CSD150 - HVAC System Design for Contractors

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Class Description

This introductory design course is targeted at contractors, design build contractors, utility customer representatives, territory managers, sales support people, and anyone involved with designing or applying HVAC equipment in light commercial projects. Basic HVAC concepts are presented in just enough detail for the student to understand how to apply each of the design steps. The course walks step-by- step through the complete system design on a light commercial building. At the end of the course, a participant will be able to do an electronic cooling/heating load, select packaged or split system equipment, design an air distribution system , select and layout the controls, and design a refrigerant piping system as applied on a light commercial project. At the end of the course a participant should be able to apply the design steps to quickly and accurately design HVAC systems for the majority of projects in commercial buildings less than 50,000 square foot. No prior experience in commercial system design is required.

Students will learn these design skills:

  • Explain the differences in design with commercial buildings compared to residential.
  • Recognize components of a commercial system from a mechanical drawing.
  • Differentiate packaged from split systems and explain the benefits of each.
  • Recognize various direct-expansion products used for single-zone, light commercial applications.
  • Make building zoning decisions to define the number of units needed to condition the building.
  • Predict what will happen to the evaporator design CFM and entering air conditions as supply outlet temperature changes, using Carrier's Psych+ software.
  • Select diffusers to provide good air motion and design a duct system using the equal friction method.
  • Design a control system which would be applied on light commercial systems.
  • Understanding the application of Green Building practices.

A cumulative score of 70% is required to pass this course. The score is a combination of attendance, class participation, and a demonstration of skills and knowledge through quizzes and/or work sessions.

Suggested Prerequisites: A working knowledge of computers. Students are encouraged to bring their own computers, but it is not required. No prior experience in commercial system design is necessary.

Suggested Next Course: B.A.S.I.C. (SER400), 3V® Control System (ECS215), Commercial Basic Systems Design (CSD400, CSD500, CSD600, and CSD700)

Length: 3 -Days
Cost: $850.00 U.S.
Authorized IACET Provider 2.1 CEUs
Authorized NATE Provider 21. hrs

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CSD150 Syracuse, NY 07/20/16 3
CSD150 Syracuse, NY 12/19/16 3
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