Jun 14, 2024  
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HVC 140 - HVAC Systems I


Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): HVC 101 .
This course is a logical continuation of HVC 101 . Topics covered will include human comfort, psychometrics, introduction to basic air distribution systems, air flow measurement calculations and balance considerations. The course will culminate with the student doing a basic heat load calculation for a residential structure and selecting heating equipment to be installed. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Define and explain dry bulb line (DB), wet bulb line (WB), relative humidity (RH), dew point (DP), and enthalpy (h).
  • Describe and interpolate specific humidity, apparatus dew point, contact factor, and relative humidity.
  • Describe heat flow and insulation calculations.
  • Explain the significance of heating and cooling loads.
  • Interpret total heating load, transfer value of any surface, and calculate duct and ventilation load and loss.



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