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BCT 133 - Residential and Industrial HVAC II

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Continuation of BCT 132 . Introduction to commercial airside systems. Includes chimneys, vents, flues, hydronic systems, air quality equipment, leak detection, evacuation, recovery, charging, alternating current, and basic electronics.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 132  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the typical range of capacities for a commercial airside system.
  2. Perform the adjustments necessary to achieve proper combustion in a gas furnace including components, venting, and controls.
  3. Select, calibrate, and properly use the tools and instruments needed to balance hydronic systems.
  4. Discuss accessories used such as energy conservation equipment, fire and smoke dampers, air purification systems, and the use of a manometer or differential pressure gauge to measure the friction loss of an air filter.
  5. Identify the service equipment used for leak detection, evacuation, and charging refrigerant into a system, and explain the use of each.  
  6. Use a volt/ohm meter, megger, capacitor analyzer, and chart recorder to test capacitors, transformers, and motors.
  7. Describe the operation, use, and testing of electronic components used in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

  1. Commercial Airside Systems
    1. Zoning
    2. Typical all air systems
    3. Outdoor air and air systems
    4. Types of all air systems
    5. Duct systems
    6. Air terminals
    7. Air source equipment
    8. Air handlers
  2. Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
    1. Combustion
    2. Flue gases
    3. Furnace venting
    4. Vent system components
    5. Natural draft furnaces
    6. Induced draft gas furnaces
    7. Condensing gas furnaces
    8. Draft controls
  3. Introduction to Hydronic Systems
    1. Water system terms
    2. Hot water heating systems
    3. Hot water heating system components
    4. Steam systems
    5. Valves
    6. Heat exchangers and converters
    7. Terminals
    8. Steam system piping
    9. Condensate return and feedwater system components
    10. Flash tanks
    11. Boiler blowdown and skimming
    12. Boiler water treatment
    13. Chilled water cooling systems
    14. Chilled water system components
    15. Dual temperature water systems
    16. Water piping systems
    17. Water balance
    18. Water system balancing
  4. Air Quality Equipment
    1. Process and comfort air conditioning
    2. Humidity control
    3. Introduction to indoor air quality
    4. Air conditioning energy conservation equipment
    5. Fire and smoke dampers
    6. Ultraviolet light air purification systems
    7. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide monitors
  5. Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging
    1. Leak detection
    2. Refrigerant containment
    3. Evacuation
    4. Charging
    5. Using Zeotrope refrigerants
  6. Alternating Current
    1. Transformers
    2. Power generation
    3. Using alternating current (AC) power
    4. Induction motors
    5. Testing AC components
    6. Safety
    7. AC voltage on circuit diagrams
  7. Basic Electronics
    1. Theory of electronics
    2. Electronic components, circuits, and testing
    3. Printed circuit boards
    4. Introduction to computers

Effective Term:
Summer 2015