This four-week course is designed to provide marine engineers with a basic knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning systems used aboard ships. The course is divided equally into classroom lectures and labs. Topics to be covered in the classroom include basic refrigeration system operation principles, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, refrigeration instrumentation, refrigerants and the oils used with each, refrigeration system components, maintenance practices and systemic troubleshooting procedures. All of these topics will be utilized in the laboratory. Special emphasis is placed on the areas of computer based training and PC based Refrigeration System Simulators.
Students will be given the opportunity at the end of the course to take the Air to Air Heat Pump Service certification examination provided by the North American Technicians Excellence (NATE) association.
EPA Refrigeration Recovery Technician Certification for Type I and Type II or Universal is required for successful completion of this course. Those students not possessing this certification may take a supplemental course and test which will be available to students in the evening during this course.
Course Capacity: 10 students
Prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge
Special Requirements: EPA Refrigerant Recovery Technician Certification for Type I and Type II or Universal is required for successful completion of this course.