Basic Electrical Engineering for HVAC Engineers

Course Number: HV-4017
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Basic Electrical Engineering for HVAC Engineers, you'll learn ...

  • Basic electrical concepts and fundamentals
  • Electrical distribution systems and components
  • Motors and variable speed drives
  • Electrical energy efficiency in HVAC systems

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 64 pages

A HVAC engineer designs heating and cooling systems for homes and commercial buildings. He uses knowledge of refrigeration and mechanical engineering to create drawings for HVAC installers and develops systems that keep building occupants comfortable in all types of climates and seasons. He also makes sure to create a system that maximizes energy efficiency while also meeting the economical paybacks.

As a HVAC engineer, you will be faced with numerous design challenges pertaining to electrical equipment, configurations, specifications, energy efficiency and controls. With more and more buildings getting equipped with sophisticated controls, the lines between electrical and mechanical engineering are becoming blurred, with each having to know more about the other's discipline.

This course provides basic introduction to electrical engineering that will help HVAC engineers to communicate more effectively with specialists such as electrical designers, consultants and contractors. It will enable the non-electrically minded to comprehend the discussions and requirements surrounding the subject.

The course begins with a discussion of general electricity and electrical circuits, and then moves quickly to electrical distribution concepts, wiring diagrams, motor controls and circuit protection devices encountered with HVAC and refrigeration systems.

The target audience for this course is mechanical engineers, HVAC designers, architects, maintenance and facilities personnel responsible for building services and infrastructure.

 

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How electrical systems operate and the relationship between volts, amperes, and ohms
  • The various types of circuits – series, parallel, power and control circuits
  • The difference between single phase and three phase supply
  • Devices that protect against overcurrent such as breakers and fuses
  • Arrangement to protect against shock
  • Common switching devices such as isolators, contractors and relays
  • The basic principles of induction motor and control
  • The 4 basic types of motor starters – their application and benefits
  • Variable speed drives – their application and benefits
  • The terminology of electric distribution equipment and systems such as substations, switchyard, switchgear, switchboards, panel-boards and motor control centers
  • How energy is utilized in operation of pumps, fans, cooling towers and chillers
  • Three major organizations that help to standardize equipment specifications and safety regulations within the electrical industry

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 64 pages

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