PCC/ CCOG / FMT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FMT 216

Course Number:
FMT 216
Course Title:
Commercial Systems Design
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers refrigeration loads, equipment selection, piping and installation procedures. Focuses on calculating loads for walk-in units, sizing condensing units, and evaporative coils. Includes use of catalogs to locate and properly select components, for design and troubleshooting new and existing applications. Prerequisites: FMT 103 or APR 133 or TE 9244. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to increase the installer/serviceman's knowledge of compressors and system components. The course deals specifically with each component and its application in a HVAC/Refrigeration system. This course continues to develop the serviceman's ability to install, service, repair, and replace specific system components relative to system application.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Illustrate compressor design and application relative to system capacity.
  • Utilize the manufacturers specification sheets to properly balance equipment selection.
  • Explain why new design criteria is being applied and how efficiencies are attained.
  • Illustrate the may areas of observational checks that must be administered to perform maintenance programs.
  • Illustrate component effect on the system performance and operation.
  • Discuss data with regard to application, selection, and servicing expansion valves.
  • Give an overview of the system diagnosis when operating is sufficient or verification of performance is desired.
  • Illustrate the reasons for accurate system evacuation. Also to demonstrate tools for measuring accuracy.
  • Illustrate step-by-step procedure to properly clean system using minimum time and labor for maximum effectiveness.
  • Stress safety control circuits. Also to describe cycling control importance.

 

Course Activities and Design

The class is conducted in a lecture-discussion focusing on the installation, selection, and operation of system components.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Quizzes
  • Final Exam
  • Participation
  • Attendance

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Illustrate compressor design and application relative to system capacity.
  • Utilize the manufacturers specification sheets to properly balance equipment selection.
  • Explain why new design criteria is being applied and how efficiencies are attained.
  • Illustrate the may areas of observational checks that must be administered to perform maintenance programs.
  • Illustrate component effect on the system performance and operation.
  • Discuss data with regard to application, selection, and servicing expansion valves.
  • Give an overview of the system diagnosis when operating is sufficient or verification of performance is desired.
  • Illustrate the reasons for accurate system evacuation. Also to demonstrate tools for measuring accuracy.
  • Illustrate step-by-step procedure to properly clean system using minimum time and labor for maximum effectiveness.
  • Stress safety control circuits. Also to describe cycling control importance.