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Teaching Plan MEC653 HVAC Systems

Mac 2014
Nazri Mohamad
nazarwahidi@yahoo.com
T1-A12-A11 03 5543 6263
Course Outcome
CO1
CO2
CO3
CO4
CO5

Confidently explain Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration


systems and their components. [PO1, LO1]{C2}
Analyze HVAC and refrigeration systems and their components. [PO2, LO3, SS1]{C4}
Conceptually design a HVAC and refrigeration systems and perform all relevant design
analysis and component selections. [PO3, LO2]{C5}
Present design projects in a professional manner. [PO9, LO4, SS2]{A2}
Work in a group as a team member. [PO10, LO5, SS3]{A5}

Chapter
1
(3 hrs)

2
(3 hrs)

3
(4 hrs)

4
(3 hrs)

5
(9 hrs)

Topics
Introduction and Review of Related Topics in Fluid
Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
Common Units and Dimensions
Fundamental Concepts from Fluid Mechanics,
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.

Assignment / Assessment
Tutorial 1
Quiz 1

Overview of Air-Conditioning Systems


Overview of system alternatives and system design and Tutorial 2
selections. Window, split, package units. Central AC
system. District Cooling System, VAV vs CAV. Quiz 2 (Chap 1 and 2)
Thermal Energy Storage.
HVAC Components and Distribution Systems.
Air Handling Equipment, AHU and FCU.
Pumps and Piping.
Cooling Equipment. Air washers and cooling towers.
Atmospheric Air Properties and Air-Conditioning Processes.
Atmospheric air properties.
Pyschrometric chart.
Air-conditioning processes.
Indoor Environmental Quality
Comfort Conditions ASHRAE Standard 55. Thermal
comfort indices. ASHRAE comfort chart.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns ASHRAE
Standard 62.
Outdoor air ventilation requirement
Common Contaminants and Control Techniques.
Cooling Loads Calculations
Overview of HVAC design conditions and loads.
Heat transfer in building walls, panels and
fenestrations,
Solar radiation, solar geometry, solar heat gain.
Ventilation and infiltrations.
Details of load calculation by CLTD/CLF/SCL for
zones and building.

Tutorial 3

Quiz 3 (Chap 3 and 4)

Tutorial 4
Test 1 (Chap 3 and 5)
Mini Project 1.

6
(6 hrs)

7
(4 hrs)

8
(4 hrs)

9
(6 hrs)

Energy Calculation and Building Simulation


Overview of Radiant Time Series (RTS) method.
BIN Method.
Building simulation EnergyPlus and HEED
softwares.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1
Fans and Duct Design
Fan relations.
Fan performance, system relations and selection.
Fan installation.
Variable Air Volume systems.
Analysis of air flow in ducting system.
Pump Selection and Piping System Design.
Piping system fundamentals and characteristics.
Centrifugal pump and performance curve.
Pump selection, operating point and pumping
efficiencies.
System design
Refrigeration System
Vapor Compression vs Absorption System.
Vapor Compression Refrigeration System.
VCR components and Thermo Cycle
Refrigerants.
Type of chillers (Reciprocating, Scroll, Screw and
Centrifugal). Range.
Performance of Refrigeration Systems.
Absorption Refrigeration
Water-Ammonia absorption system
Lithium Bromide-Water system.

Assignment 1 - HEED.

Assignment 2 Ducting
Design

Quiz 4 (Chap 7 and 8)

Test 2 (Chap 7, 8 and 9)


Mini Project 2.
Final Presentation

Assessment
Course Work
2 Assignments
4 Quizzes
2 Mini Design Projects
Test #1
Test #2
Final Examination
Total

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100 %
10 %
10 %
10 % and 20 %
25 %
25 %
0%
100%

Recommended Textbook
McQuiston F. C., Parker J. D., Spitler, J. D., Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, Latest
Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

References
1.
Harry J. Sauer, Ronald H. Howell, and William J. Coad, Principles of Heating, Ventilating,
and Air Conditioning, ASHRAE, Current Ed.
2.
ASHRAE 1997Fundamental Handbook
3.
ASHRAE Standard 55
4.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1
5.
ASHRAE Standard 62