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Over the past 100 years, Bell & Gossett has trained more than 60,000 engineers in the hydronic industry through our flagship Little Red Schoolhouse program. That commitment to training continues today with the launch of the Bell & Gossett Remote Learning Hub. Even though we can’t be there with you in person, we’re still making over a century of knowledge available to you, quickly and easily.

Free Live Webinars

Take advantage of our ongoing live webinar series highlighting a variety of industry topics. The schedule below will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often.

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Sensored or Sensorless Pump Control — Which is Best for Your System? Part 1

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 2-3 p.m. ET

In part 1 of this two-part webinar, Bell & Gossett’s Education Manager, Mike Licastro, will discuss the two methods of efficient variable speed pump control most commonly used in today’s commercial building systems. Discover how they differ, the proper system design for each, and more.

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Sensored or Sensorless Pump Control — Which is Best for Your System? Part 2

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 2-3 p.m. ET

Mike Licastro, Bell & Gossett’s Education Manager, will continue this two-part webinar by explaining how sensorless variable speed control works and describing pump selection criteria. He’ll conclude with a final summary on how to choose the best control strategy for a system.

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Online Little Red Schoolhouse

The same great training as our in person courses offered in a self-paced online version. Sample chapters from our courses below or take the full courses for continuing education credits at training.bellgossett.com

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Elements of a Pump Curve

This module of Bell & Gossett’s Centrifugal Pump Training course runs approximately 22 minutes. It defines a pump curve, describes its key elements, shows how pump curves are calculated, and explains what they identify.

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Part Load Efficiency Value

This module of Bell & Gossett’s Modern Pump Selections course runs approximately 25 minutes. It introduces the formula for calculating the weighted average pump efficiency, which can help designers compare pumps based on loads at partial flow rates.

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Sizing a Pressure Booster

This module of Bell & Gossett’s Pressure Booster Systems course runs approximately 15 minutes. It details the various factors to consider when selecting a pressure booster, including the building type, friction losses and more.

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90.1 Energy Standard

This module of Bell & Gossett’s Waterside Economizer course runs approximately 12 minutes. It explains how waterside economizers work, and it examines the ASHRAE energy efficiency standard for economizers.

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Pump Selection

This module of Bell & Gossett’s Centrifugal Pump Training course runs approximately 11 minutes. It provides an overview of various types of pumps and their applications, and explains what factors to consider when selecting a pump for a particular project.

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Free On-Demand Webinars

Choose from a great selection of previously recorded webinars below. We’ll update this list regularly, so check back often for new topics.

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Variable Speed Pressure Booster Primer

Discover how to make booster pump and hydro-pneumatic tank selections easy, using a method to establish a particular system’s flow and pressure requirements. Also learn how to analyze minimum and maximum pressure requirements. Examples of these calculations will be provided.

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Design Basics of Fluid Economizer Systems

Learn the fundamental design and application requirements for a fluid economizer system in compliance ASHRAE 90.1. We'll provide guidelines for cooling tower and gasketed plate and frame heat exchanger selection, control strategies to maximize operating efficiency, and more.

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Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Design Basics

Study the basics of heat transfer theory and heat exchanger design. You'll learn heat transfer terminology and formulas, you’ll explore the advantages of different heat exchanger designs, and you'll discover how to balance specifying the operating conditions with the initial size and cost.

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System Efficiency and the Importance of System Balancing

Learn why system balancing can increase efficiency in a well-designed and commissioned HVAC system. We discuss where balance and flow measurement is needed in closed and open hydronic systems, review the negative impacts of an unbalanced system, explain self-balancing techniques that can be utilized via system design, and contrast different balance valve technologies.

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Basic Air Management for Closed Hydronic Heating / Cooling Systems

Examine the fundamentals of closed hydronic air management systems that operate in the chilled or low temperature water heating range. You'll learn how to calculate the system's initial cold fill pressure, correct tank charge and required tank size. Examples of calculations will be provided.

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Introduction to Circulator Types and Applications

Explore the technologies used for circulators in residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing applications. You'll learn the main differences between dry rotor and wet rotor circulators, and induction and ECM circulators. Plus, you'll find out how to compare circulators for certain applications.

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Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Design Basics

Learn the basics of heat transfer theory and heat exchanger design, including terminology and formulas, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of heat exchangers, and more. Plus, we'll show you how to balance the initial size and cost of a heat exchanger with specifying the operating conditions.

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ECM Technology

More Motor Solutions – More Energy Saving

Discover how you can deliver greater value to customers by offering electronically commutated motor (ECM) technology as an alternative to conventional induction motors. High-efficiency ECM motors enable commercial building owners to save potentially hundreds of dollars per year in HVAC energy costs.

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Potable Hot Water Recirculation System Design

See how a properly designed potable hot water recirculation system not only protects against harmful bacterial growth, but also conserves water in commercial building systems. We will outline the role of the recirculation pump, review piping designs relative to the temperature control method, and more.

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Modern Pump Selection

To help select pumps that maximize efficiencies while reducing energy costs, Bell & Gossett developed a pump selection criteria called Part Load Efficiency Value (PLEV). The company's own Kyle DelPiano will explain how it works, how to apply it and the benefits it provides.

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Zoning Made Easy — Part 2: More Rules of Thumb for the Non-Engineer

A basic grasp of the system is all that’s required for most residential and light commercial zoning jobs. During Part 2 of this two-part webinar, you'll learn four simple rules that will help you quickly select the correct pipe size for shared flow, understand pump head, and select a circulator for a simple system.

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Zoning Made Easy — Part 1: Five Rules of Thumb for the Non-Engineer

Most residential and light commercial zoning jobs don’t require an engineering degree. In part 1 of this two-part webinar, you'll learn five basic rules that will help you quickly determine the system’s required flow rate, size pipe based on maximum flows, and understand the heat carrying capacity of pipes.

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Advanced System Selection with ESP-Systemwize

Learn about the new functionality in the industry’s first and most comprehensive online selection tool, ESP-Systemwise. Bell & Gossett's Alan Jones will demonstrate how it ensures the most efficient hydronic system design for HVAC and plumbing system designers.

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System Efficiency and the Importance of System Balancing

Bell & Gossett's Chris Kerback will discuss why balance is important to a well-designed and commissioned HVAC system. He'll review a variety of topics, including the negative impacts of an unbalanced system and self-balancing techniques that can be utilized via system design.

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Parallel Pumping Principles for Sizing, Selection and Control

Learn the fundamental design and evaluation skills you need to properly create a parallel pumping system best suited for your project application. Mike Licastro, Bell & Gossett’s Education Manager, will provide guidelines for pump selection, performance assessment and control strategy

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Commercial Hydronic Systems — Extended Shutdown Maintenance

Mike Licastro, Bell & Gossett’s Education Manager, will provide guidelines on proper storage, routine maintenance and intermittent operation of key components, should your commercial hydronic or steam systems need to be shut down or operated at reduced capacity for an extended period.

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Centrifugal Pump 2020 Energy Conservation Standards

The Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps took effect in January, 2020. In this webinar, Bell & Gossett’s Mark Handzel will discuss how to ensure compliance and energy savings through technologically advanced and efficient products, and smart system design.

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The U S Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act

Bell & Gossett’s Mark Handzel will brief you on what you need to know to take advantage of the relief offered by this new law, which promises hundreds of billions of dollars in loans, grants and other financial relief for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

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Unlock the Power of System Selection with ESP-Systemwize

See the industry’s first and most comprehensive online selection tool in action. This webinar features a demo of ESP-Systemwize that shows how you can choose all system components in a single integrated tool, to ensure the most efficient hydronic system design.

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Bell & Gossett's Series e-HSC Double Suction Centrifugal Pump

The Series e-HSC was designed specifically for HVAC systems, to improve efficiency and increase energy savings. Find out how its advanced hydraulic design delivers powerful performance and best-in-class efficiency, with a lower life cycle cost than similar pumps.

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System Efficiency and the Importance of System Balancing

Discover why balance is important to a well-designed and commissioned HVAC system. In this webinar, we discuss where balance and flow measurement is needed in closed and open hydronic systems, and we review the pros and cons of various balance valve technologies.

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NFPA 20 and Concerns for High Rise Buildings

Learn about special concerns for pumps and systems that protect high rise buildings. This webinar compares and contrasts pump options for use in this application, and reviews NFPA 20 basics with special emphasis on Chapter 5, including relevant definitions.

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Heat Exchangers and the Importance of AHRI Certification

The AHRI Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchanger (LLHE) program certifies the performance of gasketed plate heat exchangers designed to transfer heat from one single phase fluid to another in an HVAC system. Learn how the program ensures that all manufacturers are designing to the same tolerances.

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The Bell & Gossett YouTube Channel

Access a wealth of video content from Bell & Gossett professionals, including maintenance demos, case studies, product spotlights and more.

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Solving Water

The Solving Water Podcast

Learn from Bell & Gossett experts in our ongoing podcast series, which covers a wide range of industry and system topics.

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