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HVAC/R Refrigeration Fundamentals

Course Number: 10601133
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-601-133 HVAC/R REFRIGERATION FUNDAMENTALS ...principles of refrigeration and air conditioning, temperature, heat and pressure measurement, system component operation, testing for proper system operation using industry standard tools and practices. (Prerequisites: 10-601-111, HVAC/R Electrical Fundamentals OR 10-601-116, HVAC/R Mech Svc Fund & Safety)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Utilize the basic principles of physics for temperature and heat.
  2. Convert pressures between the scales commonly used in the refrigeration industry.
  3. Graph water's sensible and latent heat on a temperature-enthalpy graph.
  4. Analyze the affect pressure has on the latent heat of water.
  5. Explain the operation of a basic compression refrigeration system.
  6. Take the critical temperature and pressure readings on a running refrigeration system.
  7. Determine the expected temperatures and pressures for a properly running refrigeration system.
  8. Perform the start up procedure for a capillary tube/fixed orifice refrigeration system utilizing industry standard procedures.
  9. 5-Perform the start up procedure for a thermostatic expansion valve(TXV) refrigeration system utilizing industry standard procedures.