Course Title: Commission HVAC/R systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: MIET6142
Course Title: Commission HVAC/R systems
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr. Yakov Elgart
Telephone: +61 3 9254668
Nominal Hours: 40
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
It is recommended that on entry into this unit learners possess knowledge and skills equivalent to those described in:
VPAU626 Design a basic single zone duct distribution system
VPAU642 Analyse and service HVAC/R control systems
VPAU627 Determine operational parameters for building HVAC/R hydronic systems
This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to commission a HVAC/R system and associated plant and equipment.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The unit applies to manufacturing, servicing and maintenance enterprises incorporating refrigeration and air conditioning design, manufacture and installation.
This unit of competency is intended for courses at Diploma Level or higher.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VPAU638 Commission HVAC/R systems
1. Prepare HVAC/R system for commissioning
1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained from appropriate personnel, understood and implemented to industry standards.
1.2 System operating parameters are determined by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.3 Identify correct building codes and local government regulations using appropriate resources.
1.4 Prepare industry standard report on system performance levels using enterprise procedures.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.6 Equipment, resources and testing devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures.
2. Commission complex heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
2.1 Testing/measuring devices are connected and set up appropriately and to manufacturers’ specifications.
2.2 Measurements and adjustments are made to equipment components and controls to provide optimum system performance in accordance with system specifications and regulatory requirements.
2.3 Solutions to unplanned situations are provided consistent with enterprise procedures.
2.4 Commissioning is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to equipment and surroundings.
3. Complete and report commissioning activities.
3.1 Verify that plant and equipment is operating to specification.
3.2 Adjustment settings are documented and appropriate personnel are notified in accordance with enterprise
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to Commission HVAC systems
The course will be using a combination of lectures, reading tasks, practical work and mainly tutorials/assignments to achieve these objectives.
Readings: Students may be required to read relevant section(s) of the recommended references/class notes prior to the next class.
Class Assignments are designed to challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge covered in lectures.
SESSION 1:Introduction, Commissioning of HVAC Systems
SESSION 2:Air Distribution – Duct Design Procedure
SESSION 3:Residential – Air Outlet Selection
SESSION 4:Equipment Checks
SESSION 5:Balancing Air Distribution Systems
SESSION 6:Air Balancing Equipment
SESSION 7:Hydronic Distribution Systems
SESSION 8:Performance Test for Chillers
Students must allocate at least 16 hours for independent study and research
HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition by: Roger W. Haines, Michael E. Myers
Teacher’s notes, Blackboard, S Drive & Web References
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the Competency Descriptor.
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.
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.
The assessment is conducted according to the performance criteria set
in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each of the assessment tasks detailed below:
1. Assignment (Part A): (50%)
2. Assignment (Part B): (50%)
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|Assignment (Part A):||1-3||50%
|Assignment (Part B):||1-3||50%
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