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# HVAC System Noise Control Fundamentals

## HVAC System Noise Control Fundamentals

### Essential knowledge of acoustic design and on-site noise-related installation aspects of HVAC systems in buildings

#### What you’ll learn

HVAC System Noise Control Fundamentals

• To gain an understanding of the fundamental noise control design aspects related to HVAC systems.
• Entry-level noise control knowledge for mechanical engineering students related to HVAC systems.
• University-level HVAC noise control theory and practice for use on engineering and construction projects.
• Project case studies where noise control design theory can be applied.

#### Requirements

• High school mathematics.
• Basic understanding of the functioning elements of an HVAC system.

#### Description

This course is a follow-up to my previous course entitled Building Acoustics and Noise Control.

It is assumed that students have an understanding of the mechanical design and operation of HVAC systems in buildings. This course focuses on acoustic design considerations for HVAC systems in buildings.

The separate elements in HVAC systems are reviewed concerning acoustic importance in terms of causing noise issues or providing an acoustic benefit by attenuation of system noise.  The approach and methodology are presented for undertaking acoustic calculations for HVAC systems with associated recommendations and strategies for noise control. Recommendations and example constructions are provided for typical mechanical equipment rooms. Guidance is provided for on-site installation of HVAC systems to avoid noise issues, and tips for acoustic testing during the commissioning stage.

#### The course is aimed at:

1. Advanced high school and university students.

2. Mature-age students doing self-serve learning on acoustics and noise control.

3. University course coordinators need specialist content on acoustics and noise control for HVAC systems.

5. Engineering and HVAC professionals want an understanding of noise control design considerations for buildings.

6. Construction industry HVAC contractors.

1. Introduction: Noise in HVAC Systems

2. HVAC Noise Sources

3. HVAC Manufacturer’s Noise Data

4. Measuring HVAC System Noise

5. HVAC Noise Attenuating Elements

6. Branching Elements

7. HVAC Noise Regeneration

8. HVAC Noise Outdoors or within Rooms

9. Noise in Piped Services

10. Mechanical Equipment Room Design

11. HVAC System Noise Calculations

12. Specification and Tips for the Construction Stage of HVAC systems

If you have no prior knowledge of acoustics, I recommend you take my other course entitled Building Acoustics and Noise Control first.

#### Who this course is for:

• Advanced high school and university students
• Mature age students doing self-serve learning on acoustics and noise control
• Engineering and HVAC professionals want to understand noise control design considerations for HVAC systems in buildings.
• Construction industry HVAC contractors