HVAC System Operation

HVAC systems provide comfortable environments for living conditions. They are key piece of the infrastructure required to keep positive pressure within any building housing people.  In an industrial setting they also must have detection systems to sense associated hazardous which could lead to potentially dangerous situations.  HVAC systems contain inherent and potential dangers which must make operations, monitoring and proper handling of maintenance extremely important. 

This course exposes participants to an overview of HVAC systems; the major components and associated safety systems.  Important elements such as heat transfer systems, ventilation and air conditioning operations will also be covered to provide participants with a complete understanding of the underpinnings of these systems.

Participants will also learn about the key operational functionality and monitoring associated with HVAC systems.  Critical topics including health, safety and environmental impacts of these systems will also be reviewed.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
HVAC Systems

  • HVAC Thermodynamics
  • Types of HVAC Systems
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning

On day 1, participants will gain an understanding of the configuration and types of HVAC systems. They will learn about heat transfer, different types of ventilation and the principles of air conditioning.


Day 2
HVAC Operation

  • Operation Objectives
  • Packaged Heating & Air Conditioning System
  • HVAC Safety systems
  • Safety, Health and Environment

On day 2, participants will learn about the operation of HVAC systems. They will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of packaged systems and the safety systems that must be incorporated in an industrial HVAC system. HVAC systems must be monitored so they provide healthy air to the building occupants and they must operate in an environmentally friendly manner.

This course is mainly targeted to process technicians, process technologists and maintenance personnel. The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment and materials purchasing, equipment procurement, job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:    Process operations

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Skill

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Participants should have some recent exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.