BES703 - Air Handling

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-08-30 12:48:11.864
Last review date 2017-08-30 12:48:11.866


Subject Title
Air Handling

Subject Description
The Air Handling subject (incorporating waste management) is designed to prepare students to operate air handling systems in a safe, energy efficient, and environmentally conscious manner as well as to manage waste in a safe, efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Building Environmental Systems (BES) Operator Class II Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the main components of air-handling systems.

2. Identify indoor air quality problems in a building and list solutions to each of the deficiencies.

3. Demonstrate methods of locating sources of various gases and the ways in which these sources can be eliminated.

4. Name the many types of ductwork systems and draw diagrams with all pertinent information noted.

5. Identify the types of fans by the blade configuration and the uses for each type of fan.

6. Describe the benefits of dehumidification, humidification and the methods used to achieve them.

7. Recognize the lines on a psychrometric chart, name them and give a short description of what each line represents.

8. Describe the operation of the main exhaust and the smoke ejector systems in a building.

9. Describe the basic elements of ductwork construction and connections.

10. Explain how duct maintenance affects energy efficiency.

11. Describe the principle of operation for the various types of filters commonly used in building air-handling system.

12. Perform calculations with regards to the amount of outside air necessary to maintain building pressurization.

13. Measure fan performance and read fan performance curves.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Co-requisite
BES700 

Topic Outline

Introduction to Air Handling

  • Air in the Environment
  • Basic Elements of HVAC


Indoor Air Quality
  • IAQ - Complaints and Impacts
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Sources of Contaminants
  • Energy Efficiency

Air Handing Systems
  • Equipment Involved in Air Handling
  • System Types and Layout


Exhaust and Pressurization
  • Building Exhaust Systems
  • Building Pressurization


Fans
  • Types of Fans
  • Pressure in Duct
  • Fan Performance
  • Flow Control and Efficiency


Duct Construction, Silencing and Maintenance
  • Material and Joints
  • Dampers and Vanes
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Maintenance and Efficiency


Filters and Terminal Devices
  • Air Filters
  • Types of Terminals

Mode of Instruction
Traditional Classroom
Lectures, discussions in the classroom, video 

Correspondence
Independent learning with tutor support.  Instructor will contact you by email. 

Prescribed Texts
BES 703 - Air Handling & Preventive Maintenance Manual, Seneca College, ISBN/Sku #: 0-00011-703-B. Available from the Seneca Bookstore.  

Correspondence students, your text fee is included and your text will be shipped to you.

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written assignments should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation. Late assignments are penalized. Please obtain standards, dates and additional information from your instructor. 

While attendance is not a formal part of the evaluation process, absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve a satisfactory grade, as there is no formal provision for make-up tests or assignments you may miss. 

To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all combined assignments and tests during the term.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy. They are available at Seneca Registration offices. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Classroom Delivery
Final Project 15%
Mid-Term Test 35%
Final Exam 50%


Correspondence
Assignment 1 25%
Assignment 2 25%
Final Exam 50%








                                   Online
Project 1                                                            25%
Project 2                                                            25%
Final Exam                                                        50%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle