Fundamentals, Sizing, Selection, and Operation of HVAC Systems
Dec 16 - 19, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-1201-2370
After attending the seminar, you will be able to:
- Apply key fundamentals in the design and operation of HVAC systems.
- Perform air conditioning cycle, load, duct and hydronic piping design calculations.
- Select procedures for efficient operation of various HVAC equipment and systems
- Recognize energy saving opportunities in HVAC systems using the insight gained at the course into energy cost saving opportunities.
- Design efficient controls for your HVAC systems
Mastering fundamentals, sizing, selection, and operation is a must for designers and operators of HVAC systems. This course covers the fundamentals of HVAC systems starting from Psychrometry and representation and calculations of air conditioning processes and cycles. Cooling and heating load calculations, design of air distribution systems, HVAC equipment and system selection, controls, energy conservation and economics of HVAC systems are all covered.
The use of Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) in the design and sizing of HVAC Systems is demonstrated. Many useful rules of thumb to aid the beginning individual in the design and sizing of HVAC systems will be provided. The experienced individual will find them useful for a quick design and operation check.
- Air Conditioning Cycles
- Space Conditions – Comfort
- Cooling/Heating Load Calculations
- Design of Air Distribution System (Duct Design)
- HVAC Equipment and System Selection
- Rules of Thumb (ROTs)
- Controls, Energy and Costs
- Design of Water Distribution Systems
Who Should Attend
Design and Project Engineers &Technologists • Plant and Facility Engineers • Consultants • Mechanical Engineers and Technologists• Maintenance and Operation Personnel and Other Technical Personnel Who Need To Upgrade/Refresh Their Current Knowledge of HVAC Systems
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
- Moist air properties
- The psychrometric chart
- Moist air processes
Air Conditioning Cycles
- Bypassed, return and outdoor air
- Capacity of refrigerating plant
- Effect of heat gains in ductwork
Space Conditions – Comfort
- Comfort-physiological considerations
- Environmental comfort indices
- Comfort conditions
Cooling/Heating Load Calculations
- Design temperature differences
- Quantity of heat to be removed
- Conduction heat gains
- People load
- Loads due to lights and equipment
- Infiltration load
- Ventilation load
- Radiant and solar heat gains
Calculation of design load for an HVAC system under instructor guidance
Design of Air Distribution System (Duct Design)
- Total, static and velocity pressures
- Changes in pressure in a duct
- Loss in static pressure due to friction
- Fan laws and fan performance curves
- System characteristic curves
- Fan selection
- Duct design
Design of a duct system under instructor guidance
HVAC Equipment and System Selection
- Unitary equipment
- Heat pumps
- Chilled water systems
- Selection procedure for chilled water coils, air conditioners, and heat pumps
- Selection procedures for unitary heat pumps and furnaces
- Cooling towers
Selection of an Air-to-Air Heat Pump under instructor guidance
Rules of Thumb (ROTs)
- Cooling and heating load ROTs
- Infiltration and ventilation ROTs
- Humidification ROTs
- Occupancy ROTs
- Lighting ROTs
- Equipment and appliances ROTs
- HVAC control component and circuits
- Unitary controls and circuits
- Central HVAC system controls
Energy and Costs
- HVAC system demand calculations
- Energy consumption and cost calculations
- Maintenance and replacement and system installation costs
- Energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) in HVAC Systems
Design of Water Distribution Systems
- Piping loop systems
- Head loss characteristics
- Design methods
- Piping layout and sizing
- System head and pump selection
Design of a Water system under instructor guidance
Demonstration of the Use of Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)
- Basic HAP program concepts
- Step-by-step instructions for using the program to design HVAC systems
- Example problems illustrating how the software is used to design an HVAC system
Use HAP to design an HVAC System
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
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.
To be announced
Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton AB T6H 5C2
Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.
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Fee & Credits
$2795 + taxesFee after November 8, 2019:
$3195 + taxes
- 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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