Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

INHR 15011 - Introduction to Cooling

1.25 CR
In this module, the HVAC-R student will learn the basic principles of heat transfer, refrigeration, and pressure-temperature relationships and describe the components and accessories used in air-conditioning systems.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the phase change, and how the refrigeration cycle uses the manipulation of latent heat to create the cooling effect.
  2. Explain and demonstrate subcooling and superheat.
  3. Name and understand the function of the main refrigeration components including compressors, condensers, metering devices, evaporators, and control devices.
  4. Identify different types of components such as compressors and controls.
  5. Identify and define different refrigerants, and refrigeration oils, their regulation, and how they impact the atmosphere.
  6. Demonstrate proper refrigerant handling, including evacuation, recharging, and leak checking systems.
  7. Analyze the differences between small-scale systems, through commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, and their related equipment and controls.