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Day 1 – Control Basics, Troubleshooting & Testing
Day 2 – Practical Solutions for Air Distribution
Providing comfort to the people in your building is what this seminar is all about. And whether you are blowing heated or cooled air, keeping the temperature consistently comfortable for them is dependent upon you properly managing your HVAC electrical controls and air distribution systems. So we’ve designed this course to help you do just that. During this seminar students will learn how to “control” their controls, and how to use fundamental air distribution principles for achieving consistent HVAC comfort and efficiency in buildings, plants and facilities.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a training certificate and .7 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended (1.4 credits for two days), indicating that the student has learned to:
And to be 100% certain you get the training you need, students are encouraged to bring control and wiring diagrams or case studies from their own facility! If you have a unique problem or situation, just let our instructor know. If he can’t help you with your specific problem, we’ll refund your money – guaranteed!
This course is designed for anyone working on HVAC controls and air distribution systems, or who are responsible for keeping comfortable working or living conditions in their buildings. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes and educational backgrounds. This course is also great for cross-training technicians who work in multi-craft environments! So if you’re not sure if you will fit in or will benefit from these classes, don’t worry – you will – as long as your work involves HVAC!
People who will benefit from this seminar include any Building Maintenance Technician (both experienced and apprentice), their Supervisors, and Building Owners, Managers & Engineers working in…
HVAC CONTROL BASICS, TROUBLESHOOTING & TESTING
HVAC system problems can be divided into three major categories - Air Distribution, Electrical or Mechanical. The part that causes most service headaches is the electrical portion, and most of that can be traced back to control problems. So day 1 of this seminar concentrates on overcoming the most common service problems encountered in HVAC systems by teaching students to understand, troubleshoot and test HVAC Electrical Controls.
During this seminar, students will learn the basics of electricity including Ohm’s law and how simple series and parallel circuits are used in HVAC systems. They will learn how to troubleshoot both line voltage and low voltage in their systems. They will learn how to identify an electrical problem and determine a solution for it by testing both operating controls and safety controls. Specific situations unique to air conditioning and heat pumps will be discussed as well. Students leaving after the first day of this seminar will be confident in their HVAC electrical control knowledge and armed to go back to their workplace to immediately apply what they have learned!
1. Basic Electricity
2. Control Circuits
Practical Solutions for Air Distribution
Many common problems found in HVAC systems are relatively easy to correct, but are often overlooked. These problems are not electrically related at all even though many times we can get tricked into thinking they are. Yet a non-electrical problem can be as frustrating to find and fix as an electrical one, and may be even more discomforting to the people who have to live with it. So the second day of this seminar concentrates on the most often overlooked and ignored problems in HVAC systems – the “V” in “HVAC” – or ventilation, air distribution and air balancing!
We have all heard the complaints of “too hot”, “too cold”, “not enough air” or “I feel a draft”. So in this second day of the seminar students will learn how to solve the problems that cause people to say these things. Students will learn how to handle a problem like when one area is cooling, but another is not; why 400 cfm per ton is important and why it is used; how refrigerant piping affects air conditioning performance; how to determine proper blower and duct sizes for your system; what to do when you have an undersized duct; what causes noise in a system and the tricks you can use to control it; how to troubleshoot and perform tests on air handling equipment, exhaust fans and air make-up equipment; how to properly balance an air system for ideal comfort – and so much more. The primary goal of this day is to help you minimize the complaints heard from the people working or living in your building. Once completed, students leaving this class will have all that they need to handle any complaint that may come their way.
1. Determining and Improving Air Flow
2. Exhaust Air
3. Make-Up Air
4. Troubleshooting the Air Distribution System
If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend this seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.
In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.
TPC Trainco provides live training for maintenance personnel in industrial plants and large facilities. Our one to four day seminars offer intensive, high-impact training that gets workers back to the workplace quickly to apply what they’ve learned. We also provide live on-site training, tailored to each client’s needs and equipment.
As a division of TPC Training Systems, we are an essential part of the total training solution for a better, safer, more efficient workforce.
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