FET 125 Testing and Balancing

4 credits

Last Update Effective: 1/19/12

Designed to teach students about instruments and tools of the trade that will help them avoid some of the problems on the job with proper air balancing and testing procedures. Topics include: various types of instruments, such as rpm & pressure, air velocity, temperature, humidity & hydronic instruments; air balancing / flow & pressure basics; general balancing procedures; balancing low pressure constant volume supply systems; balancing return air & toilet exhaust systems; variable air volume systems; ductwork & damper testing; balancing exhaust & residential systems; hydronic balancing / energy conservation; fan design & operation; drives / grilles, diffusers & ak areas; centrifugal pumps; charts & formulas, and troubleshooting.

Lecture: 3 hours
Laboratory: 2 hours