This practical course is divide into single topics. Each lecture is followed by problem-solving and practical applications session. Topics include HVAC systems, air distribution systems, fan curves and fan selection, piping design, pump curves and pump selection, coil selection and characteristics, HVAC zoning and indoor air quality, HVAC controls, laboratory design and control, an overview of available computer-aided calculations, and HVAC specifications.
Note: Two years HVAC-related experience or associate degree in an engineering field preferred, but not required. The course includes an optional field trip to an HVAC construction site. The course is recommended for anyone involved with HVAC systems, including HVAC designers and engineers, building and hospital engineers, and particularly recent graduate engineers.
Required Textbook: Fundamentals of DDC Practical Application and Design. 3rd edition. Purchase book at http://www.hvacddc.com/
Course Number: AMES-40021 Credit: 3 units