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SSN 001 at-a-glance

This class is for consulting engineers and others performing building load calculations. The class also covers cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings using HAP load calculation software.

  • Learn the fundamentals of design weather data, scheduling of loads, defining building parameters, and modeling various air system and plant types
  • Systems covered include VRF, Single Zone Constant Volume, Variable Air Volume and Terminal air systems
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads for commercial buildings in order to properly size the HVAC system

duration cost format
1 day $300 classroom

location date register
chicago, il jan 28 register
denver, co jan 29 register
charlotte, nc mar 12 register

IACET
PE

Class Overview

This hands-on course covers cooling and heating loads for commercial buildings using load calculation software. Students learn the fundamentals of design weather data, scheduling of loads, defining building parameters, and modeling various air system and plant types. Completion of the load calculation workshops is mandatory. The class manual furnished to each student includes detailed workshops for defining Single Zone Constant Volume, Variable Air Volume and Terminal air systems as part of the course. Students who complete this course are able to calculate heating and cooling loads for commercial buildings in order to properly size the HVAC system.

Who should attend this training

This course is for HVAC designers who use load calculation software to calculate heating and cooling loads in commercial buildings. A working knowledge of building design and computer skills is required.

HVAC Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

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

  • Successfully define and input Design Weather Data for load estimating
  • Define and enter construction materials and attributes
  • Successfully define and enter internal load components
  • Define and enter all space related information
  • Describe HVAC System parameters
  • Generate and properly interpret air system cooling and heating load sizing reports for proper system component sizing

Learning Methods Used

This course uses a combination of classroom lecture, videos, and demonstrations and workshops to present the material. Student’s achievement of the learning objectives is determined by successful completion of the workshops, 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 (instruction minutes/workshop minutes).

  • Data Management (10/0)
  • ASHRAE Methodologies - Transfer Functions, Zone Loads, Heat Extraction, System Loads and Coil Sizing (15/0)
  • Fundamental Terminology & Program Structure (10/0)
  • Project Details (10/0)
  • Configuring Weather Data (15/0)
  • Class Exercise (0/15)
  • Schedules (10/0)
  • Class Exercise (0/15)
  • Library Items (10/0)
  • Class exercise (0/15)
  • Discussion & Workshop “Building Inputs and Modeling” (15/0)
  • Building Envelope Modeling (15/0)
  • Class Exercises (0/20)
  • Space Inputs (15/0)
  • Class Exercise (0/20)
  • System Based Design Loads (15/0) 
  • Thermal Loads (10/0)
  • Equipment Selection Design Parameters (10/0)
  • Effects on outputs vs. Equipment selections (15/0)
  • Air System Inputs (15/0)
  • Class Exercise (0/20)
  • Economizer Operation (10/0)
  • Multiple Zone Air System (10/0)
  • Class Exercise (0/20)
  • Airflow Sizing Methods (10/0)
  • Discussion & Workshop (15/0)
  • “Modeling Multiple Zone Projects” (10/0)
  • Class Exercise - Sample Problem # 2 - Zoning (0/20)
  • Class Discussion and Exercise – Terminal Systems (5/20)
  • Plant Sizing (10/0)
  • Conclusions (10/0)

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

None.

Suggested background

For HVAC designers with a working knowledge of commercial air conditioning and heating systems, including lab time with service test equipment and tools. Use of load estimating software is also desirable.

Materials to bring

A computer with...

What you will receive

Students in this course receive a course workbook.

Appropriate dress for this class

This class is held in a class and business casual dress is appropriate.

Class hours

Class runs from 8:30 AM till 5 PM. Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.

Location & Lodging

Most of these classes are held in the local area, see the event flyer or Carrier host for more information.