SER028 - HVAC Mechanical Pro-Troubleshooting - FAD Approved

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Class Description

Quality installation and servicing of HVAC systems requires the technician to fully understand the principles of refrigeration and operation of refrigerant sytems components. In addition, they must know how to properly handle the refrigerants and use the tools required to service refrigeration systems. This course teaches essential skills needed to troubleshoot residential and commercial HVAC refrigeration system problems encountered on Direct Expansion (DX) systems. Students will learn to use time-proven diagnostic techniques that can be applied immediately back on the job. the goal is to provide technicians with not only the skills and confidence to tackle any mechanical system malfunction (with emphasis on rapid and accurate discovery of the failed component), but also the ability to determine the root cause of the problem to eliminate repeat failures. This course may be taken in conjunction with the HVAC Electrical Pro - Troubleshooting course for complete troubleshooting proficiency, but can be taken as a stand-alone seminar if electrical troubleshooting techniques are already understood or are not needed. For technicians just entering the HVAC field or those with no field experience , this course is most effective when preceded by the BASIC Program (SER400), which introduces students to fundamental concepts of both air conditioning and heating systems including lab time with service test equipment and tools. This class is a combination of classroom activity and in-lab exercises using testing and servicing tools.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Predict 'NORMAL' operating conditions for an HVAC residential system
  • Calculate superheat and subcooling
  • Apply and understand the use of pressure enthalpy diagrams
  • Calculate refrigerant charge and understand the proper charging methods for HVAC systems
  • Properly and safely use mechanical tools and test instruments associated with HVAC service
  • Follow general HVAC safety rules and use appropriate safety equipment
  • Measure air flow and calculate system cooling capacity
  • Troubleshoot system cooling problems
  • Follow EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery
  • Evacuate a mechanical refrigeration system in minimal time to industry accepted levels
  • Test a system for acidity and follow system clean procedures

A cumulative score of 70% is required to pass this course. The score is a combination of attendance, class participation, and a demonstration of skills and knowledge through quizzes and/or work sessions.

Additional Accreditation: This course provides 3 credit hours from Onondaga Community College, a member of the State University of New York educational institution. (Credits may be transferable to other college degree programs.)

Length: 5 -Days
Cost: $1,200.00 U.S.
Authorized IACET Provider 3.5 CEUs
Authorized NATE Provider 35. hrs

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SER028 Syracuse, NY 05/09/16 5
SER028 Syracuse, NY 07/25/16 5
SER028 Syracuse, NY 09/26/16 5
SER028 Syracuse, NY 12/05/16 5
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