Centralized vs Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems

Course Number: HV-4007
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Centralized vs Decentralized Air Conditioning Systems, you'll learn ...

  • The different types of HVAC systems
  • The HVAC design challenges associated with various architectural and functional parameters
  • The difference between central and decentralized systems
  • Central chilled water system sub-configurations

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 46 pages

Successful Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are the key to successful buildings. Because each building is different, it is very important to choose a system that is right for the facility. Proper selection of the HVAC system is a crucial decision for any new project and the decision depends upon a number of factors, such as how large of an area that needs to be cooled, what is the application, what kind of total heat is generated inside the enclosed area, the developer's preference – initial installation cost, aesthetics, and long term maintenance and life cycle costs. The HVAC engineer should consider all the related parameters and suggest the system most suitable for the space.

Many different HVAC systems are available today, but the design and selection of the right HVAC system must combine a proper choice of engineered products efficiently providing conditioned air to the space at optimum energy while adding architectural features which complement the interior design.

This four-hour course discusses the various issues to be considered and the questions to be raised before an intelligent, well-thought HVAC scheme is finalized. The distinction between 'central' and local floor-by-floor 'compact' systems is critical from an architectural perspective and shall serve as the primary theme for this course. The course is intended for use primarily by architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, O&M personnel, and HVAC designers.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The different types of HVAC systems
  • The HVAC design challenges associated with various architectural and functional parameters
  • The difference between central and decentralized systems
  • Central chilled water system sub-configurations
  • Various types of decentralized systems (window, split, package, heat pumps and VRF systems)
  • The pros and cons of central and compact systems
  • How to select the right system for your application

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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