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HVAC228M - Testing and Balancing (2-2-3)

This course is designed to teach the basic and essential techniques for the testing and balancing of fluid for HVAC systems. The course will cover the fundamentals of testing and balancing (TAB), including the mathematics, pump characteristics, and the basic electrical systems. Details of pump curves, motor drives, and related electrical systems will be covered. Testing and balancing instruments and their use, including measurements and analysis are covered. Required TAB procedures are covered, including preliminary hydronic procedures, as well as the TAB required report forms, system evaluation, and troubleshooting. Prerequisites: HVAC211M, HVAC212M, HVAC213M, HVAC214M, HVAC221M, HVAC222M, HVAC223M, HVAC224M, or permission of full time HVAC faculty.