Refrigeration Systems & Accessories

Maintaining the proper comfort level in an office environment is essential for tenant satisfaction. Refrigeration equipment is a key component of an air-conditioning system that must be properly maintained and operated at maximum efficiency. This course reviews the basic refrigeration cycle and refrigeration system components, as well as how to operate and maintain reciprocating and absorption refrigeration systems. You will gain the skills and knowledge to describe the principles of refrigeration and identify the performance characteristics of refrigeration components. You will also learn how to establish maintenance processes and troubleshooting techniques.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Employ a working knowledge of refrigeration systems to describe how they can be integrated into an existing building
  • Maintain a reliable and effective refrigeration system
  • Troubleshoot refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Perform general maintenance on refrigeration systems and accessories
  • Refrigeration cycles and principles
  • Mechanical components of refrigeration systems
  • Systematic troubleshooting
  • General maintenance procedures
  • Theory of Refrigeration
  • Compressors
  • Metering Devices
  • Evaporators and Condensers
  • Refrigeration System Accessories
  • Refrigerants and Refrigeration Oils
  • Various Refrigeration Systems
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers and Auxiliary Equipment
  • Operating and Safety Controls and Electrical Components
  • Leak Testing, Evacuation, and Charging
  • Troubleshooting and General Maintenance Requirements

This course is available through the following delivery options:

  • Self-Study
  • Instructor-Led Online
  • Accelerated Classroom Review

This course applies to the following BOMI certifications:

  • SMC – Building Systems Maintenance Certificate

This course applies to the following BOMI designations:

  • SMT® – Systems Maintenance Technician
  • SMA® – Systems Maintenance Administrator

USGBC Recommendation

18 GBCI continuing education hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program.