Topic outline

  • Course Synopsis

    The course content covers the topics such as basic heat transfer, and the working fluid thermodynamics, vapour compression and absorption system of refrigeration, psychrometric charts and its use, cooling load calculations, study of air conditioning components, ducting and piping, pumps and fans and blowers, cooling coils and dehumidification process, expansion valves, evaporation and condensation process, temperature control systems; noise and vibration controls in air conditioning. The practical project work will include design and calculate the cooling load requirement of a building air conditioning system using PBL methodology.

  • Introduction to Air Conditioning System and Components

    Introduce mechanism of various basic heat transfer and the working fluid thermodynamics, vapour compression and absorption system of refrigeration.

  • Refrigerants

    Introduce the various type of refrigeration and vapour compression system.

    • Properties of Moist Air and Design Conditions

      Introduce the Psychrometric Chart, solar radiation and heat transfer through building structure.
      • Load Calculation

        Explain the methods used in load calculation (Latent Heat, Sensible Heat, and Grand Total Heat)

        • Transmission and Distribution of Air

          Explain the room air distribution losses and frictions