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More courses added to ASHRAE Spring online series

Four new courses covering topics like high-performance sequences of operation for HVAC systems, UV germicidal irradiation, laboratory exhaust stack design and hospital HVAC.


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May 21, 2020

ASHRAE has added four new courses to its 2020 Spring online instructor-led course series from ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).

The Spring online offerings run through June.

The new courses include:

May 28, “ASHRAE Guideline 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems,” introducing the current version of ASHRAE Guideline 36, which focuses on variable-air-volume (VAV) systems and reducing energy consumption, cost, and system downtime with more resilient systems, control sequence compliance, and diagnostic software. The course will include the research underlying the current sequences and ongoing and planned future research intended to develop additional advanced sequences for other HVAC system types.

June 11, “Introduction to Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Systems,” a comprehensive introduction to how UVGI can be used in conjunction with HVAC systems to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and reduce airborne disease transmission. The course describes the fundamentals of the germicidal action on UVGI and characteristics of UVGI sources, common system types and their applications, the economics of UVGI, and practical considerations including material degradation, maintenance, and safety.

June 16, “Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design,” provides designers and operators of laboratories with wet lab exhaust systems with the proper methodology to ensure safe systems operation.

June 18, “Hospital HVAC: Infection Mitigation, Comfort, Performance,” will address the role of HVAC systems in helping to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAI), explaining airborne vs contact transmission. The instructor, an experienced healthcare engineering professional, provides unabashed analyses of the controversies regarding the science behind the requirements in ASHRAE Std-170, such as: how many air changes, what level filtration, etc.

These new courses are additions to the existing schedule of online instructor-led course offerings.

Courses are US$229 for ASHRAE members (US$299 for non-members). To register, visit the ashrae.org/onlinecourses.