Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
FSI-0KTAcad. year: 2017/2018
The course deals with the construction of the modern refrigeration systems and heat pumps. It discusses the particular design of the individual components, their location in real devices and their influence on system behavior. It also addresses legislation, operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems and heat pumps, including safe handling of refrigerants.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills associated with the operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems and heat pumps. The course provides students with a good background for passing the certification exam according to Commission Regulation (EC) 303/2008.
Physics, basics of electrical engineering, works with PC
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2012, 181 s. (CS)
KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika II. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2015, 167 s. (CS)
ŽERAVÍK, Antonín. Stavíme tepelné čerpadlo: [návratnost i za jeden rok]. 1. vyd. Přerov: Antonín Žeravík, 2003, 311 s. ISBN 80-239-0275-x. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Participation in seminars and laboratory tests.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with current trends in the design of refrigeration systems and heat pumps, the requirements for their operation and maintenance.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Participation in the exercises is voluntary. Individual elaboration of measurement reports is required to award the credits.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Fundamental physics + Cooling systems overview+
2. Compressors I
3. Compressors II + Oils for refrigeration
4. Hands on Compressor
5. Heat exchangers
6. Hands on Heat exchangers
7. Other components of refrigerating systems
8. Heat pumps and Air condition
9. Hands on Heat Pump
11. Legislation and environment protection
12. Hands on Refrigerants
eLearning: currently opened course