Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Course Title: Fundamentals of Psychrometric and Cooling Load Estimation
Course Objective: To develop an understanding of the basic concepts of thermodynamics, psychrometry, cooling load estimation, duct design of HVAC systems and sizing of air handling units (AHUs).
Target group: Engineering Professionals and Technical Persons,
  • whose academic qualifications are above NVQ-7 or SLQF-5 (B.Sc. Engineering) AND,
  • who are new to the Air Conditioning Industry and who would like to refresh their knowledge and need a thorough review of the basics of Psychrometrics and Cooling Load Estimation
Duration: 04 Saturdays (Lectures – 16 hrs, Tutorials – 06 hrs, Practicals – 06 hrs)
Group size: 20 participants per intake
Course Fee: Rs. 30,000/= + VAT
Commence on: Contact course coordinator for commencement dates
Apply before: Contact course coordinator for application deadline

Course Outline

  • Review of First and Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Fundamentals of Gas Laws
  • Psychrometric Chart
  • Psychrometric Analysis
  • Design Calculation of Air Handling Units (AHUs)
  • Conduction and Convection Heat Transfer
  • Heat Gains and Cooling Load Estimation
  • Duct Design

Application Procedure

Application form can be obtained by sending an email to the Course Coordinator OR from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Moratuwa by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope 100 x 225 mm² in size

Note: Please write the Course Title clearly on the left-hand top corner of the envelope.

Contact us

Course Coordinator

Dr. (Mrs.) Wijewardane MA

anusha[at] / +94 11 2650301 (Ext: 4516)

Resource Person(s)

Dr. (Mrs.) Manthilake MMID

manthilake[at] / +94 11 2650301 (Ext: 4505)

Dr. Ranasinghe RACP

chathurar[at] / +94 11 2650301 (Ext: 4503)

Dr. Jayasekara JGAS

saliya[at] / +94 11 2650301 (Ext: 4508)

Dr. Nissanka NAID

nissankai[at] / +94 11 2650301 (Ext: 4519)