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Setting Standards in Practical Learning

Stormwater ManagementEPICImproved Water Quality for Educational Program

Innovations Center
5759 Coopers Avenue, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9

Toll Free : 1-888-374-2338

Building Mechanical Systems Design, Operation and Maintenance

February 22-24, 2010 Mississauga, ON

Energy Management for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

March 4-5, 2010 Mississauga, ON

Process Piping Systems

March 29 - April 1, 2010 Mississauga, ON

Continuing Education Units Awarded Continuing Education Units Awarded

Building Mechanical Management for Improved Water Quality Stormwater Systems Design, Operation and Maintenance
After participating in this seminar, you will be able to: learn fundamentals of design for utility, plumbing and sanitary systems. gain a working knowledge of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. appreciate the design considerations associated with piping systems, pumps, valves, fans and boilers. become conversant with the requirements of a building fire protection system. understand the elevator and escalator techniques and their objectives. Description The efficient and reliable functioning of building mechanical equipment and systems is necessary to satisfy production and employee and/or public requirements in a safe and economical fashion. An initial overview of the building code will be presented and the operation and maintenance of building mechanical equipment and systems will be discussed. The fundamentals and basic concepts associated with the operation and maintenance of boilers, pumps, piping, valves, fans and elevators will be discussed. The systems considered in this seminar are water, plumbing and sewer, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), steam systems, gas systems and fire protection. Objective To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of building mechanical systems, including operation and maintenance, for their continued reliable and cost-effective functioning. Who Should Attend Design, installation, commissioning, operations, maintenance and other engineers who need to upgrade their current experience and knowledge of building mechanical systems, including mechanical engineers, industrial and commercial plant and facilities engineers, consultants, property managers, project engineers, and other technical personnel who are responsible for HVAC, utility and plumbing systems. The seminar will be of particular interest to personnel responsible for the management of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Program Outline Day I 8:00 Registration and Coffee 8:20 Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method 1:30 Boilers Alan Powell, Program Director, EPIC Fuels and combustion Fuel burners Industrial boilers Packaged fire tube boilers Steam systems Condensers Waste heat recovery Operation and efficiency 2:00 Pipes - General Alan Powell Overview Pipe connections Pipe loads 3:00 Refreshments and Networking 3:20 Pipe Systems Alan Powell Pipe supports Insulation and heat tracing Valves Filters and strainers General pipe considerations Pipe system maintenance 4:00 Questions and Answers 4:15 Day II 8:30 Pumps Alan Powell Pump types and configurations Centrifugal pumps Positive displacement pumps Pump seals Pump bearings Pump selection Pump operation and maintenance 9:30 Fans and Blowers Alan Powell Axial Centrifugal Performance Efficiency Association Troubleshooting 10:00 Refreshments and Networking 10:20 HVAC and Air Chiller Systems Alan Powell HVAC: purpose and design, system components, codes and regulations, air systems, Variable Air Volume (VAV) Systems, acoustic and noise control Refrigeration: major components, cycle,chiller,heat absorption, packaged HVAC specifications 11:00 Plumbing Systems Doron Weiss, R S & G Commissioning Ltd. Plumbing fundamentals Codes and standards System and component selection and specifications 12:00 Lunch Adjournment

8:30 The Building Code Gary Laframboise, Oakville Fire Department Sections Requirements 9:00 Fire Protection Systems Gary Laframboise Codes and standards Fire alarms 10:00 Refreshments and Networking 10:20 Fire Protection Systems (Continued) Gary Laframboise Fire pumps and water supplies Sprinkler systems 12:30 Lunch


1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Building Mechanical Management for Improved Water Quality Stormwater Systems Design, Operation and Maintenance
1:00 Plumbing Systems (Continued) Doron Weiss Operability and maintainability Layout plans and drawings Piping systems and components - refrigerant, steam, water, fuel Design guidelines and tips Checkout and commissioning Troubleshooting and maintenance guidelines 3:00 Refreshments and Networking 3:20 Sanitary Works Doron Weiss Sanitary drainage system Sanitary plumbing system Standard drawings for sanitary works 4:20 Questions and Answers 4:35 Adjournment Day III 8:30 Elevator Technology Andrew Wells, KJA Consultants Inc. Basic principles Engineering considerations Elevator types Major components Elevator safety devices Application guidelines Applicable codes and standards 10:30 Refreshments and Networking 10:50 Escalators and Passenger Conveyors Andrew Wells Basic principles Engineering considerations Common types Major components Escalator safety devices Application guidelines Applicable codes and standards 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Elevator and Escalator Modernization Andrew Wells Assessing existing installation Modernization options and methodology Specifying upgrade components Design of upgrade components and integrated system Testing and commissioning 2:30 Refreshments and Networking 2:50 Inspection, Troubleshooting and Maintenance Andrew Wells Applicable codes Troubleshooting tips and guidelines Maintenance strategies 4:00 Question and Answer Session 4:15 Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes 4:30 Concluding Remarks and Final Ajournment Instructors: Alan Powell, M.Sc., P.Eng., Program Director, Mechanical Engineering has over 30 years Canadian experience as a Mechanical Engineer. After graduating with a Master of Science degree from the University of Manchester in England, he emigrated to Canada. During his career he has been primarily involved in maintenance encompassing a broad range of industrial equipment. Additionally, he has been a night school instructor teaching several mechanical engineering subjects to mature students. He has authored and presented several papers on maintenance at national and international conferences. Gary Laframboise has 15 years of experience in the fire protection industry and presently is Chief Fire Prevention Officer with the Oakville Fire Department. Some of his responsibilities include plans review for new construction and conducting inspection of new and existing buildings. He is a graduate from Seneca College in Fire Protection Engineering Technology. He is a member of the Canadian Fire Safety Association, Canadian Fire Alarm Association, Ontario Building Officials Association and the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association. He is a certified fire and life safety educator and is a trainer facilitator. Doron Weiss, P. a Commissioning Agent and his responsibilities range from overall project management to hands-on performance verification of mechanical systems, including HVAC, fire protection, sanitary and storm drain, fuel storage, and fuel distribution systems. Prior to becoming a Commissioning Agent, Mr. Weiss successfully designed and administered the installation of a number of complete mechanical systems in public, administrative and telecommunications buildings. His experience includes mechanical design of HVAC, fire protection, sanitary plumbing and drainage, piped gas, and steam supply services for institutional, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as peer reviews to confirm appropriate design. Mr. Weiss also possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding work in the international arena, having worked on many projects in Nigeria, Israel, and Ireland. Andrew Wells is a Registered Professional Engineer (Ontario), Elevating Device Mechanic, (Class F, Ontario), QEI-1 Qualified Elevator Inspector (NAESA - USA) and a graduate from Ryerson Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. Mr. Wells was selfemployed in the property management field prior to joining KJA in 1997. Mr. Wells is General Manager and is currently involved with all aspects of company operations including traffic analysis, preparation of specifications and project supervision, system examinations for maintenance, due diligence, reserve fund and insurance claim reviews. Mr. Wells has been involved with the development, tendering and implementation of quality assurance supervision programs and maintenance agreements for several organizations. Mr. Wells played major roles in the development, engineering, tendering, and supervision relating to the vertical transportation systems for numerous projects.


1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Energy Management for CommercialImproved Water Quality Stormwater Management for and Institutional Buildings
After participating in this course you will be able to: recognize and understand the energy management process and all components of a comprehensive energy management plan/ program implement an effective and successful planning strategy for energy conservation and efficiency apply available tools to gain competitive advantage by seizing external and internal opportunities so as to improve the efficiency of buildings operations determine through assessment techniques the energy management matrix that will allow you to set goals and energy targets transform your buildings/facilities into sustainable and optimal energy performers Description Energy management in buildings is the control of energy use and cost while maintaining indoor environmental conditions to meet comfort and functional needs, significant energy and dollars savings are available through energy management. The most important single ingredient for successful implementation of an energy management program is the plan. This course introduces the principles of energy management and will take you step by step through the process of developing and energy management plan to achieve more efficient energy consumption and lower total operating costs. The instructor will show how to incorporate and develop a fully integrated energy plan. This approach can be equable valuable for both to large multi-facility organizations, as well as to small, single-owner operations with just few employees. Objective To provide participants with the knowledge to meet the requirement for an energy management plan for commercial and institutional and industrial buildings and the tools associated in the process for development, quality control and implementation. Who Should Attend Energy engineers, energy managers, engineers, plant managers, commissioning engineers, building/facility managers, engineers and architectural consultants, project managers, operating and maintenance personnel and other individuals interested and involved in energy efficiency and conservation of commercial and institutional buildings. Instructor: Juan Orozco P. Eng, CEM, LEED AP Program Outline Day I Registration and Coffee Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method Introduction The need and value of energy management The energy management profession and principles The energy management process Energy management organizational structure Organizing for Energy Management Energy policy Educational planning Strategic planning Reporting Energy managers and functions Energy management communications Energy management committee Energy management matrix


1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

Energy Management for CommercialImproved Water Quality Stormwater Management for and Institutional Buildings
Energy Management Plan Long, medium and first-year plan Setting targets and measures Setting priorities Developing action plan Marketing, awareness and communication plan Training resources Implementation Reporting and monitoring Energy Accounting Systems Energy accounting process Utility rates Analyzing Energy Data Electrical, natural gas and water use profile Key performance indicators(energy use and cost utilization indices) Calculating electrical load and occupancy factors Benchmarking energy use Energy monitoring program Energy forecasting Day II Surveys and Energy Auditing Energy audits and basic components Surveying energy uses and losses Commercial and industrial energy audits Buildings commissioning is not an audit Commissioning , re-commissioning and retrocommissioning for energy management Implementing the audit recommendations and the energy action plan Improving Operations and Basic Energy Management Control energy system use Energy procurement (purchase lower-cost energy) Optimize energy systems operation Purchase efficient replacement systems Optimizing more complex systems operations Load management and demand control techniques Energy Conservation Opportunities Identifying and evaluating energy conservation opportunities ECO in boilers, cogenerations, steam and condensate systems, waste-heat recovery, building envelope, HVAC systems Electric Energy Management Energy Management Control Systems Energy Management for Lighting Systems Codes, Standard and Legislation Implementing Energy Conservation Measures Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings Metering for Energy Management Monitoring Results Evaluating Success and Establishing New Goals Establish key performance indicators Tracking performance Developing new goals Sustainability and High Performance Green Buildings LEED principles for energy management Case Studies, Approaches, Experiences and Resources Workshop Prepare in small groups under instructor guidance an energy management plan for a building. The plans prepared by groups will be discussed and critiqued. Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Instructor: Juan Orozco P. Eng, CEM, LEED AP is an Electrical Engineer registered with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), with 20+ years broad commercial/industrial experience. Mr. Orozco is Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers and LEED Accredited Professional, currently working as an Energy Management Specialist on buildings ranging from the commercial and institutional sectors developing and implementing energy management plans to reduce energy and improve operational efficiency of Ontario government buildings. Juan has experience in building commissioning, energy management, energy audits and power quality. Prior to becoming an Energy Engineer, Juan has worked as Building Commissioning and Power Quality Engineer, has been an Energy and Reliability Engineer for a Hydro company, and has been a university professor. He has many years of experience in technical training; he has been involved in several LEED projects as part of a Commissioning team. Juans experience includes working with large scale power distribution systems in Canada, the United States, and in South America.

1.6 CEUs / 16 PDHs

Process Piping Improved Stormwater Management for Systems Water Quality

After participating in the seminar, you will be able to: apply the design fundamentals of process piping systems benefit from the knowledge gained from the course about the role of valves and pumps in the effective operation of process piping systems select pipes suitable for the fluid flow in your process using the insight gained in the course about the pipe characteristics conduct more effectively preventive maintenance, inspection, testing and repair of process piping systems follow the ASME, ANSI and CSA codes and standards in design, maintenance and operations develop the pipe layout using the best practices use the knowledge of computer software for pipe stress analysis carry out in-service inspections troubleshoot with confidence problems in your piping system optimize your insulation and heat tracing system Description The productivity of a process plant depends as much on the piping system as it does on all other plant equipments. As a result it is essential that the piping must be efficiently designed, well maintained and, when required, repaired in an effective and timely manner. This course will present information on the design of an efficient process piping system and code requirements. Sessions on piping system related subjects, such as valves and actuators, pumps, insulation, inspection and maintenance, piping failure etc. are also be presented. Case studies and workshops are a part of the course. Objective To provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of good piping design practices and piping system maintenance fundamentals. Who Should Attend Process engineers, project managers, design engineers, equipment and operating engineers, consultants, contractors and technologists responsible for specifying process piping systems. The course will be of particular interest to individuals responsible for piping systems in industries such as power, brewing, food, chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, plastics and polymers, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper and water treatment. Instructor: Gee Sham, Ontario Hydro Program Outline Day 1 Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method Codes and Standards Development of codes and standards ASME, ANSI Standards, Piping and Pressure Vessel Code CSA Standards, Boiler and Pressure, Vessel Act Provincial regulators Pipe Method of production, property of pipe Material selection Flow of Fluid and Friction Loss Factor that affects the optimum pipe sizing Pipe sizing and pressure drop of incompressible fluid Flow of fluid through piping components Day II Pipe Joints Flanged Welded Soldered and brazed Threaded Commonly used pipe joints and fittings Mechanical Design of Piping System and Wall Thickness Calculation Piping under internal pressure Stress in a piping system Wall thickness calculation Fittings and joints Pipe Support Types of pipe support Size a spring hanger Inspection and maintenance Day III Flexibility Calculation and Stress Analysis Expansion and stress Allowable stress, code requirement Stress intensification factor General flexible requirement External loading on piping system Stress analysis software Acoustic Vibration, Pressure Transient, Vibration, Erosion Corrosion Pressure surge, water hammer Vibration Erosion corrosion in a piping system A Brief Discussion on Valves A Brief Discussion on Pumps Piping System Layout Requirements Guide line for system layout Day IV Piping System Layout (Continued) Piping drawings CAD software Heat Tracing Heat tracing components Heat tracing installation Heat tracing operation Heat tracing sizing Heat tracing troubleshooting Piping Inspection Ultrasonic Radiography Liquid penetration Magnetic particle Eddy current testing Inspection program Ice plug and expansion plug Pipe Failure Case Studies, Failure Analysis Practice Problem Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only) 8:30 Session Begins 12:00 Lunch 4:30 Adjournment Instructor Gee Sham, B.Eng. (Mech.), is a Senior Technical Engineer with Ontario Hydro, bringing with him experience in the areas of piping design, piping and piping supports/ restraints, piping stress analysis, system flow design, and plant layout. He has provided expertise as a consultant in the field of mechanical and piping engineering, and he has been active as an instructor in piping - related courses. 2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


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Course Location EPIC Learning Centre 5759 Coopers Avenue Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 Tel: (905) 361-1901 Yes, Sign Me Up For:
Building Mechanical Systems-Design, Operation and Maintenance February 22-24, 2010 Mississauga, ON Course Code: 00-0219-2065 The fee for the course is $1,695 + GST. If you register after January 22, 2010 the fee increases to $1,865 + GST. Energy Management for Commercial and Institutional Buildings March 4-5, 2010 Mississauga, ON Course Code: 00-0326-2065 The fee for the course is $1,195 + GST. If you register after January 29, 2010 the fee increases to $1,365 + GST. Process Piping Systems March 29 - April 1, 2010 Mississauga, ON Course Code: 00-0327-2065 The fee for the course is $2,395 + GST. If you register after February 26, 2010 the fee increases to $2,565 + GST.

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