Airflow Testing & Diagnostics

Airflow Testing & Diagnostics

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Want to add $2,000 to $3,000 to every residential installation at incredible 60 to 70% gross profit margins?

Get in on the ground floor and offer HVAC Performance Solutions that work with NCI’s simple Air Upgrade approach!

Intended for HVAC contracting firm owners, managers, and technicians, this class provides technical training on performing static pressure testing, how to properly install static pressure test ports, and how to measure and interpret static pressures.

Learn how to:

  • Identify Fan Type and Fan Speed
  • Locate Fan Tables and Plot Fan Airflow
  • Diagnose and Perform Air Upgrades on HVAC equipment and duct systems
  • And much more...

The training also qualifies for recertification in one of the following NCI Residential Air-side Certifications:

  • Residential System Performance
  • Duct System Optimization
  • Residential Air Balancing.

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Who should attend?

Owners, Senior Managers, Sales Consultants, Service Technicians, Installation Mechanics

Airflow Testing & Diagnostics Program Overview

Agenda

Module One - Introduction
  • Pre-training knowledge check
Module Two – The Air Upgrade Approach
  • The state of the typical system
  • Common issues with high static pressure and low fan airflow
  • The importance of diagnostic testing
  • What an Air Upgrade looks like from start to finish
Module Three - Introduction to Static Pressure
  • Static pressure and how it works
  • How static pressure affects fan motors
  • Static pressure test instruments
  • How to gather required nameplate information
  • Where to install static pressure test ports
Module Four - Measure and Interpret Static Pressure – External Coils
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Static pressure test calculations and examples
  • Total external static pressure
  • Filter and coil pressure drop
  • Duct system pressures
  • Static pressure budgets for diagnostics
Module Five - Measure and Interpret Static Pressure – Internal Coils
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Static pressure test calculations and examples
  • Total external static pressure
  • Filter and coil pressure drop
  • Duct system pressures
  • Static pressure budgets for diagnostics
  • How to involve customers in testing
  • How to discuss test results
Module Six - Fundamentals of Fan Airflow
  • Three airflow rules
  • How a fan operates
  • Interpret fan tonnage from the model number
  • Determine required cooling airflow
  • How altitude and temperature affect airflow
Module Seven - Plotting Fan Airflow
  • Introduction to fan performance tables
  • Five steps to plot fan airflow
  • Determine percent of required fan airflow
  • Discussing fan airflow with customers
Module Eight - Completing an Air Upgrade Project
  • A typical air upgrade project
  • NCI Duct Sizing Tables
  • Creating a scope of work
  • Next steps

 

Airflow Testing & Diagnostics Program Pricing

Nonmember Price: $395
Member Price: $375

NCI Bucks NCI Members Earn $19 NCI Bucks!
Learning Excellence Program Subscribers Earn $56 NCI Bucks!

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