Course Description

An in-depth study of refrigeration and the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of environmental control systems. The impact of refrigerants regarding ozone depletion and global warming is covered in detail. [Lab time required]

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives


  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals
  3. Safety
  4. Temperature, Measurement
  5. Principals of Matter
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Fluid Pressure and Gas Law
  8. Refrigeration Cycle
  9. System Components and Operation
  10. Refrigerants
  11. Refrigerant Management
  12. Refrigerant Charging
  13. Compressors
  14. Condensers
  15. Evaporators
  16. Metering Devices
  17. Fundamentals of Air Conditioning
  18. Recovery and Reclaiming
  19. Refrigerant Servicing and Testing Equipment

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