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A1561 Air-conditioning and Cooling Systems

01 December 2017 9:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1561 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1561 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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CPD Hours

Key Areas

  • Cooling loads and heat gains assessment.
  • Cooling & heat rejection systems classification, operation and control.
  • Environmental impacts associated with the operation of refrigeration systems and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).
  • Cooling system components.
  • Retrofit technologies.
  • Commonly encountered problems and how they can be avoided or resolved.
  • Cooling system optimisation.
  • Chiller data collection and analysis.

Course Content

This course introduces the fundamental principles of refrigeration systems and considers the optimisation of these systems for the purpose of energy efficiency. Designed for those with limited experience in this field, who wish to further their understanding of cooling systems, their component parts and their operation. Frequently encountered problems and their associated solutions are examined and explained with illustrated examples.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will gain an understanding to the different approaches to operating cooling and heat rejection systems in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

  • Understand how to identify operating efficiency opportunities within cooling systems.
  • Understand methodologies and application of chiller data collection and performance analysis.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the environmental impacts surrounding the maintenance operation and design of cooling & heat rejection plant.
  • Understand the principles and application of the Vapour Compression Cycle and pressure/enthalpy diagrams.
  • Develop the ability to undertake heat gain and cooling load calculations.
  • Develop awareness of positioning and access issues relating to cooling systems.
  • Become familiar with the components of cooling system controls, efficient operation and associated challenges.
  • Become familiar with the various types of cooling systems and their selection criteria.
  • Understand the different types of system used in modern buildings including;

- All-air cooling systems

- All-water cooling systems

- Combined Air/Water systems

- Packaged DX cooling systems

- Evaporative cooling systems

- Heat rejection plant

- Develop the ability to identify opportunities for older systems to be retrofitted with new technologies in order to optimise energy efficiency.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge of cooling system operation or those already established in this field that wish to further their expertise in the optimization of system efficiency.

Course timings

Registration is open from 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Ways to Book:

Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)
Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3637 (*invoice / card)
Online: Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right hand side (*card ONLY)
*Payment by invoice is only available to organisations. 

Terms and Conditions

  • All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to:
  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.

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In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the Uk and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email:  or  Call: 020 8772 3637

A1561 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1561 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00