APSM 158C: INVERTER, VRF & HEAT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|35 lecture, 5 laboratory per quarter (40 total per quarter)
|Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program.
|Degree & Credit Status:
|Degree-Applicable Credit Course
|Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to explain theory and operation of inverter technology.
- A successful student will be able to explain operation of heat recovery systems.
The student will be able to:
- Explain theory and operation of inverter technology.
- Perform installation, repair and maintenance of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems.
- Explain operation of heat recovery systems.
- Install, maintain and repair heat recovery systems.
- Explain theory and operation of inverter technology
- Explain the capabilities and advantages of modulated refrigerant flow for energy efficiency (Lec and Lab)
- Explain how voltage is inverted to enable a compressor to modulate refrigerant flow (Lec and Lab)
- Perform installation, repair and maintenance of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems
- Demonstrate piping techniques required for installation of VRF and heat recovery systems (Lec and Lab)
- Explain and demonstrate refrigerant charging procedures required for VRF and heat recovery systems (Lec and Lab)
- Explain operation of heat recovery systems
- Explain how heat is recovered and utilized in a heat recovery system (Lec and Lab)
- Install, maintain and repair heat recovery systems
- Install and charge an inverter and heat recovery system (Lec and Lab)
- Discuss troubleshooting of inverter and heat recovery systems (Lec and Lab)
- Install and charge an inverter and heat recovery system
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. Personal protective equipment
3. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address
Method(s) of Evaluation
Results of written quizzes and tests
Responses in class discussions
Comprehensive written final examination
Comprehensive final project
Demonstration of assigned skills to acceptable level per instructor
Method(s) of Instruction
Lab assignments followed by discussion
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Whitman, B., B. Johnson, J. Tomczyk, and E. Silberstein. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 8th ed.. 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Assigned reading from the textbook
- Sample writing assignment: Diagram a heat recovery system, labeling components and using notes to explain the function of each component