Heating and cooling

Mastering the techniques to stay in the comfort zone

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems provide indoor environments that are comfortable and safe, and protect temperature- or humidity- sensitive goods, equipment, or installations. These systems usually go unnoticed, unless they stop working properly, in which case the intervention of a qualified technician is necessary!

Discover training equipment that addresses key HVAC-R topics

After the students have acquired the fundamentals of HVAC, they can move on to more advanced topics. Festo Didactic has carefully selected key topics and developed relevant training solutions. Learning equipment covers subjects such as safety, tools and instrumentation, refrigerants, system operating characteristics, efficiency testing, electrical power, and controls.

All systems use residential, industrial, or commercial parts and are accompanied by comprehensive courseware with hands-on exercises. Experiments replicate various typical and realistic scenarios.


Building HVAC Controls

The Building HVAC controls training system assists instructors in teaching the fundamentals of modern controls using commercially available components from Johnson Controls, a manufacturer recognized worldwide, featuring the BACnet communication protocol.

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Heat Pumps

The heat pump learning solution helps students develop a solid understanding of typical domestic heat pumps.

Clearly-identified, separate circuits connect through a 4-way reversing valve to demonstrate the cooling and heating modes of operation. Timed automatic defrost, as well as back-up electric heating, are also covered. Students use manual and programmable thermostats to implement different scenarios in a plenum chamber.


Geothermal Energy

The Geothermal Training System replicates every subsystem in real geothermal home energy installations.

It teaches the fundamentals of heat transfer, refrigeration, and air conditioning applied to geothermal energy HVAC projects, and is suitable for future system designers and builders, maintenance technicians, and students learning the concept of energy ef?ciency.