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HVAC Applications 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-11
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage
COURSE NO: M04-028
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of various TES technology options and discusses their inherent pros and cons.

 

Thermal energy storage (TES) system is a load shifting strategy for creation of cooling to off-peak hours. In a TES system, a storage media is cooled during periods of low cooling demand and the stored cooling is used later to meet air-conditioning load or process cooling loads. Operating refrigeration chillers at night and displacing energy use from peak (day time) to off-peak periods when the energy is at a lower cost is the primary objective of TES system.

 

As a proven technology, chilled water or ice thermal storage systems supply the desired reliability for high air conditioning availability during peak hours and can substantially cut operating costs and reduces capital outlays when systems are suitably designed. It offers building owners the potential for substantial operating cost savings by using off-peak electricity to produce chilled water or ice for use in cooling during peak-hours.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to architects, air-conditioning engineers, controls engineers, contractors, environmentalists, energy auditors and loss prevention professionals. It is assumed that all the readers know the basic functioning of the air conditioning system.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Overview of thermal energy storage systems
  • Understanding chilled water storage systems
  • Understanding ice thermal storage systems
  • Selecting a right TES system
  • Familiarizing with district cooling system
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage (497 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: All About Gas Fireplaces
COURSE NO: M03-031
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
All About Gas Fireplaces
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the basics of gas fireplaces and briefly describes their different types, venting systems, efficiency ratings, ignition and controls, as well as their heat exchange and transfer. It also describes what to look for in a safe, energy-efficient gas fireplace as well as the problems that can be encountered with certain technologies. This course also provides information about where to locate the fireplace for maximum benefit and efficiency.

 

Changes in the way houses are built and renovated have made most contemporary homes incompatible with conventional wood-burning fireplaces. Most notably, the increased insulation and improved air-tightness of today's homes run counter to the large amounts of air required by conventional wood fireplaces. Such fireplaces are also extremely inefficient and produce high levels of harmful emissions, which pollute outdoor air and can have dangerous effects on indoor air quality. Some new fireplace designs offer a safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional wood fireplaces.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, architects, designers, contractors, homeowners, and gas fireplace manufacturers.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the different types of gas fireplaces and their venting systems
  • Familiarizing with common efficiency ratings
  • Familiarizing with different types of ignitions and controls
  • Understanding the basics of heat exchange and transfer
  • Knowing where to locate a fireplace for maximum benefit
  • Understanding the safety tips for operating a gas fireplace
  • Learning how to use the gas fireplace efficiently
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the publication "All About Gas Fireplaces" by the Office of Energy Efficiency of the Natural Resources Canada, revised March 2004.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
All About Gas Fireplaces (449 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters
COURSE NO: M02-034
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of commercial heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) applications. In today's industry, HPWH's are viewed as an effective and efficient method to provide hot water for commercial buildings. The system uses a water-heating heat pump to move heat from a cool reservoir, such as air, and transfer this heat into water. In addition this course illustrates the benefits and energy savings behind this technology, explains how to properly size an HPWH system and highlights the costs associated with the installation of HPWHs.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, designers, contractors, building professionals, and all personnel interested in gaining a better understating of HPWH.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the principles of operation behind HPWH
  • Knowing the benefits and energy savings of HPWH
  • Familiarizing with the implementation barriers of HPWH
  • Learning how to size an HPWH system
  • Learning about the design and installation considerations associated with HPWH
  • Understanding with the cost considerations associated with the installation of HPWH
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters "of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Technology Alert (FTA) publication.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters (731 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE/FTA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems
COURSE NO: M04-029
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a comprehensive description of the five prominent heat rejection methods as applicable to air conditioning systems.

 

One of the basic requirements of the air conditioning and refrigeration systems is to reject heat to the outdoors. Air conditioning chillers come in two different forms:

  • An air-cooled chiller uses the flow of outside air across the condenser to remove or reject heat from the chiller. Air-cooled chillers typically have the condenser mounted on the roof or somewhere outside the facility while the evaporator can either be inside or outside the facility.
  • Water-cooled chillers are typically 100 tons or greater and use water to remove the heat from the condenser. Water-cooled chillers are typically more efficient than air-cooled chillers. The condenser water is kept cool by a cooling tower, or water from the city main or well water is used. A water-cooled chiller will typically have the condenser and evaporator inside a facility while the cooling tower is located outside.

 

The range of chillers and associated heat rejection equipment is wide ranging.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to architects, air-conditioning engineers, controls engineers, contractors, environmentalists, energy auditors and loss prevention professionals.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The concept of total heat of rejection (THR), its derivation and how it applies to the process of air conditioning
  • Five prominent methods of heat rejection
  • Importance of sub-cooling and super-heat in air-cooled condensers
  • Types, rating and selection of air cooled condensers
  • Operating principle of wet cooling towers
  • Types of cooling towers, cross-flow, counter-flow, induced draft and forced draft
  • Capacity control of air cooled and water cooled systems
  • Closed circuit fluid coolers v/s evaporative condensers
  • Energy performance of air-cooled chiller v/s water cooled systems
  • Effectiveness of adiabatic cooling technology
  • Benefits and limitations of various heat rejection methods
  • The selection of appropriate method on capital costs and environment criteria
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems (818 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
COURSE NO: M03-022
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course identifies the opportunities for improving the performance of the heating and cooling system based on the type of system that is in place.

 

Heating and cooling systems are the largest single consumers of energy in buildings. These systems condition the air within a building so that occupants are comfortable. Heating and cooling systems consist mainly of chillers, boilers, cooling towers, and pumps. There are central heating and cooling systems, and unitary systems that combine heating and cooling. Opportunities exist for improvement to both central and unitary systems.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, contractors, designers and other technical professionals who are involved in the retrofit of existing heating and cooling systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central cooling systems including chillers, cooling towers, water side economizers and pumps
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for upgrading central heating systems including boilers and furnaces
  • Understanding the best opportunities available for unitary systems including packaged or rooftop units, split system packaged units, air source heat pumps and water loop heat pump systems
  • Learning about new strategies aimed at saving energy such as geothermal heat pumps, district cooling and heating, radiant heating and cooling, cool storage, high temperature difference distribution, evaporative cooling, and non-electric cooling
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Heating and Cooling System Upgrades" of the Energy Star Building Manual. (Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heating and Cooling System Upgrades (2.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA/DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: High Performance Data Centers Best Practices
COURSE NO: M06-037
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
High Performance Data Centers Best Practices
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the best practices for a high performance data center utilizing the following systems: air management, air-side economizer, centralized air handling, cooling plant optimization, direct liquid cooling, free cooling with water side economizer, humidification controls alternatives, power supplies, self-generation and uninterruptable power supply systems along with a case study/benchmark findings for each of the above systems.

 

Data centers can consume 25 to 50 times as much electricity as standard office spaces. With such large power consumption, they are prime targets for energy efficient design measures that can save money and reduce electricity use. But the critical nature of data center loads elevates many design criteria -- chiefly reliability and high power density capacity – far above efficiency. Short design cycles often leave little time to fully assess efficient design opportunities or consider first cost versus life cycle cost issues. This can lead to designs that are simply scaled up versions of standard office space approaches or that re-use strategies and specifications that worked “good enough” in the past without regard for energy performance. The Data Center Design Guidelines have been created to provide viable alternatives to inefficient building practices.

 

The 6 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, electrical and computer engineers, as well as architects and any other technical personnel interested in gaining a better understanding of energy savings in data centers.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning how to select high performance mechanical and electrical data center equipment and understand their various energy efficient configurations/ applications
  • Understanding how to efficiently layout data center equipment through air management best practices
  • Learning how to benefit from free cooling (air-side and water-side) economizers in data centers
  • Familiarizing with the different cooling plant optimization best practices in data centers
  • Learning how direct liquid cooling is applied to data centers
  • Familiarizing with the humidification control alternatives in data centers
  • Understanding how UPS systems can be efficiently utilized in data centers
  • Reviewing several case studies illustrating the above systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “High Performance Data Centers” a Design Guidelines Sourcebook published January 2006 by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
High Performance Data Centers (2.54 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire PG&E publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: HVAC Cooling Systems for Data Centers
COURSE NO: M05-020
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Cooling Systems for Data Centers
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a detailed discussion on the key concepts and practices relating to data cooling technology as well as air flow practices that improve conditions for IT equipment and reduce overall HVAC energy consumption.

 

The basic physics of a data center is that electricity is converted to heat. Equipment in the data center expends power, generating heat, requiring air conditioning and ventilation equipment to keep them cool and running well. If the temperature rises too high, equipment will begin to malfunction or become damaged; as the internal components begin to swell and pull away from each other (or simply burn-up). The cooling system is also required to adjust the humidity of the air and to remove particles. Depending upon the climate at a data center's location, moisture may need to be added or removed. Similarly, the types and amount of particles to be removed from the air are determined by the location and external events.

 

Data center cooling is a highly specialized area that uses precision cooling equipment that differs from the conventional comfort equipment. The combination of heat and the high sensitivity of electronic components in data center environments demands maximum availability and performance of the cooling equipment. Precision cooling systems have been designed specifically for this purpose.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, HVAC consultants and engineers, architects, O & M professionals, facility managers, estimators and general audience seeking to gain a better understanding of HVAC cooling systems for data centers. No specific prerequisite training or experience is required.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the data center space planning and utilities requirements based on current and future needs
  • Describing the various cooling options and how to apply them effectively
  • Understanding the fundamentals of heat gain, temperature and humidity requirements, pressurization and filtration, as applicable, to data centers
  • Understanding the difference between comfort versus precision cooling
  • Learning about the raised floor and overhead air distribution schemes for data center cooling
  • Understanding how airflow is managed in the data center to prevent hot air/cool air mixing and the ways to improve this with containment
  • Understanding the environmental implications, design and system pitfalls as well as energy efficiency optimization
  • Identifying the key elements of data center cooling systems including CRAC, DX system, chilled water systems, evaporative condensers, etc.
  • Explaining the implications of equipment placement, installation and decommissioning on cooling and energy efficiency
  • Determining how cooling may be applied in various data center scenarios
  • Learning about HVAC best practices and how they apply to a specific site and how they improve energy efficiency
  • Learning about the benchmark energy efficiency figures for ideal data centers
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "HVAC Cooling Systems for Data Centers".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Cooling Systems for Data Centers
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire course document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: HVAC Design Considerations for Corrosive Environments
COURSE NO: M03-012
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Design Considerations for Corrosive Environments
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the HVAC design considerations for corrosive environments.

 

Many emerging HVAC markets have a majority of their populations located in coastal areas.  This leads to an increased number of air conditioning applications located in potentially corrosive environments. Environmental factors such as salt mist in sea side locations, add to the corrosive environments. It's not hard to see that HVAC equipment especially cooling and condenser coils are under threat of accelerated degradation. Corroded HVAC coils not only diminish the heat transfer but also increase the operational costs and the maintenance bills.  Prevention is much cheaper than replacing coils or the entire system.

 

Other than the HVAC equipment, the indoor space equipment is also susceptible to corrosive effects. Over time, even extremely low levels of Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) in the parts per billion can cause permanent damage to the sensitive electronic equipment, switchgear equipment, machinery and even the structural elements. Failure to protect your assets may have costly ramifications.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to HVAC engineers, controls engineers, architects, contractors, environmentalists and loss prevention professionals who are interested in gaining an understanding in designing HVAC system in corrosive environments.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Knowing the principle of corrosion
  • Understanding the potential corrosive environments
  • Familiarizing with the four (4) levels of corrosion severity established by Instrument Society of America (ISA)
  • Knowing the three (3) steps identified for corrosion prevention
  • Learning two most common techniques available to deal with low-level airborne contamination; 1) particle removal filtration and 2) gas-phase (dry scrubbing) filtration
  • Understanding importance of building pressurization and its impact on energy use
  • Learning how to protect HVAC equipment with different types of coatings
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "HVAC Design Considerations for Corrosive Environments".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Design Considerations for Corrosive Environments (182 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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