What you will learn
The participant will receive the necessary skills and knowledge to do a depressurization test to one of the three national standards as referenced in the National Building Code and elsewhere; CSA F326, CSA F300, CSGB 5171. We start with a comparison of the standards and depressurization limits then, a discussion of the necessary testing equipment.
Included in the manual is a depressurization worksheet with an extensive setup checklist and test procedures.
Included in this course is an online module, “Introduction to Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation,” which must be completed prior to attending the in-person session. You will be automatically enrolled in this online module when you register and pay for "Depressurization Testing of Residential Systems".
Please note: The login details for this online course will be made available to course registrants in September 2019.
- Identify the standards that address depressurization testing and when they are applicable
- List the depressurization limits for various combustion equipment types and other circumstances
- Describe the conditions under which a depressurization test can be done
- List the equipment requirements and steps for setting up and performing a depressurization test
- Understand the reporting requirements for the applicable standards
- Certification as a Depressurization Tester, which is recognized by many jurisdictions
- Add a unique skill set that will increase in demand as houses get tighter
For the Individual
- Understand the methods and subtleties of depressurization testing
- Mastering this skill will set you apart from the crowd
- Troubleshoot spillage and odour issues
Note: If you currently hold a Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation or Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design certification from HRAI, you are not required to complete the Online Introduction to Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation course.
HRAI is an approved education provider with BC Housing – Licensing and Consumer Services.
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