HVAC Psychrometry, Air Handling System and Duct Selection
What you'll learn
- HVAC Air-side components, selection and sizing
- Assess various air-treatment processes in the air handling system using Psychrometric Chart
- Duct Sizing using Equal Friction Method
- Space cooling load estimation
- Some engineering or field knowledge in HVAC is preferable but not mandatory. All the concepts are explained in depth using an easy to understand language to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up
Hello! Welcome to the one of the highest rated HVAC course in Udemy! If you are starting out in the HVAC industry, or wished to gain more knowledge in an area which seems complicated and confusing to most people, you have found the right course!
My strength and approach in training is simplifying the important knowledge into something you will be able to grasp easily. In this course, I cover the air side in building air conditioning systems extensively, and will build your knowledge slowly until you reach the competency of evaluating, selecting and sizing Air Handling Units (AHU) and Air Ducts.
Applying mechanical engineering theoretical concept such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, you will translate these theories into valuable and applicable knowledge specific to HVAC industry. They include psychrometry, equal friction method for duct sizing, analyzing heat gain in space and even controls application using BMS!
Join me to give yourself a head start in the HVAC career!
Learning Outcomes and Content
1) Introduction to Air Handling Systems
Explain the working principle of air handling and fan coil unit
Explain the controls for pressure dependent and pressure independent VAV
Interpret duct drawings and BMS graphics for air-side
2) Space Cooling Load
Describe the three mechanisms of heat transfer
Identify the heat gains in a building
Estimate the cooling loads of a building
Define the thermo-physical properties of air
Analysis of various air treatment processes by applying the psychrometric chart
Explain air conditioning processes in the building
4) AHU and Duct Selection
Define the components of pressure loss in an air distribution system
Explain the use of the equal friction method on the sizing of air distribution duct work
Apply the procedure for determining pressure losses in air distribution duct work
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This course is great! It goes in depth for understanding how to use psychrometry and what it means in a real life system. Learning a lot!
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Excellent course. All important concepts in related to the topic are presented in a manner it is easier to understand. Highly recommended course for building operation and maintenance professionals and techs.
Who this course is for:
- HVAC practitioner
- Air Conditioning Engineer
- Building Engineer
- Facilities Manager
Hello! I graduated with a masters in mechanical engineering and I started off my career as a Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning engineer.
As a HVAC engineer, my job is to do the design and equipment selection for the water side and air side of the air conditioning system, such as chillers, cooling towers, pumps and piping. The air side includes air handling unit, fan coil unit and ducting system.
After years of experience, I decided to move on to a Building Management System company as an application engineer. It is one of the best decision I have made in my career life as I got to learn so much about the trade through this role, which I have never thought of as a HVAC designer. I got to master the controls of HVAC within a building, and specialized in optimizing HVAC system performance for energy savings.
And now, I provide consultancy services and training workshops to building owners and facility managers. I equip them with the knowledge on how to reduce their building energy consumption significantly through the air conditioning system. With my new found passion in teaching, knowledge sharing and online course creation, I hope to reach out to more people who are interested in my area of expertise globally!