This class covers a selection of significant changes to the International Mechanical Code (IMC) that were approved during the 2015-2018 code cycle. This class fulfills 3 hours of required continuing education training for renewal of your Virginia Journeyman or Master HVAC license. There have been some extensive changes made to several chapters of the IMC including considerable changes to the code in:
Chapter 5 Exhaust Systems and the design and operation of exhaust ventilations systems in repair garages.
Chapter 11 Refrigeration code regarding Industrial Occupancies and Refrigerated Rooms and the Special Requirements for Machinery Rooms.
Chapter 14 Thermal Solar Systems has seen extensive changes. This class will focus on code changes and additions for system Design and Installation, Heat Transfer Fluid, and material Labeling.
Some other topics this course will cover include:
A variety of new definitions, most of which were created to support the numerous changes made for the 2018 IMC
New General Regulations code requirements for pit locations of equipment and appliances
The new and updated standards for ventilation equipment and new code requiring function indicators for ventilation system controls
Changes to provisions for the sealing and testing of ducts
New code requirements and reorganization of codes dealing with factory-built chimneys
New code and definitions for high-volume large-diameter fans establishing size restrictions, and testing and labeling requirements
Extensive new code and supporting definitions for safety and relief valve discharge for boilers, water heaters, and pressure vessels and hot water boiler expansion tanks
Code updates, additions, and new referenced standards for hydronic piping including details about push-fit joints, PEX piping exceptions, and thermal barrier requirements
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Dan Whaley is the instructor and industry expert for HVAC Trades Courses. He has held a Journeyman HVAC license since 2005 and has been an AYPO instructor since 2010. Dan Whaley underwent his HVAC training in the U.S. Air Force and currently works for a large hospital in Oregon where he is employed as an engineer working on industrial level mechanical devices. In his tenure at AYPO he has helped thousands of HVAC licensees keep up with their continuing education requirements.