AIRAH Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals – Module 3: Fans in HVAC&R and Industrial Ventilation

Fans in HVAC&R and Industrial Ventilation
Module 3 in the AIRAH accredited Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals (Air Systems Fundamentals)

This online course familiarises participants with the application of fans in HVAC&R and industrial ventilation in buildings. It provides the information required to assist in the selection and installation of fans for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, as well as industrial ventilation applications.

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About this course

This course defines fan types and characteristics within an air system. It also provides insight into the considerations and calculations necessary for fan selection and looks at how deficient fan/system performance is created, with a discussion on ways to prevent and/or rectify this.

This course is an individual module in the Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals as part of the Air Systems Fundamentals Certificate.

Topic highlights
  • Fan systems
  • Fan types and characteristics
  • Fan performance rating
  • Fan laws, system resistance, and pressure
  • Fan control and series and parallel operation
  • Fans and systems interaction
  • Noise from fan systems
  • Fan specification or enquiry
This module is designed for...

This Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals and its eight modules is suitable for graduate mechanical engineers, technicians, maintenance personnel, and practitioners involved in the design and/or day-to-day operations of HVAC&R systems.


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Delivery method
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Course length
5–8 hours

Following registration, participants will have six weeks to complete the module.

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Whether you’re a recent industry entrant or a seasoned professional, the Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals and its individual units can upgrade your skills and industry knowledge, assisting with your career development.

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Alternatively, register for the AIRAH accredited Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals or the Air Systems Fundamentals Certificate (units 1–4). For more information on this online program, please click here.



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