Fundamentals of Industrial Ventilation (FIV)

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Contract courses at your location; dates convenient to you; costs based on time and materials if not our standard 3-day course; elements adjusted for your specific situation; ask for a proposal.

For whom:

IHs, safety professionals, designers, plant and facilities engineers, architects.


3 days. (1- and 2-day courses also available; ask for a description)




This course typically covers basic and advanced topics related to industrial ventilation including:

  • the behavior of air and chemical contaminants in air
  • industrial process exhaust systems
  • makeup and supply air ventilation systems
  • dilution ventilation systems
  • selection and design of exhaust hoods, ducts, fans, stacks, and air cleaners
  • troubleshooting and testing of existing systems
  • other topics selected by client


Each student typically receives

  1. the Industrial Ventilation Workbook
  2. the Industrial Ventilation Manual-Design (optional)*
  3. the Companion Study Guide (Note: Discontinued)
  4. AutoCalc Spreadsheet programs (on CD) used to quickly solve ventilation equations and design local exhaust duct systems. (The AutoCalc systems automatically select appropriate duct diameters, estimates all system losses, balance junctions, resize duct work, and select fans.)
  5. Handout materials plus a CD with all PPt presentations and course materials

*Provided upon request at additional cost.


At the end of the course, participants will typically be enabled to:

  • identify and select appropriate ventilation systems for process emission/exposure control
  • measure the performance of ventilation systems
  • design and evaluate dilution ventilation systems
  • design or redesign local exhaust systems using state-of-the-art AutoCalc design procedures using Spreadsheet programs provided to each participant
  • design, operate, and modify hoods appropriate to participant needs
  • critically review ventilation system plans, drawings, and specifications of engineers and architects
  • troubleshoot and correct deficiencies in existing systems
  • speak knowledgeably to others about the subject


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