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Design, Operation and Maintenance of HVAC Systems

28 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply and use psychrometry to understand the design and operation of various HVAC systems
  • Recognize and understand the operation of a wide range of HVAC systems
  • Select and identify the most suitable HVAC system for various practical applications
  • Develop an outline of a complete HVAC system
  • Prepare a preventative and regular maintenance program for HVAC systems


This course covers the design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of a wide range of HVAC systems. Because understanding Psychrometry is a prerequisite to appreciating and understanding the operation of HVAC systems.

This course starts with a quick review of Psychrometry and representation and air conditioning processes on the Psychrometric chart. This is followed by: a detailed discussion of the basic subsystems of any HVAC system, a comprehensive coverage of various single-zone and multiple-zone systems, and a clear set of guidelines of selecting the most suitable HVAC system for various residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Finally, a discussion of the operation and maintenance of various subsystems and components is presented, followed by an outline of the measurements and instrumentation used in troubleshooting of HVAC systems.

The material presented here is for individuals who have little background on the subject; while providing valuable information for personnel having experience with HVAC systems.

Course Outline:

  • Psychrometry
  • Basic Subsystems of any HVAC System
  • Types of HVAC Systems – Single and multiple-zone systems
  • Selection of HVAC Systems for Various Applications
  • HVAC Equipment Selection and Rating Tables
  • Operation and Maintenance of Air Subsystem Components (Fans, Coils and Air Cleaning Equipment)
  • Air Ducts
  • Operation and Maintenance to Guarantee Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Refrigeration Subsystem Components
  • Troubleshooting of HVAC Systems

Who Should Attend

  • Design and project engineers and technologists,
  • Plant and facility managers/engineers,
  • Consultants,
  • Mechanical engineers and technologists,
  • Maintenance and operation personnel,
  • Other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of operation and maintenance of various types of HVAC systems,
  • Professionals with basic knowledge in the construction field and wishing to gain knowledge to be able to join the field of HVAC including:
    • Architects
    • Technicians
    • Contractors
    • Building inspectors
    • Site Foremen
    • Representatives of suppliers or equipment manufacturers
    • Engineering Students
Course Rating
4.7 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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