Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System Maintenance

This course will provide the trainee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance and Operation.

The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of various types of rotating and reciprocating equipment used in HVAC systems as well as the different procedures and regulations associated with operation and installation of this equipment. With the completion of this course the participants are equipped with the basic knowledge required to install and repair HVAC equipment and their related systems.

Technicians are required to have a technical comprehension of HVAC equipment.  The technicians that participate in this training will be better equipped to repair and maintain as well as install and commission HVAC equipment and their associated systems within their responsibilities as well as increasing the knowledge within the maintenance team, thereby increasing the safe and efficient productivity of the mechanical systems.  With further on-job training and experience the technician will be able to attend more advanced training in this area therefore enhancing the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge. 

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

The following Topics will be covered allowing the Technicians a much stronger understanding of the Operation and Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment in the Petroleum Industry
This course will provide necessary theory information that will provide better understanding of the Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning System used in the Gas and Petroleum Industry.  The information in this course will relate to information already discussed in the Positive Displacement Compressor Course. 
The course will begin with a review of the course outline as well as any further activities scheduled for the day.

Day 1 - Identification

    • Identify the different types of Refrigeration Compressors and Chilled Water (Chillers) Compressors and Related Systems
    • Identify the different types of components.
    • Correctly describe the characteristics and operating principles of various compressors.

Day 2 – Installation

  • Explain how heat transfer occurs in a cooling system, demonstrating an understanding of the terms and
  • Concepts used in the refrigeration cycle
  • Use temperature and pressure measuring instruments to make readings at key points in the refrigeration
  • Cycle.
  • Identify commonly used refrigerants and demonstrate the procedures for handling these refrigerants.
  • Correctly identify and describe the operating principles of the major components, accessories, and control Devices of cooling systems.
  • Perform basic power-off maintenance procedures applicable to cooling systems.
  • Describe piping methods and procedures for a refrigeration and chilled water system.

Day 3 – Maintenance

    • Explain the environmental considerations that must be addressed in the decommissioning and disposal of refrigeration and air conditioning compressors and their components.
    • Identify the hazards and safety considerations in the operation of compressors.
    • Correctly describe installation and maintenance procedures for Refrigeration Compressors and Chilled Water (Chillers) systems.
    • Effectively apply analytical troubleshooting techniques.
    • Identify and Describe Procedures used to install Refrigeration Compressors and Chilled Water (Chillers) Compressors and Related Systems and their components.
The specifications and installation requirements that are required with the maintenance and installation as well as commissioning of Refrigeration Compressors and Chilled Water (Chillers) Compressors and Related Systems is knowledge that will provide the correct and successful development for Mechanical Technicians in the Gas and Petroleum Industry.  This training will enhance the previous knowledge of the trainee and provide for better maintenance procedures. This training will allow the technician to understand the maintenance and operation of equipment not normally under their responsibilities.

This course is mainly targeted to Mechanical Technicians in Oil and Gas industry working in the field as an introduction or refresher.

The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:  Mechanical Technician Course

Delivery type:     Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors:   Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level: Foundation

Course Version:  0

Length:      3 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
        The trainees for this course should have completed training in Compressors and Pumps.  This will allow the trainee additional information in the theory and operation of compressors and associated equipment.