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HVA 2251 Primary HVAC Equipment Operation & Selection

Student will learn how to do refrigeration cycle analysis, how to select condensers, evaporators, compressors, boilers, chillers and cooling towers from a manufacturer's catalog for a specific application, how to apply manufacturer's literature, including electrical schematics, to the troubleshooting process and proper installation and equipment room piping practices. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: HVA 1201 AND HVA 1301 AND CAT 1601 


  • Using catalog data supplied by a manufacturer, select refrigeration equipment, chillers, boilers, and cooling towers suitable for use in a defined application.
  • Using software, hand calculations, manufacturer's data, or any combination of the three, be able to determine the performance characteristics of primary HVAC equipment when applied in a defined situation.
  • Be able to properly layout and size refrigerant piping for proper operation of system. Also be able to properly layout piping, including proper control valve locations, for proper operation of boilers, chillers, and cooling towers. Be able to describe the various methods of unitization for staged equipment.
  • Be able to apply code requirements and manufacturer's suggestions for a properly laid out and equipped mechanical room for purpose of proper service, maintenance and safety practices.
  • Perform a system flush and treatment.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2