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Refrigeration systems and components


Prof. Trygve M. Eikevik, Prof.II. Petter Nekså, Prof.II. Jostein Pettersen

Recommended previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge within thermodynamic and heat pumping processes and systems


The course will give a detailed insight in refrigeration plants for cooling, freezing and gas processing. This include analysis of main components like compressors, evaporators, condensers and control systems; system solutions and mode of operation; design of main components; and application of environmentally friendly working fluids.  Heat exchanger design, compressor types and operation characteristics, and optimization of components and systems are also handled. The course will cover applications within the energy sector (heat pumps), food industry (cooling, freezing and drying) and gas industry (liquefied gases).

The course will be adapted to the project work of the participating students.

Course material:

Compendium and selected publications

Teaching method:

Lectures and study groups, practical training.


Give the students detailed knowledge about dimensioning, design and operation of refrigeration systems and components


3.75 credits

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