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Refrigeration engineering

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

The course aims to present the theoretical background of refrigeration engineering, give an introduction to equipment lay-out in the field and address developments and new trends.

Topics of the course are vapour-compression, absorption and expansion processes for refrigeration, refrigerant media, process equipment characteristics, food refrigeration, air conditioning, liquefaction of gases, refrigeration technology for natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen, new concepts such as heat pumps, heat pipes etc.

The student will extend their basic knowledge of thermodynamics and process equipment to the field of temperatures below that of the surroundings, down to the region of liquid hydrogen. Air conditioning is also addressed.

More information on Åbo Akademi’s course page.


Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Ron Zevenhoven

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg, Student services specialist
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Energy storages,
Technical studies
Applications and technologies of energy storages,
Industrial engineering and management
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Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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