Seminar Overview

The purpose of the HVAC Systems and Heat Transfer course is to provide technicians with the basic  theory of HVAC, including psychrometrics, modes of heat transfer, system configurations, the basics of  refrigeration, and principles of heating.

Although this HVAC Systems and Heat Transfer course was originally designed as a 5-day “Hands-on”  training course, the curriculum can be tailored to meet your specific needs whether you require five days of training or two, want the full-blown “Hands-on” experience, or just a basic lecture introduction. Just let  us know. We’ll modify it specifically for you.

This seminar is perfect for building engineers, building managers and superintendents, apprentice and experienced HVAC/R technicians, energy management personnel, multi-craft and cross training personnel, and mechanical engineers.

Discussion Topics

Heat Transfer

  • Modes of Heat Transfer
  • Heat Types
  • The Psychrometric Chart

Heat Transfer Measurement

Air Handling Systems

  • Constant Volume Systems
  • Variable Air Volume Systems
  • Other Systems

Fans and Fan Properties

  • Forward Curve or Incline
  • Backward Curve or Incline
  • Vane Axial and Propeller
  • Fan Curves – Performance and Maintenance

Coils

  • Chilled Water
  • Hot Water and Steam
  • Preheat
  • Electric
  • Piping Configurations
  • Maintenance

Filters

  • Replaceable Media
  • High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA)
  • Electrostatic
  • Performance and Maintenance

Humidifiers

  • Air Washers
  • Steam
  • Evaporative Wheel
  • Sizing and Maintenance

Dehumidification

  • Chilled Coil Dehumidification
  • Desiccant Dehumidification
  • Moisture Removal Principles
  • Maintenance

Economizers

  • Air Side Economizers
  • Water Side Economizers
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Maintenance

Radiant Heating

Indoor Air Quality 

  • Measurement
  • Dilution Method
  • Demand Ventilation
  • Other considerations