LPG SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Requalification of Portable Gas Fired Heaters

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COURSE OUTLINE

This training program is designed specifically for Canadian Rental Association – BC Region members who wish to qualify Service Technicians for the Inspection, Service and Requalification of Portable Gas Fired Heaters up to 400k btuh. Successful completion of this course will allow qualified service technicians and CRA-Member rental facility locations to apply for a Special Purpose Certificate of Qualification (SPCQ) from Technical Safety BC. This SPCQ will enable the inspection, service and requalification of specific makes and models of heaters used within the scope of the SPCQ within their operation.

CLASS SIZE:

Maximum 12 Students

COURSE LENGTH:

Three days (24 to 30 hours)

MODULE 1: PRINCIPLES OF PORTABLE GAS FIRED HEATERS. (classroom/theory)

Intended to be general in scope, Module 1 provides the learner with general knowledge on the inspection and maintenance of portable gas fired heaters including the properties and characteristics of propane. This course is intended to cover the broader aspects of technical knowledge and competency required for all portable gas fired heaters 400,000Btuh or less.

COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Regulations and Codes for B.C
  • Propane Properties
  • Shop Safety
  • Operational Safety – Heaters
  • Combustion Principles
  • Heater Components
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Venting Systems and Air Supply
  • Controlling Fuel Supply
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Burners
  • Heater Controls
  • Preparing for Skill Assessment
  • Documentation and Reporting
MODULE 2: MANUFACTURER HEATER ENDORSEMENTS (practical skill assessment)

Make and Model specific heater endorsement are separated into two categories based on heater types. Category 1 – covers DIRECT FIRED heaters and includes both ductable and non-ductable types. Category 2 covers INDIRECT FIRED heaters.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The majority of learning objectives will be similar in many of the heater models heaters, both direct and indirect fired, ductable and non-ductable. Where learning objectives are unique to a specific heater they will be identified separately on the appropriate skills assessment for the model of heater.

COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Heater Specifications
  • Safety Precautions
  • Cleaning, inspection, maintenance
  • Installation and assembly
  • Combustion principles
  • Venting and air supply
  • Controlling fuel supply
  • Limited service
  • Testing gas functions
  • Testing electrical controls
  • Testing burner function
  • Troubleshooting

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