Air Conditioning and Facilities Maintenance – 8 days blended learning

Cost per candidate €1595 & Registration Fee €20.         

€100 booking deposit applies to all courses


Heating and Cooling Systems – Learning Outcomes:

    1. Distinguish between heat and temperature
    2. Distinguish between sensible and latent heat transfers
    3. Explain the construction and operation of standard heat exchangers
    4. Select the correct type of heat exchange for specific applications
    5. Evaluate the fuel costs in using gas, oil, electricity or solid fuel as a heat source
    6. Explain the properties of materials, which make them suitable for use in thermal systems
    7. Summarise the main design and maintenance considerations for steam distribution pipe work systems
    8. Explain the principles of operation of mechanical, thermostatic and thermodynamic steam taps
    9. Explain the construction and operation of the instrumentation on a packaged steam boiler

Fluid Systems Learning Outcomes:

    1. Distinguish between a liquid and a gas.
    2. List the causes of pressure drop.
    3. Explain the operation of both positive and non-positive displacement pumps.
    4. Explain the operation of fans and compressors.
    5. List the factors which determine the quality of compressed air.
    6. State the factors affecting choice of pipe and ductwork sizes.
    7. State the effect of pressure on equipment construction.
    8. Recognise the values commonly used for control of flow and pressure.
    9. List basic water treatment and water softening systems.
    10. Explain the operation of waste treatment systems, screens, grit channels, sedimentation tanks and biological filters.

Ventilation, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Learning Outcomes:

  1. State the factors which determine the required condition of air condition of air for both humans and equipment.
  2. Distinguish between relative and absolute humidity.
  3. List the factors contributing to heat gains to be accommodated by air conditioning systems.
  4. State the principles of operation of common air conditioning systems.
  5. Explain the operation vapour compression refrigeration cycle.
  6. Identify the main components of refrigeration systems and their function.
  7. Explain the operation of a heat pump.
  8. Analyse temperature and readings of refrigeration systems.
  9. Interpret suction and discharge gauge readings.

Maintenance – Learning Outcomes:

  1. List the safety procedures required for maintenance work on high temperature and pressure plant.
  2. Select plant components which require routine maintenance for efficient operation.
  3. Plan a maintenance task.
  4. Identify components from the plant layout drawings.
  5. Identify components on the screen display of a BMS system.
  6. Summarise the maintenance considerations for steam distribution systems.
  7. Summarise the maintenance considerations for compressed distribution systems.
  8. Summarise the maintenance considerations for refrigeration systems.
  9. Use manufacturer’s manuals, data sheet and other literature to assemble a list of readings (temperature, pressure, flow rate) which characterise the normal condition of a system.
  10. Measure temperature, pressure and flow rate on plant.
  11. Demonstrate the adjustment of the settings of common items of plant.
  12. Assemble/disassemble components for inspection /repair
  13. Write a brief report on maintenance tasks undertaken.


Contact: Tel; 087 6909231

2 thoughts on “Air Conditioning and Facilities Maintenance”

luke · February 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Is there any upcoming dates for the air conditioning and facilities maintenance course,

Thanks Luke

    RTadmin · March 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Luke,
    There are no dates set for Air Conditioning and Facilities at present. We are starting the Principles of Refrigeration course on Wednesday the 6th of March. This programme covers basic principles for all refrigeration systems including air conditioning.

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