About the Course

The course uses "guided design" where multiple instructors are in the classroom to assist on the problems being solved and presentation of information. The course utilizes the 29th edition of the Industrial Ventilation Manual or System Diagnosis & Troubleshooting Manual (which is provided to each participant) and supplements it with problems showing the principles of design, testing and Troubleshooting. In addition, there are several demonstrations of system operation where the student will take airflow, pressure, amperage and other readings in our fan/system laboratories to learn the principles of measurement and analysis.

Schedule & Other Details

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Plan of Instruction

There will be 3 levels of instruction during the 2017 Course:

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Ventilation
  • Advanced Ventilation Design
  • System Diagnosis & Troubleshooting

Optional Workshop Offered on Friday, May 5

Current Issues in Industrial Ventilation

  • NFPA Top Representative to Speak
  • Updates on NFPA 652, 484, and 654
  • Innovative Performance-based Alterative Solutions
  • Basics of Combustible Dust Technologies
  • Governmentally Sanctioned Ventilation Designs and VS Plate Designs
  • The New ASHRAE Test Criteria for Dust Collector Designs
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Dummies
View Presentations

The presentations are password-protected. For questions, please contact Connie McElroy-Bacon, at 919-233-8400 or cbacon@mindspring.com.


Level I: Fundamentals of Industrial Ventilation $1,545
Level II: Advanced Ventilation Design $1,545
Level II: System Diagnosis & Troubleshooting $1,545
Optional Workshop: Current Issues in Industrial Ventilation $295

The Level I and two Level II classes will be taught concurrently May 1-4. The fee includes the 29th edition ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Manual or System Diagnosis & Troubleshooting Manual, all course materials, four continental breakfasts, breaks, four lunches and the Founders Dinner on Tuesday evening. The cost for the optional workshop is $295 per person which includes breaks, a continental breakfast and lunch.

For information about company discounts for 3 or more registrations, please contact Connie at the phone number or email address above.


Rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown for participants, but their availability cannot be guaranteed past March 30. Lodging is NOT included in your registration fee. Please make your own reservation directly with the Holiday Inn. To receive the special rate of $84/night + tax (single/double), please state that you will be attending the Industrial Ventilation Course.

Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel
320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Hotel Reservations Link

Take Advantage of Our Certificate and Credit Offerings

In collaboration with the UNC Occupational Safety and Health Research Center, we offer a Certificate in Industrial Ventilation Design and a Certificate in Industrial Ventilation Diagnosis & Troubleshooting for each registrant who completes a 2-year program.

  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available. 30 Contact hours (Monday - Thursday). The Industrial Ventilation Course is an approved sponsor of continuing professional competency requirements for the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
  • CIH Maintenance Points Available. The American Board of Industrial Hygiene will award Certification Maintenance Points to CIHs who satisfactorily complete any level of the Course. Estimated CM Points for Course: 4.0.