Marine Air Conditioning
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Recording: The live webinar was held on Aprill 11, 2013
Instructor: Bob Williams
Course Fee: $35 - SSCA Members / $45 - Non Members
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Bob will present an overview of air conditioning systems technologies available to the cruiser. An explanation of calculating cabin area heat leak will be provided and considerations of air flow. Comparisons between direct expansion and chiller systems will be made along with alternative means to power up these systems without a generator. A basic explanation of the air conditioning refrigerant cycle as it pertains to diagnostics and troubleshooting will be provided. In that all these systems rely on water cooled condensers it warrants an explanation of why centrifugal pumps are used and when they don't work.
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