Description

This course covers the key competencies required in order to safely and correctly install Solid Fuel & Woody Biomass heating systems and is aimed at qualified heating engineers. Included in this course are an alternative to  HETAS H001 – 006.

The Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) biomass standard covers installations with an output up to 45KW/h.

This BPEC training course can be used towards registration on a range of schemes available including Competent Persons registration (CPS), OFTEC (Woody & Solid Fuel), HETAS, APHC,NAPIT, NICEIC and the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS). It is also NOS & QCF Mapped.

 

The course and manuals cover:

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 chimneys classification
  • Flues and chimneys ventilation
  • Appliance installation 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

Prerequisites

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification OR N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification OR N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (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.

Awarded

  • Solid Biomass Systems (Woody & Solid Fuel) - BHSM