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Referenced Equipment:

  • Thermal Science Learning System (T7081)

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Thermal Science eLearning | Refrigeration, Compressor & Evaporator Skills

eLearning Course: M11604

Amatrol’s Thermal Science eLearning introduces the functions of thermal systems, thermal energy and heat transfer, thermodynamic laws and properties, refrigeration thermodynamics, and refrigeration/heat pump operation. The online multimedia training course takes learners through key topics and skills in temperature measurement, pressure measurement, thermal expansion, thermal system power, enthalpy and phase change, gas laws and phase equilibrium, phase diagrams, refrigeration science, vapor-compression refrigeration, and vapor-compression heat duty. These concepts are very necessary in order to fully understand thermal system design and operation.

Learning Topics

  • Temperature Measurement
  • Temperature Unit Conversion
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Enthalpy
  • Specific Heat
  • Thermal Power
  • Thermal Power Unit Conversion
  • Gas Laws
  • Thermodynamic Laws
  • Thermal Efficiency
  • Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Conduction Heat Transfer
  • Vapor Pressure
  • Latent And Sensible Heat
  • Phase Equilibrium
  • Property Tables
  • Phase Diagrams

How Do Heat and Cold Affect Thermal Systems?

Thermal systems deal with concepts known as heat and cold. When someone says it is hot outside or that ice cream is cold, we understand what they mean. However, heat and cold have a more precise technical meaning when used to describe thermal systems. Heat and cold are comparative terms of something’s energy content. The terms “heat” and “hotness” refer to the effects we feel from high energy content. Therefore, heating up a house means that we have added energy to it. In the opposite sense, cold and coldness are the effects we feel from low energy content. When we turn on the air conditioner to cool down a house, we are really removing heat energy from the room.

Interactive, Engaging Multimedia for Thermal Science eLearning Brings Learning to Life

Amatrol’s extensive, thorough multimedia covers thermal systems basics. Interactive screens paired with instructive graphics teach an array of thermal topics from heat transfer to refrigeration thermodynamics. With the optional hardware, learners can then apply this theoretical knowledge to immediate hands-on skills. For example, learners study the Ideal Gas Law and its importance and then calculate gas properties using this law. This combination of theory and practice ingrains concepts in a learner’s mind and makes more advanced topics easier to comprehend.  (References T7081)

HVACR | eLearning Courses

Amatrol’s HVACR training products mainly focus on industrial, commercial, and residential heating and cooling through traditional means like air conditioning, as well as topics like insulation, lighting, and ceiling fans, or through renewable energy systems like geothermal. This area also features a steam training system that covers key concepts and skills used in paper mills, power companies, and even nuclear submarines.