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Air Conditioning & Cooling Systems


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Key Areas 
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

Following the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the UK, the decision has been made to cancel all classroom training until further notice. The training team are working hard to find a safe solution, by running the training online; please make sure you are opted in and check our website to receive all updates regarding training.

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Key Areas

  • Cooling loads and heat gains assessment
  • Cooling & heat rejection systems classification, operation and control
  • Environmental impacts associated with the operation of refrigeration systems and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
  • Cooling system components
  • Retrofit technologies 
  • Commonly encountered problems and how they can be avoided or resolved
  • Cooling system optimisation
  • Chiller data collection and analysis

Course Content 

This course introduces the fundamental principles of refrigeration systems and considers the optimisation of these systems for the purpose of energy efficiency. Designed for those with limited experience in this field, who wish to further their understanding of cooling systems, their component parts and their operation. Frequently encountered problems and their associated solutions are examined and explained with illustrated examples. 

Learning Outcomes 

Delegates will gain an understanding of the different approaches to operating cooling and heat rejection systems in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

  • Understand how to identify operating efficiency opportunities within cooling systems
  • Understand methodologies and application of chiller data collection and performance analysis
  • Demonstrate awareness of the environmental impacts surrounding the maintenance operation and design of cooling & heat rejection plant
  • Understand the principles and application of the Vapour Compression Cycle and pressure/enthalpy diagrams
  • Develop the ability to undertake heat gain and cooling load calculations.
  • Develop awareness of positioning and access issues relating to cooling systems
  • Become familiar with the components of cooling system controls, efficient operation and associated challenges
  • Become familiar with the various types of cooling systems and their selection criteria
  • Understand the different types of system used in modern buildings including:
    • All-air cooling systems
    • All-water cooling systems
    • Combined Air/Water systems
    • Packaged DX cooling systems
    • Evaporative cooling systems
    • Heat rejection plant
  • Develop the ability to identify opportunities for older systems to be retrofitted with new technologies in order to optimise energy efficiency

Who Should Attend 

This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge of cooling system operation or those already established in this field that wish to further their expertise in the optimization of system efficiency.

Course Timings  

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 09:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

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Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3660