Thursday, March 29, 2018 · 8:30 am‒4 pm
Holiday Inn Eau Claire South I-94, Eau Claire, WI
Cost: $199

HVAC and Chiller

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 that impact the design and control of chilled water systems.
  • Discuss various strategies to optimize chilled water and condenser water systems.
  • Describe how to design and control chilled water systems to balance comfort and energy use.
  • Explain the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 that impact the design and control of ventilation systems.
  • Apply various demand control ventilation strategies to single zone systems, dedicated outdoor air systems and multiple zone VAV systems.
  • Describe how to design and control dedicated outdoor air systems that balance indoor air quality and energy use.

    Who should attend?
    Facility operators and maintenance personnel, advanced facility engineers, commercial building inspectors, HVAC system designers working for mechanical engineering consulting firms or design and build contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, control system technicians, HVAC equipment manufacturer’s representatives, architects, engineers and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in ventilation systems.

  • The first part of this course will focus on the heart of an applied HVAC system—the chiller. We’ll review ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements and explore the most current chiller technologies and trends. We’ll examine various types of chiller plant configurations and point out common pitfalls and corrections to improve operations. Energy saving strategies including chiller tower and pump pressure optimization, chilled water reset and condenser energy recovery will also be discussed.

    The second part of this course will take a deep dive into ventilation fundamentals. We’ll review ASHRAE Standard 62.1 requirements and explore various types of ventilation systems. Energy saving ventilation strategies including demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery will be discussed, as well as the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems.

    8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
    8:30 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

    General information
    Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

    Photo and video rights
    We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

    Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

    AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours) toward re-certification.

    AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LUs for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

    BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.

    BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

    WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 5.5 CEUs for the following credential: Commercial Building Inspector Certification.

    This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

    Trends in chiller plant design

    • Chiller efficiency
    • Next generation refrigerants
    • Energy code requirement overview

    Chilled-water system design

    • Connectivity and diagnostics
    • Plant configurations—good and bad and what we learned
      • Constant flow
        • Chilled water reset
        • Coil selections
        • Flow rate
      • Primary secondary flow
        • Improper bypass line
        • Low delta T syndrome
        • Pump pressure reset
      • Variable primary flow
        • Series chillers
        • Pump horsepower
        • Variable primary, variable secondary

    Condenser system design

    • Water cooled condenser systems
      • Variable speed devices
      • Limit arbitration
      • Chiller tower optimization
      • Dynamic, variable condenser flow
    • Air-cooled condenser systems
      • Trends in air cooled chillers
      • Internal optimizations
      • Comparison of air and water cooled energy and water use

    Advanced variations and their value

    • Condenser heat recovery
    • Thermal storage

    Ventilation fundamentals and ASHRAE Standard 62.1

    • How ventilation fits into overall strategy for good indoor air quality?
    • Types of ventilation systems
      • Single zone systems
      • 100% (dedicated) outdoor air systems
      • Multiple zone recirculating systems
    • ASHRAE Standard 62.1
      • Overview of the requirements
      • General equipment and system requirements (Section 5)
      • Ventilation Rate Procedure vs. Indoor Air Quality Procedure (Section 6)
      • Construction, start-up, operation, and maintenance (Section 7 and 8)
    • Understanding the Ventilation Rate Procedure
    • Outdoor air treatment
    • Zone-level calculations
    • System-level calculations
      • Single-zone systems
      • 100% (dedicated) outdoor air systems
      • Multiple-zone recirculating systems

    Dynamic ventilation reset strategies

    • Ventilation reset in VAV systems
      • VAV minimum box reset
    • Demand-controlled ventilation
      • Technologies, including advantages and drawbacks of each
        • Time-of-day schedules
        • People counters
        • Occupancy sensors
        • Carbon dioxide sensors
    • Implementing DCV in various types of ventilation systems
      • Single-zone systems
      • 100% (dedicated) outdoor-air systems
      • Multiple-zone recirculating systems
    • Requirements of ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 62.1
    • Summary of suggestions for cost-effective application of demand-controlled ventilation

    Dedicated outdoor-air systems

    • Definition and goals of the system
      • Types of local equipment used (fan-coils, water-source heat pumps, variable refrigerant flow, chilled beams, radiant cooling, etc.)
    • Determining the required leaving-air dew point
    • Cold versus neutral air, including the impact on local HVAC equipment
    • Optimized control strategies
    • Common methods for delivering conditioned OA to the spaces, including advantages and drawbacks of each
    • Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
    • Summary of suggestions for cost-effective application of dedicated outdoor-air systems
    Holiday Inn Eau Claire South I-94
    4751 Owen Ayres Court
    Eau Claire , WI

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