HVAC Central Plants
MECH&AE X 424.8
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This course covers the steps of designing a typical central plant for large buildings and campuses.
What you can learn.
- Describe an overview of design components for central cooling and heating plants to generate chilled water, hot water, and steam in large individual buildings and campuses
- Recognize the major manufacturers and commercially available products
- Design a system with chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, and water loops essential to operating a central plant
- Apply knowledge learned to a project with steps of designing a typical central plant
About this course:
Large individual buildings and campuses usually rely on a central cooling and heating plant for their need of chilled water and hot water or steam. The design of a central plant requires knowledge of chillers, boilers, cooling towers, pumps, and water loops. Students go through the steps of designing a typical central plant. Major manufacturer and commercially available products are also introduced.
High school math including algebra, geometry, and calculus. High school physics including thermal energy and units conversion. General HVAC or Mechanical Facility understanding.