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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Operation

This course exposes participants to an overview of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems used in industrial environments.  HVAC systems provide comfortable 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.  Participants of this course will gain an understanding of 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 learn about key operational functionality and monitoring associated with HVAC systems.  Critical topics including health, safety and environmental impacts of these systems will also be reviewed.

Day 1

HVAC Systems

  • HVAC thermodynamics
  • Types of HVAC systems
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning

On day one, 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 systems
  • HVAC safety systems
  • Safety, health and environment

Participants will learn about the operation of HVAC systems on day two.  They will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of packaged systems and the safety systems that must be incorporated in an industrial HVAC system.  At the conclusion of this course, participants will obtain an understanding of HVAC systems and the importance of monitoring operating parameters so they provide healthy air to the building occupants and operating them in an environmentally friendly manner.

Learning activity mix

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.

Participants should have some recent exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.

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