Course detail

Selected Chapters of Plumbing

FAST-CT003Acad. year: 2018/2019

Theoretical fundamentals of pumping process within hydraulic systems. Pump application within plumbing engineering specialization – overview of systems applied for water supply and drainage for buildings. Design of pump stations and conjoint equipment.
Basic information about sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems.
Acquaintances extension of rainwater soakaways and retention tanks, rainwater harvesting and central domestic hot water heating systems. Overview of appliances for potable water conditioning before heating. Problems of domestic hot water temperature control.

Department

Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students extend their basic knowledge of plumbing engineering especially in the area of water pumping, extinguishing systems, management of rainwater and hot water preparation. They will be able to decide on water supply for buildings concept, to do conjoint hydraulic calculations, to design relevant pumping stations and to process necessary schemes. They gain knowledge of sprinkler extinguishing systems, rainwater soakaways, retention tanks and rainwater harvesting. Students will be able to design hot water preparation depending on analyse of their demand for buildings.

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of hydraulics - water flow in a closed pressurized systems and gravity flow systems, basic principles of plumbing, basic knowledge of hot water supply systems.

Co-requisites

Fundamental lows of hydraulics. Theory of pressure losses.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. The lectures include elaboration of basic principles, design methods and standard cases solutions. During practices the students practice calculations and relevant solutions for individually submitted building. They can see models of building services systems and its accessories in the department laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Compulsory attendance at practices. Recommended attendance at lectures. Elaboration of individual calculations and technical schema within specified terms. Protocols submission in the credit week. Fulfilment of written and oral exam at a satisfactory grade.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Potable water demand and quantity of wastewater, introduction to pumps systems, suction head for pumps
2. Pump head-capacity curves
3. System head curves, point of pumps operation
4. Change of point of pump operation
5. Pumps and pumps stations for plumbing engineering
6. Booster pump systems and hydropneumatic tank systems for water supply
7. Determination of capacity of gravity tanks (suction, storage) and pressure tanks (diaphragm tanks)
8. Automatic wastewater lifting plants and their design
9. Sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems – purpose, application, fundamental arrangement and sprinkler installations
10. Management of rainwater, soakaways, retention tanks, rainwater harvesting
11. Central water heating – storage and instantaneous systems
12. Central water heating - design of systems components
13. Potable water conditioning before heating, control of domestic hot water temperature

Aims

To extend basic information of plumbing engineering especially in the area of water pumping, extinguishing systems and water heating systems. Design pumping stations within plumbing engineering specialization, to do conjoint hydraulic calculations and to process necessary drawings, further the students will be able to design domestic hot water systems efficiently including thermal calculations. Sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Potable water demand and quantity of wastewater, introduction to pumps systems, suction head for pumps
2. Pump head-capacity curves
3. System head curves, point of pumps operation
4. Change of point of pump operation
5. Pumps and pumps stations for plumbing engineering
6. Booster pump systems and hydropneumatic tank systems for water supply
7. Determination of capacity of gravity tanks (suction, storage) and pressure tanks (diaphragm tanks)
8. Automatic wastewater lifting plants and their design
9. Sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems – purpose, application, fundamental arrangement and sprinkler installations
10. Management of rainwater, soakaways, retention tanks, rainwater harvesting
11. Central water heating – storage and instantaneous systems
12. Central water heating - design of systems components
13. Potable water conditioning before heating, control of domestic hot water temperature

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Fundamental calculations for plumbing systems.
2. Pumps and pumps systems – piping and pumps design.
3. Pump head-capacity curves. System head curves.
4. Point of pump system operation. Available suction head for pumps.
5. Water supply for building – variants.
6. Axonometric scheme of chosen variant. Water system sizing.
7. Pump station sizing for building water supply.
8. Determination of capacity of tanks.
9. Sprinkler heads arrangement.
10. Rainwater soakaway design, rainwater harvesting design.
11. Division of domestic hot water demand in building.
12. Storage heater sizing. Safety device sizing.
13. Final calculations check. Credit.

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