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Carrier University Now Offers Advanced Hourly Analysis Program Modeling Course

Stocks in this article: UTX

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For experienced users of Carrier's industry-leading Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) software for building energy analysis and system design, Carrier University now offers an advanced HAP modeling course entitled, The Modeling Notebook – Advanced Modeling Techniques for Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems. This full-day course provides students with hands-on modeling for application-specific systems and modeling topics, such as district heating and cooling for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) and using wizards to enhance modeling productivity for preliminary design. The course will be offered throughout the year with upcoming sessions in Denver and New York City. A full list of courses and registration information is available on Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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"Carrier's advanced modeling course was built with customer input," stated Greg Alcorn, vice president, commercial sales and marketing, Carrier. "Customers asked for more in-depth knowledge on modeling a project from beginning to end and we created a new course to demonstrate that functionality."

Content covered in the course includes:

  • Defining, diagnosing and troubleshooting LEED unmet load hours on a HAP project
  • Optimizing the required ventilation air quantity for a multi-zone application using the ASHRAE Ventilation Rate Procedure
  • Merging data from multiple projects into one project
  • Using wizards to enhance modeling productivity for preliminary design
  • District heating and cooling for LEED
  • Generating HAP Models for:
    • 100 percent outdoor air variable volume (VAV) system supplying the required amount of tempered make-up air for laboratory exhaust hoods
    • 100 percent outdoor air VAV system controlled by zone thermostats
    • 100 percent outdoor air system and a multiple zone heating and cooling terminal system
    • Air system with pre-treated outdoor air ducted to its inlet
    • Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air system
    • Air system providing some or all of the heating from a free or waste source
    • Boiler plant that serves both the domestic (service) hot water (DHW) system and the building heating system
    • Unconditioned spaces for LEED projects

Alcorn added, "Feedback on the course has been outstanding. Attendees have noted that they have learned a great deal and appreciate the investment in time and expertise that Carrier provides in a course like this. The time spent in this class saves time in the long run when evaluating projects."

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