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This course covers the basics of air movement; components of air distribution systems; consideration of human comfort; load and occupancy demands; duct system design; sound and vibration; codes and standards; and air system start-up and diagnosis.
What You Will Learn
You will develop an understanding of the basics of air movement; the components of air distribution systems; considerations of human comfort; load and occupancy demand; duct system design; sound and vibration; and how codes and standards affect the design of air systems. After completing the course, you should know:
- The functions of the components of an air distribution system, including major equipment types and auxiliary components.
- The principles of air distribution as they relate to human comfort.
- The principal codes and standards affecting air system design.
- How to layout and size a simple duct system and calculate pressure losses in the system.
- Common methods for reducing airborne sounds in systems and
- How to start an air system and diagnose common problems associated with air system start-up.
- Fundamentals of Air Flow -- Static and dynamic compressible fluid (air) laws, friction effects, the friction chart, and density and altitude effects.
- Air Distribution System Components -- System overview, air handling units, ducts, controls, air distribution devices, and sound absorbers.
- Human Comfort and Air Distribution -- Principles of human comfort, principles of space air distribution, and types of air distribution devices.
- Relationship of Air Systems to Load and Occupancy Demands -- Operating system selection criteria, system types by heating/cooling equipment type, system type by duct configuration, economizers and outdoor air intakes.
- Exhaust and Ventilation Systems -- Design considerations, system types, and energy recovery.
- Air Movers and Fan Technology -- Fan principles, fan drives, fan selection, fan installation design, fan controls and the effect of variable resistance devices.
- Duct System Design -- Design overview, materials, construction, design and sizing, and sample systems.
- Codes and Standards -- Building code requirements, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, other codes and standards, and sources of information.
- Air System Auxiliary Components -- Dampers, air filters, humidifiers, duct heaters and duct insulation.
- Sound and Vibration in Fan Systems -- Fundamentals of sound, sound and vibration sources, sound attenuation, and vibration control.
- Air System Start-Up and Diagnostics -- Design considerations, air volumetric measurement methods, balancing procedures for air distribution systems, and noise and vibration diagnostics.
- An Actual Duct Design Problem -- Duct design procedures, building and system, and working through the problem.
- A recent engineering graduate working in the HVAC&R industry.
- An experienced engineer who has entered the HVAC&R industry from another engineering field.
- An architect, engineer, technician, or construction or building management professional who wants to increase your knowledge of air distribution systems.
Citation: ASHRAE Self-Directed Learning