CIPHEX West seminars announced


The CIPHEX West trade show is returning to Calgary in the fall and organizers have already announced the seminar topics.

More than 250 exhibitors are expected to display and demonstrate their latest products when the event takes place Nov. 7-8 at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. Organized by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, contractors are in for a learning experience with seminar topics such as:

  • The history and benefits of the thermostatic mixing valve;
  • Planning and executing commercial rainwater harvesting systems in commercial buildings;
  • New technology methods for protecting homes and buildings from toxic radon gas;
  • How to design and install a hydronic snow melting system;
  • Challenging conventional water softener design to save water, salt and money;
  • Basic electrical theory and control panel troubleshooting;
  • Domestic hot water recirculation;
  • Update for the 2020 National Plumbing Code of Canada, presented by Sidney Manning, chief plumbing and gas administrator and inspector for the Government of Alberta;
  • Wall and ceiling radiant heating;
  • Retrofitting air handling systems using electronically commutated motor fans.
  • CIPHEX West will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8. Visitor registration is already open at

    Canadian Hydronics Conference

    The Canadian Hydronics Conference will take place in the same building on the same dates. Building on the 2014 and 2016 events, it will include a number of speakers on hydronic heating. Those announced so far include William Werthman, senior technical advisor, Legend Valve & Fittings Inc., Matt Wiesenfeld, program manager for the Canadian Hydronics Council, and John Siegenthaler, Appropriate Designs. Siegenthaler will talk about modifying existing systems for lower temperature operation and will explain how to properly document a hydronic system.

    This will be a separate conference and has its own registration process. For more information, please visit


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