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EST 110
Refrigeration Components


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course covers the mechanical equipment used in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Students will be introduced to the proper troubleshooting techniques and practice using those techniques to repair this equipment. The proper application and repair of evaporators, condensers, compressors, expansion devices, and special components will be studied and practiced. Prerequisite: EST 100 or 101; or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Determine evaporator pressure, the evaporating refrigerant temperature and the amount of evaporator superheat.
  • Identify and explain the operation of different types of evaporators.
  • Determine condenser pressure, temperature, superheat and subcooling.
  • Identify and explain the operation of different types of condensers.
  • Identify the five types of compressors.
  • Determine if compressor is performing normally using all industry standard measurements.
  • Identify three of the most popular expansion devices.
  • Adjust expansion valves to industry standards.
  • Adjust system charge using various metering devices per manufacturing protocol.
  • Distinguish between mechanical and electrical controls.
  • Explain the basic function of a mechanical control.
  • Describe various refrigeration accessories.

  • Course Topics
  • Evaporators
  • Condensers
  • Compressors
  • Expansion devices
  • Special components

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 110
    Winter 2015
    0925
    Michael Houdak
    EST 110
    Winter 2015
    8240
    Chet Mills
    EST 110
    Winter 2015
    9722
    Timothy Ault
    EST 110
    Fall 2014
    8240
    Chet Mills
    EST 110
    Winter 2014
    0925
    Michael Houdak


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.