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  • Objectives
    At the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

    Relate the short history of HVAC

    Obtain required overall industry competencies in the areas of HVAC&R

    Explain basic terms and concepts used in the HVAC&R industry including thermodynamics, temperature, heat, pressure, and latent and sensible heats

    Identify the area covered by modern HVAC

    Know the common HVAC units and dimension

    Explain the different HVAC theory and principles

    Demonstrate their ability to apply thermodynamic principles in relation to HVAC&R

    Identify the parameters presented on a psychometric chart and plot basic heating and cooling process including calculating total heat (enthalpy) changes

    Get an overall understanding about the concept of the complete system

    Describe the process involve in system selection and arrangement

    Determine the different HVAC components and distribution systems

    Identify the different types of all-air systems

    Become familiarize with the air-and-water systems

    Determine the interrelated functions of heating, cooling and air-conditioning

    Recognize the underlying concept of heat pump systems and heat recovery systems

    Give thorough explanation on the application of thermal energy storage system in some selected industries

    Identify the various moist air properties and conditioning processes

    Explain how air conditions are characterized using the psychometric chart

    Understand how the elements of an HVAC system interact with other building systems to provide cool indoor air in an efficient and cost effective manner

    Know the importance of controlling the indoor climates in private homes, businesses, industrial plants, schools, medical buildings and government facilities.

    Identify the basic concerns of IAQ

    Cite the IAQ effects on health and comfort

    Demonstrate how to control IAQ

    Enumerate the different methods to control humidity and contaminants

    Name some of the basic heat-transfer modes

    Distinguish outdoor design conditions from indoor design conditions

    Specify the different auxiliary heat sources

    Demonstrate their ability to calculate the space heating load

    Explain how Thermal Radiation works in the making the space or open area comfortable to the occupants

    Learn how to do some energy calculations

    Develop a clear understanding of the concept of heat gain, cooling load, and heat extraction rate

    Explain the application of cooling load calculation procedures

    Enumerate the different design conditions

    Explain the Heat Balance Method

    Ascertain the implementation of the heat balance method and radiant time series method

    Identify the step-by-step degree-day procedure

    Elucidate the Bin Method Simulation Methods in energy calculations

    Learn how to use the different energy calculation tools

    Be familiarize with the various aspects of building simulation

    Explain the basic principle of fluid flow

    Enumerate the different characteristics of combined system and pump

    Know the fundamental concept of piping system

    Show their ability to design flow, pump and piping system

    Illustrate some behavior of jets

    Exhibit their skills in designing an air-distribution system

    Determine effective fan performance and selection

    Gain competency in basic fan installation

    Conduct field performance testing

    Distinguish air flow in ducts and air flow in fittings

    Describe the duct design

    Explain the log mean temperature deficiency (LMTD) method

    Elucidate the number of transfer units (NTU) method

    Cite the different design procedures for sensible heat transfer

    Enumerate the different tools and equipment used for maintenance purposes and their corresponding functions

    Gain competency in maintaining HVAC components and system

    Enumerate the different types of maintenance and be able to apply them

    Explain the significance of HVAC System Maintenance

    Know some of the preventive maintenance in HVAC system

    Know what to do during season, when season begins and during off-season

    Identify the interrelationship between unit operation and maintenance

    Gain competency in diagnosing and repairing different kinds of problems in HVAC components, tools and systems

    Follow the step-by-step procedure for service diagnosis

    Demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures while testing, installing, troubleshooting and servicing HVACR systems

    Be able to solve compressor problems

    Gain efficiency in testing capacitor

    Demonstrate their skills in measuring the capacity of a capacitor

    Conduct a motor‐protector relay testing

    Know how to use a volt‐ammeter for trouble shooting electric motors

    Know how to test the centrifugal switch in a single‐phase motor

    Perform a test for a short circuit between run and start windings

    Demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures while installing, diagnosing, repairing and troubleshooting and servicing HVAC/R systems

    Explain and conduct the step-by-step procedures in troubleshooting
  • Practical experience
    Use of Video Cases; Written Cases; Simulations and Industrial Visits.
  • Entry requirements
    1st Degree or Equivalent Qualification
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Engineering
  • Course description

    Programme for Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Engineering

    -          Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) System

    -          Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC): Equipment Installation, Diagnosis, Repairs, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

    Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC): System Design and Value Engineering

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