Three-day course for HVAC experts

Why do we organize this course?

The lack of professional training in the HVAC sector means it is difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. That’s why, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp, we regularly organize three-day courses for installers who want further training in HVAC installation design and optimization from A to Z.

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The next course:

Course dates: wednesday 10, 17 and 24 October 2018

Place: Faculty of Applied Engineering, University of Antwerp, Campus Groenenborger – Building Z – room 522 (5th floor), Groenenborgerlaan 171 – 2020 Antwerp – Belgium. View the campus map here.

Cost: 2.995 euros per person, excl. VAT.
This course qualifies for the SME portfolio subsidy. The invoice must be paid immediately on receipt. If you register through the SME portfolio, please start this process immediately after registration. .

Programme details: het programme details.

More info? Contact us via academy@hysopt.com.

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Hysopt Academy rules

Focus on practice

At the Hysopt Academy we start with a theoretical introduction, then we work through specific practical examples in workshops and investigate problem installations. You become a real expert.

Straight to work

You will become familiar with the software in just a day. The easy-to-use, intuitive interface ensures that everyone can get started right away.

Additional training

If you want, we also provide tailored courses in collaboration with our university partners. So as a student you will get to master both basic and advanced designs in no time at all.

SME portfolio

Our training also qualifies for the SME portfolio, which means you can receive subsidies for following this training.

 

Why attend this course?

Why do our students attend our course?

Our students have good reasons for attending the heating hydraulics course. So it gives us pleasure to hear them speak.

Reasons to attend the course

  • Learn how you should take into account the hydraulic aspects from the design phase
  • Invest in sustainable energy concepts
  • Avoid hydraulic concepts that include errors
 

Programme outline

Academy Day 1

1. Design flow calculation

  • Formulas
  • Design flow, thermal power and temperature regime propagation
  • Design flow calculation in hybrid circuits (CHP, heat pumps, boilers,..)
  • Check on incompatible temperature regimes

2.Pressure loss calculations

  • Formulas
  • Pressure loss in pipes
  • Pipe selection
  • Local pressure loss in bends and fittings
  • KV method
  • Pipe characteristics

3. Control valves

  • Purpose
  • Valve characteristic
  • Valve authority
  • Ground characteristic and rangeability
  • Hydraulic interactivity
  • Differential pressure control valve (DPCV)
  • Pressure independent control valve (PICV)
  • 3-way valves
  • Intelligent control valves
  • Practical aspects

4. Hydraulic balancing and commissioning

  • The importance of hydraulic balancing
  • Balance valves
  • Dynamic balancing

5. How to use the Hysopt software platform

6. Exercises day 1

Academy Day 2

7. Pumps

  • Duty point, Best Efficiency Point and pump selection
  • Flow control
  • Variable speed pump controls (constant head, proportional head)
  • Demand controlled pump head
  • How to reduce pump energy consumption

8. Distribution circuits

  • Purpose of distribution circuits
  • Operation principles
  • Thermal power control
  • Partial load operation
  • Combination circuits
  • Overview of distribution circuits
  • Compatibility of circuits
  • Open header

9. Controls

  • Control loop
  • PID control
  • Control strategies

10. Hydraulic optimization

  • Potential
  • Hydraulic analysis
  • Hydraulic transparency
  • Responding to efficiency
  • System optimisation methodology

11. Variable flow

  • From constant to variable flow systems
  • Case study
  • Efficiency of condensing boilers
  • Energy consumption of pumps
  • Thermal comfort

12. Exercises day 2

Academy Day 3

13. HIU’s (Heat interface Units)

  • What are HIU’s
  • Why using HIU’s
  • The heat exchanger
  • Pipe sizing with concurrent flow calculation and diversity factor
  • Hydraulic balancing of HIU systems
  • Idling function
  • Adjusting the production site
  • In the Hysopt software

14. High and low temperature combinations

  • Combination of high and low temperature applications

15. Hybrid production

  • Heat production CHP, heat pumps, boilers, thermal solar power,..
  • Hybrid production circuits (combination of boiler/CHP/heat pump/thermal solar power)
  • Simulation studies

16. System management and maintenance

  • Commissioning
  • Water treatment

17. Excercises day 3

 

Practical information

Instructor

Dr. ing. Roel Vandenbulcke

Dates

10, 17 and 24 October 2018

  • 08.30: reception
  • 09.00: start of the course
  • 17.00: close

intended participants

HVAC professionals, installers, engineering consultancies, manufacturers and suppliers.

Location

 

The course is held in the new Z building of the Faculty of Applied Engineering of the University of Antwerp, room 522 (5th floor), Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp. Our catering provides for coffee breaks and quality sandwiches for lunch. At the course you will receive a syllabus of the lessons and exercises, which you will undoubtedly consult later as a useful reference work.

Cost

The cost of the full three-day course, including the syllabus and accommodation , is 2,995 euros per person, excluding VAT. This course qualifies for the SME portfolio subsidy.

 

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I want to register for the three-day course on Wednesday 10, 17 and 24 October

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