Covers layout, forming, and fabrication of basic sheet metal ductwork fittings and use of hand/power tools and equipment needed to accomplish various tasks. Explains how to fabricate square/round sheet metal ductwork, tapers, transitions, offsets, and how to fasten ductwork together.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Patterns of Pittsburgh seam and “s” or drive cleat.
- End caps, plenum, filter box, flexible connections, roof curbs, hood, louvers, access doors, screen frames, drain pans, and drawbands.
- Blank sizing, heavy metal, fire dampers, and role of the computer.
- Duct system blueprint or drawing, abbreviations, types of systems, air requirements, and duct sizing.
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives. This exam must be weighted in a manner so that this exam score is worth a minimum of 15 percent of the final course grade. This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TASM 100.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.