This course is designed to introduce HVAC Technicians, and others involved in the HVAC industry, to the Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems. This course will prepare students with a strong understanding of typical HVAC mechanical systems in a commercial building environment. In turn, the student will gain an understanding of the different types of control systems and concepts used in these commercial buildings.
The course discusses electric and electronic control systems used in commercial HVAC systems. Building Automation systems are discussed in detail, starting with older systems and proceeding to today’s modern web-based systems. The student learns the types and methods of operator interfaces in commercial buildings, as well as the different types of BAS inputs and outputs in detail.
Moving on, students learn the skills and in-depth understanding needed to install and program typical modern BAS equipment. Instruction is carried out in a vendor-independent manner. VAV terminal box, Air Handling Unit, and Central Boiler/Chiller Plant Programming will be used as examples.
Moving further on, HVAC Technicians and others involved in the HVAC, industry learns BAS advanced implementation strategies regarding energy saving features. This course also equips the technician to perform basic service troubleshooting of BAS and understand the role and structure of interoperable systems including BACNET and LON. The student will then be able to work with commissioning agents to ensure proper BAS operation and implementation.
Dozens of In-depth multiple field troubleshooting scenarios are covered in detail in a ‘ride-along in the service van’ format. All scenarios are derived from actual service calls. Upon completion of this course, the technician will have covered a minimum 75% of the most frequent service calls on BAS/DDC.
- The course complies with ANSI/ACCA Quality Installation & Maintenance Standards.
- The text book is included in the tuition for this program.