PCC/ CCOG / FMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FMT 101

Course Number:
FMT 101
Course Title:
Refrigeration I
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Covers refrigeration principles and different basic cycles which include heat transfer, temperature, and basic physics and gas laws. Lab includes the use of tools and instruments used for charging and evacuation and recovery methods. FMT 101 and APR 131 both cannot be taken for credit. Prerequisites: Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is the first course in a series of three.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Explain types of heat and heat movement, pressure/temperature relation-ships, Celsius and Metric terms, and pressure calculations and terms.
Explain physics used refrigeration, magnetism, work energy, electrical power, and the British Thermal Unit.
 Demonstrate knowledge of the history of how refrigeration was developed and rated, refrigeration process, pressure/temperature relationships,
components, refrigerant characteristics, recovery of refrigerant, and plotting the cycle.
Explain which tools and instruments are used, demonstrate how to use them, and explain the advantages and disadvantages.
Explain the various fasteners used in the industry.
 Demonstrate knowledge of refrigeration tubing, working with tubing, soldering and brazing, and heat sources.  Lab practice working with
tubing, flaring, swaging, soldering, and bending.  Discuss steel and wrought iron pipe, joining pipe, and plastic pipe.
 Explain purpose of system evacuation, theory involved, and measuring vacuum.  Discuss vacuum pumps, deep vacuum, multiple evacuation, leak
detection, and refrigerant recovery.  Discuss moisture, procedures, Schrader valves, and gauge hoses.  Discuss system valves and use of dry nitrogen.
 Discuss various ways of charging a system.
 Demonstrate the ways and needs of instrument calibration.
 Discuss the various dangers pertaining to the refrigeration industry.
 

Course Activities and Design

Class activities are comprised of lecture, discussion, and teaching aids.  Laboratory activities include use of tools, instruments, and training units.  Students required to work on training units and to guild soldering project.  Safety in the workplace will be stressed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus.  Assessment will be based on attendance, weekly quizzes, and the final examination.
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Explain types of heat and heat movement, pressure/temperature relationships, Celsius and Metric terms, and pressure calculations and terms.
  2. Explain physics used refrigeration, magnetism, work energy, electrical power, and the British Thermal Unit.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of how refrigeration was developed and rated, refrigeration process, pressure/temperature relationships, components, refrigerant characteristics, recovery of refrigerant, and plotting the cycle.
  4. Explain which tools and instruments are used, demonstrate how to use them, and explain the advantages and disadvantages.
  5. Explain the various fasteners used in the industry.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of refrigeration tubing, working with tubing, soldering and brazing, and heat sources.  Lab practice working with tubing, flaring, swaging, soldering, and bending.  Discuss steel and wrought iron pipe, joining pipe, and plastic pipe.
  7. Explain purpose of system evacuation, theory involved, and measuring vacuum.  Discuss vacuum pumps, deep vacuum, multiple evacuation, leak detection, and refrigerant recovery.  Discuss moisture, procedures, Schrader valves, and gauge hoses.  Discuss system valves and use of dry nitrogen.
  8. Discuss various ways of charging a system.
  9. Demonstrate the ways and needs of instrument calibration.
  10. Discuss the various dangers pertaining to the refrigeration industry.