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Air Handling Unit Specialisation


The important issues of our times, energy efficiency, Indoor air quality and the transition to climate friendly refrigerants, depend not only on efficient technologies, but first and foremost on the complete understanding of HVACR technologies and products available. The Air Handling Unit Specialisation Programme provides a comprehensive overview of AHUs and their components including essential information on specification, certification, regulations, and standards. The course is divided into 9 modules of about one hour each and will run over the course of several weeks, with two modules per week.


Course details

9 Modules à 1 to 1.5 hours
(2 per week)

All MEP Engineers and technicians, HVACR professionals


150 EUR
per person

All modules have to be completed with a simple knowledge review to obtain the course certificate


Course contents

Module 1 - Fundamentals of AHU I (1h)

During this module, participants will receive a thorough introduction to AHUs and their components and will learn about different configurations of components for various applications.


Fundamentals of Air Handling Units

  • Basic terminology and elements of AHU
  • Available certifications and their benefits 
  • Selection process of types of AHUs 
  • Selection software

Configuration of components in AHU

  • Applications and their specific requirements
  • Configuration of components according to applicatio

Module 2 - Fundamentals of AHU II (1h)

In this module, we look at hygienic AHUs, their definition, characteristics, applications, and certification, and we discuss general quality criteria of AHUs in regards to design, manufacturing, durability and performance.


Hygienic Air handling Units

  • Standards and guidelines
  • Eurovent, VDI 6022 and DIN 1946-4 
  • Requirements in terms of design, components, transport, storage and assembly 
  • Monitoring, inspections, and maintenance

Quality criteria in Air handling Units

  • Eurovent Industry Recommendation 6/18: “Minimum Requirements for Air Handling Units”
  • Identifying quality aspects to include in specification

Module 3 – Fans, Drives and Motors (1,5h)

Fans are the heart of every AHU, this module showcases different types of fans, discusses the differences between direct and indirect driven fans, and looks into different motor and drive technologies.

  • Theoretical background
  • Belt driven, direct driven, fan wall technology
  • Benefits of certification for AHU
  • Safety and connectivity features of drives as part of AHU
  • Energy Efficiency

Module 4 - Air filtration (1,5h)

This level is designed for planners and consultants. It will enable participants to identify the most important IAQ parameters and include them in their planning and building design work. Among others, Air quality monitoring, filtration plans, and sustainable business models will get a closer look and in practical sessions, various industry solutions will be introduced and evaluated.

  • IAQ
  • Air Filters for General Ventilation 
  • ISO 16890 Standard
  • Filter classification and products
  • Filter certification

Module 5 – Energy Recovery (1h)

  • Plate heat exchangers and rotary wheels
  • Enthalpy wheels
  • Materials
  • Certification
  • Impact on energy efficiency 

Module 6 – Humidification (1h)

  • Applications
  • Types and selection criteria,
  • Minimum requirements in accordance with application,
  • Misconceptions
  • Standards and references

Module 7 – Controls (1h)

  • Importance of Control systems for Air Handling Units
  • Benefits
  • Protocols
  • Interconnectivity
  • Energy performance aspects

Module 8 – Certification (1h)

  • The Eurovent Certification programme
  • Certification of components
  • Certification of AHUs
  • Energy label for hot and humid environments

Module 9 – Specification (1,5h)

In this module we will discuss several cases of wrongly written specifications. Participants will have the chance to interact with the speakers and evaluate mistakes. It will also provide the opportunity to exchange with speakers and receive advice, opinions, and feedback on specific specification items.



The next course will start on 24 October 2023. Course dates are:

  • Module 1: 24 October, 13:00-14:00h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-15:30h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 2: 26 October, 13:00-14:00h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-15:30h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 3: 31 October, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 4: 02 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 5: 07 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 6: 09 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 7: 14 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 8: 16 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)
  • Module 9: 21 November, 13:00-14:30h (Dubai, GST) | 14:30-16:00h (Delhi, IST)



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