Thermodynamics and HVAC Principles and PracticeA Live Workshop on Essential Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and HVACPrinciplesCredit: 7.5 PDH’s (1-Day); 0.75 CEU’sInstructor: Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBACourse Number: ST-SEM 106Course DescriptionThis workshop caters, mainly, to Engineers, Technicians and Facilities Managers who are notintimately familiar with thermodynamics principles and practices. Through this workshop,attendees are expected to learn or refresh fundamental principles and concepts ofthermodynamics in a simple, easy to understand, format; catalyzed by live discussion on thetopic in class. This workshop/course illustrates application of thermodynamic principles inpractical industrial, commercial and residential applications. This course demonstrates how toanalyze and solve various types of practical thermodynamic problems through multiple casestudies. In this program, laws, equations, graphs, charts, tables and diagrams, pertaining tovarious thermodynamics concepts, are covered and utilized in the analysis and solution of thecase study problems.Learning Objectives1. Understand the concept of heat energy and its correspondence with work and otherforms of energy in the thermodynamics realm.2. Understand the concept of specific heat and its role in calculation of heat associatedwith change of temperature in thermodynamic systems.3. Understand conversion of energy from fuel form to heat, from heat to steam, fromsteam to work, and work to electricity – illustrated through a comprehensive,multistage, case study.4. Learn about the concepts of enthalpy, entropy, internal energy, work, and power.5. Understand the difference between sensible and latent heats, and their role in thechange of phases of substances.6. Gain understanding about the role of saturated and superheated steam tables inthermodynamics system analysis and determination of the phase of water.7. Understand the practical significance and the difference between variousthermodynamic processes, i.e. isobaric, isenthalpic, isentropic, adiabatic, isochoric,isometric, isothermal, etc.

8. Learn about Mollier’s diagram, the psychrometric chart and their applications indesign and optimal operation of HVAC Systems.9. Understand the refrigeration cycle and get insight into refrigeration process throughreview of pressure-enthalpy performance of DuPont 134a refrigerant.10. Get an appreciation of energy conservation and process optimization value offeredby direct digital, or automated, control of HVAC Systems. Learn about the typicalarchitecture of automated HVAC systems.Topics:- Fundamentals for Thermodynamicso Definition, units, and law of conservation of energyo The concept of “system” as it pertains to thermodynamic analysiso Importance of correct assignment of signs to work, and energy of varioussorts, including heat energyo Energy conversion and heat calculation case studyo Definition and calculation of power in thermodynamic systemso “Steam to Wire” flow of energy and powero Energy unit conversions and associated case studyo Enthalpy and entropyo Heat transfer and illustration of entropy calculation through a Case Studyo Heat of Fusion, heat of evaporation and heat of sublimation and phases ofWater- Saturated and Superheated Steam Tables- Class exercise to reinforce understanding and use of steam tables – predicting thephase of water, at given pressure and temperature- Critical point, triple point and critical properties of water- Mollier diagram and associated exercise- Closed and open thermodynamic systems- First law of thermodynamicso Development and understanding of SFEE, Steady Flow Energy Equation- Second law of thermodynamics- Thermodynamic Processeso Adiabatic, isobaric, isochoric, isometric, isentropic, isothermal, throttling,quasi-static, quasi-equilibrium, polytropic, reversible, and irreversibleprocesses- Topping cycle, bottoming cycle and combined cycle processes- Turbineso Impulse vs. reaction turbine- Station Zebra case study- Psychrometrics and psychrometric charto Simple vs. comprehensive psychrometric chartso Understanding and application of psychrometric chartso Instrumentation commonly used to acquire psychrometric chart datao Comprehensive psychrometric chart case study

-HVAC and refrigeration cycleAutomated HVAC systemRefrigeration cycle case studyo DuPont 134a refrigerant pressure enthalpy graph based analysisWhy you shouldn’t miss this course – How this course can benefit your organizations,what is unique about this course:1. Does the term thermodynamics sound intimidating to you? After this workshop, itshouldn’t. Your instructor, Professor Rauf will explain those elusive, abstract, andhard to understand thermodynamics concepts, principles and analytical techniquesin an easy to understand fashion.2. How often do you get an opportunity to attend a workshop or seminar conductedby the author of a text book on the subject matter? In this workshop, you will havethe opportunity to learn from and interact, live, in person, with Bobby Rauf, authorof Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers. (A copy of the book availableat additional cost)3. Do you manage mechanical engineers, thermodynamics experts, or HVAC engineers,but you are rusty in thermodynamics concepts, analytical techniques and designconsiderations? This workshop provides you the opportunity to brush up on thatknowledge and those skills, so that you can understand the challenges confrontedby your subordinates and colleagues more clearly, and can make informed objectivedecisions.4. Have you ever wondered how those power generating plants can take water andproduce electricity out of it? Through an illustrative case study, your instructor willshow you how to harness electrical power starting with sub-zero ice.5. If you are unfamiliar with, or are rusty on the use of psychrometric charts, andwould like to refresh yourself or learn how psychrometric charts are used to analyseHVAC performance and design, then this workshop is a must for you.6. If you are an engineer who has little or no thermodynamics background, then, thisworkshop will serve as an excellent opportunity to cross train and enhance yourknowledge about a subject that your colleagues, around you, might be more familiarwith.7. Are you in a facilities management or maintenance management role? Do you winceevery time you confront the high energy bills associated with the operation of thoselarge chillers and refrigeration machines? Do you feel perplexed and feel as if youlack sufficient knowledge to understand the root cause behind expensive repairsassociated with those large chillers and refrigeration machines? Then, thisworkshop will help you lift the veil of complexity associated with refrigeration cycle

and you will get an opportunity to see through the intricacies of refrigeration cyclethrough a review of DuPont 134a pressure-enthalpy graph.8. Remember those saturated and superheated steam tables? Perhaps you were neverintroduced to them? Not to worry. By the end of this workshop, you will gainappreciation for the role of steam tables in assessing the transformation of phasesand the conversion of heat energy into work and power.9. Last, but not least – If you are not a licensed Professional Engineer, but aspire to beone, and if you are rusty in the fundamentals of thermodynamics concepts andprinciples, then this two (2) day course could serve as a “warm-up” on some of thethermodynamics mechanical engineering principles, concepts and problem analysestechniques.Who should attend:---Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial licenserenewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units)requirements.Engineers who are not familiar with the principles of thermodynamics and HVACFacility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and otherexecutives or leaders who feel a lack of adequate thermodynamics and HVACknowledge to hold meaningful discussions and to make informed decisions in theirinteractions with their mechanical engineer direct reports or colleagues.Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operationsand maintenance manuals for thermodynamic or HVAC systems.Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for acquisition ofthermodynamic or HVAC equipment.Candidates aspiring to take the FE or PE exams.Energy Managers or Energy ProfessionalsMaintenance Engineers and Maintenance ManagersOther professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program,includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.Instructor Bio:S. Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA; Member, ASEE, American Society of EngineeringEducation.Mr. Rauf, was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by Association of Energy Engineers, in 2014.

Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at SemTrain, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars andworkshops. Professor Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the State of NorthCarolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author ofmultiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses. He holds apatent in process controls technology.Mr. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuingeducation, engineering skill building courses. He conducts these course in form of webinars,live on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio and self-study texts. Some hismajor clients include Texas A&M University, Saudi Aramco – KSA, University of NorthCarolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University,Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, BHPBilliton, PDH Engineers, CED, and PDH Source. He is also an Adjunct Professor at GardnerWebb University.Professor Rauf has also developed and published several self-study books that cater to thecontinuous professional development needs of Engineers, Technicians and TechnicalManagers.Mr. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPGIndustries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. During his long career at PPG, hisresponsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomicsprograms for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also providedconsultation and training services in, energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety,ergonomics and arc flash arena. His extensive engineering experience includes, powerdesign, control system design, project management, process management, energy andutilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, robotics,manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, and design of ergonomic equipment.

Professor Rauf has published multiple engineering and energy related books (Availablethrough AEE,, and Barnes and Noble):1) Text book titled “Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers,” Published in2012 through Fairmont Press and CRC Press – Worldwide distribution.2) Text book titled “Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineering,” The SecondEdition of this book was published in 2016 through Fairmont Press and CRC Press –Worldwide distribution.3) Text book titled “Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers,” Published in 2011through Fairmont Press and CRC Press – Worldwide distribution.Mr. Rauf of Sem-Train has provided training services to and instructed at the followingorganizations over the last fifteen years:1. BHP Billiton2. Saudi Aramco (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)3. US Bureau of Reclamation (Hoover Dam)4. CED5. Balfour Beatty6. Shaw Group7. N.C. State University8. McNeese University9. University of North Carolina, Charlotte10. Texas A&M University,11. Clemson University,12. PPG Industries, Inc.,13. PDHengineer,14. PPI,15. University of Maryland Baltimore County,16. EPIC (Canada)17. YF Asia“SemTrain, LLC, is an approved sponsor and course provider with NCBELS, NorthCarolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and FBPE, Florida Board of Professional

Engineers, and New Jersey for the provision of CPC, Continuing ProfessionalCompetency, courses.”“SemTrain, LLC, is approved for US Federal Government Contract Work, and is SAM andCAGE registered.Testimonials from clients:1) Kimberly T., 2011: Bobby, I would like to say that even though I am not an engineer,I am really glad that I took this class. You have helped me to dissect and visualizesome of the terms and concepts that were not tangible to me prior to this class.2) J.L. “Jim” S. PE, CMRP, Manager Engineering: “ .Bobby is an outstanding instructorand the material was very well presented .We will want to do this again next year 3) Gregory (Greg) V. D. P.E.: “Hi Bobby, I've enjoyed both of your pdhengineer.comwebinars that I've attended .I don't know how you get through a full 8 hours atsuch a high energy level!”Important Notes for Participants: In order to enhance the learning experience, the class size is limited – register early. Seminars are subject to cancellation if the minimum registration threshold is not met.Registration fees will be refunded in entirety if a seminar is cancelled. Name on the attendance certificate will be as it appears on the registration documents.Please Note: If an admin associate registers you, have them enter YOUR name on theregistration/payment form. Verify exact location of venue before the seminar date. * Bring valid ID and copy of registration information. * Light refreshments will be served. * Certificates of attendance will be provided. The handouts for the course will be provided via “Drop Box.” Venue Wi-Fi where available. ** This information applies to in-person, face to face, seminars only.Cancellation Policy: Full refund granted if registration is cancelled 30 days or moreprior to the scheduled date of the seminar; otherwise, registrant can apply the course credittoward attendance at another, scheduled, equivalent event, in the region, at a later date.SemTrain, LLC, reserves the right to cancel the seminar when minimum registrationthreshold is not met. In such case, SemTrain, LLC, will issue full refund to the registrant.Sem-Train LLC All Rights Reserved.Prices subject to change without notice.

Thermodynamics and HVAC Principles and Practice A Live Workshop on Essential Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and HVAC Principles Credit: 7.5 PDH's (1-Day); 0.75 CEU's Instructor: Bobby Rauf, PE, CEM, MBA Course Number: ST-SEM 106 Course Description This workshop caters, mainly, to Engineers, Technicians and Facilities Managers who are not