Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-601-133 025157 HVAC/R Refrigeration Fundamentals
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-601-133 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: Accepted into HVAC/R program; Corequisites: 10-601-116, HVAC/R Mech Svc Fund & Safety; 10-601-111, HVAC/R Electrical Fundamentals)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
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.