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CHC Webinar: Design and Installation of Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting Systems
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 Export to Your Calendar 2018-04-26
When: 2:00 pm EST
Where: Canada
Contact: Matt Wiesenfeld

Online registration is available until: 2018-04-26
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Design and Installation of Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting Systems


to Optimize Efficiency



Thursday, April 26, 2018


2:00 pm Est.


Registration Cost: $99/site


Now is the time to start thinking about next winter and what to do about all that snow. From congested cities with limited outdoor public spaces to aging populations in private homes, the safety, convenience and savings provided by hydronic snow and ice melting systems are more beneficial than ever, especially as changing weather patterns increase snowfall in many regions. 

Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting (SIM) systems are designed to remove snow and ice from outdoor surfaces by circulating heated fluid through embedded tubing. They are used in all climates across North America in dozens of application types. 

This introduction to hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems includes a discussion of the benefits, applications, installation techniques, design considerations, control strategies, and operating costs. 

Topics Addressed:

  • The safety, convenience and savings provided by a SIM systems 
  • How snow and ice melting systems can reduce liability while improving access
  • How operating costs for a hydronic SIM system can be much less than mechanical snow removal, saving facility owners money while reducing risks

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Indicate the typical benefits of SIM systems
  2. Describe the three most common installation techniques
  3. List a selection of typical applications
  4. Understand the five main design steps
  5. Discuss the most common control strategies

Target Audience


Mechanical engineers, designers, and contractors; building owners; facility managers; architects; wholesalers.



Speaker - Lance MacNevin


Lance MacNevin is the Director of Engineering for PPI’s Building & Construction Division. He has been in the plastic pipe industry since 1993, working for a manufacturer of PEX piping systems for 22 years as a product development manager, codes and standards specialist, and manager of education programs. 

He is a member of ASHRAE, ASME, ASPE, ASTM F17, AWWA, CIPH PIAC, CSA B137, B214 and C448, IAPMO, IGSHPA, NEMA, RPA and UL, serving on technical committees with these organizations. He is Chair of IAPMO’s Uniform Solar Energy & Hydronics Code Technical Committee. 

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