Uponor announced its factory training schedule for the first quarter of the year along with a new Professional Webinar Series, which includes 13 sessions on relevant topics such as
Radiant Cooling Application and Design
Commercial Plumbing with PEX
Updates in the Residential Fire Sprinkler Industry
Efficiencies with Ecoflex® Pre-insulated Pipe Systems.

“We're looking to take our training to the next level this year by offering new opportunities in webinars with radiant cooling, Ecoflex and commercial plumbing with PEX, while still keeping true to our roots with our factory training program for professionals,” says Wes Sisco, training manager at Uponor. All of the following webinars are from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and recorded webinars are also available for download on the Uponorpro.com site in the Online Training section.

Feb. 1: Introduction to Ecoflex Pre-insulated Pipe Systems — Explore the benefits of using a flexible, sustainable, pre-insulated piping system for underground energy transport for radiant heating and cooling, potable water and district energy applications.
Feb. 22: Leveraging the Radiant Remodeling Market with Simple Solutions — Grow your business in a down economy by using new and existing products to break into the lucrative remodeling and retrofit markets.
March 21: Radiant Cooling for Commercial Applications — Learn how and when to use radiant cooling in commercial HVAC designs (engineer focus).
April 4: Insulation Options with Ecoflex Pre-insulated Pipe Systems — Hear the different types of insulation used in flexible PEX distribution systems and distinguish the differences between them.
April 18: Designing with Uponor Commercial PEX Plumbing Systems — Learn about designing a commercial plumbing system with crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing, and how Uponor’s commercial design experts can help.
May 16: Designing a Radiant Cooling System from Concept to Completion — Design an efficient radiant cooling system from start to finish and then put that project to the test to see if it meets the design requirements.
May 23: Efficiencies of Flexible Ecoflex Over Rigid Pre-insulated Pipe Systems — See the time- and cost-saving benefits of flexible Ecoflex pre-insulated pipe systems over traditional rigid pre-insulated pipe systems; includes case study overviews.
June 20: Increasing Your Profits with Uponor Logic Plumbing — Learn how using flexible PEX tubing and multi-port tees in a Logic layout can make plumbing installs faster, easier and more profitable.
June 27
: Ecoflex for Engineers — Focus on how to specify Ecoflex and what makes it attractive from an engineer’s point of view.
July 18: Value Engineering with Uponor Commercial PEX Plumbing Systems — Discover how Uponor’s plumbing systems can significantly decrease the cost of your next commercial project.
Aug. 22: Moving Overhead Piping Underground with Ecoflex Pre-insulated Pipe Systems — How and when to convert overhead piping to underground, using Ecoflex pre-insulated pipe systems; analyze various projects that have successfully converted overhead piping to underground.
Oct. 17: Uponor Climate Cŏntrol™ Network System: Integration and Opportunity — Changes in the market are requiring the integration of multiple HVAC systems; hear real examples of how the Uponor Climate Cŏntrol Network System has provided a single solution to total system integration.
Nov. 14: Technical Updates in the Residential Fire Sprinkler Industry — Hear the latest fire sprinkler developments and technical updates, including pending changes to NFPA 13D, new-product development, mandate adoption status, contractor insurance and design services.

For those who are looking for in-depth, hands-on, classroom training, Uponor also offers the following factory training courses at the Uponor Academy in Apple Valley, MN, for the first quarter of 2012.
Feb. 16-17: AquaSAFE™ Levels I and II — This course is designed for the plumbing professional interested in Uponor AquaSAFE multipurpose fire sprinkler systems. Participants will review installation guidelines for installing AquaSAFE in one- and two- family dwellings and manufactured homes according to NFPA 13D guidelines.
Feb. 22-24: Radiant Hydronics and Design with Controls — This course is designed for contractors seeking to develop their understanding of hydronic radiant heating systems and radiant system controls. Participants will gain an understanding of the key elements of radiant floor heating and learn advanced radiant design considerations. Attendees will also participate in Uponor’s hands-on laboratory, learning to wire and program the Climate Cŏntrol Multifunction Controller, Climate Cŏntrol Zoning System and proPANEL® series. Feb. 22-24: Advanced Radiant Hydronics with ADS — This course is for the contractor interested in going to the next level with hydronic radiant heating systems. Training includes comprehensive radiant system design with the use of Uponor’s Advanced Design Suite™ (ADS) software. Participants will learn about heat-loss analysis, near-boiler piping strategies, system components and controls, along with methods to simplify and economize radiant systems while also enhancing their performance. During training, Uponor will provide attendees with laptops and a set of blueprints to design a complete system. At the end of training, participants will receive their own copy of ADS to take home with them. Note that participants should have a basic knowledge of hydronic heating systems.
March 13-15: Climate Cŏntrol Network System — This course is intended for the contractor requiring a smart solution for complete radiant and HVAC system integration and control. The Climate Cŏntrol Network System simplifies installation, programming and system start-up. Contractors will learn the theory of operation along with web-based programming, all in a hands-on laboratory setting.

To learn more and to register for factory or online training courses, visit www.uponorpro.com/training.

Uponor, Inc. is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety, and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets in the United States. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, MN.