Major Appliance Technician Training: Refrigeration Fundamentals Course

Eliminates the mysteries behind the refrigeration process and covers not only the fundamental concepts about refrigeration theory, but also the refrigeration cycle and how it works in refrigerators, freezers, and room air conditioners.

This course consists of written text, a video, a video exam (this is a self check exam with an answer key) as well as an end of course, multiple-choice question exam.

Individuals completing this course will receive a certificate of completion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Refrigeration Fundamentals

    • Understanding this Course

    • Copyright and Disclaimer

    • Introduction

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 2

    The Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Thermodynamic Law #1

    • Thermodynamic Law #2

    • Thermodynamic Law #3

    • Thermodynamic Law #4

  • 3

    The British Thermal Unit

    • Learning Outcomes

    • The British Thermal Unit

    • Refrigeration In Tons

    • Calories

    • Understanding Sensible and Latent Heat

  • 4

    Refrigerants and Refrigerant Oils

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Refrigerants in Appliances

    • Temperature Pressure Relationship

    • Vacuum

    • Saturation Point of Refrigerants

    • Charles Law

    • Refrigeration System Oil

    • Refrigerant Oil Functions

    • Refrigerant Oil Factors

    • Types of Refrigerant Oils

    • Evacuation in a Refrigeration System

  • 5

    Four Fundamental Refrigeration System Components

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Basic System Components

    • Compressors

    • Piston Compressors

    • Rotary Compressors

    • Evaporators

    • Condensers

    • Metering Devices

  • 6

    The Refrigeration Cycle

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Refrigeration Cycle

    • In the Evaporator….

    • In the Suction Line….

    • In the Compressor….

    • In the Condenser….

    • In the Capillary Tube….

  • 7

    Refrigeration Systems Applied to Appliances

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Heat Exchangers

    • Oil Cooling Loops

    • Desuperheaters in Room A/Cs

    • Yoder Loops

    • Warm Wall Condensers

    • Air Flow Requirements for Refrigerator and Freezer Cabinets

  • 8

    Superheat and Subcooling In Refrigeration Systems

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Superheat

    • Questions and Answers About Superheat

    • Steps to Follow When Checking Superheat

    • The Conclusion…..A Diagnosis

  • 9

    EPA Guidelines and Laws Regarding Refrigerant Handling

    • Learning Outcomes

    • The Montreal Protocol & Clean Air Act

    • Categories of Technician Certification

    • Refrigerant Chemistry

    • Refrigerant Blends

    • Refrigerant and Oil Compatibility

    • Refrigeration System Cycle and Components

    • Accessing Sealed Systems

    • EPA Leak Repair Requirements

    • Leak Detection Methods

    • Recovery Equipment Requirements

    • The Three R’s of Recovery

    • Refrigerant Recovery Procedures and Equipment Purging

    • Major Refrigeration Repairs

    • Vacuum Pump Connections Procedures

    • Recharging Refrigeration Systems

  • 10

    Refrigeration Fundamentals for Major Appliance Technicians Video

    • Refrigeration Fundamentals for Major Appliance Technicians

    • Refrigeration Fundamentals for HVACR Technicians Video Resource Guide Downloadable PDF

    • Video Exam

    • Video Exam Answers

  • 11

    Refrigeration Fundamentals for Major Appliance Technicians Exam

    • Refrigeration Fundamentals for Major Appliance Technicians Exam

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