M-049 An Introduction to Utilidors in Cold Regions: 1 PDH

M-049 An Introduction to Utilidors in Cold Regions

Description of the An Introduction to Utilidors in Cold Regions course

The An Introduction to Utilidors in Cold Regions online PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. A utilidor is a conduit that contains multiple utility systems such as water, sewerage, fuel oil, gas, electrical power, telephone, and central heating in various combinations or in some cases all together.  They have been used at a number of installations and communities in the North American Arctic. Utilidors are very expensive and can only be justified for special situations. In most cases individually insulated pipes in a common trench or on a common pile will be more economical.  Utilidors have been constructed above and below ground, and range in size from a simple insulated conduit to a walk-through passageway.  New designs typically incorporate lighter construction materials than the reinforced concrete used previously at many installations.

This course will give engineers and other design and construction professionals an introduction to the special considerations that must be addressed in design and construction of utility distribution systems in arctic and subarctic regions.

This course is intended for civil, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting to learn about utility distribution systems, facilities and equipment in arctic and subarctic regions.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Learn about pile supported and in-ground utilidors;
  • Learn how hot water and steam lines in utilidors affect other utility lines and cables;
  • Learn about cross-connection control when sewage lines are contained in utilidors;
  • Learn how to provide an effective electrical grounding system in permafrost conditions;
  • Learn how to design aerial power and communication cable towers in permafrost conditions;
  • Learn about remedial measures to protect aerial cables against ice buildup;
  • Learn how to prevent bonding between frozen soil and aerial power and communication cable poles.

Refunds and Cancellation Policies

The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Mechanical Engineering category of courses please click here.

Length of the Course / Activity

This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 1 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.

Course Quiz

To receive the certificate of completion for the above 1 PDH online course, you will need to take a 10-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.

Certificate of Completion

Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.

State Acceptance

This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:

AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY

For detailed state by state requirements click here.

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Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz Time: 1000000 weeks



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