Course Title: Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump syste

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EEET7327C

Course Title: Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump syste

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Competency in this unit granted only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.
UEENEEJ172A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants split systems
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

Course Description

This unit covers the assembly, installation and starting up and de-commissioning of single head split air conditioning systems and split water heating heat pump systems up to a maximum of 18kWr refrigeration capacity. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following routine procedures to install equipment, connecting pipe work, pressure testing, evacuating, perform functional checks and complete installation / regulatory documentation.

Note: The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 may apply to this unit. Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included. 
 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, require a license to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and air conditioning work. Practice in workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

Note:
1. The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 may apply to this unit. Prior to planning the delivery of any training and/or assessment activities all legislative and regulatory requirements shall be identified and included.
2. Compliance with permits may be required in various jurisdictions and typically relates to the operation of plant, machinery and equipment such as elevating work platforms, powder operated fixing tools, power operated tools, vehicles, road signage and traffic control, lifting equipment. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
3. Compliance may be required in various jurisdictions relating to currency in First Aid, confined space, lifting and risk safety measures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ105A Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump syste

Element:

1. Prepare to assemble, install and start up split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood
1.2Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed
1.3Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented
1.4The work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with job schedule

1.5Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.6The layout of the pipe work to be installed is determined from job/manufacturer specifications and diagrams
1.7Materials needed to carry out the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements
1.8Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to conduct the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety
1.9Appropriately licensed electrician is engaged to carry out all electrical work for the air conditioning and water heating heat pump system
1.10Appropriately licensed plumber is engaged to carry out all mains water piping work for the heat pump hot water system
1.11Preparatory work is checked to ensure no damage has occurred and complies with requirements.
 

Element:

2. Assemble, install and start up split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2System components are positioned in the specified location and assembled in strict accordance with manufacturer instructions and industry standards
2.3Interconnecting refrigerant piping/tubing is prepared and assembled in strict accordance with manufacturer instructions and industry standards.
2.4Components are pressure tested and evacuated in strict accordance with manufacturer instructions and industry standards
2.5Established methods for dealing with unexpected situations are discussed with appropriate person or persons, documented are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person
2.6Ongoing checks of the quality of installation and start up are undertaken in accordance with established procedures
2.7Notification is given to appropriate person(s) that the system is ready for electrical and mains water connection in accordance with established procedures. (see note 1)
2.8The work is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles

Element:

3. Decommission split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2Refrigerant is pump down and/or recovered from the indoor unit. Interconnecting refrigerant piping/tubing is removed and the indoor and outdoor refrigerant circuits are sealed in accordance with manufacturer instructions and industry standards/codes of practice
3.3Appropriately licensed electrician is engaged to isolate and disconnect electrical supply and cabling from the air conditioning and water heating heat pump system
3.4Indoor and outdoor unit, refrigerant pipework, water pipeowork condensate drains and electrical conduits/cables are un-mounted.
3.5Established methods for dealing with unexpected situations are discussed with appropriate person or persons, documented are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person
3.6The work is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles

Element:

4. Test single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems and document

Performance Criteria:

4.1OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed
4.2The system performance is tested to ensure compliance with technical standards, manufacturer/ job specifications and requirements (Note 2)
4.3Work site and equipment is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures. (Note 3)
4.4Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicLearning Activities/ResourceElements/Performance CriteriaAssessments
 1. This unit covers the theory behind assembly, installation and starting up and de-commissioning of single head split air conditioning systems andsplit water heating heat pump systems up to a maximum of 18kWr refrigeration capacity. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following routine procedures to install equipment, connecting pipe work, pressure testing, evacuating, perform functional checks and complete installation / regulatory documentation.

 Rmit 3rd year Refrigeration Manual/Worksheets

 1.1  - 1.11

2.1  - 2.8

 Refer to Elements  2.1 - 4.4
 1A Swmns& Underpinnings Handouts 1.1 - 1.11 
     
 2. Practical Assessments  2.1 - 2.8 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

ADetermining job requirements correctly
BPositioning and assembling system components to specifications
CAssembling piping and tubing to specifications
DPressure testing an evacuating the system in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and industry standards, codes and regulations.
Note:
EGiving notification to appropriate person for electrical connections to be completed
FDe-commissioning single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump units
GTesting system performance correctly to manufacturer design specifications
HDocumenting work activities
IDemonstrating a basic understanding of system performance outside manufacturers design specifications
JDemonstrating a basic understanding of the compressor, condenser, evaporator and flow control types and their function relevant to single head split system installation
Refrigerant purging is not permitted in Australia.

Grading Criteria

NYC not yet competent.

CA  ompetence Achieved.

DNS  Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

Assessment tasksElement/Performance CriteriaPercentage Weighting
Theory 1.1 - 2.830%
Practical TasksRefer to elements70%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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