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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"

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At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

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  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Heating/ Cooling System Efficiency

    Heating/ Cooling System Efficiency

    This course covers the measurement of various environmental factors and their effect on human comfort. Introduces the concept of zones. Covers ventilation requirements and savings possible by reducing airflow. Examines energy waste vs. conservation measures relating to furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, and refrigeration equipment. Heating/ Cooling System Efficiency is available in course manual format.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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    Lesson 1 - Conditioning the Air


    Human comfort; Heat generation in buildings; Thermal zones; Types of HVAC systems; Guidelines for HVAC

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain the various environmental factors affecting human comfort.
    – Interpret the ASHRAE comfort chart.
    – Differentiate between sensible and latent heat.
    – Explain the operation of the components in a basic al-air HVAC system.
    – Name the different kinds of single-path and multiple-path HVAC systems, tell how each operates, and list ways to conserve energy in each type.

    Lesson 2 - Managing Airflow in HVAC Systems


    Air pressure within a duct; Airflow measuring devices; Building ventilation requirements; Heat recovery systems; Component maintenance

    Learning Objectives:
    – Compare and contrast static pressure, velocity pressure, and total pressure.
    – Define ventilation air and tell how to determine ventilation air requirements.
    – Calculate the amount of energy needed to heat or cool outside air.
    – Name four types of heat recovery systems and explain how each works.
    – Explain where and why exhaust systems are used and how they may be installed.

    Lesson 3 - Conserving Energy in Heating Systems


    Warm air furnaces; Boilers; Furnace and boiler maintenance; Stack gas analysis; Purchased steam, hot water; Metering steam

    Learning Objectives:
    – part of an energy conservation program.
    – Detail the types of maintenance required on various types of furnaces.
    – Tell how to locate and correct energy waste in steam and hot water distribution systems.
    – Explain the importance of steam traps and describe their operation and maintenance.
    – List ways energy may be saved in humidification systems.

    Lesson 4 - Conserving Energy in Cooling Systems


    Mechanical compression and absorption systems; External and internal controls; Evaporator and condenser temperatures; Self-contained units; Heat pumps; Refrigerators/freezers

    Learning Objectives:
    – Compare and contrast the operation of a mechanical compression system and an absorption system.
    – Define external and internal controls for refrigeration and give examples of each.
    – Explain how evaporator and condenser temperatures influence energy consumption.
    – Name several different methods for cooling condensers.
    – Describe the basic operation of a heat pump and tell how it differs from other air conditioning systems.

    Lesson 5 - Reducing Losses in Distribution Systems


    Fans; Air duct insulation; Hydronic system balancing; Piping system insulation; Maintaining pumps; Strainers; Control valves

    Learning Objectives:
    – Define the term fluid and discuss the importance of reducing a fluid's resistance to flow.
    – List several ways to reduce flow resistance in air distribution systems.
    – Discuss the purpose of insulating air ducting and tell how insulation is applied.
    – Explain how flow resistance can be reduced in piping systems.
    – Name several types of control valves, tell where each is used, and explain the importance of good valve maintenance.

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