Advanced Topics in Industrial Ventilation

Current Sponsors:

IVE. Contact us for details at 385-227-8964.

Next course offered:

Upon request.


1-4 days.

Each participant receives:

Appropriate ventilation workbooks, AutoCalc packages (preprogrammed calculator or spreadsheet programs), handouts, CD-ROM with course materials and PPt programs of all presentations.


Prior education or experience in industrial ventilation would be helpful.


The preprogrammed calculator or spreadsheet programs calculate duct data, estimate OA and dilution air volumes, calculate purge and buildup rates, estimate amounts of outdoor air volumes from temperatures and CO2 decay, and much more. See description here.

Who should attend:

Industrial hygienists, facilities engineers and maintenance managers, HVAC engineers, testing and balancing professionals, safety professionals, architects, compliance officers, HVAC maintenance supervisors.


A measurements demonstration/lab can be provided.


The course can be tailored to the desires of the participants who request (in advance of the course) five (or more) topics to be covered. An advanced IV course typically covers:

  • A review of ventilation fundamentals (the length depends on participant needs, usually 4-6 hours).
  • IV Management and Auditing Systems
  • Advanced hood design.
  • Advanced duct design using the state-of-the-art AutoCalc method.
  • An advanced ventilation measurements lab on the last day.
  • 5-10 Special topics (depending on time and need):

Balancing of exhaust duct systems
Belts, pulleys, and pulley laws
Biological safety cabinets
Central vacuum systems
Codes and standards
Dilution of industrial process emissions
Hazardous materials lab ventilation
High velocity/low volume (HVLV) exhaust control systems
High-toxicity materials labs and ventilation systems
Hot process emission controls
HVAC and IAQ: dilution with outside air
Laboratory Ventilation
Mine and tunnel ventilation
Multiple-fan applications
Nomographs and their use
Non-standard conditions
Open-surface tank hood design
Dampers/Orifices used in exhaust systems
Push-pull hoods
Plans and Specifications
Recirculating exhaust systems
Semiconductor equipment exhaust ventilation
Supplied-air islands


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