Maintaining water pressure within an acceptable range is vitally important in all types of building plumbing systems. Unregulated systems can cause high mechanical stress on system components, flow noise, valve cavitation, water hammer, and uncomfortably high flow rates from faucets and shower heads.
John Siegenthaler, PE, will join Kevin Freidt and Max Rohr from Caleffi on July 21 to explain the basics of ideal pressure reduction in modern plumbing systems. The fundamentals and design best practices in the presentation apply to residential and commercial system design. This training is best suited for attendees looking to reaffirm the underlying design and installation criteria for ideal pressure regulation in plumbing systems.
Attendees will learn:
- Plumbing system pressure concepts
- Considerations for low-/high-pressure scenarios
- Calculations for dynamic pressure drop
- When to install PRVs in parallel or in series
- How to utilize various designs of pressure-reducing valves
- Maximum high pressure reduction ratios and recommendations
- Troubleshooting quick tips
A seasoned industry leader and passionate teacher, John is eager to share his more than 40 years of experience in the understanding and proper application of water-based engineering principles with the audience. He is the Principal of Appropriate Designs and a regular contributor to industry publications.
Kevin is the Director of Product Management and Technical Support. He is the intellect behind sizing up the best product offerings in a moving target market and manages an exceptional technical support team. The audience will thoroughly appreciate his academic passion and concise content delivery.
Max is Caleffi’s Education and Industry Engagement Manager, leading interactions with trade associations, committees, industry initiatives, and collaborative manufacturer partners. Max—a self-described “energy nerd”—has 20+ years of work experience in installation, distribution, manufacturers’ representative, and manufacturing roles.
Coffee with Caleffi technical training webinars are free and intended for contractors, engineers, designers, and wholesalers. A certificate of attendance is emailed to attendees following the webinar equivalent to 1.0 PDH for continuing education.