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Measurement and Verification of Continuous Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Systems

Code: MechVent
Price: $199.00
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CILB CEUs: 4 General credits; CILB# 0613676; Provider# 0000859

This 4-hour instructor-led course uses lecture, demonstration and exercises to inform Florida building contractors, code inspectors, and other building professionals about different types of residential mechanical ventilation equipment used in whole-house continuous mechanical ventilation. Course topics include current code, how to determine equipment operational status, as well as how to measure airflow rates of different systems using different test equipment

Learning Objectives
The primary objectives are for students to obtain a working knowledge of the different types of residential whole-house mechanical ventilation equipment, how to determine operational status, and how to measure airflow rates of this equipment.

Course Outline

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and class starts at 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.    Introduction
1:05 p.m.   Current Code Regarding Continuous Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation
       — When Whole-House Continuous Mechanical Ventilation is Required
       — How Whole-House Air Flow Rate Requirements are Determined
         — Types of Continuous Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Systems

      1:40 p.m.   Locating and Determining Operational Status of Mechanical Ventilation Systems
           — Exhaust Fan
           — Supply Fan
             — ERV   
             — Runtime Ventilation
             — Three-Way Switch Controls
             — Dampers   

          2:10 p.m.   Strengths and Weakness of Different Airflow Measurement Methods

          2:40 p.m.   Break

          Airflow Measurement: Instructor Demonstrations

             — Flowbox Airflow Demonstration
             — Flowhood Air Flow Demonstration

             — Vane Anemometer Demonstration
             — Pitot Tube Traverse Demonstration

          3:20 p.m.   Hands-On Airflow Measurement Exercises   — Students Measure Air Flows With Flowbox at Grilles
             — Students Measure Air Flows With Flowhood at Grilles
             — Students Calculate Air Flow from Vane Measurement
             — Students Measure Air Velocity With Vane Anemometer at Grille
             — Students Measure Air Flow Using Pitot Tube and Manometer
             — Students Calculate Air Flow from Pitot Tube Measurement, and Compare Flow Measurements and Discuss Causes for Differences

          5:10 p.m.   Complete Course Evaluations

          Primary instructor Charles Withers; Alternate instructors Dave Chasar, Jeff Sonne and Tei Kucharski.

Event Location

Cocoa location:
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa FL 32922

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All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration or major weather event. In that event, all payments are fully refundable. Please confirm class will be held before making final travel plans with cancellation penalties.

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