HVAC - Space Heating Systems

Course Number: HV-6012
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In HVAC - Space Heating Systems, you'll learn ...

  • How heat loss occurs and what factors affect rate of heat loss
  • Estimate the heating load, annual energy usage rate and equipment sizing
  • Awareness of the primary energy sources and make the comparative analysis
  • The pros and cons of various heating options and be able to rank the various systems

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 99 pages

There are almost endless variations and combinations of space heating systems, each having its strengths and limitations. There are two different but related values of interest to the heating system designer. The first is to provide comfort. And the second is to properly select and size the appropriate heating equipment. This requires estimating the annual energy requirements and then analyzing the operating dollar expenses on prevailing fuel costs. Note that the fuel price alone is not the sole measure for selecting a heating system. The broad comparisons on the choice of a heating system is based on various system characteristics, such as equipment costs, equipment efficiency, fuel source availability, required system capacity, fuel energy content in millions Btu per unit, environmental impact and heat response or recovery.

In this course, various active heating options and design considerations for the best fit strategy will be discussed and the categorizing of different heating systems will be covered. The primary energy sources will be considered first, comparing various options and discussing the variety of ways used to deliver heat within the space, as well as some general guidelines on energy conservation and application strategies for various buildings.

This course is aimed at mechanical and HVAC engineers, architects, building designers, health and safety engineers, energy auditors, occupational physicians, industrial hygienists, facility managers and general audience.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How heat loss occurs and what factors affect rate of heat loss
  • Estimate the heating load, annual energy usage rate and equipment sizing
  • Awareness of the primary energy sources and make the comparative analysis
  • The pros and cons of various heating options and be able to rank the various systems
  • Know the convective and radiative heat transfer principles
  • Know the difference between combustion, thermal and distribution efficiency
  • Compare the gas fired and fuel oil fired furnaces
  • The design concepts behind the hot water heating systems
  • The various type of electric resistance and heat pump systems
  • Ability to apply energy conservation techniques
  • Understand various statutory code requirements
  • Understand the comparison of various heating options and be able to select appropriate system for your building application

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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