FACE TO FACE PRESENTATIONS
PPI BCD announces the availability of a new one-hour continuing education course: "Designing PEX Plumbing
Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency."
This course is intended for audiences such as plumbing engineers, designers, builders, plumbers and code
officials. The Plastics Pipe Institute is an approved ASPE CEU Provider and an ICC Preferred Provider,
and this course is approved by both organizations for continuing education credits.
Crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing has been used for plumbing systems in North America for over 25 years, providing
safe delivery of potable water and protecting the health of building occupants. A result of modern polymer technology,
PEX tubing performs in ways that provide excellent reliability, durability and safety. This course demonstrates how the
properties of PEX tubing and systems can improve the health, safety and welfare of building occupants through reliable
long-term delivery of clean water, and provides design guidance to optimize performance.
This course explains piping design methods that can provide faster delivery of hot-water to fixtures, improve overall
system efficiency, optimize use of materials, and improve installation efficiency. Design examples are illustrated and
compared. Empirical test data is used to provide answers about the best ways to design PEX plumbing systems to optimize
Learning Objectives - By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain how the properties of PEX tubing and fittings can improve health, safety and welfare through improved plumbing materials
- Describe three distinct plumbing layouts using PEX systems and compare advantages and disadvantages of each
- Apply test data from published research to demonstrate how design of the plumbing layout can improve system performance and provide faster delivery of hot-water with reduced water waste
- Direct an installer on correct installation techniques for PEX systems to ensure long-term safety and performance
- Discuss how to access industry resources for design and installation questions
Course content is based on PPI's Design Guide:
PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems
ASPE CEU Provider approval listed Here.
ICC Preferred Provider approval listed
Contact PPI's Lance MacNevin
, P.Eng. to arrange delivery of this course
to audiences, either in person or remotely via live webinar.