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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering personal development programs for HVAC professionals in the Metro East and St. Louis area!

Engineering Building

Date: 4/29/17

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Duration: 5 contact hours

PDH hours: 5

Location: SIUE Engineering Building

Room: EB 1033 (Auditorium)

Program Fee: $200*

*Includes parking, lunch and certificate


Lunch will be provided (Sandwich, chips, cookie, and a drink).

PDH Certificate or Certificate of Completion will be given at the end of the program. Participants can choose one of the two certificates that serve them the best.


9:00- 9:50 Basics of Heating Load Calculations
10:00- 10:50 Basics of Cooling Load Calculations
11:00 -11:50 Understanding the Psychrometric Chart
12:00- 1:00 **Lunch**
1:00- 1:50 A Case Study: Solving a Dehumidification Problem & Using the Psychometric Chart
2:00- 2:50 A Case Study: Solving a Condensation Problem for a Multi-Layered Wall Construction
2:50- 3:00 **Awarding of Certificates**

Program Description

This program is designed for HVAC professionals including engineers, designers, architects, contractors, energy auditors, technicians, facility managers, maintenance operators, and other professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of some of the fundamental HVAC problems.

  • The 5-hour program begins with heating and cooling load calculations. Although these load calculations can be conducted using commercially available software, it is a common problem that the inputs are not provided accurately into the program neither are the results interpreted logically. The objective of these lectures is that the attendees gain a better understanding of what the inputs in calculating loads are, and whether the results that they get from a software are rational.
  • Third lecture aims to enhance the understanding of the psychrometric chart. After basic discussion of the chart, sketching and interpretation of single and multiple processes will be covered.
  • Fourth lecture involves an example problem in which a dehumidification case will be solved. The problem will also be plotted on the psychrometric chart to make sure that the flow of processes and behavior of moist air are clearly understood.
  • The fifth and final lecture will be on an example problem about condensation issues within multi-layered wall constructions.


hvac speaker

Dr. Serdar Celik is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before his career at SIUE, he has several years of experience in air-conditioning and refrigeration industries at different levels including ductwork manufacturing, sales and field engineering on HVAC systems, and R&D engineering on refrigeration systems. His research at SIUE focuses on heat exchanger design, alternative cooling technologies, building energy efficiency, solar energy, green roofs, and shale gas. Serdar is a member of ASHRAE and Young Professionals in Energy. He is also the founder and faculty adviser of the SIUE ASHRAE Student Chapter. He has been teaching HVAC in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2008.More about Dr. Celik's research at SIUE can be found here.

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