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ECTC 102 - Air Conditioning Systems Design

(3,6) 6 Credits

This course deals primarily with the application of the fundamentals of engineering to the practical design of air conditioning systems. The course begins with the concepts of human comfort and their dependence on the proper conditioning of air, continues with cooling load estimating, psychometric analysis, indoor air quality issues, the design of the air distribution system, and the selection of the air conditioning unit and peripheral components. Throughout the semester, the student is also trained in the use of engineering design software and computer-aided equipment selection software.  Particular attention is given to understanding the inherent system inefficiencies that occur due to either over-or under-sizing air conditioning system components and their negative impact on energy consumption and equipment life expectancy.  Students are trained throughout the semester in proper sizing techniques for system performance optimization and energy conservation.

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