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Now Offering CEUs
Professionals looking to expand their knowledge in radiant heating and cooling, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems can now receive continuing education units (CEUs) when attending Uponor Academy training courses. Uponor Academy offers everything for the radiant, plumbing and fire sprinkler professional — all in our 11,000-square-foot training facility in Apple Valley, Minn.

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Advanced Radiant Hydronics
This course is for the contractor interested in going to the next level with hydronic radiant heating systems. Participants will learn how to convey the value proposition of radiant systems to the end user. They will also deepen their knowledge of heat-loss analysis, near-boiler piping strategies, system components and controls, along with methods to simplify and value engineer radiant systems while also enhancing their performance. The training will also include advanced troubleshooting of radiant systems with hands-on applications.
Note: Participants should have a basic knowledge of hydronic heating systems. See course description for Radiant Hydronics with design.
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Radiant Hydronics with Design
This is an intermediate course for contractors. At course completion participants will be able to design and install a basic radiant heating system. Little or no radiant experience is needed for this course. Participants will gain an understanding of radiant system components, heat-loss analysis, pump sizing, pipe sizing, and estimating. Participants will also have hands-on training with Uponor product as well as basic controls wiring.
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Uponor LoopCAD
LoopCAD is the premiere software for the fast creation of professional quality circuit layout drawings for radiant heating systems. The all-new LoopCAD 2015 offers advanced design features including integrated heating and cooling load calculations, detailed hydronic calculations, snowmelt design, 3D CAD views, and compatibility with OEM design methods and materials. Contractors, designers, installers, engineers, or anyone working with radiant systems will find this course of immense value for designing and analysing radiant heating systems and snow melt. Students will need to bring a laptop to the class with the trial version of LoopCAD installed.
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Commercial Piping
This in-depth course is designed for plumbing professionals, installers, designers and engineers interested in Uponor’s PEX-a piping systems for commercial applications. Training includes codes and standards, pipe sizing with Uponor AquaPEX® systems, unit piping, riser piping, distribution piping, public and service piping, as well as design and installation practices, over-head and under-slab installations, and hanger and clamp systems. Value engineering and case studies will also be discussed.
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AquaSAFE Levels I and II
This course is designed for the plumbing professional interested in Uponor AquaSAFE multipurpose fire sprinkler systems. Participants will review installation guidelines for installing AquaSAFE in one- and two- family dwellings and manufactured homes according to NFPA 13D guidelines.
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French Training
Cette formation de deux jours vise la compréhension des éléments fondamentaux d’une conception, installation, opération et application de systèmes de chauffage par surface radiante. Les participants pourront ainsi identifier les éléments clé d’un système de chauffage par plancher radiant et appliquer correctement leurs connaissances. Ce module vise aussi à démystifier le chauffage radiant ainsi que les légendes urbaines qui se sont développées au fil des années. Cette formation intensive se termine par un examen qui permettra aux participants réussissant celui-ci d’obtenir leur diplôme comme concepteur/installateur certifié Uponor.
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Advanced Radiant with Controls
Uponor, your system solutions provider for PEX-based radiant floor heating and cooling, plumbing and fire safety, is offering a 2½ day Advanced Radiant with Controls training opportunity customized specifically for Western Canada. This course is designed to develop an understanding of hydronic radiant heating system design, operation and application.
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