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HVAC Equipment Design 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-03
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Centralized Vs. Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems
COURSE NO: M05-012
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Centralized Vs. Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the various issues to be considered and the questions to be raised before an intelligent, well-thought HVAC scheme is finalized. The distinction between 'central' and local floor-by-floor 'compact' systems is critical from an architectural perspective and shall serve the primary theme for this course.

 

Successful Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are the key to successful buildings. Because each building is different, it is very important to choose a system that is right for the facility. Proper selection of the HVAC system is a crucial decision for any new project and the decision depends upon a number of factors like how large area needs to be cooled, what is the application, what kind of total heat is generated inside the enclosed area, the developer's preference - initial installation cost, aesthetics, and long term maintenance and life cycle costs etc etc. The HVAC engineer would consider all the related parameters and suggest the system most suitable for your space.

 

Many different HVAC systems are available today but the design and selection of right HVAC system must combine a proper choice of engineered products efficiently providing conditioned air to the space at optimum energy while adding architectural features which complement the interior design.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to all mechanical engineers, design professionals, operations and maintenance personnel, as well as consultants and contractors who construct, build and manage mechanical building systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the different types of HVAC systems
  • Understanding the HVAC design challenges on various architectural and functional parameters
  • Understanding the difference between central and decentralized systems
  • Understanding the central chilled water system sub-configurations
  • Understanding the various types of decentralized systems (window, split, package, heat pumps and VRF systems)
  • Understanding the pros and cons of the central and compact systems
  • Understanding how to select the right system for your application
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Centralized Vs Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Centralized Vs. Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems (464 KB)
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 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Commercial HVAC
COURSE NO: M08-003
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Commercial HVAC
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides the common system arrangements of commercial air-conditioning systems and discusses the most prevalent system configurations, equipments and control strategies.

 

Most people think the air conditioning system's job is just to cool the spaces. Actually, a complete air-conditioning system is capable of maintaining temperature and humidity below or above that of surroundings and provides fresh air into spaces free of contaminants, dust and odorants.

 

Air-conditioning systems are bifurcated in two broad categories: comfort air conditioning and process air-conditioning. Comfort air conditioning refers to control of spaces to promote the comfort, health, or productivity of the inhabitants. Process air-conditioning systems are designed to facilitate the functioning of a production, manufacturing, or operational activity such as mission critical environments like datacenters, or medical facilities, which require year-round control of temperature, humidity and air cleanliness, within the narrow tolerances.

 

Commercial air-conditioning systems may contain a myriad of components, many of which are present in one form or other in variety of configurations. Also these components may be assembled into systems literally dozen or hundred different ways but in practice these can be classified into three broad categories: all-air, all-water, and air-processed in a central air-handling apparatus. The boundaries between these system types are not absolute, but the choice largely depends on cost, aesthetics and degree of control.

 

This 8 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of commercial HVAC.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn the operating principles of  centralized air, centralized fluid based and decentralized systems
  • Understand the control strategies of constant volume and variable air volume systems
  • Learn various configurations of centralized fluid based systems including fan coil units and induction units
  • Learn various arrangements of fresh air delivery to fan coil units
  • Understand the principle features and applications of split and window systems
  • Identify the components that make up a commercial air system
  • Understand the different type of chillers and compressors used in air-conditioning systems
  • Learn the different type of boilers and efficiency terms used in heating systems
  • Describe the components and functions of  air handling systems
  • Learn the applications of auxiliary devices such as dampers, terminal units, ductwork, valves and fittings
  • Learn the different heat recovery devices and their applications
  • Understand the control functions, devices and strategies for comfort control and energy efficiency
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Commercial HVAC".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Commercial HVAC (666 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Design Options for HVAC Distribution Systems
COURSE NO: M06-017
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Design Options for HVAC Distribution Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic knowledge about the HVAC distribution systems in design applications. The course provides insight to various systems, technologies and equipment configuration with advantages and disadvantages.

 

Successful HVAC systems are the key to successful buildings. In a central system, air can be conditioned in a remote location in the air-handling units and distributed to the various rooms by ductwork. Alternatively, the air can be conditioned directly in the indoor spaces through fan coil units or other terminal devices.

 

The design of air distribution system must combine a proper choice of engineered products efficiently providing conditioned air to the space while adding architectural features which complement the interior design. A good understanding of the various types of commercial HVAC systems is important to ensure the best fit.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to HVAC engineers, facility engineers, architects, energy auditors, environmentalists, operations and maintenance personnel, as well as consultants and contractors who construct, build and manage facilities.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. All-Air Systems:
  • Single duct, single zone, constant volume systems
  • Single duct, multi-zone, constant volume systems
  • Dual duct systems
  • Reheat systems;
  • Variable air volume systems
  1. Air-Water Systems
  2. All-Water Systems:
  • Two Pipe Systems
  • Three Pipe Systems
  • Four Pipe Systems
  1. Terminal Units:
  • Fan Coil Units
  • Induction Units
  • Radiators
  • Convectors
  1. Compact Unitary Units (direct expansion Systems w/o chilled water)
  • Window Air conditioners
  • Unitary & Roof Air Conditioners
  • Split type and package air conditioning systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Delivery items (diffusers, registers & grilles)
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "Design Options for HVAC Distribution Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Design Options for HVAC Distribution Systems (1.92 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 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: HVAC Chilled Water Distribution Schemes
COURSE NO: M05-008
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Chilled Water Distribution Schemes
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the history of chilled water distribution systems and the development of "variable primary flow system". Problems such as low delta-T syndrome associated with the chilled water pumping schemes are defined and also discussed. Finally, this course compares the advantages and disadvantages of primary-secondary and direct-primary pumping schemes.

 

In large commercial and industrial systems, chilled water system serves as means to transfer heat from building spaces to the refrigeration system. Initially, when energy costs were low, constant volume and primary-secondary systems provided a stable and simple operation of the chillers and distribution systems. However, as energy costs increased, particularly in the late 1970s, the efficiency of the chillers and the costs associated with operating the distribution system became more important. As a result, the need for new schemes to improve chiller performance and reduce energy costs drove the HVAC industry to advance chilled water technology, particularly in the manner that chilled water is delivered.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of HVAC chilled water distribution schemes.

Learning Objectives

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

  • The basic hydronic principles i.e. relationship of chilled water flow rate v/s cooling load and the energy savings due to adjustable speed pumps
  • How do constant volume chilled water systems different from primary/secondary arrangement
  • What is low delta-T syndrome and how it affects the chiller loading
  • What are the causes and mitigation measures to prevent low delta-T syndrome
  • Why distributed pumping arrangement is better than headered arrangement for constant flow systems
  • How do primary/secondary chilled water systems create hydraulically independent loops.
  • How to size the de-coupler bridge
  • The characteristics of control valves and why 2-way valve is better than 3-way valve in variable flow systems
  • How do the variable primary flow system compare with primary/secondary system in terms of cost and energy
  • The importance of design tube velocity and rate of chilled water flow variations in variable primary flow systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "HVAC Chilled Water Distribution Schemes".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Chilled Water Distribution Schemes (550 KB)
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 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Variable Air Volume Systems
COURSE NO: M06-007
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Variable Air Volume Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the HVAC air distribution system with focus on Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems.

 

In central air conditioning systems there are two basic methods for delivering air to the conditioned space 1) the constant air volume (CAV) systems and 2) the variable air volume (VAV) systems. As the name implies, constant volume systems deliver a constant air volume to the conditioned space irrespective of the load.

 

VAV systems, on the other hand, are designed to simultaneously meet a variety of cooling and heating loads in a relatively efficient manner.  The system achieves this by varying the distribution of air depending on the cooling or heating loads of each area.  The air flow variation allows for adjusting the temperature in a single zone without changing the temperature of air in the whole system, minimizing any instances of overcooling or overheating.  This flexibility has made this one of the most popular HVAC systems for large buildings with varying conditioning needs such as office buildings, schools, or apartments.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of variable air volume systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • What is the operational philosophy of variable air volume (VAV) systems
  • What are the differences between pressure dependent, pressure independent and volume limiting VAV boxes
  • What are the various types of fans used in air handling systems including forward curved, backward curved, radial and aerofoil construction
  • What are the different types of cooling coils used in air handling systems and which among face split, vertical split and intertwined coils is appropriate for VAV systems
  • What is duct pressure classification and how it is used in selecting appropriate duct sheet thickness
  • How is duct design using equal friction method different from static regain and T-method
  • What are different types of outlets and which parameters govern their selection
  • What is difference between fan powered, single duct, dual duct and bypass VAV boxes
  • What are different types of VAV controls including direct digital controls
  • What are the common instruments used in acceptance testing and monitoring of VAV systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Appendix A, "Variable Air Volume Systems" of the US Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL) technical report 99/20, May 1999.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Variable Air Volume Systems (6.30 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 this USACERL technical report.
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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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