BPEC Solid Biomass

Introduction

BPEC Solid Biomass NOS Mapped training course can be used towards registration on the range of schemes available including Competent Persons registration (CPS), HETAS, APHC, NAPIT, NICEIC, and the Microgeneration Scheme (MCS).

This course incorporates both core solid fuel and biomass heating systems and is aimed at qualified heating engineers who wish to install domestic solid wood-based biomass heating systems.

Certificates are valid for 5 years

Location:

Dumfries

Duration

5 Days

Price

£TBA

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have one of the following:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional equivalent earlier certification, or
  • N/SVQ Level2/3 in Heating and Ventilation (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification, or
  • N/SVQ Level2/3 in Heating and Ventilation (industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification, or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification, or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification

And if not included in the above qualification

  • Water Regulations/ WaterBylaws
  • Unvented Hot Water

Course Content

The following will be covered in this course:

Solid Fuel

  • Introduction to solid fuel and wood heating
  • Solid fuel wood heating
  • Combustion, appliance types and fuel types
  • Legislation, regulations and standards
  • Flues and Chimney Classification
  • Flues and Chimney ventilation
  • Appliance installations requirements
  • Appliance maintenance requirements
  • Basic Chimney faults
  • Unsafe situations

Biomass Heating

  • Introduction to wood heating
  • Biomass heating systems: technical overview
  • Fuel supply and combustion
  • Regulations and standards
  • System cost, funding and policy support
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Fuel Storage systems
  • Combustion
  • Conducting a site assessment
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Determining system size
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and customer handover
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Unsafe situation
  • Decommissioning

Assessments

The assessment is a combination of both practical and theory examinations.

Training Manuals will be provided for pre-course study.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course: Telephone: (01387) 734 199 E-mail: cts@dumgal.ac.uk