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HVA 1352 Psychrometrics, Health & Comfort in HVAC

This course teaches you to perform a psychrometric analysis for purposes of system control and system troubleshooting. It also teaches you to perform ventilation calculations, room air distribution calculations and air terminal selection, filter selection for buildings and building spaces, acoustic issues in HVAC, and ASHRAE energy standard 90.1 as applied to service and maintenance. This course also introduces one to Preventive Maintenance Practices. This is accomplished by concentrating on applicable codes and industry standards to create a healthy environment with an emphasis on the background necessary to properly control an HVAC system. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0200 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1445 

Outcomes

  • Perform psychrometric analysis of HVAC systems
  • Select a proper filter system for a given application
  • Apply ASHRAE Std. 55 to determine proper comfort conditions within a space
  • Apply ASHRAE Std. 62.1 and the ASHRAE 62.1 Spreadsheet to calculate proper outdoor air requirements for a building
  • Describe how to minimize acoustic interference in HVAC installations
  • Describe various elements of the building energy code adopted by the State of Ohio and how that impacts a service technicians job
  • Able to develop and follow a preventative maintenance program

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3