Course detail

Heat Pumps

FSI-LTCAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with the construction of modern refrigeration systems and heat pumps. It focuses on not only the construction of individual components, their purpose and placement in a real device, but also on the operation and maintenance of heat pumps and related legislation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will learn to recognize the basic components of refrigerating equipment and heat pumps, to operate these equipment and to identify common operating conditions and failures.


Basic knowledge of thermodynamics and electrical engineering.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2012, 181 s. (CS)
DINÇER, Ibrahim. Refrigeration systems and applications. 3rd Edition. Chichester: Wiley, 2017, 752 s. ISBN 978-1-119-23075-5. (CS)
KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ. Chladicí a klimatizační technika II. Praha: Svaz chladicí a klimatizační techniky, 2015, 167 s. (CS)
ŽERAVÍK, Antonín. Stavíme tepelné čerpadlo: [návratnost i za jeden rok]. Přerov: Antonín Žeravík, 2003, 311 s. ISBN 80-239-0275-X. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is awarded for active participation in exercises and laboratory measurements

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills necessary for operation and maintenance of cooling equipment and heat pumps. Completion of the course will provide students with a sufficient basis to pass the professional examinations required by current legislation for service and maintenance of heat pumps.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in the exercises is voluntary.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ETI-P Master's

    specialization TEP , 1. year of study, winter semester, 1 credit, elective
    specialization FLI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 1 credit, elective
    specialization ENI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 1 credit, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Fundamental physics + refrigerating systems overview
2 + 3. Compressors for refrigerating systems
4. Hands on Compressor
5. Heat exchangers
6. Hands on Heat exchangers
7. Other components of refrigerating systems
8. Heat pumps and Air condition
9. Hands on Heat Pump
10. Refrigerants
11. Legislation and environment protection
12. Hands on Refrigerants
13. Excursion