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Module 1 - Introduction to Basic System Operation

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Introduction to Basic System Operation


The operation of the vapor compressor system and the components and fluids associated with it, the basic principles of thermodynamics

Upon the completion of this module, you will understand how to:

1. Describe the operation of a simple vapor compression system.
2. Explain the basic function of the following system components:
* Compressor
* Condenser
* Evaporator
* Metering device Piping/tubing
* Refrigerant lubricant

Topic 1: Vapor Compression System

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
* Saturation, Superheating and Subcooling
* Check-Point Question: Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
* Check-Point Question: Saturation, Superheat, and Subcooling
* Components of an Air Conditioning System
* Comparing Air Conditioning Systems to the Human Body
* Check-Point Question: Components of an Air Conditioning System
* Topic Summary

Topic 2: Components of a Vapor Compression System

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* System Components
* Compressor
* Check-Point Question: Compressor
* Condenser
* Metering Device
* Evaporator
* Check-Point Question: Condenser, Metering Device, and Evaporator
* Piping/Tubing System
* Refrigerant
* Lubricant
* Check-Point Question: System Components
* Check-Point Question: System Components
* Topic Summary


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