Short Courses for Ventilation Practitioners, IHs, and Safety Personnel

for West Virginia University business, use:

Professor
Industrial Management and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
PO Box 6070
Morgantown, WV 26506-6070
304-685-1298 cell
[do not call
9-1 PM during 15 Aug to15 May]
I prefer email to voice mail

fax: 304-293-4970
Internet: seguffey@mail.wvu.edu

for personal and non-University business, use:

 1403 Far Meadows
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 594-4144
Internet: seguffey@gmail.com

 

I have developed and taught courses on dozens of topics in industrial hygiene and safety, and I have taught 3-5 industrial ventilation courses dozens at least 40 times over the years. Because of my vast experience at workplaces (>500) and my teaching, expert witness and research experience, I bring a nearly unique point of view that enrollees generally find very helpful.

I teach open enrollment short courses for university extension programs (none are scheduled for this summer), and I teach courses for engineers and others at companies that pay for the service. I generally teach the courses by myself but also collaborate with others.

My fees are based on both the number of hours I will teach and the number of days I will need to be there. Sometimes companies wish for me to tour the site with engineers, IHs, and safety personnel so that I can point out problems I can see and company personnel can point out issues they wish for me to address. For billing purposes this is treated as another day of teaching. If a report of finding is desired, I would treat it as a consulting visit and bill accordingly.

I am available during spring break week and during the summer.

 

INDUSTRIAL EXHAUST VENTILATION SYSTEM DESIGN
( Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Redesigning for Contaminant Control)

Attendees will learn to design industrial ventilation systems for contaminant control and to measure their performance. Topics include hood design, duct system design, dilution system design, fan selection, air-cleaning device selection, as well of measurement of pressures and flows and troubleshooting of installed systems.

Licenses for Heavent ventilation software for attendees (or a site license) can be negotiated separately or as part of the package.

 

  system colorful  
enclosing hood
       
 
plan view
 
fan inlet
venturi
 

 

 

INSTALLED INDUSTRIAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS VENTILATION 
( Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Redesigning for Contaminant Control)

Attendees will learn about monitoring and troubleshooting installed systems and re-balancing or redesigning poorly functioning or obsoleted systems to obtain a satisfactory level of performance with the minimum possible changes to the system. The provided computer program does all the calculations and handles nearly all of the logic, but the user needs some understanding of the basics of what is desirable and possible.

For installed systems, you will be taught: Pressure and flow measurement; innovative methods for troubleshooting made easy by use of the provided software; a faster, easier, more accurate method for balancing with dampers made practical by the computer program's ability to model installed systems; prediction of effects of changes to systems using the provided software, including replacing individual components, changing duct diameters, adding branches, and removing branches.

Who should attend: Engineers and technical personnel responsible for design, specification, maintenance, or operation of environmental building systems.

Licenses for Heavent ventilation software for attendees (or a site license) can be negotiated separately or as part of the package.

NOTE: You should be experienced in duct sizing and system static pressure calculations. Those without a strong background are urged to attend a Industrial Exhaust Ventilation Design program.

 

 
filled duct
 
Pitot tube
 
     
 
troubleshooting
 
Damper