BES703 - Air Handling

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Subject Title
Air Handling

Subject Description
The Air Handling subject (incorporating waste management) is designed to prepare students to operate air handling systems in a safe, energy efficient, and environmentally conscious manner as well as to manage waste in a safe, efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Operator Class II Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the main components of air-handling systems.

2. Identify indoor air quality problems in a building and list solutions to each of the deficiencies.

3. Demonstrate methods of locating sources of various gases and the ways in which these sources can be eliminated.

4. Name the many types of ductwork systems and draw diagrams with all pertinent information noted.

5. Identify the types of fans by the blade configuration and the uses for each type of fan.

6. Describe the benefits of dehumidification, humidification and the methods used to achieve them.

7. Recognize the lines on a psychrometric chart, name them and give a short description of what each line represents.

8. Describe the operation of the main exhaust and the smoke ejector systems in a building.

9. Describe the basic elements of ductwork construction and connections.

10. Explain how duct maintenance affects energy efficiency.

11. Describe the principle of operation for the various types of filters commonly used in building air-handling system.

12. Perform calculations with regards to the amount of outside air necessary to maintain building pressurization.

13. Measure fan performance and read fan performance curves.

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