Air Handling Systems Efficiency
Number of Credits (if applicable): 6.0 NATE, BPI 6.0
Instructor: Peter Davi
Course Description: HVAC professionals will be given a foundation and overview of air conditioning systems, integrated demand side management, and related Title 24 measures. Attendees will learn how to minimize the cost of large, commercial central air conditioning systems while keeping the facility comfortable. Major topics include variable and constant air-volume systems, adjustable speed-drives, ventilation, economy cycle, and other efficiency opportunities. Examples will be presented that demonstrate a model for analyzing typical, variable air-volume retrofit economics. This course includes (2) instructor-led sessions, plus access to online/on-demand resources.
Audience: This class is intended for technicians, engineers, facility maintenance personnel, and HVAC professionals.
- Identify the components of a central plant system and explain how the chiller, cooling tower, boiler, air handling system, and pumps function to remove heat loads
- Assess the differences in control and efficiency for variable and constant air volume systems and how to optimize performance of each
- Define the concept of Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) and describe demand-side management strategies that can be used for air handling systems
- Review relevant Title 24 Part 6 code triggers, mandatory measures, and system checklists that can help save energy and reduce cost