Online Other Disciplines FE Exam Prep Course

Online Other Disciplines FE Exam Prep Course At-a-Glance * 90 days of self-guided, unlimited online materials access * You pick the dates - Sign up when it's convenient for you * Unlimited access to 14 recorded webinars totaling over 20 hours covering FE exam topics * Download and print slides that accompany each webinar * Submit your questions online - Subject matter experts will get back to you * $750/members; $950/non-members - Includes all required mat...
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Online Mechanical FE Exam Prep Course

Online Mechanical FE Exam Prep Course At-a-Glance * 90 days of self-guided, unlimited online materials access * You pick the dates - Sign up when it's convenient for you * Unlimited access to 15 recorded webinars totaling nearly 22 hours covering FE exam topics * Download and print slides that accompany each webinar * Submit your questions online - Subject matter experts will get back to you * $750/members, $950/non-members - Includes all required materials ...
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Online Mechanical PE Exam Prep Course

The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) can help you pass the PE exam! Our mechanical PE exam prep course is offered prior to the April and October PE exams each year. Courses are held via live, instructor-led webinar and are open to students anywhere in the world. Webinars are recorded for repeat review and access by students. We use books and materials published by Professional Publications, Inc., providers of the popular Lindeburg books – order books through MnSPE at a 15%...
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An Introduction to Solar Cooling Systems

This course will introduce you to solar-powered cooling systems for buildings. You will learn about absorption cooling systems, Rankine cycle heat engine cooling systems, desiccant cooling, and other solar-powered systems having potential for commercial applications. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of system sizing, controls, piping, pumps and valves, and solar collectors. Learning Objectives • Learn when solar cooling may be practicable and cost-effective, and when it is un...
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An Introduction to Noise Control in Buildings

This course will introduce you to the basic principles and terminology of acoustics, and noise control engineering in buildings. You will learn about sound pressure levels, sound power levels, sound intensity levels, vibration levels, frequency, temporal variations, loudness, vibration transmissibility and vibration isolation. You will learn about Noise Criteria (NC) and Room Criteria (RC) curves and how they are used in acoustical engineering projects. Speech Interference Levels (SIL), Sound ...
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An Introduction to Mechanics Liens

A mechanic's lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. The lien exists for both real property and personal property. This continuing education pdh course will have you study mechanics lien law as applied in the United States. You will be introduced to the history of mechanics liens, who can file mechanics liens, the creation, perfection, and enforcement of liens, the priority of liens, and th...
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An Introduction to HVAC Systems for Medical Facilities

This course will introduce you to heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics. You will learn about air conditioning requirements, systems, equipment and design practices for the various spaces in health care facilities. You will learn about control systems, air distribution, refrigerants, steam and piping systems. You will learn about special requirements for laboratories and patient treatment and isolation rooms. This course w...
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An Introduction to HVAC Systems

This is a course for all of the members of the building design team. It will give you a basic introduction to air conditioning system design so you can better understand the technology, concepts and terminology in design of air conditioning systems. It will help you to be a better partner in the building design and construction process. You will learn the fundamentals of load calculations, air conditioning equipment, air distribution, heating and cooling media distribution (such as chilled wat...
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An Introduction to Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems

This is an introduction to the design of heating and cooling distribution systems outside of buildings. It provides information about system selection, distribution media selection, and general distribution system design. Discussed are distribution systems in trenches, pre-engineered underground systems, prefabricated underground heating and cooling distribution systems, and aboveground heat distribution systems. The information provided is applicable to high temperature hot water, low tempera...
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An Introduction to Cathodic Protection

This is an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems. It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both. This is an introduction to the design and application of cathodic protection systems to ...
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Common ADA Errors in Facilities Design

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that new construction and alterations to existing facilities comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The Justice Department is the government agency responsible for enforcing the ADA. As part of its enforcement efforts, the Department has conducted numerous on-site investigations of newly constructed or altered public accommodation facilities and has observed certain common ADA problems. In this course, a sampling of common access...
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Accessibility Standards: Minimum Requirements

This course will introduce you to minimum requirements for handicapped accessibility for buildings and related infrastructure. You will learn about the terminology, scope and technical requirements for accessible elements of buildings, routes, parking lots and related features. Course Outline 1. PURPOSE 2. GENERAL 3. MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS AND DEFINITIONS 4. ACCESSIBLE ELEMENTS AND SPACES: SCOPE AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS This is an introduction to minimum requirements for handic...
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Sizing Plumbing Water System

Plumbing water distribution systems are designed on the idea of the most probable peak demand loading, which reflects the worst-case scenario for a system. These types of systems require different considerations than large-scale water distribution networks. The difference is primarily attributed to uncertainty regarding the use of plumbing fixtures, hence uncertainty in demand loadings. This 3-hour course provides comprehensive design methodology and underlying principles of plumbing water...
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Basic Pump Parameters and the Affinity Laws

Students of this three-hour course will be provided with important concepts associated with the operation of centrifugal pumps to include pump performance parameters, design considerations, efficient operation, and the affinity laws. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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Understanding Net Positive Suction Head

Students of this four-hour course will be provided with an introduction to one of the important aspects of proper pump selection: Net Positive Suction Head. This course will review the various aspects of Net Positive Suction Head, including centrifugal pump operation fundamentals, liquid vapor pressure, specific gravity, absolute pressure, and cavitation. Examples of pumping systems, complete with hydraulic analytical solutions, are provided to aid in the understanding of the presented materia...
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Cooling Water- 'Problems And Solutions'

This 3 hours course provides basic knowledge about the cooling water problems and solutions. The course provides insight to the commonly debated water problems and treatment approaches. The course is compiled in a simple question & answer format to reduce the learning time. The course is intended for use primarily to the students, end users, operators, energy & environmental auditors, contractors, O&M engineers and sales people. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is ...
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Cooling Water Systems - An Overview of Cooling Towers

This 4-hour course provides comprehensive information on Cooling Towers. Cooling towers find application in almost all sorts of industries varying from small process plants to the large refineries, petrochemical complexes, fertilizer plants, manufacturing units and power plants. It is difficult to imagine an industry without a cooling tower. The air-conditioning systems for large facilities like commercial complexes, hospitals, hotels, theaters, airports, residential complexes and shopping arc...
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HVAC Made Easy - Environmental Issues and Refrigerants

This two-hour course discusses the issues related to Ozone layer depletion, Global warming, Green house effect and the Refrigerants. The refrigerants are considered to be one of the major sources of ozone layer depletion. The environmental concerns have put a tremendous pressure on the phase out of certain refrigerants, which have traditionally ruled the global air-conditioning & refrigeration industry for decades. Current and anticipated future restrictions limit or prohibit the use of ozone ...
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HVAC Made Easy - Selection Tips for Chiller Compressors

This two-hour course provides comprehensive information on the air-conditioning chillers. The chiller package comprising of refrigerant compressor is a heart of main cooling system. The chiller is a single most expensive item of the air-conditioning system that influences the life cycle economics. The course focuses on the key issues pertaining to chiller selection and their applications. The practical considerations and assessment criterion is addressed in brief and is a recommended reading r...
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Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis

This three hour online course discusses the various types of failure mechanisms and the process of conducting a metallurgical failure analysis. Failure Analysis is one of the most useful techniques for ensuring the safety and reliability of products and plant facilities/components. The main benefits are the prevention of failure in a similar equipment, and improvement in useful service life through design or material modifications. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which ...
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Selection Tips For Air-Conditioning Cooling Systems

This two hour online course provides comprehensive information on the air-conditioning cooling systems. It details the type and characteristics of commonly used cooling systems with illustrations, advantages and disadvantages. The course is intended for use primarily to the students, end users, consultants, architects, contractors and HVAC designers. The course focuses on the practical aspects of selection and is a recommended guide for the beginners and experience people involved in conceptua...
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LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations

The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. In recent years, the demand for high-performance buildings has grown tremendously as a result of increased awareness of the need for sustainable development. The LEED Rating System is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wi...
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Selected Topics in Mechanics of Materials

Whether you are an engineer or an architect, it is essential to have a basic understanding about mechanics of materials. This course introduces engineers and architects to the principles involved in designing typical components such as drive shafts, floor beams, pressure tanks, and bolted connections found in machines or structures. The content of this course covers stress, strain, mechanical properties of materials, axial loading, torsion, bending, deflection and column stability with the emp...
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Selection and Sizing of Rupture Discs

This course covers the non-reclosing type of pressure relief devices known as rupture discs. It reviews the codes that govern rupture discs and the standard formulas and equations that are used to determine their proper selection and sizing. The course is directed toward Chemical and Mechanical Engineers in the process industries but should provide appeal to general practitioners as well. As a prerequisite, the student should have a basic familiarity with pressure vessels and piping systems. T...
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Selection and Sizing of Pressure Relief Valves

Students of this three-hour course will be provided with an introduction to the types and styles of pressure relief valves, the requirements for their placement and use, and the methods to determine the correct size of valve to use. This course summarizes reference data and technical recommendation based on many years of industry's experience in sizing, selecting, testing, installing and operating pressure relief valves. Sufficient data is supplied to properly size and select pressure relief v...
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Safeguarding HVAC Systems Against Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Attacks

This course identifies actions that a building owner or manager can implement without undue delay to enhance occupant protection from an airborne chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) attack. The intended audience includes building owners, managers, and maintenance personnel of public, private, and governmental buildings, including offices, laboratories, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, transportation terminals, and public venues (for example, sports arenas, malls, coliseums). This...
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Introduction to Fire Protection Systems

The Introduction to Fire Protection Systems Course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the basics of combustion; codes and standards related to fire protection; a discussion of water based fire extinguishing systems focusing on sprinkler systems; a discussion of non-water based and special application fire suppression systems; and concludes with a discussion of various fire detectors. The course is divided into five (5) modules that can be studied in any desi...
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An Introduction to Indoor Air Pollution

The subject of indoor air pollution is not without some controversy. Indoor air quality is an evolving issue; it is important to keep informed about continuing developments in this area. This short course is not a detailed technical treatise on indoor air pollution; it is intended for Architects and Engineers who are interested in a general introductory overview of IAP, its various categories, probable causes, and suggested remedial actions. A substantial portion of this course content is base...
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An Engineer's Guide to Plumbing Cross-Connections

Public health officials have rightfully been concerned about cross-connections and back-flow connections in plumbing systems and in public drinking water systems. This course will help Civil, Sanitary, and Mechanical Engineers increase their knowledge of the probability of contamination of drinking water through cross-connection. Numerous documented cases of cross-connection contamination are presented in the course as illustration. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.
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Plumbing Systems

Plumbing systems are important aspects of the building design. This course presents criteria pertinent to the design of drainage (sanitary and storm), water, and fuel gases. Energy conservation requirements are also discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command's Design Manual 3.01: Plumbing Systems (1986 edition, 86 pages). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course mate...
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Noise and Vibration Control

Mechanical equipment, such as cooling towers, generates noise and vibration during its normal operation. It is an important aspect of the building design to control the undesirable noise and vibration. This course provides the criteria and guidance required for design and construction of those features related to noise and vibration control of mechanical equipment systems most commonly encountered. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Manual TM...
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Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) is an important aspect in building design. This course provides guidelines for design of mechanical systems for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC). The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Manual TM 5-810-1: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (1991 edition, 18 pages). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of cours...
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Selecting a Centrifugal Pump to Handle a Viscous Liquid

Students of this two-hour online course will be provided with a basic understanding of fluid viscosity and its effects on the performance and efficiency of centrifugal pumps. The course presents definitions, effects and recommendations for conveying viscous fluids. It presents established predictive techniques to estimate viscous pump performance. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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An Introduction to Design of Industrial Ventilation Systems

This course is an introduction to the design of industrial ventilation systems. You will be introduced to general design criteria, controls, operational considerations and commissioning. You will also be provided with a more detailed discussion of two of the more common industrial ventilation applications: wood shop facilities and paint spray booths. You will learn about general and design criteria, design procedures, controls, operational considerations and commissioning. For wood shop facili...
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