Industrial Ventilation Design (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
Most exhaust ventilation systems are poorly designed, installed and maintained. They are neither effective nor efficient because they are considered and treated as a necessary (but not critical) evil. The importance of clean uncontaminated air in the industrial and commercial work environment is well known. Modern industry, with its complexity of operations and processes, uses an increasing number of chemical compounds and substances, many of which may be highly toxic. Effective well-designed ventilation offers a solution where protection to workers is needed under such environmental exposures.
The seminar covers good practices in exhaust ventilation design of new systems for standard air flowing through standard construction ductwork. The techniques you learn will improve your approach to trouble shooting and enable you to pinpoint changed conditions in the system. This course is designed to enhance and understanding of ventilation needs and design solutions enabling participants to get more out of their existing ventilation systems at a minimum cost.
You will:
  • Learn how to determine ventilation needs
  • Develop the ability and confidence to recognize wasteful faults in existing systems
  • Discover how to optimize ventilation system’s performance and results in today’s environment
  • Participate and practice how to calculate optimal duct size for balanced system distribution, minimal setting, least static pressure drop and determining the most appropriate fan size and RPM
  • Formulate practical solutions to learn win-win situations by selecting right type of collector for contaminants
  • Enhance your knowledge of the ventilation solution techniques
Target Audience
Anyone in an industrial environment can benefit not just plant and production/project managers themselves. The course can be relevant to any industry, and to any discipline including engineers. This course will also be of interest to anyone seeking a better understanding of some of the most popular tools used in determining ventilation needs in today’s world.

Rishi Kumar


Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is a President and CEO of Global Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program, and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 600+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.
Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario and holds various professional certifications {certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association in 2011.


Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)

Day 1

8:30 - How to determine Ventilation needs?

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Air Flow
  • Dilution Ventilation
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation

9:15 - Ventilation Design Methodology

  • Background Information
  • Design Process
  • Stages of Design Process
  • Design Procedure
  • Ventilation System Components

10:15 - Coffee and Conversation

10:30 - Problem Solving Session I

12:30 Lunch

1:30 - Exhaust Hoods

  • General Information
  • Types of Hoods
  • Hood: Design Calculations
  • Hood Losses

3:00 - Coffee and Conversation

3:15 - Problem Solving Session II

4:30 - Adjournment

Day 2

8:30 - Make-up Air

  • Introduction
  • Make-up Air System: Requirements/Features

9:00 - Fans

  • Background Information
  • Fan: Definition/Description
  • Fan Performance Curves
  • Fan Laws
  • Fan Formulae
  • Fan Selection
  • Fan Noise
  • Fan Installation
  • Troubleshooting/Safety

09:45 - Coffee and Conversation

10:00 - Ventilation System Evaluation

  • Purpose of the Evaluation Program
  • Benefits: Evaluation Program
  • Evaluation Process
  • Instruments: Air Flow Determination

10:30 - Problem Solving Session III

12:30 - Lunch

1:15 - Trouble Shooting

  • CFM Low - Insufficient Air Flow
  • CFM High - Too much Air Flow
  • Static Pressure (SP) - Wrong
  • Noise
  • Fan does not operate
  • Horsepower (HP) High
  • Premature Failure

2:00 - Tips and Checklist

  • Tips to select a Ventilation System
  • How to get most out of your Equipment
  • Common Errors/Problems in Ventilation
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation: Something you should do and/or know
  • Problems that can occur with Ventilation Systems
  • Ten Most Common Errors: Local Exhaust
  • Walk-through Ventilation Survey Checklist
  • Ventilation Design Methodology Checklist
  • Major Activities for a Ventilation Testing Program

2:30 - Coffee and Conversation

2:45 - Workshop

4:00 - Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

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