New and Current Classes Offered at ACES
In This Issue: December’s Rain
HVAC Systems 101:
Who is this class for? New technicians with a very limited knowledge of HVAC control systems.
Prerequisites – none
- Heat transfer, units of measurement, and definitions of HVAC processes.
- Chillers, cooling towers, condenser, and chilled water pumping loops.
- Boilers, heat exchangers, heating coils, finned tube radiation.
- Variable air volume systems and controls.
- Fan powered, parallel, and series VAV boxes.
WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Intro to HVAC Control Applications:
Who is this class for? Technicians who would like to expand their knowledge on Control Applications.
Prerequisites – A basic understanding of HVAC Systems.
- Analog and Digital inputs and outputs.
- Control fundamentals such as two-position, proportional/modulating, PID, DA/RA, NO/NC, hunting, short cycling, etc.
- Air and water flow principles and measurement methods.
- Typical control and energy savings strategies
- Economizers control strategies
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
EDITING PROGRAMS AND GRAPHICS FOR WEBCTRL:
This class is designed for the advanced student, likely the system administrator who would like to make graphic modifications to the WebCTRL system.
- Working with ViewBuilder
- Modifying floor plans
- Modifying equipment graphics
- Changing zone numbers
- Adding points to graphics
- Working with Eikon LogicBuilder
- Creating control programs
- Modifying existing programs
- Working with SiteBuilder
NOTE: The student will need administrator rights on their system to make these types of changes
WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Troubleshooting HVAC / Control Systems:
Who is this class for? Technicians who would like to improve their troubleshooting skills on HVAC/DDC Systems.
Prerequisites – Basic understanding of HVAC Systems and WebCTRL.
- How to follow a logical step by step approach from the terminal zone backup to the central mechanical systems to affect good troubleshooting skills.
- How to differentiate between control and/or HVAC mechanical problems.
- How to determine problems with air or hydronic flow. Air and water flow measurement tools and principles.
- Basic testing instruments and their use.
- How to diagnose problems such as dirty coils (air or water side), dirty filters, inoperative dampers, high or low air flow volumes, closed fire dampers, etc.
- How to use WebCTRL to diagnose problems.
- Typical troubleshooting sequences for general use on all trouble calls.
- How to develop and utilize a systematic progressive approach to troubleshooting of HVAC systems.
WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Current Classes Offered:
Using a WebCTRL System - Part 2
· Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Using a WebCTRL System - Part 1
· Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Using a WebCTRL System - Part 3 and Optimizing WebCTRL for Energy Savings
· Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)