Distance - Industrial Ventilation Design (1.2 CEUs)


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  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

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.
The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:
  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

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.


How to determine Ventilation needs?

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

Ventilation Design Methodology

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

Exhaust Hoods

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

Make-up Air

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


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

Ventilation System Evaluation

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

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

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

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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CEUs Certificate

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