SPD4121 HVAC Technology for Plumbing Engineers
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    QF Level: 4
    QF Credit: 12 (one module)
    Pre-requisite: Nil
    Co-requisite: Nil
    Module Aim(s): The module aims at providing plumbing engineering students with introductory knowledge and concepts in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) as part of the contemporary building systems. The basic concepts of thermal comfort, heat balance and heat transfer and how they apply to building design will be discussed. The basic concepts in thermodynamics as how they apply to various processes in air conditioning and air cycles will be discussed. Attentions will be given to the selection of appropriate air conditioning and refrigeration systems for contemporary building services engineering with particular considerations given to various aspects, such as occupational health, energy efficiency and environmental protection. In addition, the basic principle of prediction and evaluation of sound and noise generated by various HVAC components commonly encountered in tall building setups, in particular, the ventilation components, and how these facilities interact with the plumbing components, will be discussed.
    Objectives: On completion of this Module, students are expected to be able to:
    1. apply the thermal comfort, heat balance and transfer concepts in loading estimation;
    2. analyse the basic air conditioning processes and cycles and their application in simple air conditioning systems using the basic concepts of thermodynamics;
    3. select the appropriate air conditioning and refrigeration system components in practical applications with consideration of various aspects such as health, energy and environment; and
    4. apply the basic principles of sound in carrying out ventilation noise analysis and prediction.
    Assessment Methods: Test (20%)
    Assignment (10%)
    Practical exercise (10%)
    Examination (60%) (2 hours)
    Course Website: http://ibse.hk/SPD4121/


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