Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems

Course Number: HV-4006
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Heat Rejection Options in HVAC Systems, you'll learn ...

  • The concept of total heat of rejection (THR), its derivation and how it applies to the process of air conditioning
  • Five prominent methods of heat rejection
  • Importance of sub-cooling and super-heat in air-cooled condensers
  • Types, rating and selection of air cooled condensers

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 42 pages

One of the basic requirements of the air conditioning and refrigeration system is to reject heat to the outdoors. Air conditioning chillers come in two different forms:

  • An air-cooled chiller uses the flow of outside air across the condenser to remove or reject heat from the chiller. Air-cooled chillers typically have the condenser mounted on the roof or somewhere outside the facility while the evaporator can either be inside or outside the facility.
  • Water-cooled chillers are typically 100 tons or greater and use water to remove the heat from the condenser. Water-cooled chillers are typically more efficient than air-cooled chillers. The condenser water is kept cool by a cooling tower, or water from the city main or well water is used. A water-cooled chiller will typically have the condenser and evaporator inside a facility while the cooling tower is located outside.

The range of chillers and associated heat rejection equipment is wide ranging. This 4-hour course provides a comprehensive description of the five prominent heat rejection methods as applicable to air conditioning systems.

This course is applicable to architects, air-conditioning engineers, controls engineers, contractors, environmentalists, energy auditors and loss prevention professionals. It is assumed that all the readers know the basic functioning of the air-conditioning system.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The concept of total heat of rejection (THR), its derivation and how it applies to the process of air conditioning
  • Five prominent methods of heat rejection
  • Importance of sub-cooling and super-heat in air-cooled condensers
  • Types, rating and selection of air cooled condensers
  • Operating principle of wet cooling towers
  • Types of cooling towers, cross-flow, counter-flow, induced draft and forced draft
  • Capacity control of air cooled and water cooled systems
  • Closed circuit fluid coolers v/s evaporative condensers
  • Energy performance of air-cooled chiller v/s water cooled systems
  • Effectiveness of adiabatic cooling technology
  • Benefits and limitations of various heat rejection methods
  • The selection of appropriate method on capital costs and environment criteria

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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