2020 Online Seminar Schedule

To register for one of the online seminars listed below, please fill out and submit a Seminar Registration Form

September 15 & 22

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

1 PDH credit *

Residential DHW Heating with a Boiler

Often with a residential project, the decision is made to couple the DHW load to the space heating boiler. The question then becomes whether to go with a combi boiler or add an indirect water heater to the boiler plant. In this presentation we will examine both methods and answer the following questions:

  • Sizing for water heating – how should you approach it?
  • Sizing the boiler – what is different between the two approaches?
  • How are the DHW design considerations different?
  • What are the performance differences?
  • The third option – instantaneous generation with DHW storage – where does it fit?

After completing this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Contrast the differences between an indirect water heater and a combi boiler in how they meet hot water demand.
  • Compare the sizing process for combi boilers and indirect water heaters.
  • Describe the pros and cons of using a combi boiler and an indirect water heater.
  • Describe how a DHW storage tank loading system works and the advantages of this type of system.

September 17 & 24

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Using Multi Boiler Management Controls

This seminar will cover multiple boiler systems, and answer the questions:

  • When do we need multiple boilers in a system?
  • How do we best control the multiple boilers for maximum efficiency, comfort and equipment longevity?

September 29 & October 6

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Zoning and its Effects on Condensing Boilers

This seminar will cover multi-zone residential or light commercial building systems as they relate to modulating condensing boilers. We will examine the do's and don'ts of zoning, variable speed pumping and load balancing the boiler and the building systems.

September 30 & October 7

1:00  - 2:30 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:30 am Pacific Time

ThermProtect / Solar

This seminar examines the types of solar thermal applications that Viessmann Vitosol 200-FM collectors can be used for, and reviews the distinct advantage that ThermProtect technology will give you when used in your solar thermal projects.

October 1 & 8

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Vitodens 100 Troubleshooting – Faults F2 & 18

This seminar will take you through the proper steps to follow when you face a troubleshooting issue on the Vitodens 100 B1HA/B1KA boilers. Topics include: how to use the fault code checker, knowing the difference between a hard and soft fault, and how to determine if a no-heat situation is caused by the boiler or not. We will focus on faults F2 & 18 in this seminar, and will take you through a live demonstration video showing how to diagnose the issue, what tools and parts you will need, and the corrective measures to follow.

October 13 & 20

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

1 PDH credit *

Managing Multiple Temperatures

In many modern hydronic systems, the need arises for different water temperatures for the various heat emitters located in a building. To meet these needs there are a number of approaches to obtaining the desired water temperatures. In this seminar we will look at these requirements and the various methods for achieving these temperatures.

After completing this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • List the conditions that lead to the need for multiple water temperatures in a hydronic system.
  • Describe the methods of providing multiple water temperatures including: multiple boiler set-points, motorized mixing valves, thermostatic mixing valves, and injection pumping.
  • Discuss how to determine how many water temperatures are needed for a hydronic system.
  • Describe the methodology to provide a constant temperature to a heat pump loop.

October 15 & 22

1:00  - 2:30 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:30 am Pacific Time

Application & Piping for Condensing Boilers

In the seminar, we will review some important strategies to maximize the control and operation of your condensing boiler projects. Topics will include condensing technology and the roll of outdoor temperature adjustment, high mass vs low mass and the piping strategies for both types of boilers. This seminar is packed with useful information for both new and experienced boiler installers.

October 29 & November 5

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

Vitodens 100 Troubleshooting – Faults 0B & 38

This seminar will take you through the proper steps to follow when you face a troubleshooting issue on the Vitodens 100 B1HA/B1KA boilers. Topics include: how to use the fault code checker, knowing the difference between a hard and soft fault, and how to determine if a no-heat situation is caused by the boiler or not. We will focus on faults 0B & 38 in this seminar, and will take you through a live demonstration video showing how to diagnose the issue, what tools and parts you will need, and the corrective measures to follow.

November 10 & 17

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

1 PDH credit *

Fundamentals & Application of Outdoor Reset

This presentation will explore outdoor reset as it applies to heating buildings. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Heat transfer from the boiler to building to outdoors, and what drives the process.
  • When the balance in the heat transfer process changes, how is it controlled?
  • How does a heating curve work in the process, and how is it selected?
  • What additional equipment is needed.
  • Why outdoor reset should be used.

After completing this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the process of heat flow from the burner to outdoors, and how outdoor reset can control it.
  • List the benefits of outdoor reset.
  • Explain how outdoor reset works.
  • Describe the process of selecting a heating curve for an application.

November 12 & 19

1:00  - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
10:00  - 11:00 am Pacific Time

BMS Gateways

In this seminar, we will do an examination of the Vitogate 300 BMS gateway, including the setup and connections to Viessmann equipment and preparing the database for the BMS integrator to tie it into the building automation system.

* PDH = Professional Development Hours, which can be collected by engineers and used towards their self regulating status.