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City & Guilds 7543 Vehicle Air Conditioning

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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City & Guilds 7543

1 Day Course £315.00+VAT


This is one day training and assessment course (or can be incorporated into our 8 day Basic Refrigeration Course) for 6 – 8 candidates with the City & Guilds 5101 assessments at the end.


The course can be held at our Training Centre at Harworth, near Doncaster or, with prior agreement, on-site at your premises providing suitable facilities and number of candidates are available.

Candidates will be issued with a full set of study notes at the start of the course.


This course is aimed at anyone with a technical aptitude who requires the City & Guilds Unit 1 Refrigerant Handling for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems.

The environmental and legal implications regarding Safe Refrigerant Handling makes this course essential for persons directly or indirectly connected with motor vehicle air conditioning system servicing and repair.


Environmental Impact
Purpose of Automotive Air Conditioning
Ozone Layer
Ultra Violet Radiation
CFC’s & HCFC’s
Effect of CFC’s & HCFC’s on the Ozone Layer
The Damage Done
Global Warming (The “Greenhouse Effect”)

Fluorocarbon Controls & Alternatives
The Montreal Protocol
European Union Regulations
Ozone Depletion Potentials of Fluorocarbons
Global Warming Potentials of Fluorocarbons
The Kyoto Protocol

Legislation & Regulations
COSHH and Fluorocarbon Refrigerants
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations (1999) Environmental Protection Act
British Standard
Institute of Refrigeration
Refrigerant Cylinder Safety
Carriage of Dangerous Goods & Pressure Vessel Regulations (2004)

Refrigerant Recovery and Handling:
Identification of Common Refrigerants
Standing Pressure Test
Options for the Re-use of Refrigerants
Refrigerant Recovery
Using Recovery Units
Determining Cylinder Contents
Oil Injection

Refrigeration Theory:
Refrigeration Theory
Vapour Compression Refrigeration Cycle
Trinary Switches

Refrigeration Practices:
Testing Refrigeration for Contamination
Pressure Testing
Leak Detection Methods
Evacuation and Dehydration
Methods of Evacuation and Dehydration
Refrigerant Charging
Compressor PAG Oil Colour Chart

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