Commissioning Process For HVAC Systems and Related Components

Online /
Oct 12 - 15, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1039-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern (There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a number of breaks during each day.)

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

  • Apply your knowledge of the characteristics of air and water HVAC systems and their associated equipment
  • Understand the latest regulations and safety considerations associated with HVAC systems
  • Learn how to plan, control and implement the balancing and commissioning of HVAC systems to achieve optimum system performance and economy
  • Recognize areas in the commissioning process that could result in difficulties
  • Identify and communicate system deficiencies

With increasing energy costs and growing indoor air quality concerns it is essential that new or rehabilitated HVAC systems operate effectively and in an economic manner. Further, to minimize maintenance costs, the system must have sustained reliability. Although the design of the system is obviously of importance, a well-designed system may fail to accomplish the requirements of effectiveness, economy and sustainability unless the correct commissioning processes are planned and implemented.

This course provides information on the operating principles of HVAC systems, including air properties, air conditioning processes, refrigeration fundamentals and HVAC related components.

Course Outline:

  • HVAC systems
  • Balancing and commissioning
  • Program and pre-design phase commissioning
  • Design phase commissioning
  • Construction phase commissioning
  • Fundamentals for testing and balancing
  • Operations and diagnostics

Who Should Attend
Owners • Property/Facility Managers • Consulting Engineers • Design Engineers • Industrial Engineers • Production Managers • Operating/maintenance staff • Specification Writers • HVAC Contractors

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


HVAC Systems

  • Air systems and equipment
  • Water systems and equipment
  • Related components
  • Control systems
  • Regulations and safety considerations


  • Preparation
  • Air systems procedures
  • Water systems procedures
  • Documentation


  • Scope and Definitions
  • Commissioning Phases

Review Exercises

Program and Pre-Design Phase Commissioning

  • Owners program
  • Initial design intent
  • Commissioning Plan
  • Commissioning

Design Phase Commissioning

  • Design intent
  • Commissioning plan
  • Commissioning

Construction Phase Commissioning

  • Performance
  • Commissioning plan
  • Commissioning

Fundamentals Necessary for Testing and Balancing

  • Performance testing
  • Trouble shooting to define a problem
  • Deficiencies
  • Final acceptance
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Pitfalls to avoid when commissioning

Review Exercises

Fundamentals Necessary for Testing and Balancing

  • Air properties and air conditioning processes
  • Fundamentals of refrigeration

Operation and Diagnostics

  • Refrigeration system diagnostics, servicing and troubleshooting
  • Commercial and industrial chillers
  • Cooling towers
  • Chillers and cooling towers operation and maintenance

General Discussion
At this point in the seminar, participants are invited to present their own problems, issues and experiences in the area of HVAC. The discussion will be moderated by the speaker and will allow for the sharing of experiences.
In preparation, participants will be requested to bring details of problems and issues currently experienced in their own facilities.



Mohamed Hamed

Dr. Mohamed S. Hamed, PhD, P.Eng

Mohamed is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the founding director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) at McMaster University. & has more than 35 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering. 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.


We always want to improve the quality of our courses. Please select any reasons why you feel this course is inadequate (check all that apply).

Please check this box:
Course Rating
4.8 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!

Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

Group Training
This course can be customized and delivered to your group of staff at your facility, saving time and money.
Sign-up for our newsletter
Canada Job Grant
The cost of this course could be covered by Canada Job Grant.

Your company may be eligible for funding! LEARN MORE