Continuous Professional Development

Entropic provide a series of informative and relevant educational presentations in the areas of building ventilation energy performance, comfort, safety and regulatory compliance. Entropic is recognised by Engineers Ireland as a Registered Training Provider for delivery of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Ventilation systems standards explained

DW 144 (specification for sheet metal ductwork), EN 1886 (mechanical performance of air handling units), ISO 7730 (ergonomics of the thermal environment), EN 15251 (input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance), EN 1366-2 (fire resistance testing of fire dampers) and more…

Comfort in the indoor
environment

The 6 factors controlling thermal comfort, the PMV and PPD, draught rating, asymmetric temperature difference, glare index, design and modelling to guarantee thermal comfort.

Ventilation systems
explained

Displacement and mixing ventilation, natural, mechanical and mixed-mode ventilation, chilled beams and fan coil units, VRF-, VRV- and VAV-based ventilation systems.

Ventilation system
efficiency

Improvement of building efficiency through optimised design and correct integration of ventilation system components – air handling units, chillers, ducting, dampers, terminal units and control methods. Finding a balance between energy efficiency, capital investment, industry regulations and comfort.

CE marking of construction products and control of smoke and fire in ventilation systems

European Regulation and the law in relation to CE marking of construction products. The law, standards and best practice in relation to fire protection of ventilation systems

Low energy offices, hospitals
and cleanrooms

A closer look at comfort, air quality, energy efficiency and regulatory compliance with a focus on some important and common building types.

Commercial kitchen ventilation systems

Reducing energy consumption, maintenance costs and the risk of fire. Filtration systems. EcoKitchen and OCEAN for EcoKitchen systems.

Swimming pool
ventilation

Swimming pool ventilation requirements, minimising and preventing corrosion, energy optimisation, humidity control.

Hospital ventilation
systems

Requirements for hospital ventilation based on HTM 03-01 (specialised ventilation for healthcare premises), HTM 05-02 (fire code), operating theatre ventilation models, HEPA filtration.

Air handling unit construction and performance

Air filtration, fan and motor efficiency, specific fan power, heating, and cooling, humidification and dehumidification, energy recovery methods. Factory acceptance testing, assuring performance via Eurovent and EN 1886, HTM air handling unit requirements.

Optimised chiller performance and lifespan

Refrigerant use, energy reduction, Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) and European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER), circuits, compressors types, ISO 50001.

CDM – commissioning, demonstration and maintenance

Commissioning protocols, post-occupancy evaluation, maintenance
requirements for life-critical systems, factory acceptance testing of air handling units, recommended maintenance intervals and procedures.

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