Solar Thermal Installation Learning System


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Alternative/Green Energy, Solar

Product Types: eLearning, Training Equipment

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The Solar Thermal Installation Learning System (950-STF1) from Amatrol prepares future solar energy technicians key skill such as copper tubing and plastic pipe assembly. This learning system supports the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) test for Certified Solar Thermal System Installer.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will study coper tubing specification, preparation, lengths selection and more. Specific skills learners will practice are selecting and identifying copper tubing for a solar thermal system; cutting and preparing copper tubing and many other thermal installation components. Topic areas covered using the Solar Thermal Installation learning system include:

  • Copper Tubing Assembly
  • Tubing Specifications and Preparation
  • Soldering
  • tubing installation
  • Troubling Routing and Insulation
  • Plastic Pipe Assembly
  • Fitting Installation
  • Piping Assembly
  • Mechanical Installation
  • Fluid System Installation
  • Electrical Installation
  • System Startup

Product Details

The Solar Thermal Installation Learning system includes:

  • Mobile Workstation
  • Centrifugal Pumps (2)
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Differential Controller
  • Temperature Probes
  • Solar Storage Tank
  • Drainback Tank
  • Expansion Tank
  • Solar Collectors
  • Instrumentation Set
  • Solar Collectors (2)
  • Teachers Assessment Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Student Reference Guide

This learning system requires:

  • Solar Thermal Sun Simulator (95-STS1)
  • Solar Thermal Charging Station (95-STCS1)
  • Consumables Package (17459)
  • Gas Torch, Customer Supplied
  • 120 VAC / 60 Hz / 1 phase power source

Recommended additional components:

  • Solar Thermal Cold Water Supply Station (95-STW1) for water cooling where utility supply not available
  • Drawback Installation Package (95-STF2)
  • Open-Loop Installation Package (95-STF3)
  • Solar Instruments Package (95-SIP)


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.

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