Codes and Standards of HVAC Equipment and Systems

Mississauga, Ontario /
Oct 15 - 18, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-1034-2369

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After attending the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand changes introduced in the codes/standards and their implications on the design and operation of HVAC equipment and systems
  • Plan and design HVAC equipment and systems in compliance with applicable codes and standards
  • Identify and select procedures for efficient operation of various HVAC equipment and systems
  • Understand which compliance option is most suitable for a given circumstance
  • Identify regulations which pertain to your own specific situation

Understanding codes and regulations governing design, maintenance and operation of HVAC Equipment and Systems (E&S) is a must for all individuals working with HVAC systems. Proper design and operation of HVAC E&S not only requires a thorough understanding of relevant codes and standards, but also it requires one to stay up-to-date with all changes introduced in these codes and standards. This course helps participants to be knowledgeable with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with respect to requirements of Part 5 (Environmental Separation) and Part 6 (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) of the Provincial Building Codes. It also covers information on applicable standards referenced in these codes such as ASHRAE standards 55, 62.1, and 90.1. Case studies and workshops will be used to explore the prescriptive and the performance compliance options available in these codes/standards. Recent changes introduced in these codes and standards and their implications on the design and operation of HVAC Equipment and Systems will also be addressed.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction – Psychrometric representation and analysis of commonly used HVAC cycles
  • Overview of various HVAC Systems
  • Building Code Sections pertain to HVAC Systems
  • Codes and Standards applicable for design and operation of HVAC Systems
  • ASHRAE Standard 55 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.1 - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

Who Should Attend
Builders, Designers, HVAC Contractors and Building Inspectors • Design and Project Engineers &Technologists • Plant and Facility Engineers • Consultants • Mechanical Engineers and Technologists• Maintenance and Operation Personnel

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Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop(s) Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Introduction – Psychrometric Representation and Analysis of Commonly Used HVAC Cycles

  • A quick review of the Psychrometric Chart and Psychrometric Processes
  • A Typical summer air conditioning cycle without humidity control
  • A Typical summer air conditioning cycle without humidity control
  • A Typical winter air conditioning cycle
  • Calculation of required equipment capacity and required supply air

An Overview of Various HVAC Systems

  • Types of HVAC Systems
  • Centralized air systems
  • Partially centralized air/water systems
  • Local systems
  • Natural and Mechanical Ventilation
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning Selection

Workshop I – Selection of a Suitable HVAC System for a Particular Application

Day II

Building Code Sections Pertain to HVAC Systems

  • Introduction – scope and objectives
  • Code Structure
  • Division B – Part 5- Environmental Separation
  • Division B – Part 6- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Codes and Standards Applicable for Design and Operation of HVAC Systems

  • ASHRAE Standard 55 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.1 - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
  • ASHRAE Standard 90.1 - Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ASHRAE Standard 55

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • General Requirements
  • Conditions that Provide Thermal Comfort
  • Compliance and Sample Compliance Documentation
  • Evaluation of the Thermal Environment

Workshop II – Demonstration of ASHRAE's Thermal Comfort Tool Software

ASHRAE Standard 62.1

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Outdoor Air Quality
  • Systems and Equipment
    • Ventilation Air Distribution.
    • Exhaust Duct Location.
    • Ventilation System Controls
    • Outdoor Air Intakes
    • Exfiltration.
    • Finned-Tube Coils and Heat Exchangers
    • Humidifiers and Water-Spray Systems
    • Building Envelope and Interior Surfaces
    • Air Classification and Recirculation


ASHRAE Standard 62.1 -Continued

  • Procedures
    • Ventilation Rate Procedure
    • IAQ Procedure
    • Natural Ventilation Procedure
    • Exhaust Ventilation
  • Construction and System Start-Up
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Calculation of Ventilation Efficiency for Multiple-Zone Systems
  • Application, Compliance and Documentation

Workshop III – Calculation of Ventilation Air Using Standard 62.1 Guidelines

ASHRAE Standard 90.1

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Definitions, Abbreviations & Acronyms
  • Administration & Enforcement
    • Compliance Approaches
    • New Buildings
    • Existing Buildings
    • Alternative Materials, Construction Methods, or Design
    • Compliance Documentation
    • The Compliance and Enforcement Process
  • Building Envelope
    • General Design Considerations
    • Mandatory Provisions
    • Prescriptive Option
    • Trade-Off Option

Day IV

ASHRAE Standard 90.1 - Continued

  • HVAC Systems
    • General Information
    • Simplified Approach
    • Mandatory Provisions
    • Prescriptive Path
    • Compliance Forms
    • Part I: Simplified Approach
    • Part II: Mandatory Provisions
    • Part III: Prescriptive Requirements

Workshop IV

Case Study – Assessment of Building Envelop and HVAC System Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90-1.

  • Service Water Heating – Time Permit
    • General Information
    • General Design Considerations
    • Mandatory Provisions
    • Prescriptive Requirements
    • Compliance Forms
  • Lighting – Time Permit
    • General Design Considerations
    • Mandatory Provisions
    • Interior Lighting Power
    • Compliance Forms
  • Power – Time Permit
    • General Information
    • Mandatory Provisions
    • Submittals

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Mohamed Hamed

Dr. Mohamed S. Hamed, P.Eng., is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the founding director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) at McMaster University.

Dr. Hamed has more than 30 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering, five years of which as Director of Research and Product Development in Canada. Dr. Hamed has developed and presented numerous training courses and seminars in the field of HVAC and Refrigeration Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Management, Boiling Heat Transfer, and Two-phase Flows. He has served as a consultant in many projects in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Hamed is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of various professional associations such as ASHRAE, ASM International, TMS, CSME, CFD Society of Canada, ASME, and a senior member of SME. He is also an editorial board member of the Transactions of the CSME, the International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties (IJMMP), and the International Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences.


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