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Personal Protective Equipment0.22.0Tools and Test Instruments0.22.0Electrical Safety0.22.0Fan Safety0.22.0Soldering, Brazing and Welding0.22.0Fire Safety 0.22.0Ladders, Scaffolds, and Lifts0.22.0Material Handling0.22.0

Every Module Includes:
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  • Module introduction
  • Topic introduction
  • Check – point questions
  • Topic summary
  • Assessment

Outcomes: The 8 online modules help you to understand.

  • The types of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by OSHA standards
  • The safety tips for using tools and text instruments
  • Electric hazards and related precautions
  • Installation, maintenance, and precautions for air – moving equipments
  • Hazards during soldering, brazing, and welding and related precautions
  • Fire safety and related precautions
  • Guidelines for safe use of ladders
  • Correct methods of handling of materials

How This Course Relates to Existing RSES Training:.

This online course is a great complement to the instructor – led trainings being offered by RSES Chapters.

The content of the Safety for the HVACR Technician online course and modules most closely resembles the “Safety for the HVACR Service Technician,” manual, however, the entire Safety eLearning course, or any independent module will further supplement and stress the safety issues related to the HVACR industry.

Course Title Hours Price

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Magnetic Attraction, Repulsion, and Shielding.

3 $60

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Fundamentals of Alternating Current.

3 $60

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Electronics-History and Concepts.

3 $60

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Circuit Protection: Circuit Breakers & Overload Protection.

3 $60

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Circuit Protection Devices: Fuses.

3 $60

Electricity for HVACR Tech: Alternating Current: Reactance, Impedance & Power Factor.

3 $60

The various properties of refrigerants, an explanation of the terms zeotropes, azeotropes, and near – azeotropes and the difference between them, the thermodynamic, physical and safety properties of common refrigerants.

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to.

    1. Define the term refrigerant.
    2. Describe common refrigerant requirements
    3. List the refrigerants that are in use today
    4. Explain the difference between zeotropes, azeotropes, and nearazeotropes.
    5. Define the terms bubble point, dew point, fractionation, and glide.
    6. List and describe the thermodynamic, physical, and safety properties of several common refrigerants.
    7. Explain the relationship between refrigerants and oils.

Topic 1: Refrigerants

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Know Your Refrigerant
  • Common Refrigerant Requirements
  • Refrigerants in Use Today
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerants
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerants
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Types of Refrigerants

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Expendable Refrigerants
  • Common Expendable Refrigerants
  • Fluorinated Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • R – 501 and R – 502
  • The “New” Refrigerants
  • Common Refrigerant Types
  • Telling the Difference
  • Temperature – Pressure Values for Common Refrigerants
  • Temperature – Pressure Values for R – 407C
  • Check – Point Question: Types of Refrigerants
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Thermodynamic, Physical, and Safety Properties

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Refrigerants
  • Physical Properties – Stability of Refrigerants
  • Stability of Refrigerants – Compatibility Testing
  • Stability of Refrigerants – Abnormal Conditions
  • Physical Properties -Miscibility of Refrigerants
  • Physical Properties -Molecular Weight of Refrigerants
  • Molecular Weight and Diameter of Refrigerant Molecule
  • Physical Properties – Critical Temperature of Refrigerants
  • Safety Properties – ASHRAE Standard 34
  • Exposure Limits of Refrigerants
  • Overexposure to Refrigerants
  • Decomposition
  • Check – Point Question: Thermodynamic, Physical, and Safety Properties
  • Topic Summary
2 $60

The concept of refrigerant tables and how they help to set controls and compute head pressure, the use of refrigerant tables to calculate liquid and vapor density and net refrigeration effect and estimate discharge temperatures.

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to.

    1. Use refrigerant tables to help you:

    • set controls;
    • compute head pressure for a specific set of operating conditions.

    2. Use refrigerant tables to help you:

    • calculate the liquid density of refrigerants;
    • calculate vapor density values

    3. Use refrigerant tables to help you:

    • calculate net refrigeration effect;
    • estimate normal discharge temperatures

Topic 1: Temperature and Pressure

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Using Tables to Determine Properties at Saturation
  • Column 1: Temperature
  • Check – Point Question: Saturation Properties
  • Columns 2 and 3: Pressure
  • Check – Point Question: Converting Pressure
  • Finding Saturation
  • Finding Condenser Values
  • Saturation Temperatures and Corresponding Pressures
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Density and Volume

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Column 4: Liquid Density
  • Finding the Amount of Liquid Refrigerant in a Container
  • Column 5: Vapor Volume
  • Other Uses for Vapor Density Values
  • Check – Point Question: Density and Volume
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Enthalpy and Entropy

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Columns 6, 7 and 8: Enthalpy
  • Check – Point Question: Heat Content
  • Heat Content Values in Column 6
  • Heat Content Values in Column 6 – Cont.
  • Column 7: Latent Heat of Vaporization
  • Column 8: Sum of the Heat Content
  • Net Cooling Effect
  • Another Method for Finding Net Cooling Effect
  • Columns 9 and 10: Entropy
  • Check – Point Question: Entropy
  • Conclusion
  • Topic Summary
2 $60

The concept of volumetric efficiency and the factors that affect it, transformation of energy, and mechanical energy.

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

    1. Define volumetric efficiency.
    2. Name the factors affecting volumetric efficiency.
    3. Explain the term compression ratio, and calculate the compression ratio of a compressor.
    4. Explain the term “adiabatic compression.”
    5. Explain transformation of energy and give an example.
    6. Define mechanical efficiency.

Topic 1: Factors Affecting Volumetric Efficiency

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Volumetric Efficiency of the Compressor
  • Factors Affecting Volumetric Efficiency
  • Clearance Volume of the Cylinder
  • Clearance Volume of the Cylinder: Piston Head Clearance
  • Clearance Volume of the Cylinder: Spaces in the Cylinder Head
  • Compression Ratio
  • Calculating Compression Ratio: An Example
  • Discharge Valve Closing
  • Suction Valve Effect
  • Superheating in the Cylinders
  • Check – Point Question: Compression Ratio
  • Check – Point Questions: Volumetric Efficiency
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Energy

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Adiabatic Compression
  • Transformation of Energy
  • Check – Point Question: Adiabatic Compression
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Mechanical Efficiency

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Drive Efficiency
  • Mechanical Efficiency of the Motor
  • Check – Point Question: Mechanical Efficiency
  • Topic Summary
2 $60

The principles of cooling, the concept of vapour to liquid conversion, and the air conditioning compression cycle

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

    1. Explain why a liquid boils and changes to saturated vapor and conversely, why saturated vapor changes to liquid.
    2. Describe the function of a receiver.
    3. Describe the function of a metering device.
    4. Explain what is meant by a ton of cooling.

Topic 1: Boiling and Condensation

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • How boiling is Initiated
  • Boiling Temperature
  • Check – Point Question: Boiling and Condensation
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Vapor to Liquid Conversion

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • From Vapor to Liquid
  • Condensing Temperature and Condensing Pressure
  • Reducing High – Pressure Liquid to Low – Pressure Liquid
  • Vapor Compression Cycle
  • A Ton of Cooling
  • 40° F Saturated Vapor Superheated to 60° F
  • Loss Due to Suction Superheating
  • Condenser Heat Rejection
  • Check – Point Question: Vapor to Liquid Conversion
  • Check – Point Question: Vapor Compression
  • Topic Summary
2 $60

The key terms-saturation, superheat, and subcooling, and how they relate to the functioning of an air conditioning system, the various temperature and pressure scales used in the HVAC industry and the concept of a pressure – temperature chart.

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to.

    1. Define “temperature.”
    2. Discuss the various temperature scales used in the HVAC industry.
    3. Define “pressure.”
    4. Discuss the various pressure scales used in the HVAC industry.
    5. Describe the basic relationship between temperature and pressure, and how it affects the operation of an air conditioning system.
    6. Explain saturation.
    7. Define superheat, and demonstrate how to calculate it with the aid of a pressure – temperature chart.
    8. Define subcooling, and demonstrate how to calculate it with the aid of a pressure – temperature chart.

Topic 1: Temperature

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • A Definition for Temperature
  • A Definition for Absolute Zero
  • Check – Point Question: Absolute Zero
  • Motion of Molecules in the Three States of Matter
  • Check – Point Question: Motion of Molecules in the States of Matter
  • Thermometer
  • Checking the Accuracy of a Thermometer
  • Check – Point Question: Thermometer
  • Temperature Scales
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Pressure

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Pressure and the Boiling Point
  • Pressure Scales
  • Pressure Scales Used in Air Conditioning Systems
  • “Inches of Mercury Vacuum”
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Saturation, Superheat, and Subcooling

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Saturation
  • Saturation Points in Air Conditioning Systems
  • Temperature – Pressure Relationships for Different Refrigerants
  • Superheat
  • Calculating Superheat
  • Subcooling
  • Calculating Subcooling
  • Summary
  • Topic Summary
2 $60

The behavior of various gases under different circumstances, the concept of density and temperature change, the specific volume and specific gravity of a material, the behavior of gases with respect to changes in weight and density.

Learning Outcome.

Upon completion of this module you will be able to.

    1. Explain what is meant by “density”.
    2. Explain what is meant by “specific volume” and “specific gravity”.
    3. Use the formula PV = mRT to measure change in materials.
    4. State Dalton’s law of partial pressures and use it to solve problems involving gases.

Topic 1: Density

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Density of Materials
  • Comparing Densities of Two Materials
  • Why the Density of 1 ft3 of Ice Changes with a Change in Temperature
  • Densities of Some Common Materials
  • Check – Point Question: Density
  • Check – Point Question: Density
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Specific Volume and Specific Gravity

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Specific Volume of Materials
  • Specific Gravity of Materials
  • Check – Point Question: Specific Volume
  • Check – Point Question: Specific Gravity and Density
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Measuring Changes in Materials

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Measuring Two Volumes of Gas
  • Measuring Changes in Materials
  • Gas Constant (R) Value
  • Modifying the General Gas Law
  • Mass
  • Sample Problem: Calculating Internal Volume of a Cylinder
  • Check – Point Question: General Gas Law and Measuring Changes in Materials
  • Topic Summary

Topic 4: Dalton’s Law

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Mixture of Gases: Pressure Exerted by a Single Gas in a Container
  • Mixture of Gases: Pressure Exerted by Two Gases in a Container
  • Dalton’s Law: Calculating Partial Pressure of Nitrogen
  • Dalton’s Law: Calculating Partial Pressure of R – 22
  • Dalton’s Law: Calculating the Total Pressure
  • Check – Point Question: Dalton’s Law Equation
  • Topic Summary
    2 $60

    The description of gas laws that govern the behavior of the refrigerant used in an air conditioning system, the contributions of well known scientists such as Robert Boyle, Jacques Charles and John Dalton in the creation of these laws

    Learning Outcome.

    Upon completion of this module you will be able to.

      1. Name the three men who established fundamental gas laws that govern the actions and reactions of refrigerants.
      2. Explain the concepts of Temperature, Pressure, and Volume.
      3. State Charles’ Law for a constant volume process, and use it to solve problems involving gases.
      4. State Charles’ Law for a constant pressure process, and use it to solve problems involving gases.
      5. State Boyle’s Law
      6. Explain how Boyle’s Law can be used to solve problems involving gases.
      7. Use the general gas law to solve problems involving gases.

    Topic 1: Temperature, Pressure, and Volume

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • The Works of Boyle, Charles, and Dalton
    • Temperature Conversions
    • Check – Point Question: Charles’, Boyle’s and Dalton’s Law
    • Pressure and Absolute Pressure
    • Pressure Conversions
    • Calculating Atmospheric Pressure, and the Unit of Pressure
    • Volume: Water in a Container
    • Volume: Gas in a Container
    • Check – Point Question: Temperature, Pressure and Volume
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Charles’ Law

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Charles’ Law for a Constant Volume Process
    • Calculating Pressure at Constant Volume
    • What the Calculations Mean
    • Charles’ Law for a Constant Pressure Process
    • Calculating Volume at Constant Pressure
    • What the Calculations Mean
    • Check – Point Question: Charles’ Law
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Boyle’s Law

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • The Inverse Proportion Between Pressure and Volume
    • Calculating Absolute Pressure: Sample Problem I
    • Calculating Absolute Pressure: Sample Problem II
    • Calculating Absolute Pressure: Sample Problem III
    • Check – Point Question: Boyle’s Law
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 4: The General Gas Law

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Recap of Charles’ and Boyle’s Gas Laws
    • What If Temperature, Pressure, and Volume all Change?
    • Equation for the General Gas Law
    • Sample Problem I
    • Sample Problem II
    • Topic Summary
    2 $60

    The processes that take place when heat is added to a material (solid, liquid, or gas) or removed from it, the concepts of measuring temperature changes and amounts of heat.

    Learning Outcome.

    Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

      1. Define and give one example of sensible and latent heat.
      2. Identify the physical changes that occur when matter changes state from solid to liquid to gas.
      3. Explain the methods of measuring the intensity and quantity of heat.
      4. Define “Specific heat”.
      5. Explain the methods of measuring the heat required to raise a material to a higher temperature.
      6. State the latent heat of fusion for ice and the latent heat of vaporization for water.
      7. Explain the methods of measuring the heat released by a material when it cools.
      8. List three types of energy (in addition to heat energy) and give an example of each.
      9. Explain how energy can be changed from one form to another.

    Topic 1: Sensible and Latent Heat

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Sensible Heat of a Solid
    • Melting (Fusion)
    • Latent Heat of Fusion: Changing Solid to Liquid
    • Latent Heat of Fusion: Motion of Molecules in Liquid State
    • Latent Heat of Fusion: Latent Heat of Water and Other Materials
    • Sensible Heat of a Liquid
    • Check – Point Question: Sensible Heat of a Solid
    • Evaporation
    • Evaporation: An Example
    • Sublimation
    • Boiling Point
    • Boiling (Vaporization)
    • Latent Heat of Vaporization
    • Sensible Heat of a Vapor
    • Check – Point Question: Evaporation, Boiling and Sublimation
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Changes of State

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • When Gas Changes State
    • Changing Water Vapor to Liquid Water
    • Changing Water to Ice
    • Total Heat
    • Total Heat of Water at 65° F
    • Total Heat of Steam at 400° F
    • Check – Point Question: Changes of State
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Measuring the Amount of Heat Energy

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Knowing How to Measure Heat Energy
    • British Thermal Unit (Btu)
    • Calculating the Amount of Heat Energy in Btu
    • The Effect of Adding Heat Energy to Materials
    • Amount of Heat Required to Raise the Temperature of Materials
    • Amount of Heat Required to Raise the Temperature of Gases
    • Specific Heat
    • Check – Point Question: Measuring the Amount of Heat Energy
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 4: Adding Heat

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Raising a Material to a Higher Temperature: An Example
    • Latent Heat of Fusion: Changing Ice to Water
    • Sensible Heat: Heating Water to Boiling Point
    • Latent Heat of Vaporization: Changing Water to Water Vapor
    • Superheated Steam
    • Summary of Process
    • Check – Point Question: Adding Heat
    • Check – Point Question: Summary of Processes
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 5: Removing Heat

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Removing Heat, or Cooling
    • Changing a Liquid to Gas and Gas to Liquid
    • Changes in States due to Changes in Latent Heat
    • Summary of Process
    • Check – Point Question: Removing Heat
    • Check – Point Question: Removing Heat
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 6: Conservation of Energy

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Types of Energy
    • Law of Conservation of Energy
    • Check – Point Question: Types and Conservation of Energy
    • Topic Summary
    2 $60

    An introduction to the basic structure of matter, the various states of matter and the concept of chemical compounds, the behavior of matter under different conditions.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to:
    1. Define the basic structure of matter.
    2. Describe the fundamental structure of an element and a molecule.
    3. Describe the fundamental structure of a compound.
    4. List some examples of chemical compounds.
    5. Describe the complex molecular makeup of different refrigerants and how it affects the behavior of the refrigerant.
    6. Explain how the motion of molecules of any material is affected by the state of the material.
    7. Define the terms “cohesion” and “absolute zero”.

    Topic 1: Atoms and Molecules

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Elements
    • Atoms
    • Particles of an atom
    • Molecules
    • Check – Point Question: Atoms
    • Check – Point Question: Particles of an Atom
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Chemical Compounds

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Structure of a Compound
    • What are Chemical Compounds?
    • Compounds with a Complex Molecular Makeup
    • Molecular Makeup and Behavior of Refrigerants
    • Check – Point Question: Chemical Compounds and Their Structure
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Motion of Molecules

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Cooling in Air Conditioning Systems
    • Cohesion
    • Absolute Zero
    • Check – Point Question: Cohesion
    • Topic Summary
    2 $60

    Module 1: Introduction to Basic System Operation Description: The operation of the vapor compressor system and the components and fluids associated with it, the basic principles of thermodynamics Learning Outcome: Upon the completion of this module, you will understand:
    1. Describe the operation of a simple vapor compression system.

    2. Explain the basic function of the following system components:

    • Compressor
    • Condenser
    • Evaporator
    • Metering device
    • Piping/tubing
    • Refrigerant lubricant

    Topic 1: Vapor Compression System

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
    • Saturation, Superheating and Subcooling
    • Check – Point Question: Basic Principles of Thermodynamics
    • Check – Point Question: Saturation, Superheat, and Subcooling
    • Components of an Air Conditioning System
    • Comparing Air Conditioning Systems to the Human Body
    • Check – Point Question: Components of an Air Conditioning System
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Components of a Vapor Compression System

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • System Components
    • Compressor
    • Check – Point Question: Compressor
    • Condenser
    • Metering Device
    • Evaporator
    • Check – Point Question: Condenser, Metering Device, and Evaporator
    • Piping/Tubing System
    • Refrigerant
    • Lubricant
    • Check – Point Question: System Components
    • Check – Point Question: System Components
    • Topic Summary
    2 $60

    A thorough introduction to the concepts, laws, and processes related to air conditioning systems.

    • NATE CEHs: 20
    • RSES issues CEUs in accordance with Council on Continuing Education guidelines. It is up to individual entities whether they accept RSES CEUs.
    • Course length: Approximately 16 – 24 hours

    Designed For.

    • Service technicians

    After Completing This Course, You Will Understand.

    • The functioning and components of a basic vapor compression system
    • The basic structure of matter and the fundamental laws related to the behaviour of different states of matter
    • The air conditioning compression cycle
    • Use of the refrigerant tables and the refrigerant properties

    Course Description.

    • On – demand, interactive course of 10 modules (“short courses”)
    • Online course reader with easy – to – print PDFs
    • Online self – assessment

    Modules: Also sold individually as short courses.

    CEUsNATE CEHsIntroduction to Basic System Operation0.22.0Basic Structure of Matter0.22.0Heat Energy0.22.0Gas Laws I 0.22.0Gas Laws II0.22.0Pressure – Temperature Relationships0.22.0Compression Cycle I0.22.0Compression Cycle II0.22.0Refrigerant Tables0.22.0Refrigerant Properties0.22.0

    Every Module Includes.

    • Reading assignment
    • Learning activities
    • Lesson summary
    • Module exam

    Outcomes: .

    The 10 online modules help you to understand.

    • The operation of the vapor compressor system and the components and fluids associated with it, the basic principles of thermodynamics.
    • The basic structure of matter, the various states of matter and the concept of chemical compounds, the behavior of matter under different conditions.
    • The processes that take place when heat is added to a material (solid, liquid, or gas) or removed from it, the concepts of measuring temperature changes and amounts of heat.
    • The description of gas laws that govern the behavior of the refrigerant used in an air conditioning system.
    • The behavior of various gases under different circumstances, the concept of density and temperature change, the specific volume and specific gravity of a material, the behavior of gases with respect to changes in weight and density.
    • The key terms-saturation, superheat, and subcooling, and how they relate to the functioning of an air conditioning system, the various temperature and pressure scales used in the HVAC industry and the concept of a pressure – temperature chart.
    • The principles of cooling, the concept of vapour to liquid conversion, and the air conditioning compression cycle.
    • The concept of volumetric efficiency and the factors that affect it, transformation of energy, and mechanical energy.
    • The concept of refrigerant tables and how they help to set controls and compute head pressure, the use of refrigerant tables to calculate liquid and vapor density and net refrigeration effect and estimate discharge temperatures.
    • The various properties of refrigerants, an explanation of the terms zeotropes, azeotropes, and near – azeotropes and the difference between them, the thermodynamic, physical and safety properties of common refrigerants.

    How This Course Relates to Existing RSES Training:

    .

    This online course is a great complement to the instructor – led trainings being offered by RSES Chapters.

    The modules that make up the Air Conditioning Fundamentals online course most directly resemble content within the first few Lessons of the, “RAC Unit1 – Principles of Refrigeration,” manual as well as the, “RSES Technical Institute Manual 1,” however, because the eLearning courses are available in short, segmented, module format, you can also choose to use any of the independent modules to supplement nearly any course in which further study or explanation is needed in a given topic area.

    20 $225

    This module explains the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by OSHA standards.

    Learning Outcome.

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

  • 1. Define hazard assessment.
  • 2. Identify basic hazards on the work site.
  • 3. Identify other potential hazards on the work site.
  • 4. Explain the need for eye and face protection at the work site.
  • 5. Identify appropriate eye and face protection for different types of hazards.
  • 6. Identify the different categories of respirators.
  • 7. Explain how the different respirators can be used effectively.
  • 8. Describe the different classes of head protection.
  • 9. Describe the different types of hearing protection available.
  • 10. Describe the different gloves available as hand protection.
  • 11. Explain the types of footwear appropriate for different work conditions.
  • 12. Describe the different types of hazards for which you would need protective clothing.
  • 13. Describe the appropriate use of fall protection.
  • Topic 1: Hazard Assessmen.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Potential Hazards on the Job Site
    • Check – Point Question: Classification of Hazards
    • Walk – Through Survey: Potential Hazards
    • Walk – Through Survey: Additional Checks
    • Check – Point Question: Hazards Associated with Different Locations on Jobsite
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Eye and Face Protection.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • The Need for Eye and Face Protection
    • Eye and Face PPE for Different Hazards
    • Protection Against Radiant Energy
    • The Three “Rights” of PPE
    • Check – Point Question: The PPE
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Respiratory Protection.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Categories of Respirators
    • Supplied – Air Respirators
    • Effective Use of Respirators
    • Check – Point Question: Conditions in which Supplied – Air respirators are Used
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Different Respirators
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 4: Head and Hearing Protection.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • The Need for a Hard Hat
    • Industrial Class Hard Hats
    • Hard Hat Maintenance
    • Check – Point Question: Types of Hats
    • Decibel Levels and Hearing Loss
    • Types of Hearing Protection
    • Noise Reduction Ratings
    • Check – Point Question: Calculating Noise Reduction Ratings
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Hearing Protection
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 5: Hand and Foot Protection.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Various Types of Hand Protection
    • Types of Foot Protection
    • Check – Point Question: Glove Types and Usability
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 6: Protective Clothing and Fall Protection.

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Protective Clothing for Potential Hazards
    • When is Fall Protection Required?
    • Personal Fall Protection
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Fall Protection
    • Topic Summary
    • Assessment
    2 $60

    Course Description

    An introduction to the correct methods of moving materials manually and moving materials using machinery.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe the methods for storing materials manually.
    2. List the potential injuries that can occur when moving materials manually.
    3. List the proper lifting techniques technicians should follow to avoid injuries.
    4. Describe the safety precautions that should be followed when operating various material handling equipment.

    Topic 1: Material Storage and Moving Materials Manually

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Chemical Safety
    • Material Storage
    • Moving Materials Manually
    • Safety Tips When Moving Materials
    • Potential Injuries During Manual Movement of Material
    • Lifting Safely
    • Preventative Exercises
    • Lifting Techniques
    • Check – Point Question: Safety Tips for Moving Materials
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Material Handling Equipment

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Hand Trucks and Carts
    • Pallet Jacks
    • Forklifts
    • Guidelines for Powered Industrial Trucks
    • Leaving Forklifts Unattended
    • Cranes
    • Precautions When Operating a Crane
    • Rigging
    • Rigging Rules
    • Check – Point Question: Safe Rigging
    • Slings
    • Precautions When Working with Slings
    • Check – Point Question: Slings and Forklifts
    • Rope and Tackle Blocks
    • Check – Point Question: Precautions Related to Equipments
    • Topic Summary

    Assessment.

    2 $60

    Course Description

    This module describes the guidelines for the safe use of ladders prescribed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe the methods for proper use and maintenance of ladders.
    2. List safety guidelines for working on scaffolds.
    3. List the requirements for workers operating aerial lift devices.
    4. Describe the rules of operation for aerial lift devices.

    Topic 1: Ladders

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Classification of ladders
    • Inspection of Ladders
    • Care and Safe Use of Ladders
    • Safe Use of Ladders
    • Permanent Vertical Ladders
    • Preventing Injuries with Ladder Safety
    • Check – Point Question: Safe Use of Ladder
    • Check – Point Question: Ladder Safety
    • Check – Point Question: Vertical Access Ladder
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Scaffolds

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Safety on Scaffolds
    • Additional Safety for Scaffolds
    • Check – Point Question: Safety on Scaffolds
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Aerial Lift Devices

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Operating Aerial Lift Devices
    • Rules of Operation
    • Check – Point Question: Operating Aerial Lift Devices
    • Check – Point Question: Operating Aerial Lift Devices
    • Topic Summary
    • Assessment
    2 $60

    Description.

    This module describes fire safety and related precautions.

    Learning Outcome.

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe the three components that are required to start a fire.
    2. Describe the four classes into which fires are grouped.
    3. Explain how portable fire extinguishers are classified and labeled based on their function.
    4. Describe the different types of portable fire extinguishers.
    5. Explain how fire extinguishers should be used effectively.
    6. List some basic tips for on – the – job fire awareness.
    7. Describe the chief sources of fire hazards associated with refrigeration and air conditioning work.
    8. Describe basic housekeeping practices at the job site that help prevent fires.
    9. List out some basic tips on reducing the risk of fires.

    Topic 1: Introduction to Fire Safety.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • The Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • The Fire Triangle
  • Fire extinguishers-Use and Labeling
  • Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
  • Check – Point Question: Classes of Fire
  • Check – Point Question: Fire Extinguisher
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 2: Types of Portable Fire Extinguisher.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Extinguishers for Class A Fires
  • Extinguishers for Class B Fires
  • Extinguishers for Class C Fires
  • Extinguishers for Class D Fires
  • Check – Point Question: Classes of Fire and Extinguishing Agents
  • Check – Point Question: Features of Fire Extinguishers
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 3: Proper Use of Fire Extinguisher.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Fire Extinguisher Usage
  • Selecting and Locating Fire Extinguishers
  • Inspecting Fire Extinguishers
  • Check – Point Question: Use and Selection of Fire Extinguishers
  • Topic Summary

    Topic 4: Fire Awareness.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Carry a Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Hazards
  • Check – Point Question: Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Check – Point Question: Chief Sources of Fire Hazard
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 5: Housekeeping and Precautions.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Best Practices for Housekeeping
  • Common Conditions that Cause Fires
  • Reducing the Risk of Fire
  • More Vital Tips on Preventing Fires
  • Check – Point Question: Reducing the Risk of Fire
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment
    .

  • 2 $60

    Course Description

    This module is designed to assist in the safe installation and maintenance of air – moving equipment and to warn operating and maintenance personnel of some of the hazards associated with this equipment.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Explain the need for personnel safety accessories when working with air – moving devices.
    2. Describe the different types of fan guards and when they should be used.
    3. Describe the necessary steps technicians should follow before putting any fan into operation.
    4. Describe the procedures for periodic checks on operating fans.
    5. Describe the necessary precautionary measures for special purpose systems.
    6. Describe routine maintenance procedures for air – moving devices.
    7. Describe maintenance procedures for specific fan – related problems, such as excessive vibrations, high motor temperatures, and high bearing temperatures.

    Topic 1: Safety Accessories and Fan Guards

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Personnel Safety Accessories
    • The Need for Fan Guards
    • Inlet and Outlet Guards
    • Drive Guards
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Fan Guards
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Working with Air – Moving Devices

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Special – Purpose Intake Screens
    • Bolted Access Doors
    • Start – Up Checklist
    • Periodic Checks for Fans
    • Electrical Isolation
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Different Types of Fans
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Routine Maintenance

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Special Purpose Systems
    • Fan Types and Precautions
    • Check – Point Question: Special Purpose Systems
    • Safety Tips for Fan Plenums
    • Tips for Routine Maintenance
    • Tips for Specific Problems
    • Check – Point Question: Fan Safety
    • Topic Summary
    • Assessment
    2 $60

    Description: This module explains the electric hazards, their effect on human body and precautions related to such hazards. Learning Outcome: Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to: 1. Explain how electric currents pass through the body. 2. Describe the types of injuries caused due to electrical shocks. 3. List the factors that affect the resistance around the body. 4. Describe the factors that determine the extent of injury caused due to electric currents. 5. Identify the different forms of burn injuries that can be caused due to electricity. 6. List the precautions for HVACR technicians when working with “hot” lines. 7. Identify electrical hazards related to: o fuses and circuit breakers o overhead wires o exposed wiring o overloaded circuits o improper grounding o wet conditions 8. Describe what a GFCI is and how it operates. 9. Explain the proper use of PPE when working on or near electrical equipment. 10. Describe the three potential electrical hazards for which the NFPA recommends the use of PPE. 11. List the different hazard categories for electrical work defined by the NFPA 70E. 12. Explain how to choose the appropriate electrical meter. 13. Describe proper lockout/tagout methods. Topic 1: Electrical Injuries

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • The Human Body and Resistance to Electric Current
  • Injuries Due to Electrical Shocks
  • Electric Voltage and Injuries
  • Check – Point Question: Electric Injuries and Human Body
  • Topic Summary Topic 2: How Electrical Shocks Happen
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • The Body as Path of Least Resistance
  • Check – Point Question: Resistance Offered by Body to the Current
  • Topic Summary Topic 3: Electrical Burns
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Burns from Direct Contact with Current
  • Burns from High – Amperage Current
  • Check – Point Question: Effect of Electric Current on Body
  • Topic Summary Topic 4: Electrical Hazards-Precautions and Identification
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Precautions for Working with “Hot” Lines
  • Two Conditions for Receiving an Electric Shock
  • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  • Overhead Wires
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Check – Point Question: Do’s and Don’ts while Working with “Hot” Lines
  • What Causes Overloaded Circuits?
  • How to Avoid Overloaded Circuits
  • Need for Grounding Protection
  • Grounding for Water and Gas Piping
  • Wet Conditions
  • Check – Point Question: Electric Shocks and Precautions
  • Topic Summary Topic 5: Ground – Fault Circuit Interrupters
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • What is a Ground – Fault Circuit Interrupter?
  • Types of GFCI
  • Check – Point Question: Features of GFCI
  • Topic Summary Topic 6: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Using PPE
  • NFPA 70E
  • Standard 70E: Use of PPE
  • NFPA 70E Hazard Categories
  • Check – Point Question: Three Potential Hazards
  • Check – Point Question: Class of Risk and Examples
  • Topic Summary Topic 7: Meter Safety and Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Selecting an Electrical Meter
  • The Need for Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • How Lockout/Tagout Procedures Work
  • OSHA Practices
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • More Safety Standards
  • Disabling the Equipment
  • Safety First
  • Check – Point Question: Steps in Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment.

  • 2 $60

    Category:
    Contractor.

    Course Description

    This course is designed for employers, supervisors, and managers who need to thoroughly understand, implement, and communicate an OSHA program. Workers who need to be educated and aware of OSHA issues within their domain will also find this course useful. Moreover, OSHA officers and coordinators who need to develop an OSHA program and ensure conformance to the policies will see this course as a must. .

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the importance of effective safety and health programs

    • Learn about the common characteristics of exemplary workplaces

    • Understand the general guidelines

    • Understand the major elements of an effective safety and health program

    • Recognize the state programs

    • Learn about consultation services

    • Know about the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPPs)

    • Understand the Strategic Partnership Program

    • Learn about Training and Education

    • Utilize Electronic Information

    TOPICS COVERED: .

    • Importance of Effective Safety and Health Programs
    • Common Characteristics of Exemplary Workplaces
    • The Guidelines – General
    • Major Elements
    • State Programs
    • Consultation Services
    • Voluntary Protection Programs (VPPs)
    • Strategic Partnership Program
    • Training and Education
    • Electronic Information

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 2 hour.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Quizzes – All quizzes must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson.
    Final Exam – Final Exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.

    2 $20

    Course Description: .

    Received 12 months access for all 4 Programs

    o Air conditioning Fundamentals 20 CEH
    o Electricity for the HVACR Technician 36 CEH
    o Refrigerant Usage Certification – EPA 608 10 CEH
    o Safety for the HVACR Technician 16 CE.

    All courses and programs are NATE Recognized.

    Program Details:
    .

    Air Conditioning Fundamentals 20 NATE CEH 10 Courses.

    A thorough introduction to the concepts, laws, and processes related to air conditioning system.

    Introduction to:
    ” Basic System Operation
    ” Basic Structure of Matter
    ” Heat Energy
    ” Gas Laws I
    ” Gas Laws II
    ” Pressure – Temperature Relationships
    ” Compression Cycle I
    ” Compression Cycle II
    ” Refrigerant Tables
    ” Refrigerant Propertie.

    Electricity for the HVACR Technician 36 NATE CEH 12 Courses.

    A thorough introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism, description of basic electrical devices that use these concepts, the concepts of alternating current and related devices, and the basic explanation of electrical schematics.

    ” Terminology and Units of Measurement
    ” Electronics – History and Concepts
    ” Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, and Power
    ” Magnetism and Transformers
    ” Magnetic Attraction, Repulsion, and Shielding
    ” Transformers
    ” Relays, Contactors and Starters
    ” Fundamentals of Alternating Current
    ” Alternating Current: Reactance, Impedance & Power Factor
    ” Circuit Protection Devices: Fuses
    ” Circuit Protection: Circuit Breakers & Overload Protection
    ” Understanding Electrical Schematics

    Refrigerant Usage Certification preparation – EPA Section 608 NATE CEH 10 4 Courses
    .

    Designed for service technicians, this course prepares certification candidates to pass each of the four question groups (Core, Type I, Type II, Type III) contained within the EPA Section 608 certification examination.
    ” Refrigerant Usage Certification
    ” Type I: Small Appliances
    ” Type II: High – Pressure Systems
    ” Type III: Low – Pressure System.

    Safety for the HVACR Technician NATE CEH 16 8 Courses

    .

    A comprehensive module explaining numerous safety facts, guidelines, and recommendations for the HVACR service technician.

    ” Personal Protective Equipment
    ” Tools and Test Instruments
    ” Electrical Safety
    ” Fan Safety
    ” Soldering, Brazing and Welding
    ” Fire Safety
    ” Ladders, Scaffolds, and Lifts
    ” Material Handling
    .

    80 $595

    Course Title: Refrigerant Usage Certification – EPA Section 608

    A thorough introduction to the concepts, laws, and processes related to air conditioning systems.

  • NATE CEHs: 10
  • RSES issues CEUs in accordance with Council on Continuing Education guidelines. It is up to individual entities whether they accept RSES CEUs.
  • Course length: Approximately 6 – 8 hours
    .

    Designed For.

  • Service technicians.

    After Completing This Course, You Will Understand.

  • Ozone – depletion
  • The characteristics of refrigerants and the laws related to refrigerant usage
  • The concepts of
  • recover,
  • recycle,
  • and
  • reclaim
  • The procedures used to
  • recover,
  • recycle,
  • and
  • reclaim
  • refrigerants
  • The safety considerations and guidelines for using and handling refrigerants and refrigerant cylinders
  • The process and techniques for repairing small appliances refrigeration systems
  • The process and techniques for repairing high – pressure and very high – pressure systems
  • The process and techniques for repairing low – pressure systems.

    Course Description.

  • On – demand, interactive course of 4 modules (
  • short courses
  • )
  • Online course reader with easy – to – print PDFs
  • Online self – assessment
  • End – of – module exam and certificate of completion.

    Modules: Also sold individually as short courses.
    CEUs NATE CEHs
    1. Refrigerant Usage Certification 0.4 4
    2. Type I: Small Appliances 0.2 2
    3. Type II: High – Pressure Systems 0.2 2
    4. Type III: Low – Pressure Systems 0.2 2.

    Every Module Includes.

  • Module introduction
  • Topic introduction
  • Check – point questions
  • Topic summary
  • Assessment.

    Outcomes: The 4 online modules help you to understand.

  • The understanding necessary to pass Core group
  • The understanding necessary to obtain Type I certification
  • The understanding necessary to obtain Type II certification
  • The understanding necessary to obtain Type III certificatio.

    How This Course Relates to Existing RSES Training.

    This online course is a great complement to the instructor – led trainings being offered by RSES Chapters.

    The content of this Refrigerant Usage Certification online course and modules most closely resembles the

  • Refrigerant Usage Certification: A Study Guide for Service Technicians,
  • as well as the
  • Refrigerant Usage Certification Instructor Power Point CD,
  • however, the online course or any of the
  • Type specific
  • modules (e.g., Type I, Type II) in it can be used to supplement any Section 608 certification training program
    .

    Module 1: Refrigerant Usage Certification Description:

    In 1993, RSES was approved by the EPA to conduct technician certification testing as per EPA regulations. A candidate must pass each of the four question groups (Core, Type I, Type II, Type III) pertaining to the Type of certification needed. This module covers the Core group. The Core group must be taken, and a passing score received, to obtain any of the Types of certification.

    Learning Outcomes.

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe how the ozone layer is formed in the stratosphere and the troposphere.
    2. Describe why the ozone layer is thinning over Antarctica.
    3. Explain how CFCs cause ozone destruction.
    4. Describe the characteristics that give CFC refrigerants a high ozone depletion potential.
    5. Describe the characteristics of HCFC refrigerants and give examples of such refrigerants currently in use.
    6. Describe the characteristics of HFC refrigerants, hydrocarbons and halons and give examples of such refrigerants currently in use
    7. Describe the effects of ozone depletion on human health.
    8. Describe the effects of ozone depletion on crops and on marine life.
    9. Explain how stratospheric ozone protection is a global problem.
    10. Describe in brief the provisions of the 1987 Montreal Protocol.
    11. Describe the U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments.
    12. Describe the restrictions placed on HVACR technicians by the regulations in the Clean Air Act.
    13. Describe the phase – out schedule for halons, CFCs, and HCFCs.
    14. Describe the prohibitions on venting of refrigerants. State the key considerations for developing replacement refrigerants.
    15. Describe azeotropes, zeotropes, and near – azeotropes.
    16. Describe the key elements of the ASHRAE Standard 15, Safety Code for Mechanical Refrigeration.
    17. Describe the features of mineral oils and polyolester oils.
    18. Explain how a basic refrigeration system works.
    19. Recognize the need to verify the refrigerant being used in an application.
    20. Explain how a typical gauge manifold works.
    21. Describe some best practices for taking temperature or gauge readings.
    22. Explain how temperature – pressure charts help you identify whether a refrigerant is mixed or contaminated by noncondensables.
    23. Describe the service procedures involved in case of moisture in a refrigeration system.
    24. Define the terms

  • recover,
  • recycle,
  • and
  • reclaim.
  • 25. Describe the three recovery options.
    26. Explain the need for EPA approved recovery and recycling equipment.
    27. Describe the different types of recovery and recycling equipment, their advantages, and disadvantages.
    28. Identify some best practices for the process of recovering refrigerants.
    29. Describe the procedure for recovering refrigerants.
    30. Describe the guidelines for using system – dependent recovery equipment.
    31. Describe the safety rules that should be followed when using recovery equipment.
    32. Describe the methods by which system pressure can be raised.
    33. Describe the different methods for detecting leaks in a system.
    34. Describe some general procedures for detecting leaks.
    35. Describe the method for removing moisture from a system.
    36. Describe general safety considerations concerning fluorocarbon refrigerants.
    37. Describe the kind of safety equipment that should be used when handling refrigerants.
    38. Describe the ASHRAE safety classification matrix for refrigerants based on toxicity and flammability ratings.
    39. Identify the specifications to which disposable cylinders are built.
    40. Explain how the different types of safety relief devices work.
    41. Explain the hazards involved in reusing disposable cylinders.
    42. Describe the various considerations to be kept in mind when disposing cylinders.
    43. Describe the safety guidelines for refrigerant cylinders.
    44. Describe the handling guidelines for refrigerant cylinders.
    45. Describe the inspections that must be carried out before filling cylinders.
    46. Describe the various requirements for shipping procedures.

    Topic 1: Ozone Depletio.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Stratospheric Ozone
  • The Rowland – Molina Theory
  • CFCs in the Stratosphere
  • Check – Point Question: Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • The
  • Ozone Hole
  • Polar Stratospheric Clouds and Ozone Thinning
  • How CFCs Cause Ozone Destruction
  • Check – Point Question: How CFCs cause ozone destruction
  • Impact of Ozone Depletion
  • Ozone Depletion Potential
  • Check – Point Question: ODP values
  • Topic Summar.

    Topic 2: Refrigerant Families.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
  • Hydrofluorocarbons, Hydrocarbons and Halons
  • Check – Point Question: The refrigerant family.
  • Check – Point Question: The Montreal Protocol and U.S. EPA Regulations
  • Topic Summar.

    Topic 3: Health and Environmental Effect.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Risks from Ozone Depletion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Three Types of Skin Cancer
  • Cataracts and Suppression of the Immune System
  • Plant and Marine Effects
  • Other Impacts
  • Stratospheric Ozone Protection – A Global Problem
  • Evidence
  • Check – Point Question: Risks from Ozone Depletion
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 4: Controls on CFCs.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Early Controls on CFCs
  • The Montreal Protocol
  • U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments
  • Regulations for HVACR Service Technicians
  • Penalties and Fines
  • Rewards for Reporting Violations
  • Check – Point Question: Regulations for HVACR Service Technicians
  • Phase – out Schedule
  • Prohibition on Venting
  • Check – Point Question: Prohibition on Venting
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 5: Replacement Refrigerants and Oils.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Key Considerations for Replacement Refrigerants
  • Azeotropes, Zeotropes, and Near – Azeotropes
  • Fractionation
  • Check – Point Question: Different Types of Blends
  • Replacement Refrigerants and System Retrofits
  • Approved Refrigerants
  • Safety Code for Mechanical Refrigeration
  • R – 123 and R – 134a
  • Check – Point Question: ASHRAE Standard 15
  • Refrigerant Oils
  • Polyolester Oils: Cautionary Notes
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerant Oils
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 6: Refrigeration Cycle.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • The Basic Refrigeration System
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigeration Cycle
  • Refrigerants for Different Applications
  • Identifying Refrigerants
  • Service Gauges
  • Check – Point Question: Working of a Typical Gauge Manifold.
  • Refrigerant Temperature – Pressure Charts
  • Taking Temperature or Gauge Readings
  • Check – Point Question: Temperature – Pressure Chart for Refrigerants
  • Service Procedures
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 7: Recovering, Recycling, and Reclaiming Refrigerants.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • The Three
  • Rs
  • Three Recovery Options
  • Check – Point Question: The Three Recovery Options
  • Check – Point Question: The Three Recovery Options
  • Refrigerant Recovery
  • Recovery and Recycling Equipments and EPA Requirements
  • Check – Point Question: Recovery Equipment
  • Designs of Recovery and Recycling Equipment
  • Preparing for Refrigerant Recovery
  • Guidelines for Refrigerant Recovery
  • Handling Recovery Cylinders
  • Safety Checks Before Recovery
  • Check – Point: Recovering, Recycling, and Reclaiming Refrigerants
  • Guidelines for Using System – Dependent Recovery Equipment
  • Safety Rules for Recovery Equipment
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 8: Leak Detection.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Leak Testing and System Pressure
  • Raising Low – Side Pressure
  • Mixing Dry Nitrogen and HCFCs
  • Check – Point Question: Raising System Pressure
  • Leak Testing Methods
  • General Procedures for Detecting Leaks
  • Dehydration
  • Check – Point Question: Leak Detection
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 9: Refrigerant Safety.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Health Hazards and Precautions
  • Check – Point Question: General Safety Considerations
  • Safety Equipments
  • ASHRAE Standard 34
  • Check – Point Question: Safety Matrix
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 10: Refrigerant Cylinders.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Refrigerant Cylinder Color Codes
  • Regulations
  • Safety Relief Devices
  • Overpressurized Cylinders
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerant Cylinders
  • Hazards of Reuse
  • Disposal
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Deposit Containers
  • Handling Cylinders
  • Check – Point Question: Handling Cylinders
  • Filling the Cylinder
  • Check – Point Question: Test Date
  • Shipping Procedures
  • Shipping Used Refrigerants Classified as Hazardous Waste
  • Typical Requirements and Procedures
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment
    .

    Module 2: Type I-Small Appliances Description:

    This module is designed to help technicians understand the information necessary for obtaining Type I certification. Many of the questions for the Type I exam cover information that is covered in the

  • Core
  • module. But some of the information covered in this module is unique to Type I.

    Learning Outcomes.

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Define various terms as they apply to Type I certification.
    2. Explain some of the service requirements for small appliance refrigeration systems. Explain the need to identify refrigerants before recovery in small appliances.
    3. Differentiate between system – dependent and self – contained recovery equipment.
    4. Describe the techniques and requirements for refrigerant recovery in small appliances.
    5. Explain the refrigeration cycle for small appliances.
    6. Describe the safety guidelines that must be followed when recovering refrigerants.

    Topic 1: Definitions.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Definitions
  • Further Definitions
  • Hermetically Sealed
  • Systems
  • Check – Point Question: Definitions
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 2: Refrigerant Recovery.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Identifying Refrigerants Before Recovery
  • System – Dependent Recovery Equipment and Self – Contained Recovery Equipment
  • Recovery Techniques
  • Recovery Requirements: System – Dependent Equipment
  • Recovery Requirements: Self – Contained Equipment
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerant Recovery
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 3: Refrigeration Cycle and Safety.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Safety
  • Check – point Question: Refrigeration Cycle
  • Check – point Question: Refrigeration Cycle
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment.

    Module 3: Type II – High – Pressure Systems Description:

    This module is designed to help technicians understand the information necessary for obtaining Type II certification. Type II classification certifies a technician for refrigerant service of high – pressure and very high – pressure appliances. He can then also purchase refrigerants. Many of the questions for the Type II exam cover information that is covered in the

  • Core
  • module. But some of the information covered in this module is unique to Type II.

    Learning Outcomes.

    1. Identify signs of a leak in high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    2. Describe the repair requirements for high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    3. Describe the techniques for recovering refrigerants in high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    4. Describe the EPA regulations governing recovery equipment and vacuum standards for high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    5. Describe the components of a high – pressure appliance.
    6. Explain the flow of refrigerant through high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    7. Explain the role of the different components in high – pressure and very high – pressure systems.
    8. Describe the general safety practices when working with refrigeration systems.
    9. Describe the safety practices when working with high – pressure systems.

    Topic 1: Leak Detection.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Definitions
  • Leak Detection in High – Pressure/Very High – Pressure Systems
  • Repair Requirements
  • Check – Point Question: Leak Detection
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 2: Refrigerant Recovery.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Maintenance of Recovery Machines
  • Removing Refrigerant in the Liquid Phase
  • Recovering Vapor from the Appliance
  • Recovery Requirements
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigerant Recovery
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 3: Refrigeration Cycle.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Flow of Refrigerant Through the Appliance
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigeration Cycle
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigeration Cycle
  • Topic Summar.

    Topic 4: Saety.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • General Safety Practices
  • Safety Reminders for Large Appliances
  • Check – Point Question: Safety
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment
    .

    Module 4: Type III – Low – Pressure Systems Description:

    The Type III classification certifies a technician for refrigerant service of low – pressure appliances. He can then also purchase refrigerants. This module is designed to help technicians understand the information necessary for obtaining Type III certification. Many of the questions for the Type III exam cover information that is covered in the

  • Core
  • module. But some of the information covered in this module is unique to Type III.

    Learning Outcomes.

    1. Describe the guidelines for leak testing in low – pressure systems.
    2. Explain how different components in low – pressure systems work.
    3. Explain how cooling takes place in low – pressure systems.
    4. Describe the techniques for recovering refrigerants from low – pressure systems.
    5. Describe the requirements for recovering refrigerants from low – pressure systems.
    6. Describe the techniques for charging refrigerants in large low – pressure systems.
    7. Describe the refrigeration cycle in large low – pressure systems.
    8. Describe the safety precautions that technicians should follow when handling refrigerants in low – pressure systems.

    Topic 1: Leak Detection.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Leak Testing Low – Pressure Systems
  • Overpressure in Low – Pressure Systems
  • Purge Units in Low – Pressure Systems
  • How Cooling Takes Place
  • Check – Point Question: Low – Pressure Systems
  • Check – Point Question: Low – Pressure Systems
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 2: Recovering and Recharging Techniques.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Recovering Refrigerants from Chillers
  • Recovery Requirements
  • System Evacuations
  • Recovery and Recycling Equipment
  • Charging Liquid Refrigerants
  • Check – Point Question: Recovering and Recharging Techniques
  • Topic Summary.

    Topic 3: Refrigeration Cycle and Safety in Low – Pressure Systems.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Refrigeration Cycle for Low – Pressure Systems
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigeration Cycle and Safety in Low – Pressure Systems
  • Personal Safety
  • Check – Point Question: Refrigeration Cycle and Safety in Low – Pressure Systems
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment.

  • 10 $45

    Category:
    Contractors.

    Course Description

    The primary concern of process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals is to protect exposed employees from unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals. This course gives you a basic understanding of OSHA standards regarding process safety management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals. .

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    Understand OSHA standards related to process safety management (PSM).

    Find out the role of employers and employees .

    Learn about contractors.

    Study training, emergency planning, mechanical integrity, and other essential factors associated with process safety management (PSM).

    TOPICS COVERED: .

    OSHA standards.

    About the Process.

    About Procedures.

    Training.

    Contractors.

    Mechanical integrity.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 2 hour.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Quizzes – All quizzes must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson.
    Final Exam – Final Exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course. The final exam can be taken three times if necessary.

    2 $20

    Category:
    Electricians CE.

    Course Description

    Electrical power is a dangerous force that requires proper understanding in the workplace. This course defines the requirements for work practices that workers should use to avoid injury from a release of electrical energy when performing tasks involving electrical power. The specific information in this course enables the student to prevent or minimize exposure to all widely recognized electrical hazards as well as to better understand the importance of the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding standards for electrical safety.

    • Understand the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E.

    • Understand ARC ratings .

    • Creating safe working conditions.

    • Understanding electrical shock hazards.

    • Understand transformers and circuit breakers.

    • Executing a lockout/tagout .

    • Understanding hazards of live parts.

    • General standards on personal protective equipment .

    TOPICS COVERED: .

    • Introduction to NFPA 70E.

    • Safety Related Work Practices.

    • General Requirements for Electrical Safety Related Work Practices.

    • Electrical Safety Program.

    • Transformer Current Ratings.

    • Energized Electrical Work Permits.

    • Lockout/ Tagout.

    • Working On or Near Live Parts.

    • Alternative Methods of Determining Arc Flash FR Clothing and PPE.

    • General NFPA 70E standards pertaining to Personal and other Protective Equipment.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 4 hours.

    TESTING:
    All module quizzes require a 70% score to proceed forward in the course. The final exam must be passed with a 70% to receive a certificate of completion.

    4 $45

    The National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008 Wiring and Protection course is designed for persons performing electrical work. The branch circuits segment of this course is designed to provide you with knowledge of the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) set for the ratings. However, this segment does not cover requirements for branch circuit ratings that supply motor loads. During the third segment, you will also explore the required receptacle and lighting outlet requirements. The Services module is designed to train individuals or groups employed in the electrical industry in the understanding of how to safely control the life threatening electrical hazards they face daily. The topics covered in this module include service equipment in general, disconnecting means, NEC regulations, ground – fault protection, overcurrent protection, and the proper location and installation of service equipment. The Overcurrent Protection segment of the course provides an overview of the general installation guidelines and rules for overcurrent protective devices. The topics covered during this module include overcurrent protection devices and their installation, circuits and conductors, the different types of fuses, and NEC regulations.

    4 $45

    The Changes to the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008 course is designed for persons performing electrical work. While there were over 3,688 proposed changes to the 2008 Code, this course will examine some of the most significant changes that affect the people throughout the electrical industry including residential, commercial, and industrial electricians. Even though the 145 articles contained in the Code can be confusing and may contain what appears to be contradictory requirements, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) will be the fundamental decision maker. You will need to understand and follow their interpretation as to the significance of information contained in a particular article, section, or subsection. During this course, particular emphasis will be provided when this situation is known to have occurred and some of the different perspectives will be presented to permit you to see several sides of a particular topic.

    4 $30

    This Package contains following courses.

    • Terminology and Units of Measurement.
    • Electronics-History and Concepts.
    • Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, and Power.
    • Magnetism and Transformers.
    • Magnetic Attraction, Repulsion, and Shielding.
    • Transformers.
    • Relays, Contactors and Starters.
    • Fundamentals of Alternating Current.
    • Alternating Current: Reactance, Impedance & Power Factor.
    • Circuit Protection Devices: Fuses.
    • Circuit Protection: Circuit Breakers & Overload Protection.
    • Understanding Electrical Schematics.
    36 $225

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Understanding Electrical Schematics.

    3 $60

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Transformers.

    3 $60

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Terminology and Units of Measurement.

    3 $60

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, and Power.

    3 $60

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Relays, Contactors and Starters.

    3 $60

    Electricity for HVACR Tech: Magnetism and Transformers.

    3 $60

    A comprehensive module explaining numerous safety facts, guidelines, and recommendations for the HVACR service technician.

    • NATE CEHs: 16
    • RSES issues CEUs in accordance with Council on Continuing Education guidelines. It is up to individual entities whether they accept RSES CEUs.
    • Course length: Approximately 12 – 20 hours

    Designed For:

    • Service technicians

    After Completing This Course, You Will Understand:.

    • The different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by OSHA standards
    • The basic precautions and safety tips while using tools and text instruments
    • The electric hazards, their effect on human body and precautions related to such hazards
    • The safe installation and maintenance of air – moving equipment and precautions for some of the hazards associated with this equipment.
    • The hazards during soldering, brazing, and welding and precautions against these hazards
    • Fire safety and related precautions
    • The guidelines for the safe use of ladders prescribed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    • The correct methods of moving materials manually and moving materials using machinery

    Course Description.

    • On – demand, interactive course of 8 modules (“short courses”)
    • Online course reader with easy – to – print PDFs
    • Online self – assessment
    • End – of – module exam and certificate of completion

    Modules: Also sold individually as short courses.
    .

    CEUs NATE CEHs 16 $225

    Course Description

    This module explains the basic precautions and safety tips while using tools and text instruments.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe the major hazards from using worn or poorly maintained tools.
    2. List some important tips for proper usage of hand tools.
    3. Describe the precautionary measures for working with electric tools.
    4. Describe the precautionary measures for working with extension cords.
    5. Describe the necessary steps for effectively maintaining battery operated tools.
    6. List the precautionary measures for working with pneumatic tools and gasoline – powered tools.
    7. Explain how powder – actuated tools work.
    8. List the safety precautions for powder – actuated tools.
    9. Explain the steps technicians should take to maintain and work with test meters.

    Topic 1: Hand Tools

      • Topic Introduction and Objectives
      • Possible Hazards from Damaged Tools
      • Basic Hand Tool Reminders
      • OSHA Hand Tools and Equipment Checklist
      • Non – Sparking Tools
      • Check – Point Question: Hand Tool Precautions
      • Topic Summary

    Topic 2: Power Tools

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
    • Precautions When Working with Power Tools
    • Tips for Working with Power Tools
    • Power Tools and PPE
    • Four Steps for Power Tool Safety
    • Extension Cords
    • OSHA Portable Tool and Equipment Checklist
    • Cordless Tools
    • Battery Maintenance for Cordless Tools
    • Tools Guards
    • Pneumatic Tools
    • Gasoline – Powered Tools
    • Check – Point Question: Hazard from Battery Operated Power Tools
    • Check – Point Question: Features of Power Tools
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 3: Powder – Actuated Tools

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Operating Powder – Actuated Tools
    • Safety Precautions for Powder – Actuated Tools
    • OSHA Powder – Actuated Tool Checklist
    • Check – point Question: Precautions for Powder – Actuated Tools
    • Topic Summary

    Topic 4: Test Meters

    • Topic Introduction and Objectives
    • Working with Test Meters
    • Checking Test Equipment
    • Test Meter Maintenance
    • Safety Tips for Multimeters
    • Check – point Question: Features of Test Meters
    • Topic Summary
    • Assesment
    2 $60

    Description.

    This module describes hazards during soldering, brazing, and welding and precautions against these hazards.

    Learning Outcome.

    Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to.

    1. Describe the safety requirements technicians should follow during welding operations.
    2. Explain the safety precautions that should be followed when breaking, cleaning, and rejoining piping and connections.
    3. Describe the potential health hazards faced by welders.
    4. Describe the hazards involved when working with an oxyacetylene welding setup.
    5. Describe the necessary precautions for handling oxygen and acetylene cylinders.
    6. Describe the necessary precautions for handling propane cylinders.

    Topic 1: Safety Precautions for Soldering, Brazing, and Welding.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Personal Safety for Torches and Welding Equipment
  • Checks for Torches and Arc Welding Equipment
  • Tips for Safety While Brazing
  • OSHA Soldering, Brazing, Welding, and Cutting Checklist
  • Check – Point Question: Safety Tips
  • Piping and Connections
  • Isolating Sections of Piping
  • Fumes from Welding
  • Safeguarding Against Fire Hazards
  • Health Hazards for Welders
  • Check – Point Question: Safety Precautions
  • Topic Summar.

    Topic 2: Working with Oxygen, Acetylene, and Propan.

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Hazards and Precautions for Oxyacetylene Welding Setup
  • Precautions for Handling Oxygen and Acetylene Cylinders
  • Working with Propane
  • Check – Point Question: Working with Acetylene
  • Check – Point Question: Working with Propane
  • Topic Summary
  • Assessment
    .

  • 2 $60

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