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HVAC Equipment Design 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-16
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Alternatives to Active HVAC Systems
COURSE NO: M06-016
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Alternatives to Active HVAC Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents passive cooling systems which provide guidelines on choosing the proper technologies suitable to different situations.

 

Buildings are major consumers of energy insofar as their construction, operation and maintenance are concerned. It is estimated that almost 50% of the global energy demand is due to buildings with active HVAC equipment being the highest contributor. Thus, the energy conscious architecture has evolved to address these issues. It involves the use of eco-friendly and less energy intensive building materials, incorporation of passive cooling techniques in building design and integration of renewable energy technologies.

 

Passive cooling methods maximize the efficiency of the building envelope by minimizing heat gain from the external environment and facilitate cooling by air movement, ventilation, night cooling, evaporation, desiccant dehumidification and earth coupling to name a few. All these techniques require little or no input of electrical energy. Even when these alternatives cannot avoid the use of compressive cooling systems completely, their role can optimize the energy consumption and the peak electric load.

 

This 6 PDH online course is aimed at students, mechanical engineers, architects, facility managers, environmentalists, energy auditors and anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of cooling systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the factors having greatest impact on summer cooling loads
  • Understanding the mechanisms of heat gain control by intervening solar radiation, vegetation, ventilation and internal heat gains
  • Learning the principles of natural ventilation design in night cooling
  • Understanding the design factors for stack and wind driven ventilation
  • Learning the basic principles of direct and indirect evaporative cooling systems
  • Understanding the factors affecting evaporation rate and cooling
  • Learning the principles of desiccant cooling and dehumidification
  • Knowing the performance of an absorption chiller system v/s vapor compression cycle
  • Understanding the various radiant cooling strategies
  • Understanding the fundamentals of direct ground cooling systems and geothermal heat pumps
Course Document

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

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Alternatives to Active HVAC Systems (777 KB)
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 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: 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 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: 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 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 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 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 Equipment and Systems
COURSE NO: M08-004
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Equipment and Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on the various types of HVAC heating and cooling equipments along with associated system design aspects. The course describes how to select appropriate HVAC equipment for your application and how to integrate various components as a working system.

 

HVAC system components may be grouped into three functional categories: source components, distribution components, and delivery components. Source components provide or remove heat or moisture. Distribution components convey a heating or cooling medium from a source location to portions of a building that require conditioning. Delivery components serve as an interface between the distribution system and occupied spaces.

 

This course is in continuation to the course titled "HVAC Concepts and Fundamentals", which introduced the basic design aspects, comfort parameters, psychrometrics, heat transfer concepts, heat loss and heat gain calculations and methods to calculate the energy costs, and is posted separately under Course No. M06-012.

 

This 8 PDH online course is intended for people who plan, design, install, and operate HVAC systems for buildings. Design engineers, architects, designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers and maintenance personal should benefit professionally. It is also relevant to anyone needing to know more about HVAC equipment production and use.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Central Heating Sources: Understanding the various types of heating systems available for commercial and residential applications such as furnaces, boilers and heat pumps; familiarizing with the basic selection criteria for heating system and factors considered when designing commercial heating systems.
  • Central Cooling Sources: Understanding the various cooling equipments such as mechanical chillers, absorption chillers, DX units, evaporative cooling and cooling towers.
  • HVAC Delivery Equipment: Understanding the various heating and cooling delivery equipments such as convective and radiation baseboard units, air handling units, unitary units, fan coil units and their components.
  • Air Distribution Ductwork: Learning about air movement, components of air distribution systems, duct classification on velocity, pressure, shape and materials.
  • Air Distribution Equipment & Accessories: Learning about air delivery devices such as registers, grilles and diffusers; learning about terminal devices such as dampers, louvers etc.
  • System Design: Understanding "all-air" and "all-water" systems including constant air volume, variable air volume, single duct and multi-duct air conditioning systems.
  • Hydronic Distribution - Piping and Pumps: Learning about the hydronic loops and understanding the principles of centrifugal pumps.
  • Annual Energy Use Calculations: Understanding the concept of balance point temperature and heating and cooling degree days and how to determine annual energy costs.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document tilted, "HVAC Equipment and Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Equipment and Systems (620 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 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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