Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation

Lundi, 11 octobre 2021 - 06:00 to Vendredi, 15 octobre 2021 - 15:00
Seminar center 'Huis van de Bouw' ~ Ghent, Belgium
Professional Development Course ~ Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation

Professional Development Course

Event Overview

Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations

11-15 October 2021

Huis van de Bouw
Tramstraat 59
9052 Ghent, Belgium

35 Education Contact Hours

Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation

ACGIH's Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation is a course that covers both basic and advanced topics related to industrial ventilation including:

  • The behavior of air and chemical contaminants in the air
  • Industrial process exhaust system design (including ACGIH calculation methods)
  • Make-up and supply air ventilation systems
  • Dilution ventilation systems
  • Selection and design of exhaust hoods, ducts, and fittings
  • Fans and air cleaners (including Fan Laws)
  • Troubleshooting and testing of existing systems
  • Hands-on testing and measurements

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and select appropriate ventilation systems for process emission/exposure control
  • Measure and evaluate the performance of ventilation systems (flow, pressure, horsepower)
  • Design and evaluate dilution ventilation systems
  • Design/re-design local exhaust systems using state-of-the-art design procedures
  • Design, operate, and modify hoods appropriate to participants' needs
  • Critically review ventilation system plans, drawings, and specifications of engineers and architects

Practical Applications of Useful Equations

ACGIH's Practical Applications of Useful Equations serves as the perfect complement to Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation. Practical Applications of Useful Equations closely follows ACGIH's Quantitative Industrial Hygiene: A Formula Workbook supplied to participants and includes:

  • Calculation and estimation approaches related to airborne contaminants
  • TLV and TWA
  • OA for dilution, fans, system testing, sound and noise, heat stress, radiation, ventilation, statistics, chemistry, etc.
  • A calculations lab in which participants work in a team environment

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals, estimation techniques, and calculations related to occupational health and safety
  • Understand terms and units used in OH&S related estimations and formulas
  • Understand and apply formulas related to OH&S estimations and calculations
  • Use dimensional analysis to generate formulas and mathematical relationships
  • Prepare for certification exams 


“Very informative and useful information. Will definitely help me in my job function.” — Chad Anderson, Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp., Hannibal, OH
“This course provided many troubleshooting tips.” — Harry Wahra, Mabbett & Associates, Bedford, MA
“Course provided a streamlined approach to ventilation.” — Brandon C. Takacs, West Virginia University, Safety & Health, Morgantown, WV

Course Information

Each Student Receives*

ACGIH will provide all texts required for the course via electronic platforms and are included in the instruction fees. Included in this cost are :

  • ACGIH's Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Design, 30th Edition
  • Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance, 2nd Edition
  • Quantitative Industrial Hygiene: A Formula Workbook 1st Edition
  • ACGIH Velocity Pressure Method Calculation Spreadsheet for performing calculations and equations covered in the primary workbooks provided with the course, including ventilation system design
  • Electronic copies of classroom PowerPoint presentations, copies of labs and exercises along with supplementary course materials
  • Course handouts will be provided in electronic form.

* No exchanges or refunds of course materials can be made.

Course Handouts

ACGIH will provide master handout materials to attendees no later than one month prior to the course start date electronically.


This course is taught entirely in English. All the course materials will be in English as well.
The instructors have confirmed that they will use the metric units of the SI system instead of thier usual CGS system of units.

Date and Time

11–14 October 2021; 08:30 – 17:00  CEST
15 October 2021; 08:30 – 16:00  CEST



08:00 – 08:30   CEST: Registration

Monday – Thursday:

08:30 – 12:30   CEST: Course including coffee break
12:30 – 13:30   CEST: Standing lunch (Complimentary)
13:30 – 17:00* CEST: Course including coffee break


08:30 – 12:30   CEST: Course
12:30 – 13:30   CEST: Standing lunch (Complimentary)
13:30 – 16:00   CEST: Course

Monday – Friday:

08:00 – 08:30   CEST: Morning welcome with coffee

* The instructors reserve the right to extend the day until 17:30 to cover all material, if necessary.


Monday: October 11, 2021 08:30 – 17:00 CEST

Module 1 – Characterization of Emissions
Module 2 – Nature and Properties of Air
Module 3 – Density and Density Factor

Tuesday: October 12, 2021 08:30 – 17:00 CEST

Module 4 – Pressure and Flow in the Duct
Module 5 – Two Important Equations
Module 6 – Hoods

Wednesday: October 13, 2021 08:30 – 17:00 CEST

Module 7 – Component Parts and Summing System Losses
Module 8 – Drawings and Specifications
Module 9 – The Fan
Module 10 – Balancing Multi-hood Ventilation Systems

Thursday: October 14, 2021 08:30 – 17:00 CEST

Module 11 – Commissioning and Troubleshooting
Module 12 – Using the ACGIH® Calculation Sheet
Module 13 – Air Cleaning Devices

Friday: October 15, 2021 08:30 – 16:00 CEST

Module 14 – Replacement Air
Module 15 – General Ventilation
Module 16 – Combustible Dust Terminology and Properties
Module 17 – Energy Conservation Considerations
Module 18 – Cost Estimating




This course contains 35 hours of instruction and may be eligible for CIH CM credits and/or CSP recertification points. See the ABIH ( and/or the BCSP ( websites for credit criteria. Attendees will be presented with Certificates of Completion at the conclusion of the course.

Who Should Attend

Industrial hygienists, HVAC engineers and designers, plant and facilities engineers, safety professionals, compliance officers, environmental engineers and designers, maintenance supervisors and engineers, business owners, environmental contractors and consultants, duct cleaners, architects, individuals preparing to take a certification exam.

For More Information

For more detailed information about Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation, contact the BSOH Event Team by email at Event Team.


This event is the result of the BSOH initiative to bring the well renowned ACGIH Professional Development Course on Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation & Practical Applications of Useful Equations to Europe.

Although this material is of the highest importance in the field of occupational hygiene, education on this subject is rather scarce in Europe and often fragmented. The ACGIH course has the unique merit of being comprehensive as well as compact enough to be taught in five consecutive days. This training provides theoretical insights and practical hands on training.

It will be the first time this globally recognized training will be organized in Europe.

Joint organizing partners






Supporting partners




Gregg Grubb

Gregg Grubb

Gregg Grubb, CIH has served as an IH with the State of Michigan since 1987. Mr. Grubb has worked in various capacities addressing comprehensive industrial hygiene at MIOSHA. He possesses a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health where he teaches Control of Exposures to Airborne Contaminants; a chairperson, planning committee member and/or instructor with the Michigan and North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conferences; Vice Chair of the ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee; and an instructor with the AIHA Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review Course.

Jonathan F. Hale

Jonathan F. Hale

Jonathan F. Hale, MPA is the founder and owner of Air Systems Corporation, an innovator in the industrial pollution-control industry. Mr. Hale has also worked as an EPA inspector and permits engineer. He is the winner of two national level ASHRAE awards for excellence in energy efficient design of industrial ventilation systems and is the co-chair of the North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conference. Mr. Hale obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University. He is Chair of the ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee.


For the first time in Europe.
Special introductory offer.
This time only.

Limited number of participants.
Only 40 seats available.

BSOH Member Registration – received on or before 08 August 2021 CEST*
Period exclusively reserved for BSOH Members

BSOH Member**: €1600
Nonmember: registration not possible yet

Early Registration – received on or before 12 September 2021 CEST*

BSOH Member**: €1600
Nonmember: €1950

Regular Registration – received on or before 03 October 2021 CEST*

BSOH Member**: €1700
Nonmember: €2050

Late Registration – received after 03 October 2021 CEST

BSOH Member**: €1800
Nonmember: €2150

All rates are exempt from VAT iaw BE C.VAT Art.44, § 2, 4°, a)
* Payment must be received by BSOH by specified date to receive the corresponding rate.
Course fees must be paid in advance. No seat in the course can be guaranteed until full payment is received.
** This offer is valid for members who have paid their membership fee before 01/07/2021.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received by BSOH on or before 30 days prior to the course will be subject to a €100 cancellation fee. No other refunds will be made. Cancellations MUST be made in writing to the BSOH Event Team.

BSOH reserves the right to cancel this course up to 30 days prior to the start of the course. In the unlikely event this occurs, you will be notified immediately by email of the cancellation and offered refund of course fee paid.

Please review the information in our course confirmation notice you will receive after payment and report any discrepancies to the BSOH Event Team immediately. If you have any questions, please address them to the BSOH Event Team or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

For More Information

For more detailed information about Fundamentals in Industrial Ventilation, contact the BSOH Event Team by email at Event Team.



11-15 October 2021

Huis van de Bouw
Tramstraat 59
9052 Ghent, Belgium




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