Canadian Trainco Seminars
Canadian Trainco presents

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This seminar will help you to understand, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot your own air conditioning system

Course Description/Agenda

Being able to understand, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot your own air conditioning system is what this course is all about. It is perfect for the multi-craft maintenance person who is called on to take care of "everything" in their building or facility. And, because we know time is money, this seminar is designed to have immediate impact! We approach our students as if they were our own employees. We give them real world, practical knowledge they can use today. And, they are expected to go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they have learned. Now, that's "Real World" Training!

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand basic operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of air conditioning and refrigeration systems in order to improve efficiencies and uptime at their industrial plants and large building facilities. Individuals involved with residential HVACR systems, and those responsible for upkeep of commercial and mobile refrigeration units will also find this course extremely valuable. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as you have an interest in air conditioning and refrigeration! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include?.

All maintenance personnel in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Research Facilities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Buildings


  • All Building Maintenance Personnel
  • All Plant & Facility Maintenance Technicians
  • Building Engineers
  • Building Managers & Superintendents
  • Plant & Facility Managers
  • Environmental Health & Safety Personnel
  • Apprentice and Experienced HVACR Technicians
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Refrigeration Technicians
  • Energy Management Personnel
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Any person needing a basic course in air conditioning & refrigeration

What will you learn?

Attendees will learn:

  1. Fundamentals of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Primary Components
  2. Refrigerants & Oils, Types and Classifications
  3. System and Component Measurements
  4. Safety
  5. EPA 608 Technician Licensing & Certification
  6. Commercial and Industrial Chillers
  7. System Operation
  8. Maintenance of A/C
  9. A/C System Diagnostics
  10. System Servicing & Troubleshooting Checklists
  11. Energy Conservation & Peak Operating Efficiency
  12. Regulatory Considerations - EPA Section 608

Training Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will receive a training certificate and .8 Continuing Education Units for each day attended (1.6 credits for 2 days), indicating that the student has learned to:

(after Day 1)

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  2. Identify components in AC&R systems and know what they do
  3. Know the differences, types, and classifications of Refrigerants & Oils
  4. Accurately read systems & component measurements
  5. Understand air properties and understand how they affect the AC&R system
  6. Work safely with AC&R systems
  7. Understand what licensing and certification is required/not required

(after Day 2)

  1. Operate an AC&R system from top to bottom
  2. Conduct preventative and repair maintenance activities
  3. Troubleshoot and service AC&R systems
  4. Understand the role of energy conservation &peak operating efficiency
  5. Understand regulatory considerations

Course Outline / Agenda

Designed specifically for building, plant and facility maintenance & energy management, this course is designed for anyone who needs to understand basic operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of air conditioning and refrigeration systems ( AC&R ) in order to improve efficiencies and uptime at their industrial plants and large building facilities. Students can attend one, or both days of this two day seminar.



In Day 1 of this seminar students are provided a broad introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - a great training overview for apprentice technicians, multi-craft trades people, building managers, or anyone who wants to understand the general principles and concepts of A/C and Refrigeration. In addition to understanding these general principles, students will learn about the primary components and accessories used in air conditioning & refrigeration systems, how they work, and where and how these components and accessories are used in HVAC&R systems. Providing the student a well-rounded introduction to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is the goal for Day 1. Discussions about refrigerants & oils, and accompanying regulatory laws will also be included in this first day.

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

  • Air Conditioning versus Refrigeration
  • Laws of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Types of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems

Regulation, Codes, and Standards

  • New Energy Efficiency Standards (S.E.E.R.)
  • EPA Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Regulations
  • Technician Licensing, Testing and Certification

Compression Refrigeration Cycle

  • Basic System Design
  • Follow-the-Heat TM


  • CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, Inorganics
  • Zeotropic and Azeotropic Refrigerant Mixtures
  • Refrigerant Safety
  • Working with New Blends Including R-410a Refrigerant
  • EPA 608 Significant New Alternative Policy

Refrigerant Oils

  • MO, AB, POE, PAG, PAO Oils
  • Oil Properties
  • Maintaining Oil Quality in Your AC&R System

Major AC&R System Components

  • Evaporator
  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Metering (Expansion) Device



Students that have attended Day 1, or already have a good understanding of A/C and Refrigeration components and systems, will enjoy this second day as they are taught common practices (and some "tricks-of-the-trade") for general operation and maintenance of their A/C and Refrigeration systems. Achieving maximum performance for energy efficiency of your air conditioning & refrigeration system is the aim of Day 2. To achieve this, students will learn about maintenance schedules and servicing, system diagnostics, troubleshooting techniques, and fine tuning to gain maximum efficiency. An introduction to commercial and industrial chillers will be covered in Day 2 of this seminar, as well as regulatory laws and energy conservation.



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