HVAC - How to Size and Design Ducts

Course Number: HV-6014
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In HVAC - How to Size and Design Ducts, you'll learn ...

  • Duct construction, reinforcement, classification, components, materials and shapes
  • Duct sizing using the equal friction, velocity reduction and static regain methods
  • Various supply duct and return duct system configurations
  • Duct attenuation and noise considerations
  • Ductwork testing and system performance methods and considerations

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 84 pages

In air conditioning systems the duct is considered a static component of the installation through which air flows within the building, connecting all parts of the system. Ducts can be best described as arteries of the central air-conditioning system. These play an important role in keeping the whole HVAC system fit and achieving comfortable conditions throughout its life span.

Defects in a duct system can waste hundreds or thousands of dollars a year by forcing the HVAC system to run longer than necessary. Ductwork problems also make certain rooms too hot or too cold at different times of the year, while introducing dirt and bad odors into the forced-air system.

The objective of good duct design is to:

This 6-hr course reviews the above criteria in detail and provides guidance on the planning, layout and sizing of supply and return air ducts.

Mechanical and HVAC engineers, project managers, architects, building designers, energy auditors, and facility managers will benefit from this course, as well as engineers of any discipline who are involved in the design, commissioning or operation of building systems.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The velocity and pressure classification of ductwork
  • Application of various materials and shapes that provide the most cost effective alternative
  • Various supply air duct configurations
  • The various duct sizing methods - velocity method, equal friction method or static regain method
  • The interaction between fan and duct system
  • Methods of duct construction and reinforcement
  • Good engineering practices for duct layout and routing
  • Methods for ductwork testing and estimating system performance
  • Various duct cleaning methods
  • Typical performance characteristics of a duct system
  • The importance of system balancing and optimization

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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