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HVA 1301 Air & Water Distribution Systems

Theory and practice of fluid flow in HVAC distribution systems, including water systems, sizing and performance, duct system sizing and performance, fan and pump selection, operation, and performance, valve and damper selection and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) procedures. Hand calculations and use of computer-based design and analysis tools; select hands-on laboratory studies reinforce basic principles; proper installation practices are also included. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0200 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1445 


  • Demonstrate proficiency in selecting appropriate sizes for piping, ductwork and associated fittings to meet system design objectives.
  • Perform basic TAB procedures on both air and water systems including system documentation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with calculation of losses in piping and ductwork systems.
  • Select appropriate fans and pumps matched to specific HVAC distribution systems.
  • Select and properly size dampers and control valves for application in HVAC systems.
  • Select a proper sized VAV box. Identify when a box is improperly sized.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3