Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Basic refrigeration cycles and concepts : Standard rating refrigerating machines, Elementary vapour compression refrigeration cycle with reciprocating, rotary and centrifugal compressors. Theoretical vapour compression cycle, Departure from theoretical vapour compression cycle, representation on T- and p-h diagrams, Mathematical analysis of vapour compression refrigeration system. Refrigerants: Primary and secondary refrigerants, common refrigerants (Ammonia, Freon), Brine, their properties and comparison. Multiple evaporator and compressor systems: Applications, One compressor systems: dual compression, comparison of system, Control of multiple evaporator system, Working and mathematical analysis of above systems. Refrigeration equipments: Compressor, Condenser, evaporator, Cooling tower, spray pond, Basic elements of design, Construction, operation and maintenance, balancing of different components of the system. Refrigeration Controls: Low side and high side float valves, capillary tube, thermostatic expansion valve, automatic expansion valve, solenoid valve, High pressure and low pressure cutouts, thermostat, overload protector,  common defects and remedies. Refrigeration Piping: Purpose, materials, joint and fittings, water and brine pipe size selection. Absorption Refrigeration Systems: Simple vapour absorption refrigeration systems, Practical absorption system, Refrigerant absorbent combinations Absorption cycle analysis. Psychrometry: definition, properties of air-vapour mixtures, Psychrometric charts, Processes involving air vapor mixtures, Dehumidification, humidifiers, Humidity measurements, humidity control. Wet bulb, dry bulb temperature dew point temperature. Cooling load calculations: Types of loads, design conditions for air cooling, air conditioning loads. Cold storage: Types of cold storage, Types of loads in cold storage, Construction of cold storage. Insulating materials and vapour barriers.