Mechanical Maintenance Training

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Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady, Responsive

Type I certification requires that technicians know how to safely and properly evacuate refrigerants from “small appliances” containing 5 pounds or less of refrigerant using the appliance’s compressor, system pressure, or self-contained recovery equipment. This interactive online course will cover these evacuation procedures, as well as how to deal with contaminants in a system and safety considerations.
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define “small appliance” per the EPA Section 608 Type I Certification exam
  • Explain how to use pressure and temperature readings to identify a refrigerant
  • List the evacuation requirements for small appliances with or without an operable compressor using recovery equipment manufactured both before and after November 15, 1993
  • Identify safety considerations for working with or around refrigerants, recovery equipment, and HVAC/R system

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, WebCast

In air conditioning (AC) and refrigeration systems, the refrigerant is the substance that circulates through the equipment, transporting heat from one area to another. Refrigerants must be handled and used carefully as many of them present hazards to the environment and human health. This interactive online course discusses safe methods of working with refrigerants and refrigeration systems.
 
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a manifold gauge set can be used to monitor, service, or troubleshoot a refrigeration system
  • Discuss the challenges of using replacement refrigerants and the problems associated with mixing refrigerants
  • List the risks of exposure to refrigerants and control measures that can be used
  • Describe methods of refrigerant leak detection and leak prevention
  • Describe the requirements for refrigerant recovery tanks and cylinders

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady, Responsive

Did you know HVACandRefrigeration technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of medium, high, and very high pressure appliances containing more than five pounds of a controlled refrigerant must pass the EPA’s Section 608 Type II certification exam? Type II certification requires that technicians understand several topics related to these systems, including leak detection, leak repair, evacuation requirements, recovery techniques, refrigeration, and safety. This interactive online course will cover the appliances included in the EPA Section 608 Type II certification exam, explain the techniques that are used to recover refrigerants, list evacuation requirements, and cover safety considerations for working with or around refrigerants, recovery equipment, and HVAC and Refrigeration systems
 
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the appliances covered by the EPA Section 608 Type II certification exam
  • Explain the techniques that are used to recover refrigerants from Type II appliances
  • List the evacuation requirements for Type II appliances
  • Identify safety considerations for working with or around refrigerants, recovery equipment, and H-vac and refrigeration systems

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Did you know Type III appliances differ from Type II appliances in that they operate in a vacuum on their low-pressure sides and sometimes on their high-pressure sides, which affects what happens when they develop a leak? When a Type III appliance develops a leak in a location that is under vacuum, air and/or moisture leaks in. In this interactive online course, we will cover the EPA 608 Type III certification exam, the techniques that are used to recover refrigerant, evacuation requirements and safety considerations for working with or around refrigerants.
 
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the appliances covered by the EPA Section 608 Type III Certification exam
  • Explain the techniques that are used to recover refrigerants from Type III appliances
  • List the evacuation requirements for Type III appliances
  • Identify safety considerations for working with or around refrigerants, recovery equipment, and HVAC and refrigeration technicians systems

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1-2016 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, the ventilation standard for non-residential buildings is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, better known as ASHRAE. The intent of this course is to introduce you to the Standard, its origins, its purpose and its application in maintaining economical and effective air cleaning solutions in buildings that will benefit human health and performance. This one-hour, essential course is intended for engineers of building HVAC systems, architects, building code officials, HVAC equipment manufacturers and building managers and owners and will introduce participants to the ASHRAE standard; cover the fundamental requirements of the standard; explain how these requirements are met; outline challenges experienced in different building types in maintaining a healthy indoor environment; present basic design, construction, and operations & maintenance concepts; and present the relationship of this standard with other current standards (e.g., ASHRAE 189.1, ASHRAE 55).
 
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall building types in which the Standard applies
  • State the purpose of the standard and how it contributes to economical and effective air cleaning solutions
  • List air ventilation requirements that are important for maintaining a healthy indoor environment
  • State activities required by the standard during construction and start-up that will benefit human health and performance

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is an introduction to ANSI/ASHRAE 55-2017 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, the building industry’s standard for defining and quantifying relative comfort in the built environment. The Standard is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, better known as ASHRAE. The intent of this course is to introduce learners to the Standard, its origins, its purpose and its application. This course is intended for engineers of building HVAC systems, architects, building code officials, HVAC equipment manufacturers and building managers and owners.
 
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the three primary tenets to the Standard that will benefit human health and performance through the thermal comfort of buildings.
  • List the six comfort factors in the Standard necessary to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
  • Recall the three comfort zone calculation methods for mechanically cooled spaces described in the Standard that apply to the thermal comfort of the building occupants.
  • Determine the metabolic rate of building occupants using tables presented in the Standard.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is an introduction to ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, the building industry’s standard for defining the steps that must be taken to meet and demonstrate minimum energy efficiency in the built environment. The Standard is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, better known as ASHRAE. The intent of this course is to introduce you to the Standard, its origins, its purpose and its application. This course is intended for engineers of building HVAC systems, architects, building code officials, HVAC equipment manufacturers and building managers and owners.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of the ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2016 – Energy
  • Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings for the health, safety and welfare of the occupants
  • List the six technical areas covered by the Sections of the
  • Standard for energy design to maximize energy efficiency while maintaining air quality and the comfort, health, safety, and welfare of the building occupants
  • Identify climate zones given various locations for the comfort, health, safety and welfare of the occupants.
  • Identify the technical areas in the Mandatory Provisions of each section that help maximize energy efficiency while maintaining air quality and comfort

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

The purpose of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (commonly referred to as HVAC systems) is to provide environments that are comfortable for people and allow equipment to operate safely and reliably. HVAC systems are used in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. This module contains information on hot water heating systems, air distribution systems, and HVAC control systems.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the four main components of a hydronic (hot water) heating system
  • Identify the safety devices typically installed on hot water boilers
  • Identify and describe the components of a hot water boiler
  • Identify and describe the types of fans, dampers, and filters that are commonly used in HVAC duct systems
  • Identify and describe primary flows
  • List the components used in HVAC control systems
  • Describe the main types of HVAC control systems
  • List important inspections and points to monitor in HVAC systems

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

The purpose of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems is to provide environments that are comfortable for people and allow temperature- or humidity- sensitive equipment to operate safely and reliably. HVAC systems are used in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. This module will identify safe work practices to use when working around HVAC systems and the most common HVAC system components.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of HVAC systems
  • Identify safe work practices to use when working around HVAC systems
  • Describe the three methods of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation
  • Identify the types of systems used to distribute heat in HVAC systems
  • Describe the purpose of ventilation
  • Describe the functions of air conditioning
  • Identify and describe the main components of the refrigeration cycle
  • Identify environmental and efficiency issues related to the use of refrigerants in cooling systems
  • Identify HVAC system components which have standardized graphic symbols for engineering drawings

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Portuguese
Capability: Audio, Video

Whenever steam condenses in a process, it creates hot liquid condensate. It is the role of steam traps to remove condensate from steam lines and process equipment with a minimum loss of live steam. The condensate has economic value, so it is typically collected and reused. This module discusses the collection and re-use of condensate in a steam generation system. Three major classifications of steam traps are discussed, including their principles of operation, and their strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between raw water, steam and condensate
  • Describe the benefits of recycling condensate
  • Describe the treatment of collected condensate
  • Describe the purpose of a steam trap
  • Identify the benefits of steam traps
  • Identify the three classes of steam traps
  • List some of the considerations in selecting a steam trap
  • Describe the need to monitor steam trap operation
  • Describe safety concerns associated with steam traps

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Portuguese
Capability: Audio, Video

HVAC systems are used to maintain clean, conditioned air in enclosed spaces. The term “conditioned” refers to the fact that the temperature and humidity of the air are maintained within desired ranges. This module describes the two most common cooling systems as well as heating devices used in HVAC systems.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the three common types of heating systems – all-air, air-water, and steam
  • Describe the two most common cooling systems – direct expansion and chilled water – used in HVAC systems
  • Identify and describe the four steps of the refrigeration cycle
  • Describe why some types of refrigerants are being phased out
  • Describe heating devices used in HVAC systems, including heat exchanger coils, electric coils, gas heaters and infrared heaters
  • Identify the equipment that can be used to raise or lower humidity 
  • Identify the functions of HVAC control systems