MJ2423 Applied Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology 6.0 credits

Tillämpad kyl- och värmepumpteknik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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.

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.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

4A1607/MJ2407 Sustainable energy utilization or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

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

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The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

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

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Samer Sawalha

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1623