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HAC 204 - Duct and Hydronic System Design

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: 15 HAC credits or departmental approval.

Green building, ENERGY STAR and LEED building certification standards depend on duct and hydronic system design.  In this course students discuss Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), duct installation standards, air flow and sizing of ducts as they relate to adequate ventilation, filtration, temperature and humidity control for building performance and comfort.  Hydronic system design is included as part of building performance and comfort.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply ENERGY STAR and LEED certification standards to duct/hydronic system design.
  2. Evaluate a building’s performance through an analysis of the duct and hydronic system.
  3. Identify the different types of duct system designs.
  4. Apply concepts and principles of air flow to the design of air flow systems.
  5. Calculate the performance of air flow in a duct sytem using a duct calculator.
  6. Design the extended plenum and reducing extended plenum duct systems.
  7. Apply psychrometrics to comfort through the use of the psychrometric chart.
  8. Apply concepts and principles of hydronic water systems to the design of hydronic systems.
  9. Design series loop and one-pipe hydronic systems.
  10. Plan gas piping systems using gas pipe sizing charts.
Listed Topics
  1. ENERGY STAR and LEED certification standards
  2. Performance evaluation of the duct/hydronic systems
  3. Supply, return, branch, grills and furnaces for a residential air duct system
  4. Correct fan and fan speed to be used during the heating/cooling season
  5. Correct location and type of grill that allows air to enter a room
  6. Pump water flow and pressure in a hot water system
  7. Mains, return and branch water lines for a residential hot water system
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/25/2021

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