The Online Little Red Schoolhouse will start with two multi-session courses – a 12-module course on centrifugal pump basics, pump curves, pump selection and parallel and series pumping, and a five-module piping systems course outlining multiple pipe configurations used with pumping systems. More courses will be added in time.
“Part of B&G’s legacy is to deliver the best hydronic system design training in the industry, regardless of product loyalty,” said Mark Handzel, Xylem’s vice president of Product Regulatory Affairs and director, HVAC & Commercial Buildings Business Unit Americas. “By adapting our proprietary Little Red Schoolhouse training and deep applications expertise to an online format, we are ensuring our systems solutions approach for HVAC and plumbing applications is accessible to all.”
The B&G Little Red Schoolhouse is a state-of-the-art facility in Morton Grove, Illinois, that has trained more than 60 000 engineers, contractors and installers over the last 60 years on the proper design, installation and maintenance of hydronic systems, as well as the latest technologies and regulations that affect the industry. In 2013, B&G opened another Little Red Schoolhouse location in Nanjing, China.
“B&G is committed to setting the industry standard for continuing education,” said Larry Konopacz, training and education manager, Little Red Schoolhouse. “Our expanded offering enables us to interact with a new generation of engineers in a way professionals increasingly want to learn, whether it’s to strengthen existing knowledge, develop future engineers, or share cutting-edge technologies.”
The courses are free to engineers, designers, contractors, building operators and students, and qualify for continuing education unit credits.