AC-SP Practical Fundamentals HVAC

AC-SP Practical Fundamentals HVAC

  • Duration:
  • Investment: US$ 299.00

Must complete all lessons


Air-Condtioning Equipment


This online course is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. It commences with a review of psychrometric charts and then examines the factors that influence design choices, indoor air quality, load calculations and heating/ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Numerous tips and tricks throughout the recorded presentations make the course very practical and topical to your applications.



  • Maintain and troubleshoot HVAC systems
  • Understand and apply the psychrometric chart
  • Minimise forced outages and prevent serious damage to HVAC equipment
  • Provide an overview of the legislative requirements plus the essential steps and responsibilities for the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems



  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance engineers, technicians and staff
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers
  • Pharmaceutical and food industry technical personnel




  • Overview of HVAC
  • Principles of thermodynamics
  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of heat transfer
  • Fundamentals of fluid flow
  • Temperature and its measurement
  • Pressure and temperature relationship



  • Introduction to psychrometry
  • The properties of air
  • Psychrometric Charts
  • Air conditioning and psychrometric systems
  • Psychrometric charts as atool for analysis for AC performance



  • Introduction 
  • Thermodynamics Of Human Body
  • Air Purification Methods
  • Role Of Clothing
  • Inside And Outdoor Design Criteria
  • Ventilation And Ventilation Standards



  • Design Of Ventilation Of Systems
  • Load Components
  • Miscellaneous Heat Source
  • Heat Load Components
  • Fresh Air Load
  • Heat Gains-Transmission Solar Information
  • Air distribution systems



  • All Air All Water Air Water System
  • Heat Systems
  • Steam Heating Systems
  • Electric Heat Systems



  • System Concept
  • Variable Air Volume Systems
  • Different Variable Air Volume(VAV) System
  • Duct Design, Airflow and its Distribution
  • Pressure Gradient Diagram
  • Duct Sizing And Design
  • Insulation of Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Properties Of Insulation Material
  • Factors Affecting Thermal Conductivity
  • Heat Transfer Through Insulation
  • Economical Thickness Of Insulation



  • Air Filters
  • Humidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Fans And Blowers
  • Grills And Registers



  • Methods Of Refrigeration
  • Air Refigeration Systems
  • Vapour Compression And Absorpton Refrigeration Systems
  • Refrigeration Equipment



  • Definitions
  • Sensors And Elements
  • Typical Control Systems
  • Pneumatic And Electrical Controls
  • PID Control
  • Parameters to be Controlled
  • Installation, Commissioning Operation, Testing and Maintenance
  • Insulation And Commissioning Process
  • Other Service Operations



  • Improper Adjustments And Settings
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Design Of Experiment (DOE)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Applications
  • Green House Effect and Future Refriderants
  • Energy Conservation and Energy Management
  • Smart Buildings


Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 299.00


Behrouz Ghorbanian

BSc, MSc, MIEAust

Behrouz has completed degree courses in Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering overseas. He also completed his studies in Electrical Utility Engineering at Curtin University in 2004. Behrouz started his career in the oil and gas industry where his role got him involved in the maintenance and repair of electronic and navigational marine equipment (VHF and SSB radios, Sat Nav, engine control panels etc). He then moved to the power industry and was involved in the design, installation, and commissioning of substations mainly for consultancies and utilities. He has also established a good reputation in teaching power system protection over his long term services lecturing at Curtin University, and also over the period he worked as a Protection Engineer in New Zealand.

Over the past years, Behrouz has been involved in many major projects across Australia (Port Hedland, Barrow Island, Tamar Valley, Karratha, and Newman for example). His most recent experience is related to cost estimation and risk assessment of major substation projects with a special focus on the secondary systems (Protection, COMMS, SCADA). He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and Senior Project Engineer on major copper mine projects overseas. Behrouz has also gained good knowledge in substation design, HV cables sizing and installation, transmission system design, earthing system design and applications, and power system protection design and applications.

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Shane Rutherford


Shane has an extensive mechanical engineering background, having worked in diverse industry sectors including farming, shipping, heavy construction, sugar milling, mining, bulk handling and engineering services.

He has served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked for a number of businesses in capacities as diverse as engineering trades, professional engineering and management.

Shane is trade qualified in fitting and machining, and diesel mechanics. He has operator certification in naval auxiliary machinery and is professionally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer. Shane has also attained recognition as a Chartered Professional Engineer and is registered on the National and Queensland Professional Engineers Registers.

Formerly a Manager of Metlabs Queensland Branch for Leighton Ltd and a Business Unit Manager for PearlStreet Ltd, Shane now operates his own business consulting and service providing to clients across Australia.

Shane has extensive hands-on experience in mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and has specialised in reliability engineering, lubrication, lubricants and machine condition assessment.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection.

Courses by this presenter

Name Level Release Date
AC-SP Practical Fundamentals HVAC 07-10-2015


General Requirements:

Fundamental knowledge of basic mechanical plant and operation thereof.
Air-Condtioning Equipment