8 Hour Course
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Course ID: HVACCEC-870004, HVACCEC-870005
Approved By: Kentucky Division of HVAC
This course will address the most important revisions to the 2012 IMC, along with essential OSHA requirements for tradesman and risk management instruction.We won’t be able to cover all of the changes to this section, but we’ll look at the most important.
We’ll begin with an overview of the International Mechanical Code, before we get started on the updates. In Chapter 1, we’ll look at the revisions to the regulations for the administrative side of the rules. This includes maintenance and inspection guidelines to ensure serviceable equipment.
Chapter 2 will cover definitions of many of the terms used in the code. We’ll cover the new definitions added, as well as the definitions which have been revised. Chapter 3 addresses general regulations that apply to the HVAC business, including access requirements, and protection for personnel working on the equipment.
Chapter 4 focuses on ventilation, and related issues. We’ll look at the changes to regulations affecting equipment which controls air quality and ventilation in buildings. Chapter 5 will cover exhaust systems, including commercial kitchens which must handle grease, smoke, fumes, toxic gases, and more.
Chapter 6 addresses duct systems, and changes to regulations on materials and methods for constructing and installing them. In Chapter 7, we’ll consider the changes to improve how harmful emissions are handled via combustion of solid and liquid fuels.
Chapter 8 addresses new regulations for chimneys and vents - design, construction, installation, repair and more. Chapter 9 continues to review the changes to fireplaces, solid fuel-burning equipment, and related appliances.
In Chapter 10, we’ll talk about boilers, water heaters, and pressure valves, and the revisions to the regulations for installation of these items. Chapter 11 addresses refrigeration, including the hazardous nature of certain refrigerants and new rules for them.
Chapter 12 will cover hydronic piping used in climate controls systems, including proper construction, installation, and maintenance of these systems. Regulations for fuel oil storage and piping systems will be reviewed in Chapter 13.
After that, we’ll look at some important OSHA safety regulations for tradesmen. We’ll end the course by discussing risk management. We’ll talk about the most common risks and liabilities you’ll encounter in your work, and how to limit that risk. This course will incorporate short quizzes throughout the lessons.