Advanced Combustion Testing

Dates: February 15-17, 2022

Meets: See Sessions Tab

Location: Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

$575.00
Registration Fee: $575.00
MT WAP Registration: $0.00

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This course covers all the systems related to the combustion process in residential homes from the gas meter to the flue cap and everything in between. Students will learn about the most common combustion safety testing procedures for fuel-fired furnaces and water heaters. They will also learn about chimney design and operation, tuning the combustion process, setting gas pressure, combustion flue gas analysis, and proper testing methods and solutions for CAZ issues. Students will utilize combustion analyzers, gas detectors, and manometers to perform diagnostic testing.

Lessons include identification of systems and components, setup of test equipment, performing test procedures, evaluating results, and implementing remediation measures.

Course Learning Objectives:
  • Upon course completion, students will know how to:
  • Apply building science to combustion, combustion analysis, venting, and air movement.
  • Identify the common parts of combustion appliances and what they do.
  • Perform test-in and test-out procedures that include combustion appliance evaluation, worst-case depressurization tests, and combustion analysis.
  • Understand building codes related to combustion appliances including gas codes, venting, and combustion appliance zones.
  • Apply viable solutions to issues related to efficiency, venting, and combustion appliance zones

Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. Use the MT WAP Registration option to register with a $0 fee.

For questions, contact the Training Center at classes@weatherization.org or 406-586-0070.

To return to Montana Weatherization Training Center website please go to weatherization.org

Fee:   $575.00

Fee Breakdown

DescriptionAmount
Registration Fee$ 575.00
MT WAP Registration$ 0.00

Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

751 Osterman Drive
Suite 101
Bozeman, MT 59715

Nick Thomas

Growing up in the Gallatin Valley has offered Nick years of demolition, renovation and building experience as well as a keen knowledge of different building structures and ways of protecting homes from harsh Montana climates. He brings several years of weatherization field experience to the Training Center after working for the HRDC energy assistance program. His standardized work specifications (SWS) and code compliance knowledge shapes his teaching focus toward workplace safety and crew efficiency.

Chris Dorsi

Chris manages curriculum development and technical writing projects for the Montana Weatherization Training Center, along with delivering classroom and field training for both professionals and technicians. He's spent the last 40 years developing best practices for the housing industry, including publishing respected textbooks and technical curricula, developing training programs, and operating private construction organizations. Chris holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Heating Professional, Envelope Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. He's certified to proctor exams for all these specialties. Chris is the co-author of "Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings," the "Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency," and other respected titles on sustainable design and energy-efficient construction. He's the founder of Habitat X, a nationwide professional development platform.

Aaron Mugaas

Aaron brings deep and relevant experience to the team, with decades of service to the weatherization industry as both a crew member and auditor. He’s also spent time in private industry as a house builder and home inspector. Aaron’s training includes degrees in Biology, and study in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. His focus at the Training Center is on health and safety, building science, hands-on training of practical skills.
Date Day Time Location
02/15/2022Tuesday1 PM to 5 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman
02/16/2022Wednesday8:30 AM to 5 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman
02/17/2022Thursday8:30 AM to 4 PM Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

This course has 15 contact hours and can qualify as 15 continuing education units (CEUs) toward Home Energy Professional Certification through the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

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