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Quality First™ Principles of Moving Air (POMA) Courses

ATTENTION: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TECA is taking precautionary measures to protect our Quality First course registrants and instructors from any further risks associated with this virus. We are postponing all 'IN CLASS"  Quality First courses scheduled until the Fall Season.

SPECIAL NOTE:  We are happy to report that we we will provide the POMA Course in a virtual format sometime in the near future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however these are unique circumstances and the health and safety of our registrants and instructors is of the utmost importance. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

To those that have paid and registered for Quality First training during this timeframe, the TECA office will be reaching out to you with respect to issuing you a refund or credit on your account.

 

The Principles of Moving Air ("POMA") Quietly and Efficiently manual has been completely revised. It is an expansion and simplification of TECA's original 'Basics of Air' manual. POMA is a true duct design course and a revival of good air moving practice first developed in the 1930's. It explains the logic behind the duct sizing of TECA's original Quality First Forced Air Guidelines and the duct sizing tables of TECA's 2012 Ventilation Guidelines.

Since it was first introduced in 2008 and titled 'Basics of Air', enthusiastic attendees have offered many suggestions for improvement now including 100 photos in addition to 150 drawings, graphs, charts and tables. The complete overhaul of this manual includes this supplementary information. The manual is now titled: 'Principles of Moving Air" it is clearly understood that it is an in-depth air moving course. While important to those working in both new construction and change out when it was first published, it is even more important today. Manufacturers continue to shrink the cabinet sizes of heat/cool equipment and yet the air moving requirements (cfm) on a CFM per BTU and CFM per ton has doubled or tripled compared to the standard efficiency gas furnaces these are replacing. A large benefit of applying this new information is a quiet system with heat/cool air volumes delivered to individual rooms appropriately as needed.

True to the original, POMA maintains its focus on residential air handling systems. POMA uses plain language, practical math and a fully instrumented scale model to demonstrate these important principles. The manual begins with an introduction of terms: flow rate, velocity, air density, duct aspect ratio, static and velocity pressures. It digs deeper into friction losses, fitting losses and system effects all of which compound to restrict the airflow through the system and which determine the power required (transport energy) to do that. This knowledge will also help users to justify the space and more convincingly sell the capital cost to provide adequately sized ducts and the few custom fittings required to provide a quiet comfortable space conditioning system.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT you will be asked for Photo ID for all examinable courses.

Identification must be current and one of the following:

  • Valid Canadian Drivers’ License
  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status

The BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services recognizes and approves TECA's Quality First Principles of Moving Air course for Professional Development Points.

Are you ready to take this course?

There is some basic math required to complete this course. While not math intensive, POMA does assume an ability to do multiplication, division, squares and square roots. Click here to review a math tutorial. If you can handle this or learn it before this course, you will have no problem math-wise.

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SURREY - Eaglequest Golf Course - CANCELLED

Dates: April 23 & 24, 2020

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

The Adventure Center - Squamish

Dates: October 17 & 18, 2019

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

BURNABY - Ecco Supply

Dates: June 13th and 14th, 2019

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

DUNCAN - Ramada Duncan Hotel

Dates: April 11 & 12, 2019

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

Comfort Inn & Suites Victoria

Dates: December 13th & 14th, 2018

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

SURREY / EAGLEQUEST GOLF COURSE

Dates: November 22nd & 23rd, 2018

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

Schubert Centre - VERNON

Dates: October 25th & 26th, 2018

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Instructor: David Hill

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $200.00
Non-Members: $500.00
This course is full.

BURNABY

Dates: May 28, 29 & 30, 2015

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $400.00
Non-Members: $475.00
This course is full.

BURNABY

Dates: October 3 - 5, 2013

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $400.00
Non-Members: $475.00
This course is full.

BURNABY

Dates: April 11, 12 & 13, 2013

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 04, 2013

Course Overview: Read it

Course Fees

TECA Members: $400.00
Regulators / Inspectors: $400.00
Non-Members: $475.00
This course is full.
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