IAPMO looking for hydronics committee volunteers

Good design and installation from the beginning reduces troubleshooting later. Dale’s Plumbing, Courtney, B.C., laid down this hydronic slab floor for a storage facility in Parksville, B.C., using 3.55 kilometers of three-quarter inch Vipert oxygen barrier pipe made in Burnaby, B.C. by CB Supplies.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is asking for volunteers with technical background in hydronic systems and specific knowledge of heat transfer fluid treatment to participate on the Hydronic Standards Committee. The committee will work on the development of IAPMO H1001.1 as an American National Standard. The deadline to submit the application is May 8.
Applications can be completed online at the Standards Development web page.
The scope of the standard is to establish and maintain hydronic system heat transfer fluid quality over the life of the system. The volunteers should be jurisdictional authorities, testing lab and educational facility representatives, or HVAC experts.
“Hydronic heating and cooling systems can reach some of the highest efficiencies of all space conditioning systems available today. However, some hydronic systems fail to reach or maintain their highest potential efficiencies due to poor water quality establishment and maintenance practices,” said an IAPMO release.
The Hydronic Standard Committee members will be responsible for the development of new American National Standards relating to hydronic systems and for the content and processing of public review comments.
For more information, contact Les Nelson at 909-218-8112 or by email at les.nelson@iapmo.org.