Course Title: Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6321C

Course Title: Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Kevin King - Teacher

99254608

kevin.king@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 160

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of heating and cooling systems for multi-floor structures.
It covers preparing for the work, identifying and confirming system specifications and requirements, designing system layout, and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPMS4011B Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

Element:

1 Prepare for design.

Element:

2 Identify system requirements.

Element:

3 Design system layout.

Element:

4 Restore work area.

Element:

1. Prepare for Design .

2. Identify system requirements. 

3. Design system layout.

4. Restore work area.
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Nature and scope of design task are identified and confirmed.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements planning, sizing and documenting the layout of heating and cooling systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.4 Tools and equipment required for designing, sizing and documenting the layout of heating and cooling systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.5 Work area in which design process is to be conducted is prepared.
2.1 Information and specifications for required work are obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection.
2.2 Statutory and regulatory authorities' requirements relevant to work are consulted and applied to all aspects of the work, using relevant information.
2.3 Heating and cooling requirements are determined from building drawings, plans and specifications.
2.4 Air conditioning or small bore heating system is sized to provide for required heating and cooling load and to provide required piping and ducting according to standards, and regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
3.1 Layout of heating and cooling system is designed according to building plans, relevant standards and workplace procedures.
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised according to standards from the proposed design.
3.3 Plans are recorded according to regulatory authorities workplace requirements.
4.1 Work area is restored according to workplace procedures.
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished and left according to workplace procedures.
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed according to workplace requirements.

 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.


 


Teaching Schedule

 

 


Session Number 
 
TopicLearning Activities/ResourcesElements/ Performance criteriaAssessments
1Student Induction – Unit overview
Workbook requirements
WHS requirements
 
RMIT Induction – WHS.Powerpoint.
LLN Assessment
 
1.2LLN Assessment

Workbook handed out, Tour of Building,
 

2-3Install Small Bore Heating Systems.
Theory
Drawing of boilders, pipe works
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
4-5Select Insulation and Sheathing
Theory
Thermal installation to pipework and duct work
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
6-7Assemble Mechanical Services Components
Pipe works, fittings, valves, components from boiler to heater emitters
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Assessment 1 – Workbook DUE Part 1 for session 1 - 5

 
8-9Install Air Handling Systems.
Fans, coils, filters
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles

 

1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
10-11Install & Test Duct Systems.
Ventilation, heating and cooling, exhaust systems.

 

Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles

 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
12-13Install and Maintain Evap Coolers.Theory of design and installation - Sustainable
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
14Maintain Mechanical Services Equipment.
Heating, ventilation, air con systems
 
Work book – activity
Design sustainable practice principles
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 
15Design And Sizing of Small Bore Heating /Cooling SystemsWork book – activity
Given drawing, student design it.
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
3.1 – 3.3, 4.1 – 4.3
 
Assessment 1 – Workbook DUE Part 2 for session 6 - 14
16Design &Size Ducted Heating SystemsWork book – activity
Given drawing, student design it.

 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
3.1 – 3.3, 4.1 – 4.3
 
Assessment 2 - Project 1 Residential DUE
17Design and Size Evaporative Cooling SystemsWork book – activity
Given drawing, student design it.

 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
3.1 – 3.3, 4.1 – 4.3
 
 
18Design and Size heating and cooling for 4 storey commercial premiseWork book – activity
Given drawing, student design it.
 
1.1 - 1.4, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
3.1 – 3.3, 4.1 – 4.3
 
Assessment 1 – Workbook DUE Part 3 for session 15-18
19RevisionAll topicsAllAssessment 3 - Project 2 Commercial DUE
20VBA Licence ExamExam Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Rmit Mechanical Services Manual

There are no prescribed textbooks. Class notes (workbook) will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.


References

AS5601.1 2014Gas Regulations. HB276-2004 Guide to Good Practice.

AS/NZ :3666 Parts 1-2-3 Air Handling and Water Systems- Microbial Control. AS/NZ : 1668 Parts 1-2-3 Use of Ventilation and Airconditioning in Buildings. AS/4524 Parts 1-2 Rigid &Flexible Duct.


Other Resources

Drawing materials, calculator and the RMIT mechanical services manual


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

 Assessment Tasks

Assessment

Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Project 1 – Design for Domestic

Task 3

Project 2 – Design for Commercial


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 20% weighing)
2. Design project for Residential Heating and Cooling system with minimum heat load of 150 MJ/hr ( 40% weighing)
3. Design project for Commercial heating and Cooling system for at least 4 floors ( 40% weighing).

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                                Element/ PC                              Percentage Weighting

Workbook Activities                              Element 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3                     20%
Project 1 – Design for Domestic        Element 1-4/ 1.1 – 4.3                     40%
Project 2 – Design for Commercial   Element 1-4/ 1.1 - 4.3                       40%
 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.
 

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