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CSD 400 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

  • Learn the fundamental principles of HVAC design, including psychrometrics, heat transfer, mechanical refrigeration, and load estimating
  • Use psychrometric principles and the P-h diagram to describe and analyze HVAC processes
  • Perform an accurate commercial load estimate that is the basis to the other system design decisions

duration cost format register
5 days $1,200 classroom

10/01/2018

12/03/2018

01/14/2019

03/25/2019


IACET
NATE
PE
FAD

Class Overview

This course covers the subjects that are fundamental in the design of all types of HVAC systems. Students learn the fundamental principles of HVAC design, including psychrometrics, heat transfer, mechanical refrigeration, and load estimating. Participants will become proficient with HVAC’s two most important design tools, the psychrometric chart, and the pressure enthalpy diagram. At the completion of the course, participants know how to do an accurate commercial load estimate that is the basis to the other system design decisions. In addition, the participant will be able to use psychrometric principles and the P-h diagram to describe and analyze HVAC processes. The concepts of this course are a recommended prerequisite for taking the other three courses and the building blocks of the student’s HVAC design career. Computer-assisted work sessions and a design project are used to practice the principles taught.

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:

  • Explain the parameters that must be controlled to achieve human comfort
  • Explain the principles of heat transfer and their impact on heating and cooling load estimates
  • Use psychrometrics to describe air cycles
  • Apply the PH chart to describe the principles of mechanical refrigeration cycles
  • Describe the procedural steps common to all HVAC design
  • Zone a commercial building with fixed or open floor plan
  • Perform a block and zone load estimate for a commercial building

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).

  • Comfort design (1.0/0.5)
  • Introduction to HVAC products (1.0/0)
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) (1.0/0.5)
  • Heat transfer (1.5/ 0.5)
  • Introduction to psychrometrics (1.5/0)
  • Comfort quiz (0/0.5)
  • Heat transfer homework (0/0.5)
  • System psychrometrics (2.0/2.0)
  • Load estimating methodology (1.0/0)
  • Load estimating – zoning (1.5/1.5)
  • Applied psychrometrics (2.0/2.0)
  • Load estimating – heat storage (1.5/0.5)
  • Load estimating – system impacts (1.5/1.0)
  • Applied psychrometrics quiz (0.5/0.5)
  • Mechanical refrigeration (2.5/1.5)
  • Mechanical refrigeration cycle analysis (2.0/1.0)
  • Mechanical refrigeration Quiz (0/1.0)
  • Load estimating – Block and zone loads (2.0/2.0)
  • Load estimating – System and location impacts (1.0/2.0)
  • Load estimating – evaluations (0/1.5)

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

None.

Suggested background

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

Materials to bring

A computer with the ability to load software programs (programs are furnished as part of the course). Use of Microsoft Office programs Word and Excel is useful but not required.

What you will receive

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

Appropriate dress for this class

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 hours

Class starts at 8 AM Monday and runs from 8 AM till 5 PM each day including Friday. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

Location & Lodging

Carrier University is located at 6540 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Lodging options can be found here.