MODULE DETAILS

 

Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning DMEHVA611

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers psychrometric charts and then examines the factors that influence design choices, indoor air quality, load calculations and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to gain general knowledge of the basic concepts of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) that will provide the foundation for their implementation of best practice techniques in that field.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Lubrication and Mechanical Seals DMELMS607

Rotating Equipment, Balancing Alignment and Condition Monitoring DMERCM608

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Define and describe basic concepts in HVAC

2.    Interpret and utilise psychrometric charts

3.    Identify heating and cooling system design parameters and perform appropriate calculations

4.    Outline the characteristics of the concept of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ)

5.    Describe the design and operation of HVAC systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Define and describe basic concepts in HVAC

1.1

Describe basic components of HVAC systems

1.2

Explain the properties of solids, gas and water applicable to HVAC

2

Interpret and utilise psychrometric charts

2.1

Apply the process for utilising psychrometric charts

2.2

Explain the physical and thermodynamic properties of air

2.3

Determine the measurement of temperatures using wet and dry bulb

2.4

Perform calculations related to

(a) heating

(b) cooling

(c) humidification

(d) dehumidification

3

Identify heating and cooling system design parameters and perform appropriate calculations

3.1

Explain the impact of outdoor climate and indoor comfort considerations on system design

3.2

Perform cooling load calculations

4

Outline the characteristics of the concept of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ)

4.1

Summarise the impacts of indoor air quality on occupants

4.2

Compare the basic investigation techniques to determine indoor air quality

4.3

Outline the impacts of architectural, engineering and interior design choices on good IAQ

5

Describe the design and operation of HVAC systems

5.1

Explain the basics of HVAC systems in terms of effective design and operation

5.2

Compare the relative merits of air, water and hybrid systems

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

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