Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Engineering - London - Greater London - HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute - I34939

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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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