Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design

Explore the fundamentals of HVAC design, including main system components, calculations and design considerations.

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Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design
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£1,095.00 £985.50 Plus vat
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£1,350.00 £1,215.00 Plus vat


Explore the fundamentals of HVAC design, including main system components, calculations and design considerations.

Assuming understanding of basic thermo and fluid dynamics, this course:

  • focuses on the design calculations, regulatory requirements and practicalities of the design development;
  • covers various functions that HVAC serves;
  • reviews the main components of the system;
  • presents practical ways to carry out design calculations for sizing the system and key components;
  • provides practical solutions to optimise system design for installation, operation and maintenance.

During the course, delegates will be given an overview of the refrigeration cycle frequently used in HVAC applications, as well as some key considerations regarding the choice of refrigerant, system layout and physical requirements.

Examples of industrial HVAC applications from manufacturing, process, offshore and nuclear sectors will also be reviewed, considering several factors such as fire safety, contamination and corrosion.

Unlike several courses available on the market that focus on residential/commercial property (offices, retail centres), this course focuses on industrial ventilation for factories, offshore platforms, ships, power plants, etc.

Who should attend?

Engineers, Designers and Project Managers responsible for the design, specification, operation and maintenance of HVAC systems and wishing to increase their understanding of the design process.

How will I benefit?

  • Appreciate the design lifecycle of HVAC systems
  • Understand the regulations and standards applicable to HVAC
  • Calculate cooling and heating loads
  • Carry out sizing calculations for ducts
  • Carry out back pressure calculations
  • Select fans based on system resistance and flow requirements
  • Read HVAC drawings
  • Understand maintenance requirements of ventilation systems
  • Set out an efficient process for ventilation design
  • Specify key components of the ventilation system
  • Optimise system design for installation, operation and maintenance
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Cooling and heating load calculations
  • Ventilation layout, design optimisation
  • Duct sizing
  • Back pressure calculations
  • Fan types
  • Fan curves
  • Air Treatment Units
  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Equipment Specification
  • Standards and Regulation
  • Commissioning, Maintenance and Testing

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Virtual classroom, London
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, E

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Available dates for Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design

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15-22 Aug 2024 15, 16, 21 & 22 August 2024 (10:00 - 13:00 BST)
10% discount available until 15 June
28-29 Oct 2024 10% discount available until 28 August

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