February Newsletter / by Mallory Brentlinger

New and Current Classes Offered at ACES

   In This Issue: December’s Rain  

SOME CLASSES MAY BE OFFERED OFFSITE Due to the flooding from late December’s rain, our building is currently under construction and the training room is being utilized by office personnel.  Inquire within.

SOME CLASSES MAY BE OFFERED OFFSITE

Due to the flooding from late December’s rain, our building is currently under construction and the training room is being utilized by office personnel.  Inquire within.

HVAC Systems 101:

Who is this class for?  New technicians with a very limited knowledge of HVAC control systems.

Prerequisites – none

Course Outline/Objective:

  • 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.

Course Outline/Objective:

  • 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)

CLASSES MADE FOR ALL TYPES OF PROFESSIONALS No matter your skill level or knowledge of your HVAC system, these classes are designed to teach and advise people of all backgrounds. 

CLASSES MADE FOR ALL TYPES OF PROFESSIONALS

No matter your skill level or knowledge of your HVAC system, these classes are designed to teach and advise people of all backgrounds. 

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. 

  • Graphics:
  1. Working with ViewBuilder
  2. Modifying floor plans
  3. Modifying equipment graphics
  4. Changing zone numbers
  5. Adding points to graphics
  • Programming:
  1. Working with Eikon LogicBuilder
  2. Creating control programs
  3. Modifying existing programs
  4. 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.

Course Outline/Objective:

  • 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)