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 Course Title:   Marine Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

 Title Abbreviation:   HEATING/AIR COND/REFRIG

 Department:    MT

 Course #:    231

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Includes selection, installation and service of marine hot air and hydronic heating systems. Covers operation, selection, installation and testing of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Covers fuel gas systems complying with standards from ABYC, NFPA, and Natural Gas Association adjustment of these systems.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: MT 132 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply applicable standards in system design, installation and repair as follows:
    • A-7 liquid and solid fueled boat heating systems. H-32 ventilation of boats using diesel fuel. H-33 diesel fuel systems. A-26 LPG and CNG fueled appliances.
  2. Operate typical diesel fired systems, looking and listening for component function.
  3. Troubleshoot basic no-start problems such as no power to controller, no ignition, excessive smoke, etc.
  4. Plan an installation including sketching of ducts or hoses, bill of materials for installation materials, and estimate of labor time.
  5. Understand the properties of propane (LPG = Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuels.
  6. Have a working knowledge of ABYC standard A-24 carbon monoxide detection systems and standard A-1 marine liquefied petroleum gas systems.
  7. Understand the differences between steel, aluminum, and fiberglass propane tanks. Install a leak detection system. Have a working knowledge of standard A-22 marine CNG systems.
  8. Have a working knowledge of standard A-30 cooking appliances with Integral LPG cylinders.
  9. Understand the refrigeration cycle of compression/condensation/expansion/recovery of refrigeration gases.
  10. Apply refrigeration system service tools in troubleshooting the following:
    • Manifold gauge set. Leak detection equipment. Temperature measuring apparatus.
    • Refrigerant recovery equipment. Pressure/Temperature relationship charts.
  11. Qualify for ASE Refrigerant Gas Handling Certification via self-study (required for purchase of commercial quantities of refrigerant gases).
  12. Install and troubleshoot galley refrigerator appliances using AC, DE, and AC/DC electrical power sources. Install and repair sea water cooled heat exchangers for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
  13. Work with magnetic drive pumps for sea water circulation. Understand the function of reverse cycle heating systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Applicable standards in system design, installation. Typical diesel fired systems.
  2. A-7 liquid and solid fueled boat heating systems. A-26 LPG and CNG fueled appliances.
  3. H-32 ventilation of boats using diesel fuel. H-33 diesel fuel systems.
  4. No-start problems.
  5. Installation including sketching of ducts or hoses, bill of materials for installation materials, and estimate of labor time.
  6. Properties of propane (LPG = Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuels.
  7. ABYC standard A-24 and standard A-1.
  8. Steel, aluminum, and fiberglass propane tanks. Leak detection systems.
  9. Refrigeration cycle of compression/condensation/expansion/recovery of refrigeration gases.
  10. Compressed gas cylinders of refrigeration gases. ASE Refrigerant Gas Handling Certification via self-study.
  11. Galley refrigerator appliances using AC, DE, and AC/DC electrical power sources.
  12. Air conditioning apparatus consisting of compressor, condenser, evaporator and air handling equipment.
  13. Sea water cooled heat exchangers for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
  14. Magnetic drive pumps for sea water circulation. Reverse cycle heating systems.