Solar Water Heating & Heat Pump Courses

The Solar Water Heating and Heat Pump Courses are 4 day Theoretical and Practical courses. You will perform a series of different work under the supervision of our highly trained and competent Assessors during solar and heat pump courses. This course enables you to perform all tasks a plumber needs to install and maintain solar water heating systems and Heat pumps in general.

This course does not make you a qualified plumber.

The Following Areas are addressed in the solar and heat pump courses

  • Understand solar energy as a source of heat.
  • Solar energy and its uses in domestic water heating are explained.
  • The basics of solar water heating and its applications are described.
  • Conventional water heating and the differences to solar water heating are described.
  • The benefits and risks associated with solar water heating are explained.
  • The types of solar water heaters are listed and described.
  • Prepare and plan for the installation of solar water heating systems.
  • Cold and hot water pipe systems used in solar water heating are identified and selected according to purpose required.
  • Solar heating components are identified and selected according to drawings and specification requirements.
  • Solar heating systems and reticulation are sized according to project requirements.
  • The location, orientation and positioning of solar heating components are described according to roof structural capabilities, maximisation of energy source, and proximity to water supply.
  • The effects of harsh climatic conditions are described and adaptations are identified.
  • The effects of water quality on solar water heaters are described.
  • The uses and applications of solar heating components are described.
  • Install solar water heating components, pipes and fittings.
  • Solar heating components are assembled using pipe fittings.
  • Solar heating systems are installed for a variety of roof types.
  • Heat transfer fluids are used to fill solar collectors and cylinder heat exchange jackets according to manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Solar water heating systems are pressure tested according to specifications.
  • Solar water heating systems are started-up and commissioned according to established procedures, and handed-over.
  • Electrical connections are made according to specification.
  • Maintain solar water heating components, pipes and fittings.
  • Solar heating systems faults are identified and their causes explained.
  • Solar heating faults are repaired in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and industry codes of practice.
  • Defective components are identified and replaced.
  • Solar heating systems are inspected and tested in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and industry codes of practice.
  • Solar heating systems are maintained in accordance with warranty conditions and industry codes of practice.

 

Solar Geyser and Heat Pump Installation Course

  • 28 Jan – 2 Feb 2016
  • 3 March – 8 March 2016
  • 21 April – 26 April 2016
  • 9 June – 14 June 2016
  • 25 Aug – 30 Aug 2016
  • 13 Oct – 18 Oct 2016
  • 8 Dec – 13 Dec 2016

If you would like to find out more about  Solar Water Heating and Heat Pump Courses, please contact us!

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