R.A.C. & Heat Pump Theory & Practical Training

R.A.C. & Heat Pump Theory & Practical Training


Course Objective:

This course is aimed at technicians wishing to deal with refrigeration and heat pump equipment. The training is a blend of theory, practical and sample assessments over three days. Candidates will be provided with full course notes. During the practical training days, there will be ample opportunity to practice brazing and refrigeration pipework, and handling techniques as well as fully installing, commissioning, and decommissioning a working piece of refrigeration equipment. Candidates will also be given full backup both during the course and afterward as required.

Theory & Practical at our workshop

3 Day

Day 1

On Completion candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal safety requirements and first aid requirements.
  • Understand the pressure temperature relationship
  • Understand Superheat and Sub-cooling
  • Understanding the principal of operation of the vapour compression system and the changes the refrigerant goes through within the system
  • Understand fractionation, glide and slide
  • Understand the operating principles behind Expansion devices, Compressors, condensers & Evaporators
  • Demonstrate how to Read Refrigerant gauges and interpreting the information gained


Day 2 & 3

Split Reverse cycle heat Pump System

  • Pipe handling and bending
  • Mechanical pipe jointing
  • Brazing
  • Strength and pressure testing
  • Vacuum and dehydration
  • Install, Commission & De-commission a reverse cycle split system heat pump

Commercial Refrigeration system

  • Fit refrigerant gauges
  • Using OFN
  • Leak testing
  • Leak repairs
  • Triple evacuation
  • Charging, (Both high and low side)
  • Commissioning
  • Refrigerant recovery
  • Brazing