HVAC-R Controls Training Systems

The HVAC-R modular training solutions are used by students to learn theory, hardware, and controls found in typical HVAC-R systems, as well as to develop practical troubleshooting knowledge. All systems use residential, industrial, and commercial parts.

Comprehensive curriculum with hands-on exercises accompanies each system. The experiments replicate various typical and realistic scenarios.

The learning material follows recognized certification organizations, such as HVAC Excellence, NATE, NOCTI, and NCCER, for a better alignment to industry needs.

  1. The Electricity Fundamentals Training System is a complete introduction to electricity and to the electrical components used in HVAC-R systems. Through this program, students learn how to connect, perform measurements, calculate, and troubleshoot circuits.
  2. The Electric Heating Training System uses a modular design approach to study the control of an electric residential forced-air system. The system features components such as a thermostat, a control transformer, sequencers, and thermal limit switches among others.
  3. The Building Energy Management Training System is a complete introduction to direct digital control (DDC) of HVAC-R systems. It covers the main schemes of control used in building energy management. This includes single-zone control, constant air volume systems, and variable air volume systems. The course material covers important topics such as heating, cooling, free cooling, smoke detection, CO2 level detection, humidity control, and human-machine interfaces (HMI).
  4. The Multi-Zone Wireless Control Training System features a rooftop unit controller that interacts with zone controllers using a wireless communication protocol. The curriculum explains floating and analog control of a single-zone, as well as multi-zone control. This training system allows students to acquire hands-on experience with industrial HVAC-R control