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ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Training Comes to Africa for First Time

ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Training Comes to Africa for First Time

From eSociety, February 2019

ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Level I and II courses will be taught in South Africa, bringing ASHRAE’s design essentials training for the first time to Africa.

The HVAC Design: Level I–Essentials course is scheduled for March 25-27, and the HVAC Design: Level II–Applications course is scheduled for March 28-29, both in Pretoria, South Africa. The HVAC courses are now registered in South Africa for 3 CPD points (Level I) and 2 CPD points (Level II).

The Level I course is a three-day training that will help professionals gain real-world practical design skills and knowledge that can be put to immediate use in designing and maintaining HVAC systems. It is aimed at engineers new to the industry, engineers who have been given design responsibility, and designers who need to stay current with new technology.

The training provides the fundamental and technical aspects of designing and maintaining HVAC systems, including:

  • Load Calculations
  • Psychrometrics
  • HVAC Systems and Components
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation Volumes and Control
  • Air Side and Hydronic Systems
  • Humidification/De-humidification Components

Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides the fundamental and technical aspects needed to design and maintain HVAC systems. The training teaches a systematic approach to guide a design team to a solution that meets the client’s expectations.

The course’s learning objectives are:

  • Calculate heating and cooling loads
  • Explain the basics of psychrometrics
  • Explain hydronic system design and air system design
  • Discuss system selection
  • Describe HVAC equipment and systems
  • Explain controls and building automation systems
  • Discuss codes and standards

The Level II course is a two-day training meant for experienced HVAC designers or those who completed the HVAC Design Essentials (MENA) training.

The course addresses:

  • Advanced review of designing, installing and maintaining HVAC systems
  • An in-depth understanding of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55,Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy; ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; and ASHRAE’s Advanced Energy Design Guides.

The course’s learning objectives are:

  • Describe the importance and impact of energy codes on the design process
  • Apply concepts of thermal comfort and air quality utilizing industry-accepted design standards
  • Describe standard practices and design processes used by HVAC industry
  • Explain the differences and advantages of certain HVAC systems for specific applications
  • Determine the basic design parameters for multiple HVAC systems including VAV, chilled beams and UFAD.

The course is meant for:

  • Engineers with HVAC design experience (2–10 years)
  • Participants who attended the HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)
  • Architects who want an in-depth understanding of HVAC design
  • Facilities managers involved in new construction or major renovation projects
  • Technicians who would like to gain thorough design knowledge
  • Construction project managers involved with mechanical systems

Register for the courses until Feb. 25.