Virtual 2 day course

BC3 Hydraulics in Building Services

This course involves the main water circuits and systems used within the building services controls environment and includes the necessary mechanical knowledge needed to understand applications, covering all aspects of valve sizing control.

It is aimed at engineers and technicians who have some knowledge and field experience within the industry, usually with a minimum of one year. It’s also recommended that they complete the BC1 Fundamentals of HVAC and Building Technology course first.

The cost of the BC3 Hydraulics in Building Services course is £440 + VAT for BCIA members. For non-members, the cost is £600 + VAT.

Course content

  • Introduction to hydraulic circuits
  • Hydraulic characteristics of valves and actuators and sizing controlling elements
  • Pressure independent valves
  • Variable speed pumps
  • Sizing of the controlling elements
  • Hydraulic circuit problems
  • Valve sizing
  • Valve sizing practical test
  • End of course assessment

What can I expect from Virtual Learning?

Our Virtual Learning Courses give delegates the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home - ideal during this unprecedented time where social distancing is key.

Courses will be delivered online by one of our electrical tutors, just as they would be in a classroom facility. This is training online but not to be mistaken for E-learning. Our training is delivered in real time using video conferencing software that gives delegates the opportunity to watch and listen to the tutor, follow the presentation live and interact and ask any questions they may have.

There is scheduled course dates with set start and end times, and short breaks throughout the sessions. This differs to E-Learning where courses are pre-recorded and you can join at any time.

Our virtual learning can be accessed via a PC, laptop or tablet. When a booking has been made, we’ll then send you your joining instructions with the link to access the training shortly before the course – it really is that simple.

How do I take the exam? 

Once you have completed the virtual training course, you will then be directed to the assessments portal where you will be able to complete the examination online straight after the course. 

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on the BC3 - Hydraulics in Building Services (Virtual) course.

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