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HVAC Systems – Basics, Control & Energy Conservation (1.2 CEUs)

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Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
5:00pm -  Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily

The course covers basics, control, and energy conservation opportunities of HVAC systems. Mastering basics and control principles of HVAC systems is a must for both designers and operators of such systems. Due to recent and foreseen increase in energy cost, learning about and making use of various energy conservation opportunities in the design and operation of HVAC systems has also become a must to know material for designers and operators of such systems. All topics are introduced to individuals with no or limited background on the subject.

Target Audience:

Design and project engineers and technologists, plant and facility engineers, consultants, mechanical engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their current knowledge of HVAC systems.

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To

Understand key thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer fundamentals and their practical application in the design and operation of HVAC systems.

Learn systematic procedures for cycle and load calculations.

Gain insight into determination of opportunities of energy conservation and selection of appropriate types of control for the application of interest.

Program Outline (12 PDH)

Determination of Moist Air Properties and the Use of Psychrometric Chart

Moist air properties
The psychrometric chart
Moist air processes

Calculations of Air Conditioning Cycles (Systems)

Bypassed, return and outdoor air
Capacity of refrigerating plant
Effect of heat gains in ductwork

Determination of Space Conditions –Comfort Zone

Comfort-physiological considerations
Environmental comfort indices
Comfort conditions
Cooling/Heating Load Calculations
Design temperature differences
Quantity of heat to be removed
Conduction heat gains
People load
Loads due to lights and equipment
Infiltration load
Ventilation load
Radiant and solar heat gains

Design of Air Distribution System (Duct Design)

Total, Static and Velocity Pressures
Changes in Pressure in a Duct
Loss in Static Pressure Due to Friction
Fan Laws and Fan Performance Curves
System Characteristic Curves
Fan Selection
Fundamental control devices
Types of control system
Basic control theory
Energy Conservation

Determination of energy conservation opportunities (ECOs)

Diagnostics and refining
Implementation and maintenance


Dr. M. S. Hamed, P.Eng, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the founding Director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) at McMaster University. Dr. Hamed has more than 20 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering, five years of which as Director of Research and Product Development in Canada. His industrial experience includes design, sizing, process development, troubleshooting and maintenance of various thermal systems such as: domestic and industrial HVAC systems, various types of metal heat treating furnaces, fluidized beds, quench systems, air washers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, water, oil, stream and gas piping systems, solid-gas separation systems, gas quenching, combustion systems, furnace atmosphere generators.

His designs have been utilized in a variety of multi-million dollar production lines that are currently in operation. He has served as a consultant in a variety of projects both in Canada and abroad. He has also developed a number of computer programs that are being used by industry in the design, sizing, and performance optimization of various thermal system components.

Dr. Hamed’s research focus is on thermal processing, experimental and computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, and optimization of energy use in industrial operations. Dr. Hamed is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, a member of ASM International, TMS, CSME, CFD Society of Canada, ASHRAE, ASME, and a senior member of SME.



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Course Location

Global Innovative Campus
17818 -107 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5S 1J1

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