Duct Design Basics

Duct Design Basics

This 3 hour online video series provides guidance on how to properly use a Friction Chart and/or ACCA’s duct slide rule values for sizing duct in the field. The course concludes with the basic instructions for filling out a Manual D Speedsheet.

A copy of Understanding the Friction Chart and a filled in Manual D Speedsheet sample problem are included in the course package. For the best results purchasing an ACCA duct slide rule is recommended.

Who It's For?

Targeted to field personnel, but it is open to anyone interested in understanding the basics in duct design. 

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The cost for the online program is $99 ($69 for ACCA members).

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What is Covered

At the end of the course a technician will be able to:

1. Conduct an accurate sizing calculation for a specific duct using duct friction sheets or the duct slide rule,
2. Size the ducts in the distribution system to ensure that the proper amount of air reaches each room utilizing ACCA’s duct slide rule.
3. Conduct an accurate duct sizing calculation using the free ACCA Excel™- based Speedsheet.

A copy of Understanding the Friction Chart and a filled in Manual D Speedsheet sample problem are included in the course package.  

Don't forget to purchase the ACCA Duct Slide Rule or download the DuctWheel ipad app

How it Works

Once you enroll and pay, you will receive an email to sign in/register. If it's your first time using our new system, you will need to enter an access code and user information. If returning, just use the link above and use the “Sign In” tab and enter your email address and password.

Once you are in, you will see that you can download a .pdf copy of Understanding the Friction Chart and a filled in Manual D Speedsheet sample problem are included in the course package, and have full access to the 3 hour video series. Once you have completed the videos, you can take, and pass, a 16 question online exam to earn a course certificate.

 For the best results purchasing an ACCA Duct Slide Rule is recommended. Click here to purchase Duct Slide Rule

Upon successfully passing the exam a certificate of completion is issued. To receive CEU/CEH credits from a variety of organizations, you are responsible for providing a copy of the certificate to the appropriate certification body. See below for the full list of CEUs. ACCA will maintain your transcript as proof of your credentials.

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Available CEU/CEH's

(CEU/CEH totals available as of March 7, 2016. These are subject to change, please check with pertinent organizations if there are any questions.)

BPI​ - 1.5 Hours

RESNET - 3 Hours

RSES - 3 Hours

ICC - Course approval number is 8994

NATE - 3 Hours 

             AC Installation
AC Service
Air Distribution Installation
Air Distribution Service
Heat Pump Service 
                                 

Heat Pump Installation
Gas Furnace Service
Gas Furnace Installation
Oil Furnace Service
Oil Furnace Installation

HVAC Excellence - 3 CEH hr for the following certification areas:

 

           Gas Heat
Oil Heat
Residential Air Conditioning    
Air Conditioning Installer
                           

System Performance
Light Commercial Air Conditioning
CAZ (Combustion Appliance Zone)


 

 

Sample Video

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Click here to enroll in the online program

The cost for the online program is $99 ($69 for ACCA members).

Get CEUs! Successful completion of the online certificate program will provide you with a variety of continuing credits available through BPI, NATE, RESNET, RSES, and HVAC Excellence.

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Don't forget to purchase the ACCA Duct Slide Rule or download the DuctWheel ipad app

    

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