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HVAC Fundamentals 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-05
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: HVAC Concepts and Fundamentals
COURSE NO: M06-012
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
HVAC Concepts and Fundamentals
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides the basic concepts of human comfort, temperature-humidity relationships, the principles of psychrometrics and modes of heat transfer you need to design new HVAC systems and/or to retrofit existing systems. It also covers the methodology of heat loss/heat gain calculations and the concepts of noise and acoustic treatment.

 

HVAC helps keep people comfortable and healthy by maintaining good indoor air quality, humidity and comfortable temperatures. Designing for comfort requires integrated knowledge of human physiology, heat transfer, psychrometrics, and mechanical systems. Most professionals don't learn this stuff in school or on the jobsite, but are expected unrealistically to meet your physiological needs and wants for indoor environmental quality based predominantly on the skills of assembling building components. This is the #1 reason why over 50% of occupants are unsatisfied with their thermal environments.

 

The second part of this course "HVAC Components and Systems", which focuses on HVAC heating and cooling equipments, air and hydronic distribution and the various types of HVAC systems, is posted separately under Course No. M08-004.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design professionals, service technicians, operational & maintenance personnel, energy auditors and facility engineers and all personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the concepts and fundamentals of HVAC.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Thermal Comfort: Understanding the considerations of human comfort, variable affecting thermal comfort, and related terminology such as mean radiant temperature, wind chill factor, heat index, operative temperature, effective temperature and comfort zone.
  • Psychrometrics: Learning how to read seven terms dry-bulb temperature, wet-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, specific enthalpy and specific volume on psychrometric chart. It also describes 4 air-conditioning processes viz. mixing; sensible cooling and heating; cooling with dehumidification; and humidification.
  • Modes of Heat Transfer: Learning heat flow through solids and air including the terminology and relationships between conductivity, conductance, resistivity, U-factors etc.
  • Heat Gain and Heat Loss in Building: Familiarizing with the heat loss/gain calculation procedures; understanding basic concepts and methods to determine cooling loads, effects of windows, walls, roofs and partitions on loads, and basic types of internal loads; learning how to find and use local climate data; and understanding the effects of air infiltration and ventilation.
  • Annual Energy Use Calculations: Understanding the concept of balance point temperature and heating and cooling degree days in determining annual energy costs.
Course Document

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

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
HVAC Concepts and Fundamentals (562 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: Air Conditioning Psychrometrics
COURSE NO: M05-005
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Air Conditioning Psychrometrics
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of psychrometrics and suggests how a better understanding of psychrometrics will improve air conditioning design and selection of equipment.

 

Psychrometry is the study of moist air. It is significant in terms of thermal comfort and is a major consideration in design of air conditioning systems. Air conditioning engineers use the psychrometric chart to predict changes in the environment when the amount of heat and/or water in the air changes. A psychrometric chart provides a convenient way to look at the air conditioning processes and it will answer why heated air can hold more moisture, and conversely, how allowing moist air to cool will result in condensation.

 

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the basic terminology and definitions related to air properties
  • Read psychrometric chart
  • Describe relationship of 7 air properties: DBT, WBT, RH, dew point, absolute humidity, enthalpy and specific volume
  • Apply the psychrometric charts on air-conditioning applications
  • Understand how the various properties of air are measured
  • Understand various psychrometric processes: sensible heating and cooling, cooling and dehumidification, evaporative cooling, heating and humidification and air mixing
  • Understand the air conditioning processes for 4 extreme climatic conditions viz. Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Seattle
  • Understand the difference between sensible heat and latent heat
  • Understand the terms sensible heat factor, room sensible heat factor and grand sensible heat factor
  • Understand how to calculate the required volume air flow rate
  • Understand how to compute the cooling coil capacity with example
  • Understand standard equations used in air conditioning
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Air Conditioning Psychometrics".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Air Conditioning Psychrometrics (808 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) 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: Description of Useful HVAC Terms
COURSE NO: M05-015
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Description of Useful HVAC Terms
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course contains a compilation of almost 1000 bits and pieces of HVAC terminology, definitions and/or descriptions that will help resolve ambiguities in common usage of terms in normal interactions of people, infrastructure and environment. The compilation is arranged in an alphabetical order for easy referencing. The detailed description can be traced in handbooks and the web sites. This course document is a constant work in progress and your feedback is always welcome in an effort to continually update it.

 

This 5 PDH online course is aimed at mechanical, electrical, controls and HVAC engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, estimators, energy auditors and facility managers and other professionals who plan, design, construct, manage and use the building services infrastructure.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the knowledge of the common HVAC terminology related to:

  • System design
  • Equipment selection
  • Indoor air quality
  • Controls interface
  • Electrical interface
  • Health & safety
  • Service functions
  • Maintenance aspects
  • Contracts management
  • Equipment Installation
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Equipment start-up
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Description of Useful HVAC Terms".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Description of Useful HVAC Terms (911 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) 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: Evaporative Cooling Design Guidelines
COURSE NO: M06-014
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Evaporative Cooling Design Guidelines
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses some of the pertinent design issues and guidelines for evaporative cooling systems.

 

Evaporative cooling is a method of converting hot air into a cool breeze using the process of evaporating water. There are two essential requirements for evaporative cooling: 1) a wetted surface (supplied by filter pads) and 2) A source of moving air (supplied by a blower powered by an electric motor). The technology is a versatile and energy-efficient alternative to compressor-based cooling. Compared to air-conditioning which uses mechanical refrigeration, the evaporative cooling can fully satisfy building cooling loads using one-fourth the energy of conventional equipment.

 

The performance of evaporative systems deteriorates as the humidity increases. Consequently, evaporative systems are not suitable for the humid coastal regions. They are generally suitable for areas with dry summers (most of the western United States and other dry-climate areas worldwide. Evaporative cooling is also appropriate for spaces with high outside air ventilation requirements such as patios, auto garages, workshops, locker rooms, restaurant, kitchens, barns, green houses, kennels, agricultural areas, warehouses, docks or bays.

 

This 6 PDH online course is intended for engineers, architects, realtors, building owners, facility managers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and educators and other professionals interested in learning about evaporative cooling design guidelines.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding what is evaporative cooling and where it should be used
  • Understanding the principles of evaporative cooling
  • Applying fundamentals of psychrometrics in estimating evaporative cooling requirements
  • Learning the geographical locations that will benefit from evaporative cooling
  • Understanding the components and types of evaporative coolers
  • Learning how to calculate the cooling temperatures with direct and indirect evaporative cooling options
  • Learning how to size evaporative coolers using sensible heat and air change methods
  • Understanding the factors which influence the application of evaporative cooling
  • Learning about the typical design information, specifications and key formulas for selecting appropriate equipment
  • Understanding the HVAC terminology as applicable to the evaporative cooling systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Publication tilted, "Evaporative Cooling Design Guidelines Manual" funded by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Energy Conservation and Management Division (EMNRD-ECMD).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Evaporative Cooling Design Guidelines (1.36 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 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: Flow Measurement in Pipes and Ducts
COURSE NO: M04-040
Flow Measurement in Pipes and Ducts
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the measurement of the flow rate of a fluid flowing under pressure in a closed conduit. Several categories of pipe flow measurement devices will be described and discussed, including some associated calculations.

 

The closed conduit is often circular, but also may be square or rectangular (such as a heating duct) or any other shape.  The other major category of flow is open channel flow, which is the flow of a liquid with a free surface open to atmospheric pressure.  Measurement of the flow rate of a fluid flowing under pressure, is carried out for a variety of purposes, such as billing for water supply to homes or businesses or, for monitoring or process control of a wide variety of industrial processes, which involve flowing fluids.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended primarily for mechanical, civil and chemical, environmental, and industrial engineers.  Someone completing this course will gain knowledge about twelve different types of meters for measuring fluid flow rate in a closed conduit.  They will learn about typical calculations for differential pressure meters and pitot tubes.  They will learn the general principles of operation for each type and general advantages and disadvantages of each.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Ability to calculate flow rate from measured pressure difference, fluid properties, and meter parameters, using the provided liquid flow equations for venturi, orifice, and flow nozzle meters.
  • Ability to calculate flow rate from measured pressure difference, fluid properties, and meter parameters, using the provided gas flow equations for venturi, orifice, and flow nozzle meters.
  • Determining which type of ISO standard pressure tap locations are being used for a given orifice meter.
  • Ability to calculate the orifice coefficient, Co, for specified orifice and pipe diameters, pressure tap locations and fluid properties.
  • Estimating the density of a specified gas at specified temperature and pressure using the Ideal Gas Equation.
  • Ability to calculate the velocity of a fluid for given pitot tube reading and fluid density.
  • Knowing the general configuration and principle of operation of rotameters and positive displacement, electromagnetic, target, turbine, vortex, ultrasonic, Coriolis mass flow, and thermal mass flow meters.
  • Familiarizing with the general characteristics of the types of flow meters discussed in this course, as summarized in Table 2 of the course content.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “Flow Measurement in Pipes and Ducts”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Flow Measurement in Pipes and Ducts (1.36 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) 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: Overview of Vapor Absorption Cooling Systems
COURSE NO: M04-025
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Overview of Vapor Absorption Cooling Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of absorption refrigeration technology. The aim of this course is to provide the working principle of absorption systems, types, applications, and economics of absorption refrigeration technologies.

 

The key feature of absorption cooling equipment is that it produces cooling by using heat energy as an input, rather than by using mechanical energy. The heat source is usually delivered via steam, hot water, or direct combustion. Compared to electrically powered chillers, they have high capital cost but these excel in operation where cheap, high grade heat or waste heat is readily available. These chillers do not need ozone-depleting refrigerants and many countries have begun identifying these machines as an energy and environmentally friendly equipment. Some states and utility companies provide subsidies and incentives such as tax rebates and higher depreciation. Absorption chillers can deliver from 25 to 2000 tons of refrigeration.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to HVAC engineers, facility engineers, architects, 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:

  • The salient features of vapor absorption refrigeration systems and compare them with vapor compression refrigeration systems
  • The fundamental principle of a vapor absorption refrigeration system
  • The four basic components of vapor absorption chilling machines
  • The expression for maximum COP of ideal absorption refrigeration system
  • The description of single and double effect vapor absorption machines
  • The desirable properties of commonly used working fluids for absorption refrigeration systems
  • The practical problems in actual water-lithium bromide systems
  • The methods of capacity control in water-lithium bromide systems
  • The economics of vapor absorption systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "Overview of Absorption Chillers Cooling Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Overview of Absorption Chillers Cooling System (670 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 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.

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