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Foundations of HVACR: Exploring Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Indoor Air Quality

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With the help of our comprehensive course, explore the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). Explore in detail the fundamental ideas and useful applications that drive these essential systems. Discover the ins and outs of indoor air quality control, refrigeration, and air conditioning. Unlock the potential of compressors, water chillers, and fans by learning their secrets. Discover the subtleties of refrigeration, from fundamentals to sophisticated methods.

To ensure that systems function at maximum efficiency, master the art of construction and installation. Explore the specialised field of food refrigeration, which is essential for food safety and preservation. Gain a deeper comprehension of managing indoor air quality to create environments that are healthier for everyone.

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1h 42m
    • 1: Module 01: Fundamentals of Heat, Air conditioning and Refrigeration 14:49
    • 2: Module 02: Air Conditioning Systems 14:52
    • 3: Module 03: Compressors, Water Chillers, and Fans 16:20
    • 4: Module 04: Refrigeration and Refrigerants 11:39
    • 5: Module 05: Installation and Construction of Refrigeration 15:03
    • 6: Module 06: Food Refrigeration 14:27
    • 7: Module 07: Indoor Air Quality 13:30
    • 8: CPD Certificate - Free 01:00 PDF

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The course teaches the basic ideas of HVACR, such as system components and heat transmission It explores a variety of air conditioning systems, such as split and window units. Students explore compressors, water chillers, and fans, crucial for system functionality. Refrigeration principles and refrigerants are examined, alongside installation and construction techniques. Food refrigeration methods are highlighted for industry-specific applications. Lastly, indoor air quality management is addressed, focusing on ventilation and filtration systems. Through this comprehensive curriculum, students gain a thorough understanding of HVACR essentials, preparing them for various roles in the field.

Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: Fundamentals of Heat, Air conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Module 02: Air Conditioning Systems
  • Module 03: Compressors, Water Chillers, and Fans
  • Module 04: Refrigeration and Refrigerants
  • Module 05: Installation and Construction of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System
  • Module 06: Food Refrigeration
  • Module 07: Indoor Air Quality

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand fundamental principles of HVACR systems operation and maintenance.
  • Analyze various types of air conditioning systems and their applications.
  • Identify different compressor types and their roles in refrigeration.
  • Evaluate refrigerants and their impact on system performance and environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in installing and constructing HVACR systems.
  • Apply principles of food refrigeration to ensure product safety and quality.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring HVACR technicians seeking comprehensive knowledge.
  • Building maintenance professionals looking to enhance their skills.
  • Facilities managers aiming to optimize HVACR system performance.
  • Food industry workers interested in refrigeration techniques.
  • Environmental enthusiasts keen on indoor air quality management.

Career path

  • HVACR Technician
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Air Conditioning Installer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Food Industry Refrigeration Specialist
  • Indoor Air Quality Consultant

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