This course is designed to help property and facility managers gain a greater insight in the management of HVAC in their facilities. It familiarizes them with air conditioning principles, system components, functionality and operation. Attendees will learn basic refrigeration principles, the inter-relation of components of an air conditioning system, basics of heat and heating systems, pumps, zoning, air handlers, power distribution, fundamentals of controls and other pertinent information.
• Describe an air conditioning zone and the concepts used to determine zoning needs.
• Identify the components and operation of a low-pressure hot water and a steam
heating boiler and the associated heating coils, radiators, hot water converters and
humidifiers connected to them.
• Describe a basic refrigeration cycle, common refrigeration applications, chiller, water
cooled condensers, cooling tower, and low-pressure centrifugal chiller.
• Identify the factors that affect human comfort and their impact on building occupants.
• Describe the strategies used to manage indoor air quality and list some of the
common sources of contamination.
• Describe a basic air conditioner air handler operation, including components,
economizer cycle, control strategies and safety controls.
• Describe the basic operation of various single and multiple zone air handlers,
including some VAV system options that improve comfort.
• Define basic air measurement terminology and describe the characteristics of various
fans and of series and parallel piped pumps.
• Define basic control terminology and describe the role of the unit, system and building
management level of controls.
• Describe the components and strategy used in developing a maintenance