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ECTC 207 - Commercial HVAC Controls and Instrumentation

(3,3) 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ECTC 206 - Residential HVAC Controls and Instrumentation  .
Corequisite(s): ECTC 201 - Refrigeration II  .
This is an advanced course in instrumentation and controls for Commercial HVAC. The student is introduced to pneumatic control systems and components commonly used in buildings to operate heating and air conditioning equipment. An introduction to electronic and to microprocessor-based controllers currently in use in commercial buildings, often known as DDC (Direct Digital Controllers), is provided. The student is expected to have had previous education (or training) in heating and air conditioning design, be familiar with basic conceptual knowledge of air conditioning processes and with electricity for Environmental Control Technology.  A particular focus throughout this course is towards optimization of control logic for the purpose of energy conservation, via techniques such as thermostat programming, outdoor setback, staging and modulation of equipment components.


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