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About Taco University
Taco University is a new learning resource for commercial hydronic engineers, system designers, facility managers and building owners - anyone with a stake in the development and operation of comfortable, efficient, cost-effective hydronic systems. We offer two ways to learn.

Live learning
Taco U live learning events are intensive one-day programs presented to small groups in Taco's state of the art Innovation and Development Center in Cranston, RI. Attendees can earn up to 4 PDH's for each single-day course. The schedule is as follows:

Session III - Fundamentals of Hydronic, Air and Geothermal Systems. Click the date of your choice for more information and to register.
Online learning
Taco University on-line courses are multi-lesson courses that you can complete at your own pace and schedule anywhere there's a computer and web connection. These courses generally include lesson quizzes and a final exam, with successful participants receiving a certificate of completion. Courses are in development now and will begin to become available this spring. You can see a sample of our on-line learning at the top of the page.

Sample E-Learning
Check out a sample lesson, "Intro to Controls." It's a good example of what's in store for you online at Taco University.
CLICK for sample lesson.

 
LIVE LEARNING at the Innovation and Development Center

Training Schedule Session I
Pumps & Related Equipment Fundamentals.

What this 1-day course session will provide:
Learn the fundamentals about pumps and pumping, air/dirt separation, and plate & frame heat exchangers.

Who should attend:
This course has been designed for professionals who want to sharpen their fundamental skills on key hydronic equipment components.


Pump Fundamentals 101
This session provides the basics on pumps, specifically centrifugal pumps, including pump components, pump performance, understanding performance and system curves, the Affinity Laws, and types of multiple pump operations - parallel and series pumping.

Pumps 201
The various methods of pumping explained and presented graphically in-depth. This session will examine the characteristics of parallel and series pumping, primary -secondary pumping options, and options for single pipe primary-secondary pumping.

Pumps 301
This session will demystify the theory behind self-sensing pumping, explain variations in system curves, variations in pump curves, pump mapping and/or pump characterization, and interaction of pump curves and system curves.

4900 Series Product Review
Dirt and air in a hydronic system can cause lots of problems, Taco's 4900 Series effectively removes particulates and micro-bubbles. This session provides everything you need to know about the 4900 Series: its design and construction, how it works, its special PALL rings basket assembly, and how to install it in a typical heating or a chilled water system.
Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers
Design and construction of plate and frame heat exchangersis explained in this session as well as applications such as parallel and diagonal flow. Types of plates - single and double wall - are covered as well as flow distribution. ANSI/AHRI Standard 400 guidance governing design and construction of plate and frame heat exchangers is also included.

Self-Sensing Pumps
This session provides an introduction to the newest VFD control strategy - self-sensing pumps - and how it works. Self-sensing control has been developed to allow a VFD to control pump head pressure without the need for a pressure transducer. Self-sensing advantages, features & benefits, and testing procedures are explained as well as types of applications and flow modes.

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