Fundamentals of Refrigeration

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Organisation profile

Daikin Europe N.V. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of heating, ventilation and refrigeration for the residential, commercial and industrial markets.

With more than 95 years of experience in air conditioning and climate control solutions, we are selling in 150 countries world wide with 90 manufacturing facilities and 70,263 staff to support our extensive portfolio of products. 

Training aim

To explain the fundamental principals of the refrigeration process

Learning objectives

The course objective is to give a basic understanding of how an air conditioning unit actually cools and potentially heats the air using refrigerant. We will discuss the vapour compression refrigerant cycle with referance to such processes as condensation evaporation compression and expansion.

We will also introduce pressure temperature relationship in general and more specifically in relation to Refrigerants and how this relationship is so important in the thermodynamic process. 

Course outline

Basic principles of the refrigeration cycle in an air conditioning unit

Trainer's profile

Paul Keyes

Has worked in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry for almost 40 years, having worked firstly in the contracting sector as a time served engineer installing and servicing a variedrange of products in a multitude of applications.

The last 25 years have been spent in the multi national manufacturing environment in various roles such as field quality assurance, product training, and in recent years as a consultant sales engineer. 

Course duration

45 minutes to 1 hour.

Assessment & certification


Who should attend

Those who perhaps want to know or want to refresh their memory as to how an air conditioner actually cools and heats the air.


None specified.