160 - Pneumatic HVAC Controls
(24 hours / 60 days) Advanced
Written by Ron Auvil
Pneumatic HVAC Control Systems were the predominant type of commercial building control system for many years. They are still around today in 20-30% of commercial buildings but the technicians that installed and serviced them have retired! An HVAC Technician needs to have a thorough understanding of these Pneumatic Control Systems to be able to effectively service this marketplace. The instructor of this online course, Ron Auvil, started his career exclusively as a pneumatic controls technician and has served as a pneumatics consultant and trainer for decades. He will pass along to you the tips and tricks that he learned from the ‘Master Pneumatics Technicians’ that he worked with for many years! This course is designed for advanced level technicians and building maintenance personnel who are responsible for servicing and troubleshooting these Pneumatic Control systems.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of BAS Program 153-157 or equivalent field experience.
Textbook: “Pneumatic Controls” by RSES is required; access to the e-book is included and provided in the course. In addition, we will be using field manual pdf’s from various vendors. Actual Job Prints will be used as needed. This course is NATE recognized for 24 hours of continuing education (CEHs) which are applicable to NATE re-certification.
- The Air Compressor Station
- Pneumatic Actuators, Dampers, and Valves
- Pneumatic Loads; Pneumatic Thermostats
- Pneumatic Transmitters
- Pneumatic Receiver Controllers
- Pneumatic Auxiliary Devices
- Pneumatic Prints and Applications
- Troubleshooting Pneumatic Controls
About The Instructor: Ron Auvil is a Staff Instructor for HVACRedu.net. He has 38 years of HVAC and Controls Experience. This includes 35 years teaching experience. He has worked as a senior controls technician for Johnson Controls. He has also taught HVAC controls classes across the United States for Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and others. He has written the definitive textbook on pneumatic and DDC control systems ‘HVAC Control Systems’ 3rd Edition, from American Technical Publishers.
Each course purchase allows 60 days enrollment to complete. Must obtain a 70% or higher to obtain CEU recognition. Course provides you with a Subject Matter Expert (mentor) to assist with questions and all course materials for the duration of the course.