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HVAC Systems and Equipment 30 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP30M-12
PACKAGE PDH: 30
PACKAGE PRICE: $324
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COURSE TITLE: Chiller Systems
COURSE NO: M04-006
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Chiller Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the applications of chiller systems.

 

A chiller can be generally classified as a refrigeration system that uses either a vapor compression or absorption cycle to cool.  Both the absorption and the mechanical compression systems have the evaporation and condensation of a refrigerant in common. In both systems, the refrigerant evaporates at low pressure to absorb heat and then condenses at higher pressure to reject heat to the atmosphere. Both systems require energy to raise the temperature of the refrigerant for the heat rejection process.

 

The difference is that the mechanical chillers use reciprocating, centrifugal or screw compressors that are powered by electric motors whereas in the absorption cycle uses heat (usually steam or direct fire) to raise the refrigerant temperature. Mechanical chillers are most commonly used in residential and commercial buildings whereas absorption systems offer an excellent choice for industrial applications there waste heat recovery is an essential element of the process.

 

This 4 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 chiller systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • How the mechanical compression cycle operates
  • What are the different types of mechanical compressors
  • What is vapor absorption refrigeration cycle, its components and applications
  • What do the terms efficiency and coefficient of performance mean
  • What are the functions of the different components of a chiller system
  • How is heat rejection achieved through contact and non-contact type cooling towers
  • What are the different types of refrigerants and their effects on environment
  • What are the principle guidelines in sizing, costing and selecting an appropriate chiller
  • Why is water treatment important in closed and open systems
  • What are the basic methods and procedures for testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) of chiller systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Appendix C, "Chiller 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):
Chiller Systems (3.44 MB)
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 Appendix C, "Chiller Systems" of 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Refrigeration Systems
COURSE NO: M08-008
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Introduction to Refrigeration Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering course provides necessary information to understand the principles and theory of refrigeration, the components of mechanical refrigeration systems, and the types of refrigerants and associated equipment. This course also discusses the methods used for installing, maintaining, and repairing refrigeration equipment, including domestic refrigerators and freezers.

 

Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from an area or a substance. It is usually done by an artificial means of lowering the temperature, such as by the use of ice or mechanical refrigeration, which is a mechanical system or apparatus, designed and constructed to transfer heat from one substance to another.

 

This 8 PDH online course is intended for HVACR, mechanical and industrial engineers, manufacturers, maintenance staff, and others seeking a basic understanding of refrigeration systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the physics behind heat and refrigeration
  • Learning about the refrigeration cycle and its different mechanical components
  • Familiarizing with the different types of refrigerants
  • Understanding the safety precautions associated with refrigerants
  • Familiarizing with the different types of refrigerant equipment
  • Understanding the installation procedures for refrigerant equipment
  • Learning about the maintenance, service, and repair procedures associated with refrigerant equipment
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Introduction to Refrigeration Systems” which is based on chapter 12 of the Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14265A), Utilitiesman Basic.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
INTRODUCTION TO REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS (5.1 MB)
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.

COURSE TITLE: An Introduction to High Temperature Water Heating Plants
COURSE NO: M04-030
An Introduction to High Temperature Water Heating Plants
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to systems, equipment and design guidelines for high temperature water (HTW) heating plants.

 

HTW systems are used for heating multi-building facilities such as campuses and industrial and commercial activities. The advantage HTW systems have over steam heating systems is that the pressurized water in HTW systems has a much greater thermal storage capacity, resulting in smaller pipe and pump sizes. In this course you will learn about the different types of HTW systems, distribution schematics, hot water generators, pressurization methods, expansion vessels, pumps and controls.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for mechanical, industrial and plant engineers, as well as, maintenance personnel and construction professionals who are involved in the planning, design and construction of high temperature water heating plants.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the temperature and pressure parameters for high, medium and low temperature HTW systems
  • Learning about the single pump and double pump forced circulation HTW system with steam pressurization and expansion vessel
  • Learning about the single pump and double pump forced circulation HTW system with inert gas pressurization and expansion vessel
  • Understanding the recommended water velocities for HTW systems
  • Learning about the direct-supply, single-circuit, radial and reverse return distribution systems
  • Learning about the one-pipe loop-main distribution system
  • Learning about the features and functions of hot water generators
  • Learning about the saturated steam pressurization method
  • Learning about the inert gas pressurization method
  • Learning about the six pressurization methods that are generally not recommended
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of steam pressurization and inert gas pressurization
  • Learning how to size expansion vessels
  • Understanding the design criteria for steam and inert gas pressurized systems
  • Learning about the types of pumps used in HTW systems
  • Learning about system controls
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to High Temperature Water Heating Plants".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to High Temperature Water Heating Plants (848 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.

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.

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