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CSD 700 at-a-glance

This class is intended for HVAC consulting engineers, energy engineers, facility managers, property managers involved in the selection, design, operation or maintenance of commercial buildings using an applied chilled water system.

  • How to zone a building when served from a central chilled water plant
  • How initial decisions, load estimates, and equipment selection are impacted when applied water systems will be used
  • Sizing of piping and pumping systems
  • Selection of chillers, pumps, cooling towers, and control valves
  • Design dedicated ventilation systems
  • Develop the system’s control sequence for a chilled water system
  • Application of fan coil and chilled beam systems as well as air handlers applied on constant and variable volume systems

duration cost format register
5 days $1,200 classroom 12/09/2019


Class Overview

Larger commercial buildings often use chilled water distribution systems rather than packaged or split system DX (Direct Expansion). This course centers around the skills and knowledge needed to design an applied chilled water system for a multiple-zoned commercial building. In this course participants learn how to zone a building when more than one building zone and air handler are served from one central chilled water plant. Participants will learn how initial decisions, load estimates, and equipment selection are impacted when applied water systems will be used. The course covers various piping and pumping systems, the selection of chillers, pumps, cooling towers, and control valves. Students learn to design dedicated ventilation systems that achieve required zone ventilation, to design the piping distribution system and develop the system’s control sequence for a chilled water system. The course addresses the application of fan coil and chilled beam systems as well as air handlers applied on constant and variable volume systems. Participants use workshops to apply the material covered in the class to a typical project. Computer-assisted work sessions are used to practice the skills.

Who Should Attend this Training

This course is for HVAC engineer contractors who are doing design build projects. A working knowledge of building design, light commercial HVAC equipment and basic computer skills are required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, each student should be able to:

  • Make initial decisions based on a chilled water system and choose building control zones
  • Select a chiller and layout and select room fan coil units
  • Layout and select a cooling tower and a plate-frame heat exchanger
  • Design a chilled water piping system and a condenser water piping system
  • Select pumps for the piping systems and determine pumping power
  • Design a dedicated ventilation system using an applied air handler
  • Design a control sequence and strategy which meets the design condition for a chilled water system

Learning Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, videos, lab tours of commercial equipment, demonstrations and workshops to present the material. Student’s achievement of the learning objectives is determined by successful completion of the workshops, quizzes and final written exam. Workshops are instructor guided exercises using the procedures taught in the lectures.

Class Details

Topics Covered

All times are approximate and shown as (classroom hours/lab or workshop hours).

  • Water system design process and system selection (1.0/0.5)
  • Zoning water systems (0.5/0.5)
  • Piping systems (0.5/0.5)
  • Water coils (0.5/0.5)
  • Load estimate for applied systems (1.0/0.5)
  • Ventilation air balance (0.5/0.5)
  • Piping homework (0/0.5)
  • Room fan coils (2.0/2.0)
  • Applied air handlers (1.0/1.0)
  • Control valves (1.0/1.0)
  • Air-cooled chillers (1.0/0)
  • Water-cooled chillers (1.0/0)
  • Chiller selection (1/0/1.0)
  • Piping layouts (1.5/0.5)
  • DDC control strategies for applied systems (1.0/1.0)
  • Chiller homework (0.5/0.5)
  • Cooling towers (1.5/0.5)
  • Pumps (1.5/0.5)
  • Pipe sizing (1.5/2.0)
  • Pipe sizing homework (0/0.5)
  • Pump and tower selection (1.0/1.5)
  • Chiller plants and control (1.5/1.5)
  • Chiller plant project (0.5/2.0)

Class Requirements

Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course student must be present for the entire course, complete all workshops and receive a grade of 70% on graded final.

Prerequisite requirements



A working knowledge of commercial air conditioning and heating systems, commercial building design and design process is desirable.


None required


Students in this course receive a course workbook, a flash drive with a demo copy of Carrier’s Block Load Program and Psych+ program.


This class is held in a class and business casual dress is appropriate. Some demonstrations are held in the training lab and hard sole shoes are recommended. Any safety equipment required for these lab tours will be furnished.


Class starts at 8 AM Monday and runs from 8 AM till 5 PM each day including Friday if class is scheduled at the end of a week. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.


Most of these classes are held in the local area. Carrier University is located at 6540 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Lodging options can be found here.