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PD027- Heating, Ventilating & Air-Conditioning Systems: Sizing and Design

PD027- Heating, Ventilating & Air-Conditioning Systems: Sizing and Design

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018


Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

This course explores the design of HVAC systems that deliver comfort, energy efficiency and economic value.  It starts with a brief review of heat transfer, refrigeration, and basic concepts of heating, cooling, and dehumidification.  These concepts are extended to a variety of design methods and tools.  Topics include HVAC equipment selection and specification, comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ), heat transfer in building assemblies, cooling load and heat loss calculations, air distribution system design, water distribution system design, design for energy efficiency, applicable industry standards, and economic evaluation Several complementary spreadsheet programs, which incorporate design and computation procedures are used during session workshops and are be available to participants.

In addition to access to the computer programs, each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the textbook, HVAC Simplified, by Steve Kavanaugh.

Special Requirements
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to each session.

You Will Learn To:
 - Explain how to determine calculate and analyze cooling and heating loads
 - Select a variety of heating and cooling equipment to provide comfort and IAQ
 - Design HVAC ductwork and piping systems including fan and pump selection
 - Evaluate the system efficiency and economic value

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Who Should Attend
Designers, contractors, manufacturers, architects, and engineers who wish to enhance their knowledge of the fundamentals of equipment sizing and energy estimating for heating and air-conditioning systems.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD027
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Stephen Kavanaugh, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. Dr. Kavanaugh has taught Mechanical Engineering courses for 26 years; including courses covering HVAC, energy conservation, instrumentation and measurement, heat transfer, and senior design. Additionally, he has several years of experience working in the field. Dr. Kavanaugh is considered an international authority in ground source heat pump technology and use. His dissertation contained the basis for his development and design software that is now the industry standard for these systems.

Dr. Kavanaugh is a Fellow of both ASHRAE and ASME. He has been an ASHRAE Scholarship Trustee and served on the following Technical Committees: 1.3 Heat Transfer, 6.8 Geothermal Energy (served as chair), 8.11 Heating and Cooling Loads, and 9.4 Applied Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery. He has authored three books and numerous papers on the subject and has taught over 140 seminars on related topics. Dr. Kavanaugh’s principal area of HVAC research is ground source (geothermal) heat pumps. His research efforts have been supported by ASHRAE, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency (Energy Star), Tennessee Valley Authority, the Southern Company, and others. Additionally, he served two terms as Board President for the Tuscaloosa Habitat for Humanity Affiliate and as a volunteer construction supervisor.
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