Module 9 Summary & Review of Changes to the 2018 IMC.
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- Approved By: Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board
Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.
Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.