EP8206 - Heat Pumping Systems in Industrial Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Muntlig 100/100

Course content

Frame for the technical content:
- Thermodynamics for heat pumping processes
- Heat pumping systems
- Design and dimensioning of equipment for cooling, freezing and storage of nutrients
- Transport of nutrients
- Commercial refrigeration, retail food store refrigeration and equipment
- Drying systems – use of heat pumping technology
The course can be individually adjusted.

Learning outcome

–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
–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:
•Basic 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. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Selected chapters from following books: 2010 ASHRAE Handbook – Refrigeration, 2009 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, Mujumdar, A.S. Guide to Industrial Drying – Principles, Equipment and New Developments, 2004, Selected articles and notes

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2014

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • 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 Muntlig 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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