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Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Mechanical Services

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This course uses the BSRIA BG 30 Design Workflow for Water Distribution Systems as a framework for investigating hydronic systems, with a particular focus on correctly sizing pipework and pumps. The theory will see us go on a journey from the 1700s and Newtonian physics, through to the present day and the unanswered questions of fluid flow.

Attendees will leave with a practical understanding how to correctly design and commission the major components of a hydronic system.

They will build a basic calculator to assist with pipe-sizing decisions

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the design process for piped systems.
  • Correctly size pipework and emitters
  • Deepen their understanding of the relationship between Pressure and Flow
  • Pump duties and basic pump selection
  • Recognise standard hydronic system configurations
  • Junior Engineers
  • Engineers whose first discipline is not Mechanical
  • Technical Sales specialists
  • Project manager's looking to deepen their understanding of piped systems
  • Mechanical Engineers looking for an in-depth refresh of piped systems
  • Contractors and Technical Services Managers wanting to improve their theoretical understanding
Agenda for event
Time Description

Background; The Designer’s Deliverables

Components of a Hydronic System

The Design Workflow


Breakout / Breather


Practical - Heat, System Temperature and Mass Flow Rates in Excel 

Pressure And Flow 

Newton, Bernoulli and Continuity 

Moody, Darcy and the Friction Factor 




Practical – Pipe sizing calculator


Coffee / comfort break


Pumps, Valves and Characteristic Curves


Coffee / comfort break


Notes on Commissioning and Installation 


Q & A and close


Peter McElroy

Peter McElroy

PMCE Services Ltd | Director

Peter is a Chartered Engineer and has an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University. His professional training was undertaken within some of the leading international design consultancies. He then the design team of one of Scotland's top M&E Contractors; to learn and develop an understanding of the practicalities of Building Services from an installation perspective and sharing his passion for design with junior staff. This hands-on approach is apparent in his training, with deep and rich theory woven together with real life practical examples.

Meet the trainer: Peter McElroy, the Design of Heating and Chilled Water Pipe Systems trainer (

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected]

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