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Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC): System Design and Value Engineering Course (Durban)

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

South Africa

10 - 14 Apr, 2017  5 days

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GBP 20,000

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different HVAC equations;
  • Solve problems encountered in HVAC process;
  • Exhibit an understanding of the relationship between value engineering and HVAC system design;
  • Be familiar with the provisions of some codes, regulations and standards governing HVAC;
  • Explain the concept of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, psychometrics, and sound and vibration;
  • Determine ways of conserving energy through HVAC system design;
  • Explain and describe the HVAC Cycles;
  • Enumerate the different control strategies;
  • Name some of the architectural, structural and electrical considerations;
  • Demonstrate their competence in interpreting and making conceptual design;
  • Specify the environmental criteria for typical buildings;
  • Suggest the most effective ways of engaging in designing operation and maintenance of HVAC;
  • Explain the steps in regeneration cycles;
  • Identify the different cooling equipment;
  • Distinguish between radiant cooling and evaporative cooling;
  • Determine the functions of refrigerants;
  • Identify the different heating equipment;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the boiler codes and standards;
  • Devise a boiler design for specific scenario;
  • Conduct some acceptance and operational testing;
  • Distinguish between direct- and indirect-fired heating equipment;
  • Name the types of heat exchangers;
  • Acquire overall perspective of AHU systems arrangements;
  • Specify the various terminal units;
  • Explain the concept of individual room AHUs;
  • Cite some effects of altitude;
  • Explain how the exhaust systems works;
  • Determine the most appropriate methods of smoke control, relevant to particular situation.

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC): Engineering Design, Procedures, and Air and Temperature Controls

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Make a load calculation design using the computer;
  • Apply the rule of thumb calculations;
  • Design criteria and documentation forms;
  • Enumerate the factors for load components;
  • Elucidate the underlying principles of load calculations;
  • Distinguish dynamic and static load calculations;
  • Exhibit a heightened understanding on ventilation loads;
  • Develop a clear understanding on the general concepts of equipment selection;
  • Specify the necessary criteria for system and equipment selection;
  • Cite the options in system and equipment selection;
  • Interpret the psychometric chart;
  • Cite the effects of latitude and temperature;
  • Describe the software-based equipment selection;
  • Be familiar with the air duct design;
  • Learn the concept of louvers, dampers and filters;
  • Gain knowledge about air distribution with high flow rates;
  • Ascertain how noise control is done;
  • Indicate the role of Indoor Air Quality as it provides health and comfort to the building occupants;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of steam, water, pumps and high-temperature water in the fluid handling system;
  • Enumerate the secondary coolants;
  • Explain the Piping Systems;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general plant design concept;
  • Exhibit a high level of competency in designing central steam plants;
  • Distinguish between low-temperature hot water central plants and high-temperature hot water central plants;
  • Enumerate the different fuel options and alternative fuels;
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency in designing cogeneration plants;
  • Specify the different control devices;
  • Explain the typical control systems;
  • Describe with accuracy the electrical interfaces;
  • Acquire knowledge about computer-based control;
  • Determine the different control symbols.

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC): Engineering Design, Drawing, Specification, Thermodynamics, Psychodynamics, Sound, Vibration and Smoke Management

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of electric power;
  • Explain the common service voltages;
  • Explain the concept of power factor, using the appropriate examples;
  • Be familiar with the different types of motors;
  • Recognise the different variable speed drives;
  • Be acquainted with the principles of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS);
  • Explicate the concept of standby power generation;
  • Explain the most appropriate electrical room ventilation structure;
  • Develop a good lighting systems;
  • Learn some provision of National Electrical Code;
  • Identify the nature of contracts;
  • Explain the drawings and specifications involve in the design process;
  • Exhibit a high level of know the different participation during construction;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of commissioning;
  • Organise and write a Report, with great clarity;
  • Use of Tables and Figures;
  • Be skilled in printing and binding;
  • Prepare letter reports;
  • Define different terminologies in fluid mechanics;
  • Explain the law of conservation of mass;
  • Elucidate the Bernoulli equation;
  • Be knowledgeable about flow volume measurement;
  • Be familiar with some thermodynamic terms;
  • Distinguish the first and second law of thermodynamics;
  • Explain the concept of  efficiency in relation to thermodynamics;
  • Understand the concept of coefficient of performance;
  • Enumerate the different heat transfer modes;
  • Explain the concept of thermal conduction, convection and radiation;
  • Describe the latent heat moisture;
  • Cite the different thermodynamic properties of moist air;
  • Understand the tables of properties;
  • Interpret psychometric charts;
  • Determine the various HVAC processes on the psychometric chart;
  • Have a grasp on the protractor on the ASHRAE psychometric chart;
  • Identify the several effects of altitude;
  • Enumerate the different methods of specifying and measuring sound;
  • Understand sound and vibration transmission;
  • Determine the goals of ambient sound level design;
  • Learn how to reduce sound and vibration transmission;
  • Learn the basics of IAQ;
  • Specify the different methods of providing acceptable IAQ;
  • Cite the different design considerations for acceptable IAQ;
  • Enumerate some ways of protecting outside air intakes;
  • Establish the relationship between IAQ and energy conservation;
  • Specify the various HVAC sustainable design approaches;
  • Learn the concept of energy-efficiency compliance and indoor air quality compliance;
  • Develop a heightened understanding in bridging the gap between energy efficiencies and IAQ requirement;
  • Understand the basic statements, codes, definitions and design guides for smoke management systems;
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the atrium and mall smoke management design requirements;
  • Be aware of the principle of zoned smoke management system;
  • Cite the step-by-step design procedure for zoned smoke control;
  • Give examples of zoned smoke management calculation;
  • Conduct implementation and performance testing;
  • Perform zoned smoke control systems test;
  • Observe the necessary precautions in doing smoke machine or smoke bomb testing.
Durban, South Africa Apr 10 - 14 Apr, 2017
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