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    QF Level: 5
    Credit Points: 3
    Year: 2
    Pre-requisite: Engineering Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics
    Co-requisite: Nil
    Module Aim(s): This module aims to provide students with the essential knowledge and the practical aspects of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems for the design of air-conditioning systems for buildings by taking into consideration the heating and cooling load characteristics of buildings and performance characteristics of air-conditioning systems with an emphasis on both the design and the part-load performance of the systems. It also aims to develop students’ competence to make relevant decisions that complies to requirement on energy efficiency of buildings and air-conditioning systems.
    Objectives: On completion of this Module, students are expected to be able to:
    1. apply psychrometric analysis to determine the operating conditions such as heat and moisture transport in air- conditioning processes and cycles;
    2. estimate the contributions of various sources of heat gains and losses to design cooling and heating loads of zones and buildings;
    3. analyse the ventilation requirements for occupants ;
    4. determine duty and power demand of fans in HVAC air handling and distribution;
    5. critically review performance of HVAC air handling and distribution with constant air volume (CAV) control and variable air volume (VAV) control for premises within buildings; and
    6. discuss the considerations that lead to the selection of control methods in HVAC air handling and distribution..
    Assessment Methods: • Coursework (25%)
    • Mini design project (15%)
    • Examination (60%)
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    | Created: Jul 2016 | Update: 9 Aug 2016 |