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John M. Rattenbury, PE, CIPE, LEED AP
Siphonic roof drainage is easily one of the “hottest” new technologies to be introduced into the American plumbing engineering field. Siphonic roof drainage requires a certain level of technical analysis similar to engineered automatic sprinkler systems and other mechanical systems. This course provides training to the experienced plumbing engineer to impart the necessary knowledge for the layout and dimensioning of siphonic roof drainage systems. The course provider is the engineer who wrote the standards for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ANSI/ASPE 45), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ANSI/ASME A112.6.9) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM D 2021). His intimate knowledge of these standards and sizing software ensures that the student will have access to the relevant and important issues involved with practical application of this technology. He has actively practiced the design of siphonic systems for many years and is the recipient of the 2006 ASPE Award of Merit for his work in this field.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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