Practical Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation & Airconditioning (HVAC) for Engineers & Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. It commences with a review of psychrometric charts and then examines the factors that influence design choices, indoor air quality, load calculations and heating/ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Numerous tips and tricks throughout the workshop make it very practical and topical to your applications.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance engineers, technicians and staff
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Pharmaceutical and food industry technical personnel

CONTENT SUMMARY

REGISTRATION & INTRODUCTION TO HVAC

  • General
  • Principles of thermodynamics
  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of heat transfer
  • Fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Temperature and its measurement
  • Pressure and temperature relationship

PSYCHROMETRY

  • Introduction to psychrometry
  • The properties of air
  • Psychrometric charts
  • Air conditioning and psychrometric systems
  • Psychrometric charts as a tool for analysis for A/C performance

REQUIREMENTS OF COMFORT AIR CONDITIONING

  • Thermodynamics of the human body
  • Air purification methods
  • Role of clothing
  • Temperature and humidity in high heat load
  • Inside and outdoor design criteria
  • Ventilation and ventilation standards
  • Design of ventilation systems
  • Air distribution systems
  • Air diffusion and performance
  • Air purification methods

HEATING AND COOLING LOAD CALCULATION PROCEDURE

  • Design considerations
  • Load components
  • Design criteria – indoor and outdoor
  • Heat/load components
  • Miscellaneous heat sources
  • Fresh air loads
  • Design of air-conditioning systems
  • Heat gains: transmission, solar, infiltration

HVAC SYSTEMS

  • All air, all water, air water systems
  • Heat systems
  • Steam heating systems
  • Electric heat systems
  • Components of the air conditioning systems in practice

CONSTANT VOLUME SYSTEMS

  • System concepts
  • Different configurations

VARIABLE AIR VOLUME SYSTEMS

  • System concepts
  • Different Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems

DUCT DESIGN, AIRFLOW AND ITS DISTRIBUTION

  • Pressure gradient diagrams
  • Duct sizing and design

INSULATION OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

  • Properties of insulating materials
  • Factors affecting thermal conductivity
  • Heat transfer through insulation
  • Economical thickness of insulation
  • Insulated systems
  • Importance of relative humidity for the selection of insulation

AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

  • Packaged units
  • Split systems
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Pumps
  • Cooling towers
  • Adiabatic coolers
  • Capacity assessment and selection
  • Air filters
  • Humidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Fans and blowers
  • Grills and registers

REFRIGERATION

  • Methods of refrigeration
  • Air refrigeration systems
  • Vapor compression and absorption refrigeration systems
  • Refrigerants
  • Refrigeration equipment

CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION

  • Definitions
  • Sensors and elements
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic controls
  • Electrical and electronic controls
  • Two position control
  • PID control
  • Parameters to be controlled (temperature supply and return air)

TYPICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

  • Preheat and humidification control (winter air-conditioning)
  • Cooling, dehumidification and reheat control (summer air-conditioning)
  • Face and by-pass control
  • All year round air-conditioning system
  • Zone control system

INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING OPERATION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE

  • HVAC equipment
  • Duct work and air outlets
  • Electrical and controls
  • Insulation and commissioning process
  • Other service operations
  • Economics
  • Operational activities
  • Do’s and don’ts 

FAULT FINDING AND TROUBLESHOOTING FAULTS

  • Improper adjustments and settings
  • Poor design and installation
  • Equipment failure
  • Limitations in operation
  • Troubleshooting tools

TROUBLESHOOTING TOOLS (ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL)

  • DOE (Design Of Experiments)
  • FTA (Fault Tree Analysis)
  • Cause and effect diagrams

GREEN HOUSE EFFECT AND FUTURE REFRIGERANTS

  • Applications
  • Smart buildings

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

  • Costs of fuels
  • Typical rate schedules
  • Effects on total fuel bill
  • Cost-in-use
  • Energy performance
  • Contracts and incentive programs

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