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Practical Controls for HVAC Systems

23 January 2019 9:30 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1706 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1706 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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CPD Hours

Key Areas




  • Concentrating on achieving the deliverable rather than explaining control theory
  • What are we trying to achieve?
  • How do we control different systems - How do we make them do what we want?
  • What equipment is used and how does it work?




Course Content




Session 1: Heating & Hot Water Systems




  • Boilers. Single v Modular. Step control. Primary circuit control.
  • Constant temperature and compensated temperature control.
  • Pressureless headers, TRVs 2 & 3 way valves (on/off, mixing v diverting).
  • Provision of thermostatic control. Building Regulations requirements.
  • Time, temp and interlock with boiler pump. Desirable temperatures.
  • Pumped secondary, monitoring of stored water temperatures to minimise risk of legionella.




Session 2: Mechanical Ventilation & Air ConSystems








Session 3: Cooling & Refrigeration Systems




  • Chilled water control for different systems.
  • Dew point control. Chiller temperature and capacity control.
  • Heat recovery. Control of different compressors.
  • Air and water-cooled condensors. Storage systems. Thermosyphons.




Session 4: Sensors and BEMS




  • A review of the control hardware used.
  • Appropriate control: Review of Building and Energy Management Systems - their advantages and disadvantages




Learning Outcomes




  • Understanding the principles of control operation
  • Practical insight to control components that are used
  • Understanding how different systems are required to work to meet performance requirements
  • Selection of control valves
  • Developing a critical approach to control system specification, especially BEMS.




Who Should Attend




The course is designed for all engineers involved in the design, operation and maintenance of HVAC systems.




Course timings




Registration is open from 09.00 Start Time: 09:30Latest finish: 17:00












Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT) 




Ways to Book:




Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3660 (*invoice / card)Online: Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right hand side (*card ONLY)*Payment by invoice is only available to organisations. 




Terms and Conditions




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  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.




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In-house training at your site




Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the Uk and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address to  




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Gordon Hudson is an experienced chartered building services engineer, who has worked extensively in the industry and has played a role in higher education in the specific subject area of building services, sustainability and the wider built environment disciplines.

Gordon is a consultant to Mott MacDonald and lectures at Northumbria University. He led the MEP design team for the Houghton Primary Care building that achieved the only BREEAM “outstanding “ healthcare certification to date. He has reviewed CIBSE guides and papers for CIBSE conferences and was lead author for the Scottish Government’s school design guide.

Gordon carried out the first BREEAM assessment in Iceland and led the Mott Macdonald team in developing the initial stages of the Estidama sustainability code for the UAE and the first green building code in Egypt. 


A1706 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1706 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00