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Depressurization testing of Residential Systems

March 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

 
Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (HRAI) Courses
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ALL sessions are being offered virtually and will be FREE for Participants in New Brunswick thanks to funding provided by NB Power.
 
As we have limited seating and would like to provide as many companies as possible with free training, we have limited registration to one per company. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to add more people from your company to a cancellation wait-list. All people on the wait-list will receive an email on the day of the registration deadline to indicate if they are invited to participate. People who register and do not attend the entire workshop, will be required to pay the full registration fee.
Winter 2021
Online Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation
Pre-requisite for Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building Code & the Depressurization Testing of Residential Systems
Self-paced Online Module – Can be completed anytime
Allow 2-3 Hours for Completion
($90 Value)
What you will learn
Through this online course, participants are introduced to the basic principles of residential ventilation. We start by defining the concepts known as “House as a System”; the flow of air, heat and water and how these impact natural ventilation (aka air leakage). Then we move on to describing the theory of mechanical airflow including air pressure, duct resistance and fan ratings. A review of the impact on combustion appliances, humidity levels and indoor air quality is also provided.
There are lots of visuals and periodic quizzes to reinforce the learning objectives!
Major Takeaways
Understand the basic building science principals that are the foundation for ventilation design and commissioning.
Who would benefit from this course?
HVAC Designers, HVAC Installers, Builders, Architectural Designers, Energy Advisors, Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, Wholesaler Counter Staff
Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building Code
Formerly the Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installers Course
Pre-requisite for HRV/ERV Installation & Balancing Fundamentals
March 9-10, 2021
9:30am – 5:30pm
$975 Value
What you will learn
Participants will use simple worksheets in conjunction with detailed design procedures to quickly select equipment, size ducts and specify installation and control details necessary to design ventilation systems. All content complies with Section 9.32 of the NBC/OBC/BCBC. Participants will also clearly understand when the circumstances fall outside the scope of 9.32, which will require the use of a more comprehensive standard such as CSA F326.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the scope and limitations of designing a ventilation system under 9.32 of the NBC/OBC/BCBC
  • List which rooms require fresh air and exhaust inlets
  • Determine the required ventilation and exhaust capacity
  • Describe the distribution requirements
  • Identify when make-up air systems are required (does not apply to OBC)
  • Select ventilation equipment to meet the requirements of the NBC/OBC/BCBC
  • Size ducting according to the NBC/OBC/BCBC and understand when ducts have to be sized using standards outside of the NBC/OBC/BCBC
  • Describe the controls required under the NBC/OBC/BCBC
Course Format
Prior to attending this course, attendees are required to register for and successfully complete an online module, “Online Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation”
 
Major Takeaways
Certification as a designer, which is recognized by many jurisdictions
 
Who would benefit from this course?
HVAC Designers, HVAC Installers, Builders, Architectural Designers, Energy Advisors, Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners
 
Deadline to Register:
March 5, 2021 – NOON
HRV/ERV Installation & Balancing Fundamentals
March 11, 2021
9:30am – 5:30pm
$690 Value
What you will learn
Participants will receive the skills and knowledge to balance the airflows of Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRV/ERVs). They will also have an overview of the installation and measurement requirements. An HRAI checklist for installation and servicing of HRVs and ventilation systems will be made available, for use when on the job.
After an instructor-led demonstration, participants will be divided into two groups to complete a hands-on assessment of balancing and a brief exam on installation requirements and the theory and application of air flow measurement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own measuring equipment and use it in a comfortable learning environment.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the basic requirements for locating equipment including grills
  • Explain how to install the condensate line for an HRV/ERV
  • Use commonly available equipment for measure air velocity and/or flow
  • Demonstrate the basic methods for balancing an HRV/ERV
  • Understand when it may be necessary to consult with the designer on issues discovered on site
  • List various ways to improve the airflow in an existing duct system
  • Describe the ways that airflow can be adjusted
  • Interpret a ventilation design to determine the airflow required from the HRV/ERV
 
 
Deadline to Register:
March 5, 2021 – NOON
 
Prerequisite
Details vary depending on the local code, so participants are required to attend HRAI’s Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building Code OR Residential Ventilation using CSA F326 course before being able to attend the HRV/ERV Installation & Balancing Fundamentals course.
 
Major Takeaways
  • Certification as an HRV/ERV Balancer, which is recognized by many jurisdictions 
  • The ability to use a variety of flow measuring devices to measure and balance air flow
  • A good understanding of installation practices
 
Who would benefit from this course?
HVAC Designers, HVAC Installers, Builders, Architectural Designers, Energy Advisors, Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners
Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain Calculations
March 16-19, 2021
9:30am – 5:30pm
$1,400 Value
What you will learn
Based on the CSA Standard F280-12, students get a firsthand introduction of the basic principles of building science and heat loss/gain. Through various in-class exercises, the student will learn how to determine the thermal resistance (R- value) of various building assemblies, such as walls and ceilings. Accurately, calculate room by room heat loss and gain while considering the influences of occupancy, exposure, ventilation, air leakage across the building envelope and more.
 
Major Takeaway
Get recognized by municipal building officials and plans examiners for having the technical competency needed to perform residential load calculations and size heating and cooling appliances accordingly.
Who would benefit from this course?
HVAC technicians, designers
 
 
Deadline to Register:
March 9, 2021
Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements
March 22-23, 2021
1:00pm – 4:30pm
$345 Value
What you will learn
Are you looking to recognize key areas to check when reviewing a submitted design and completing a site check?
This 7-hour course has been specifically designed for building officials. HRAI has put together a curriculum that outlines the building science related to ventilation and air change design (ducts); ventilation requirements, changes with the new CSA F280-12, CAN/CSA-F326, and a review of key requirements for heating and air-conditioning systems. Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation.
The Best Part
Learn about good engineering practices and guidelines related to understanding site checks and approving plans and design submissions.
HRAI has developed this one day training program for building officials in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of properly installed residential HVAC systems. This 7-hour course has been designed to provide Building Officials with an understanding of the Ontario Building Code requirements for 9.32-Ventilation (CSA F326), and 9.33- Heating and Air-conditioning (CSA F280-12). It contains a short introduction to Building Science relating to ventilation and air change design (ducts); 9.32 Ventilation requirements, a summary overview of all the changes in the new CSA F280-12, CAN/CSA-F326, and a review of key requirements for Heating and Air-conditioning systems. Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation. Residential Heat Loss and Heat Gain calculation methodology, Air Systems design and installation requirements will be reviewed including an overview of some of the design methods.
Course Objective:
  • Understand the changes in heat loss and heat gain calculation methods introduced in new CSA F280-12 Standard and their impact on sizing heating & cooling equipment.
  • Review the ventilation requirements outlined in CSA F-326 and section 9.32 of the building code.
  • Learn about different types of ventilation systems, supply air distribution strategies, and ventilation equipment (HRV/ERV)
  • Recognize key areas to check when reviewing a submitted ventilation design and doing a site check for ventilation installation.
  • Learn about good engineering practices and guidelines for forced air system design and installation with respect to inlet/outlet locations, equipment & duct size selection, and duct installation/sealing.
Who would benefit from this course?
Building Officials, Plans Examiners
 
 
Deadline to Register:
March 15, 2021
Depressurization Testing of Residential Systems
March 24, 2021
10:30am – 6:30pm
$690 Value
What you will learn
The participant will receive the necessary skills and knowledge to do a depressurization test to one of the three national standards as referenced in the National Building Code and elsewhere; CSA F326, CSA F300, CGSB 51.71. We start with a comparison of the standards and depressurization limits then, a discussion of the necessary testing equipment.
Included in the manual is a depressurization worksheet with an extensive setup checklist and test procedures.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the standards that address depressurization testing and when they are applicable
  • List the depressurization limits for various combustion equipment types and other circumstances
  • Describe the conditions under which a depressurization test can be done
  • List the equipment requirements and steps for setting up and performing a depressurization test
  • Understand the reporting requirements for the applicable standards
 
Note: If you currently hold a Residential Mechanical Ventilation Installation certification from HRAI, you are not required to complete the Online Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation course.
Course Format
Prior to attending this course, attendees are required to register for and successfully complete an online module, “Online Basic Principles of Residential Ventilation”.
 
Major Takeaways
  • Certification as a Depressurization Tester, which is recognized by many jurisdictions 
  • Add a unique skill set that will increase in demand as houses get tighter
 
Who would benefit from this course?
HVAC Designers, HVAC Installers, Builders, Architectural Designers, Energy Advisors, Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners
 
 
Deadline to Register:
March 17, 2021
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Date:
March 24, 2021
Time:
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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