Chiller Operation and Troubleshooting Course

 Export Event
Location Virtual On-line Instruction
Date Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (all day)
Duration   2d

Class Dates/Times:

  • Module #1- Tuesday September 29, 12:30pm - 2:00 PM ET
  • Module #2- Tuesday September 29, 2:20 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Module #3- Wednesday September 30, 12:30pm - 2:00 PM ET
  • Module #4- Wednesday September 30, 2:20 - 4:00 PM ET

Outcome - A better understanding of how Centrifugal Chillers work! This course provides an in-depth look at the refrigeration cycle for a typical centrifugal chiller. Chiller Plant Efficiency topics are covered and look at the most common troubleshooting problems for centrifugal chillers.

Prerequisite: Basic Air Conditioning Experience


  • Basic Centrifugal Chiller Refrigeration Cycle
  • Typical Centrifugal Chiller ARI Baseline Performance
  • Types of Chillers
  • Refrigerants and Purge Operation
  • Evaluating Chiller Efficiency; IPLV and NPLV
  • Cooling Tower Types, Maintenance and Efficiency.
  • Chiller and Tower Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting the Most Common Centrifugal Problems
  • Typical Chiller Plant Layout.
  • Chiller Manual/Emergency Startup Procedures
  • Chiller Control Sequences and Types.

About The Instructor:

Ron Auvil has over 40 years of HVAC and Controls Experience. He has worked as a senior controls technician for Johnson Controls. He has also taught HVAC and Controls classes across the United States for Novar Controls, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and others. He has written several textbooks; ‘HVAC and Refrigeration Systems’, ‘HVAC Control Systems’ and ‘IT for HVAC Technicians’, all both from American Technical Publishers.

Price $299

Chiller Operation and Troubleshooting Course

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