4 Hour Course
Course ID: 2018-03
Approved By: Kansas PHCC
AYPO’s 4-hour course covering changes to the Uniform Mechanical Code will begin with a brief history of the UMC, as well as the 2012 ANSI Uniform Mechanical Plumbing Code. After that, we’ll start looking at some of the most significant changes to the UMC code.
Chapters 1 and 2 of the UMC address the administration of the code, and the definitions used in it. These updates will look at what to do when two codes conflict with each other, how appendices relate to the code, violations to avoid, and penalties for violations. We’ll also discuss where to locate the minimum levels of acceptable compliance for HVAC equipment maintenance.
Chapter 2 is concerned with the definitions of the terms used in the code. These definitions were previously located at the beginning of the relevant chapters; relocation to a central “definitions” chapter eliminated repetition. Chapter 2 also now includes new definitions, including “ceiling damper”, “effective ground-fault current path”, and more.
Chapter 3 addresses general requirements, which include safety, labelling, and access requirements. Changes are also made to regulations for flood protection standards and condensate removal.
After that we’ll look at Chapters 4 through 8.These areas cover the topics of ventilation and exhaust systems, as well as duct systems, those utilizing combustion, and chimneys and vents.