Short Title:Refrigeration and HVAC
Full Title:Refrigeration and HVAC
Module Code:HVAC H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:NOEL CLEARY
Module Description:This module aims to familiarize with the student with ventilation, refrigeration and air-conditioning processes and systems. In addition they will apply their knowledge to the analysis of selected industrial and commercial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the circumstances where control of the indoor environment is required and the parameters that must be controlled.
LO2 Describe typical ventialtion and air-conditioning systems including constant volume, variable air volume, reheat, dual duct and other variants of all-air systems
LO3 Plot air conditioning processes on psychrometric charts and evaluate loads on system elements
LO4 Describe the layout and the functioning of each of the elements of simple direct expansion and cascade refrigeration systems.
LO5 Evaluate cooling capacity, coefficient of performance and running costs for simple direct expansion and cascade refrigeration systems using hydrocarbon based refrigerants ammonia,and carbon dioxide
LO6 Describe the layout and operating principles of absorption refrigeration systems

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Lab practical to develop the characteristic for a centrifugal fan. 2,3 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab practical to evaluate the loads on an air conditioning plant 1,2,3 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab practical to evaluate the performance of a laboratory refrigeration plant. 4,5 10.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment An online quiz on aspects of ventilation space cooling and refrigeration systems 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Session in Laboratory 3.00 Every Third Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Tutorial on solving analytical problems 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Clive Beggs, 2009, Energy: Management, Supply and Conservation, Second Edition, 2nd Ed., Elsevier Ltd UK [ISBN: 9780750686709]
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles 2006, Thermodynamics, 6th ed Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston [ISBN: 9780072884951]
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2004, Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 1st ed Ed., Goodheart-Willcox Pub, [ISBN: 9781590702888]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 5 Mandatory