Feb 23, 2024
CLCT 1650 - Systems Design of Heating & Air Conditioning
Credit Hours: 3.00
Covers architectural house plan, through the heat load computation, heating and cooling equipment selection, energy code requirements, and duct sizing for a complete residential forced-air system.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will use tables and charts from the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to calculate the R-factor.
- Calculate window R-factors for various constructed windows for a house.
- Calculate door R-factors for various constructed doors for a house.
- Calculate various ceiling R-factors for a house.
- Calculate R-factors for various constructed walls of a house.
- Calculate R-factors for various constructed basements for a house.
- Calculate R-factors for various constructed cement slabs for a house.
- Calculate R-factors for various constructed crawl spaces for a house.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will size heating and air conditioning equipment by calculating according to ASHRAE specifications.
- Calculate the heat loss for a single family detached home.
- Calculate the heat gain for a single family detached home.
- Select an appropiately sized forced air furnace for a single family detached home.
- Select appropriately sized cooling equipment for a single family detached home.
- Determine location and proper size for grills and registers.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will complete a duct design that will be engineered, drawn to scale with proper CFM and FPM according to ACCA Manual D specifications.
- Determine the total airflow required for a forced air comfort system serving a single family detached home.
- Determine the airflow requirements for each room of a single family detached home.
- Use manufacturer’s literature and specifications to determine the available static pressure for a duct system design.
- Use duct sizing charts and design forms to calculate duct sizes
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week Lecture Lab
- Introduction, Need for Proper Design, Construction Details
- Calculation of Areas Read blueprints, Calculate areas
- Construction Numbers, Heat Transfer Multipliers (HTM) Find construction numbers and HTM’s
- Heat Loss Calculation Calculate a 1-room house
- Heat Loss Calculation Calculate the class house
- Heat Load Calculation Calculate the class house
- Systems and Equipment, Diffusers and Grilles Calculate the class house
- Duct System Design Principles, Line Drawings Select equipment and registers
- Design Requirements, Equivalent Feet Find D-1 information, Calculate equivalent feet
- Extended Plenum Design Calculate branch duct
- Extended Plenum Design Calculate trunk duct
- Extended Plenum Design Line Dr/Equivalent feet for class house
- Calculation of R-Factors Branch/Trunk for class house
- Michigan Energy Code Duct layouts on house plans
- Energy consumption MEC Worksheets
- FINAL EXAM
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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