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HVAC Workshop: Air Conditioning & Boilers On-Site Training

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Summary

This four day HVAC Air Conditioning & Boilers Workshop seminar combines our two most popular HVAC training classes, our air conditioning and refrigeration course and our boiler course, to provide the students working on HVAC and boiler systems a very practical and thorough education in HVAC.

Workshop Description/Agenda

This four day HVAC Air Conditioning & Boilers Workshop seminar combines our two most popular HVAC training classes, our air conditioning and refrigeration course and our boiler course, to provide the students working on HVAC and boiler systems a very practical and thorough education in HVAC.

Please Note:  This four day seminar consists of our two-day �Air Conditioning and Refrigeration� seminar and the two day �Boiler Operation, Maintenance and Safety� seminar. These are offered consecutively during the same week for those who want to be immersed in plant and facility HVAC for more intensive learning.

Day 1 and 2

Being able to understand, operate, maintain and troubleshoot your own air conditioning system is what this course is all about. It is perfect for the multi-craft maintenance person who is called on to take care of "everything" in his building or facility.

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

  • Fundamentals of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Primary Components
  • Refrigerants & Oils, Types & Classifications
  • System and Component Measurements
  • Air Properties
  • Safety
  • Technician Licensing and Certification
  • Commercial and Industrial Chillers
  • System Operation
  • Maintenance
  • AC System Diagnostics
  • System Servicing & Troubleshooting Checklists
  • Energy Conservation & Peak Operating Efficiency
  • Regulatory Considerations - EPA Section 608

Course Outline:

I. Fundamentals of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

    A. What is Refrigeration?
    B. Laws of Thermodynamics
    C. Gas Laws
    D. Basic Vapor Compression Refrigeration System

II. Primary Components
    A. Evaporator
    B. Compressor
    C. Condenser
    D. Metering Devices

III. Refrigerants & Oils
    A. Types & Classifications
    B. CFCs
    C. HCFCs
    D. HFCs
    E. Alternative Refrigerants
    F. Refrigerant Saturation Tables

IV. System & Component Measurements
    A. Pressure
    B. Temperature
    C. Humidity
    D. Superheat
    E. Subcooling

V. Air Properties
    A. Pyschrometrics
    B. Dry Bulb
    C. Wet Bulb
    D. Dew Point
    E. Relative Humidity

VI. Safety
    A. Personal Protective Equipment
    B. Confined Spaces
    C. Lockout/Tagout
    D. Training
    E. Safe Handling
    F. Storage

VII. Technician Licensing & Refrigeration
    A. EPA
    B. ICE
    C. NATE
    D. ARI

VIII. AC SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS
    A. Air Flow
    B. Refrigerant Cycle

IX. SYSTEM SERVICING & TROUBLESHOOTING
    A. Undercharge of Refrigerant
    B. Overcharge of Refrigerant
    C. Restricted Air Flow
    D. Refrigerant Flow
    E. Non-condensibles in System
    F. Delta P
    G. Delta T
    H. Electrical Controls
    I. Compressor
    J. Pressure
    K. Temperature
    L. Superheating
    M. Subcooling
    N. Hermetic Systems

X. COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL CHILLERS
    A. Centrifugal
    B. Reciprocating
    C. Screw
    D. Absorption
    E. Cooling Towers

XI. CHILLER OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
    A. Pressure and Temperature Control
    B. Flow Control
    C. Freeze Protection
    D. Oil Analysis
    E. Refrigerant Analysis
    F. Eddy Current Analysis
    G. Water Treatment

XII. ENERGY CONSERVATION & PEAK OPERATING EFFICIENCY
    A. Free Cooling
    B. Thermal Ice Storage Systems
    C. Economizers

XIII. REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS
    A. EPA Section 608 Overview
    B. CAAA of 1990
    C. CFC�s, HCFC�s, Blends

XIV. EPA CERTIFICATION EXAM

 

Day 3 and 4

Being able to service your own boiler is one thing. Being able to do it safely is another. This seminar is designed to teach building and facility maintenance personnel to do both. After attending this seminar you will be able to reduce the need for outside service contractors, while at the same time increase your confidence and comfort level in operating and maintaining your own boilers.

Course Competencies & Learning Objectives:

  • How/When to Schedule Preventive Maintenance Procedures
  • Differences between High Pressure and Low Pressure boilers
  • Differences between Firetube and Watertube boilers
  • Primary boiler components
  • Operating pressures and temperatures of cast iron boilers
  • Differences between steam boilers and hot water boilers
  • Applications for Electric Boilers
  • Four major perils associated with boilers
  • Common boiler accidents to avoid
  • All about furnace explosions
  • Dangers of low water conditions
  • How to inspect your Boiler
  • Conducting efficiency tests
  • Maintenance troubleshooting tips
  • Waterside and Fireside maintenance
  • Boiler design and construction codes and standards
  • How to safely and efficiently operate your boiler
  • Burner operations and combustion control systems

Course Outline:

I. BOILER FUNDAMENTALS

  • A. Firetube Boilers
  • B. Watertube Boilers
  • C. Cast Iron Boilers
  • D. High Pressure Boilers
  • E. Low Pressure Boilers
  • F. Steam Boilers
  • G. Hydronic Boilers

II. FUNDAMENTALS OF COMBUSTION and HEAT TRANSFER

  • A. Theory of Combustion
  • B. Thermodynamics
  • C. Steam Tables

III. BURNER OPERATION & CONTROL

  • A. Gas Train
  • B. Oil Train
  • C. Standard Burner
  • D. High Turndown Burner
  • E. Burner Controls

IV. BOILER OPERATION and TESTING

  • A. Operator Licensing and Certification
  • B. Start-Up and Shut-Down
  • C. Normal Operation
  • D. Valve Types
  • E. Safety Valves
  • F. Low Water Cutoff Controls

V. BOILER ROOM SAFETY

  • A. Boiler Accidents
  • B. Cause and Effect

VI. CAUSE and EFFECT CASE STUDY

  • A. Safety Valves
  • B. Confined Spaces
  • C. Lockout/Tagout

VII. CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN STANDARDS

  • A. ASME Codes
  • B. NFPA Codes
  • C. NBIC Code

VIII. CONTROLS and SAFETY DEVICES for AUTOMATICALLY FIRED BOILERS

  • A. Water Level Control
  • B. Temperature Control
  • C. Pressure Control
  • D. Fuel Trains

IX. INSPECTION and MAINTENANCE of COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL BOILERS

  • A. Fireside
  • B. Waterside
  • C. Burner
  • D. Auxiliary Equipment

X. BOILER & BURNER EFFICIENCY

  • A. Heat Exchanger Efficiency
  • B. Combustion Efficiency
  • C. Efficiency Tests
  • D. Condensate Return
  • E. Steam Traps

XI. TROUBLESHOOTING

  • A. Burner
  • B. Controls
  • C. Additional Tips

XII. BOILER OPERATOR LICENSING EXAM

Who Should Attend

Those working with HVAC and boiler systems

Additional Information

Training Provider: TPC Trainco

Course Topics: Industrial Training > HVAC

Training Course Summary: This four day HVAC Air Conditioning & Boilers Workshop seminar combines our two most popular HVAC training classes, our air conditioning and refrigeration course and our boiler course, to provide the students working on HVAC and boiler systems a very practical and thorough education in HVAC.

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