Course detail

Selected Chapters of Plumbing

FAST-NTB028Acad. year: 2024/2025

Differentiated water installations pipes sizing. Theoretical fundamentals of pumping process within hydraulic systems. Pump application within plumbing engineering specialization – overview of systems applied for water supply and drainage for buildings. Design of pump stations and conjoint equipment.
Basic information about sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems.
Acquaintances extension of rainwater soakaways and retention tanks, rainwater harvesting and central domestic hot water heating systems. Overview of appliances for potable water conditioning. Problems of domestic hot water temperature control. Gas installation pipework and appliances for buildings.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Services (TZB)

Entry knowledge

Fundamentals of hydraulics - water flow in a closed pressurized systems and gravity flow systems, basic principles of plumbing, basic knowledge of hot water supply systems and gas installations.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


To extend basic information of plumbing engineering especially in the area of water pumping, extinguishing systems and water heating systems. Design pumping stations within plumbing engineering specialization, to do conjoint hydraulic calculations and to process necessary drawings, further the students will be able to design domestic hot water systems efficiently including thermal calculations. Sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems.
Student upgrade his qualifications in plumbing systems in buildings.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Žabička, Z.- Vrána, J.: Zdravotně technické instalace. ERA group, Brno 2009.


Valášek, J. a kol.: Zdravotnětechnická zařízení budov. JAGA group, Bratislava 2006.


Vališ, I.- Vrána, J.: Příručka s praktickými radami pro zřizovatele domovních plynovodů a spotřebičů plynných paliv. GAS, Praha 2013.


Žabička, Z. - Vrána, K.: TP 1.20 Hospodaření se srážkovou vodou v nemovitostech. ČKAIT Praha 2011.

Vavřička, R. a kol.: Příprava teplé vody. Sešit projektanta 3 – pracovní podklady. STP Praha 2017. (CS)

Jánošková, T. - Peráčková, J.: Zdravotná technika. JAGA GROUP Bratislava 2022.


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Differentiated pipe sizing, potable water demand and quantity of wastewater. 2. Introduction to pumps systems, suction head for pumps. 3. Pump head-capacity curves, system head curves, point of pumps operation. 4. Pumps and booster pumps stations for plumbing engineering. 5. Determination of capacity of gravity tanks (suction, storage) and pressure tanks (diaphragm tanks). 6. Automatic wastewater lifting plants and their design. 7. Management of rainwater, soakaways, retention tanks, rainwater harvesting. 8. Central water heating – storage and instantaneous systems. 9. Central water heating – design of systems components. 10. Potable water conditioning, control of domestic hot water temperature. 11. Gas appliances placement, gasa devices in boiler rooms. 12. Gas installation pipework for buildings. 13. Sprinkler fixed extinguishing systems – purpose, application, fundamental arrangement and sprinkler installations.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Potable water demand, differentiated pipe sizing. 2. Pumps and pumps systems – piping and pumps design. Available suction head for pumps. 3. Pump head-capacity curves. System head curves. 4. Pump station design for building water supply. 5. Water pressure boosting. 6. Wastewater lifting plant design. 7. Rainwater soakaway design, rainwater harvesting design. 8. Division of domestic hot water demand in building. 9. Heaters sizing. 10. Safety device of heaters design. 11. Gas appliances placement. 12. Gas installation pipework design. 13. Final calculations check. Credit.