MJ2423 Applied Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology 6.0 credits

Tillämpad kyl- och värmepumpteknik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (3.0 credits), P4 (3.0 credits)

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  • Campus

    KTH Campus

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  • Form of study


  • Number of places *

    Max. 1

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Samer Sawalha <samer.sawalha@energy.kth.se>

  • Target group

    For Phd-students at KTH

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The course will give widened and deepened knowledge concerning heat pumping technologies. It will also give the ability to independently treat complex problems within the area of refrigeration- and heat pumping technologies as well as problems within other branches of energy technology.

Course main content

The lectures and seminars will give a wide presentation of different refrigeration processes, refrigeration machinery and plant design. The present status concerning new refrigerants will be discussed. More complex refrigeration processes are treated as well as storage of refrigerated and frozen foodstuff, different freezing methods, insulation technology etc. Calculation of cooling demand, optimization of insulation thickness and of mechanical components is also treated. Design and optimization of heat pump plants, including heat sources for such plants is one of the highlights of the course. Mobile refrigeration and air conditioning units, sorption processes, low temperature processes and air separation processes are also covered.
Testing methods and safety standards for refrigeration systems are discussed during lectures and lab lessons. The course also includes study visits and seminars with experts from industry.


4A1607/MJ2407 Sustainable energy utilization or equivalent


Granryd, E., et al. 2002. Refrigerating Engineering, KTH, Stockholm


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 4,5cr) covering theory and problems. Laboratory lessons (LAB1; 1,5 cr).

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Samer Sawalha, samer@kth.se, 08 790 78 89


Samer Sawalha <samer.sawalha@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1623


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.