3 Hour Course
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Course ID: 2018-05
Approved By: Kansas PHCC
This 3-hour course will provide Kansas HVAC contractors with a review of the most recent changes to the IMC. It is approved to satisfy your CE requirements.
In this course, we’ll start with an overview of the history and organization of the IMC. After that, we’ll jump in and look at the most important changes to the code in Chapters 5-11.
In Chapter 5, we’ll see some of the most extensive code changes. Here, various exhaust systems are addressed, as well as techniques for pressure equalization. This chapter also covers grease duct enclosures, cleanouts, and exhaust systems and hoods such as those in commercial kitchens. We’ll also discuss air balance for commercial kitchen ventilation, hazardous exhaust duct penetrations, and energy recovery systems.
Chapter 6 will cover concerns in duct systems, such as return air openings, plenums, joints, dampers, and in Chapter 7, the standards and ratings for certain materials used in HVAC installation.
In Chapter 8, we’ll discuss changes to regulations for temperature-sensitive areas such as chimneys and vents, fireplace doors, and evaporative coolers. Chapter 9 will address openings for air.
Finally, Chapter 10 will cover the new versions of rules for low-water cutoffs in boilers, as well as bottom blow-off valves. We’ll end the class by covering changes to Chapter 11, which deals with access port protection, refrigerant classifications, and refrigerant piping.