HVAC Design Fundamentals 2



HVAC Design Fundamentals 2

PDH Credit: 6.0 hours
CEU Credit: 0.6 hours

HVAC Design Fundamentals 2

HVAC Design Fundamentals 2

  • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations
    • HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) load calculations provide the design engineer with rates of heat transfer through the building materials and surfaces (i.e. walls, floors, roofs, windows, etc.) and the contribution to the heating or air conditioning systems by various building components (i.e. people, lighting, equipment, etc.)  With this information solidly in hand, the engineer can proceed to design the multiple components of the building’s HVAC system.
    • HVAC loads calculated for both heating and cooling are necessary to accurately size the equipment (heating and cooling systems), the air distribution systems (ductwork, diffusers, terminal boxes) and the ventilation system. An HVAC system that in incorrectly undersized will not be able to keep the building at the desired indoor temperature as required in the design. And a HVAC system that is incorrectly oversized will constantly cycle on/off and will be unable to maintain the proper humidity levels within the building.  This can lead to larger problems such as equipment damage, occupant discomfort, and mold growth.
    • Design Conditions and Heat Storage
    • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations – Lighting
    • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations – Occupants
    • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations – Equipment
    • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations – Infiltration
    • Heating and Cooling Load Calculations – Ventilation
  • Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Natural Ventilation
    • Forced Air Ventilation
    • Infiltration
  • Static Pressure Calculations
    • Air Systems
    • Water Systems
    • Impact On System Components
    • Impact On Total System – Capacity and Efficiency

If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

To Your Success …

Jeff Setzer, PE
HVAC Design Fundamentals 2

This course may qualify for up to 6 PDH (Professional Development Hours)/0.6 CEU (Continuing Education Units.)
Check HERE to verify your state board’s acceptance of this course for PDH/CEU credit.
An end of course examination will be required to obtain the PDH/CEU credits.

If you have any questions or comments while working through HVAC Design Fundamentals 2, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I’d also appreciate your feedback once you’ve completed the guide.

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

HVAC Design Fundamentals 2


You may also like…