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HVA 2251 Primary HVAC Equipment Operation & Selection

Student will learn how to do refrigeration cycle analysis, how to select condensers, evaporators, compressors, boilers, chillers and cooling towers from a manufacturer's catalog for a specific application, how to apply manufacturer's literature, including electrical schematics, to the troubleshooting process and proper installation and equipment room piping practices. Two lecture, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: HVA 1221 and HVA 1301 and HVA 1352 and CAT 1601

Course Outcomes
  • Be able to properly layout and size refrigerant piping for proper operation of system. Also be able to properly layout piping, including proper control valve locations, for proper operation of boilers, chillers, and cooling towers. Be able to describe the various methods of unitization for staged equipment.
  • Using catalog data supplied by a manufacturer, select refrigeration equipment, chillers, boilers, and cooling towers suitable for use in a defined application.
  • Using software, hand calculations, manufacturer's data, or any combination of the three, be able to determine the performance characteristics of primary HVAC equipment when applied in a defined situation.
  • Be able to apply code requirements and manufacturer's suggestions for a properly laid out and equipped mechanical room for purpose of proper service, maintenance and safety practices.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Not currently offered this term