Seminar Overview

The purpose of the HVAC Systems and Heat Transfer course is to provide technicians with the basic theory of HVAC, including psychometrics, modes of heat transfer, system configurations, the basics of refrigeration, and principles of heating.

Although this HVAC Systems and Heat Transfer course was originally designed as a 5-day "Hands-on" training course, the curriculum can be tailored to meet your specific needs whether you require five days of training or two, want the full-blown "Hands-on" experience, or just a basic lecture introduction. Just let us know. We'll modify it specifically for you.

This seminar is perfect for building engineers, building managers and superintendents, apprentice and experienced HVAC/R technicians, energy management personnel, multi-craft and cross training personnel, and mechanical engineers.

Discussion Topics

Heat Transfer

  • Modes of Heat Transfer
  • Heat Types
  • The Psychrometric Chart

Heat Transfer Measurement

Air Handling Systems

  • Constant Volume Systems
  • Variable Air Volume Systems
  • Other Systems

Fans and Fan Properties

  • Forward Curve or Incline
  • Backward Curve or Incline
  • Vane Axial and Propeller
  • Fan Curves — Performance and Maintenance


  • Chilled Water
  • Hot Water and Steam
  • Preheat
  • Electric
  • Piping Configurations
  • Maintenance


  • Replaceable Media
  • High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA)
  • Electrostatic
  • Performance and Maintenance


  • Air Washers
  • Steam
  • Evaporative Wheel
  • Sizing and Maintenance


  • Chilled Coil Dehumidification
  • Desiccant Dehumidification
  • Moisture Removal Principles
  • Maintenance


  • Air Side Economizers
  • Water Side Economizers
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Maintenance

Radiant Heating

Indoor Air Quality

  • Measurement
  • Dilution Method
  • Demand Ventilation
  • Other considerations

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*Per OSHA guidelines, TPC Training instructor-led OSHA-30 courses must be taken in an in-person format.