EP8206 - Heat Pumping Systems in Industrial Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

Frame for the technical content: - Thermodynamics for heat pumping processes and systems - Design and dimensioning of equipment for cooling, freezing and storage of products. Cold transport of products - Commercial refrigeration, retail food store refrigeration and equipment - Cold thermal storage of energy utilize the system and reduce the electric power peaks. The course content can be adjusted to the group of Phd-candidates.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course provides the student with knowledge about: Refrigeration processes in the industry. Design and construction of chilling and freezing processes and equipment

The course gives the student insight about: Operation of heat pumps and refrigeration processes. Main components like compressors, pumps, fans, heat exchangers and valves. Refrigeration installations in the industry. Chilling and freezing equipment, chilling and freezing storage

Skills: The course should enable the student to: Estimate thermodynamic properties for systems by the use of tables and graphical diagrams. Design and calculation of chilling and freezing processes and equipment

General competence: The course should give the student: Competence within industrial refrigeration systems. Understanding of systems and the capability to evaluate the efficiency of processes w.r.t. energy and exergy (energy quality). Overview of processes for heating (heat pumps) and cooling (refrigeration cycles).

Learning methods and activities

Colloquium. Depending of the number of students, the student will do the presentation on the topic, followed by a discussion. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required. It will be an oral exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Required previous knowledge

The student need knowledge equivalent to TEP4255 Heat Pumping Processes and System given at NTNU.

Course materials

Selected chapters from following books: 2018 ASHRAE Handbook – Refrigeration, 2017 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, Selected articles and publications

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • Refrigeration Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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