Electric League of Arizona

Building Operators' Certificate Program - F17

Date: 9/13/2017 - 11/1/2017 (Eight Wednesdays)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Map to Event: Electric League Training Center, Click here for directions

Registration Ends: 9/12/2017 9:59 PM

The ELA Institute for Facility Management Education presents an educational program leading to a certificate in Building Operations. The certificate will be of most benefit to managers with total responsibility for multi-facilities, as well as those with single facility responsibility. The Faculty is composed of the lead instructors for the Education Departments of the Electric League of Arizona and Arizona Utility Representatives.

The program is offered 8 hours a day, one-day a week for 8 weeks at the ELA Institute located in the Electric League of Arizona Education Center.

Topics Include:
FME 101 – HVAC Fundamentals for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 102 – Airflow Dynamics for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
FME 103 – HVAC Codes and Safety for the Commercial/
Industrial Facility
FME 104 – Electrical Codes and Standards for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 106 – Electrical Safety for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
FME 107 – Lighting Fundamentals and Efficiency for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 108 – Power Quality for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
FME 109 – Indoor Air Quality for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
FME 110 – Energy Conservation Techniques for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 111 – Energy Audit for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
FME 112 – Direct Digital Controls for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
FME 115 – Design & Operation of Commercial Chilled Water Systems

(Class order & subject may change)


Class Details:

FME 101
HVAC Fundamentals in a Commercial/Industrial
Facility
Course Description: A discussion of commercial systems, chiller systems, and A/C control systems in a modern
industrial setting.
Course Content: A discussion of types of systems and controls working with application sequences, energy
efficiency, diagrams and specific HVAC Controls.
• Reviews heating, cooling, and ventilation
• Commercial systems and their applications
• Commercial condensers, evaporators and compressors
• Centrifugal, screw, scroll and reciprocating applications
• Types of chillers and their applications
• A/C Control Systems
• Work with specific systems diagrams
• Chiller Systems
• Specific HVAC Controls
• KW per ton and energy usage

FME 102
Airflow Dynamics for the Commercial/Industrial
Facility
Course Description: A thorough
understanding of airflow dynamics can
enable you to uncover and resolve
system problems.
Course Content: An overview of what
causes most airflow related problems
and how they can be prevented.
• Airflow dynamics
• Central air systems
• Airflow systems and components
• Variable speed fans and pumps
• Ventilation requirements for HVAC
• Types of fans
• Airflow testing and instruments

FME 103
HVAC Codes and Safety for the Commercial/
Industrial Facility
Course Description: A discussion of local and national health, safety, energy and environmental codes as
they relate to the HVAC system in a Commercial/
Industrial Facility.
Course Content: An overview of codes, standards and specifications and how they apply in a Commercial/
Industrial Facility.
• EPA Codes
• Mechanical Codes

FME 104
Electrical Codes and Standards for the Commercial/ Industrial Facility
Course Description: Electrical, energy management and related codes that facility managers must know.
Course Content: Compliance with the most important maintenance related codes and their application to
an energy efficient building.
• 2012 National Electrical Codes

FME 106
Electrical Safety for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: A discussion of commercial facility safety practices as it relates to electrical systems.
Course Content: An overview of safety practices related to electricity and how it relates to the Commercial/Industrial
Facility.
• Recommended Safety Practices
• OSHA Codes

FME 107
Lighting Fundamentals and Efficiency for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: A broad-based discussion of lighting fundamentals and efficiency and how they're applied to a Commercial/Industrial Facility.
Course Content: An overview of the Lighting Industry.
• Lighting fixture technology and efficiency
• Applications and Strategies
• Light Source/Efficiency/Common Retrofits
• Lighting maintenance

 

FME 108
Power Quality for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: The basics of important, “Need to know” power quality issues in your facility. Learn as the instructor performs a real, hands-on analysis of a large facility.
Course Content: An overview of what causes most Power Quality related problems and how they can be prevented.
• Techniques for identifying PQ symptoms
• Trouble-shooting common problems

FME 109
Indoor Air Quality for the Commercial/Industrial Facility
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize the attendees with Indoor Air Quality.
Course Content: This course will cover how to identify and understand air quality issues, and how this impacts
the facility.
• Identify common conditions conducive to mold growth
• Understand the possible health effects of mold
• Be familiar with the visual characteristics
• Understand how to prevent mold
• Understand the dramatic effect of mold in the facility

FME 110
Energy Conservation Techniques
Course Description: The use of energy in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities.
Course Content: An overview of the basics of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and
maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques.
• Implementing an effective energy management program
• Use of infrared technology to measure thermal losses
• Developing an energy efficiency “checklist” for a facility
• Conduct a review of your facility online with the Business Analyzer at aps.com
• APS fact sheets that are customized for different facilities and energy end uses
• Sensible retrofits
• Case studies of local facilities
• Building controls
• HVAC maintenance
• Efficient lighting
• New technologies

FME 111
Energy Audit
Course Description: The essentials that a building operator should know about how to measure the energy performance of their facilities.
Course Content: An overview of where your facility uses energy and how your facilities’ energy use compares to your competition.
• Find out where you spend the most and where the most opportunities for savings exist
• Techniques for studying your energy usage history and downloading your account data into spreadsheets to
analyze usage and quickly highlight important trends
• Energy end-use data that shows typical energy breakdowns for different types of facilities
• Use of Arizona Energy Office free Excel macro program that allows easy manipulation of account history data into charts, graphs and other graphics
• Essential for operators who manage multiple facilities

FME 112
Direct Digital Controls
Course Description: An introduction to the application of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) to operating a building's temperature control system.
Course Content: Topics will include:
• The ability of the system to process data
• Input & output types, transducers, variable frequency drive (VFD) theory, communication protocols (LON & BACnet), programming vs. configuring controllers
• Workstation basics
• How to make the controls act like an Energy Management System (EMS).
• Specific manufactures will not be covered, only the overall theory of how these systems operate.

FME 115
Design & Operation of Commercial Chilled Water Systems
Course Description: An overview of water treatment requirements for cooling systems.
Course Content:
• An in-depth discussion of why water creates problems
• Types of water cooling systems
• Treatment approaches for controlling corrosion, scaling and fouling
• Chemical handling and feeding
• How to calculate the amount of treatment required.

 

Tuition: $1,275.00* ELA Member / $1,325.00* Non-Member (*Tuition includes books & lunch)