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MECH6001 - Intro to Mechanical Services

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Title:Intro to Mechanical Services
Long Title:Intro Mech Building Services
Module Code:MECH6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: MARIA CULLINANE
Module Description: This module introduces the student to operating principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and hot and cold water systems. It describes the operation of selected pieces of plant such as pumps, fans, and boilers. Analytical analyses is undertaken for pipe sizing, pump and fan performance, and psychrometric processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the operating principles of a range of mechanical building services systems.
LO2 Solve basic, well-defined building services technical problems.
LO3 Clearly present analytical solutions and technical descriptions.
LO4 Describe the role and responsibility of the engineer in building services design.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Mechanical Building Services
Heating systems, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Refrigeration systems. Hot and cold water systems. Compressed air & steam systems.
Mechanical Equipment
Pumps, fans, boilers.
Fire safety
Active and passive fire fighting systems
Health and Safety
Current legislation, responsibilities of employers and employees, safety statements, control of safety.
Psychrometrics
Psychrometric Chart. Properties of air, sensible heating and cooling, mixing of air streams.
Heat Loss
U-values (U=1/sumR) worked examples and TGD L. Heat loss mechanism (UAdT and 1/3NVdT), infiltration and fabric losses.
Building Services Information
Sources of information, searching for information.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Class test 1,2 10.0 Week 4
Multiple Choice Questions Class test 1,2 10.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Class test 2,3,4 10.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Syllabus and assessments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Syllabus and assessments 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Bleicher 2012, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services [ISBN: 9780860227090]
  • CIBSE 2004, Domestic heating design guide [ISBN: 1-903287-40-5]
  • Kevin Pennycook, 2009, The Illustrated Guide to Ventilation [ISBN: 9780860226734]
  • K Pennycook, 2014, Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies [ISBN: 9780860226727]
  • [by Gay Lawrence Race and Sally Mitchell] 2003, A practical guide to HVAC building services calculations, BSRIA [Bracknell] [ISBN: 0860226182]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • CIBSE, BSRIA 2003, A practical guide to HVAC Building Services Calculations [ISBN: 0-86022-618-2]
  • Fred Hall, Roger Greeno BA(Hons.) FCIOB FIPHE FRSA, 2009, Building Services Handbook, Fifth Edition [ISBN: 978-1-85617-626-2]
  • 2005, Plumbing NVQ and Technical Certificate Level 2 [ISBN: 0435401947]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBENS_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Energy Systems 1 Mandatory
CR_EBSEN_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 1 Mandatory
CR_EBSEN_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering 1 Mandatory

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