HSI Training System Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology


The base unit CS 101 is, dependent on the objective of the experiment, extended into complete refrigeration circuit with one of the models available as accessories (CS 101.01 refrigerator, CS 101.02 refrigeration system with refrigeration and freezing stage, CS 101.03 simple air conditioning system, CS 101.04 air conditioning). The main components of CS 101 are compressor, condenser and receiver plus electrical and communications systems. The models are plugged onto the base unit and connected hydraulically with refrigerant hoses and electrically with cables.

Self-sealing couplings reduce the refrigerant loss to a minimum. All components are arranged well visible to allow their operation to be monitored. The modern and powerful software is an integral part of the training system in the form of hardware/software integration (HSI). It enables the comfortable execution and analysis of the experiments. The experimental unit is connected to the PC via a Ethernet interface. The ADF software consists of a software for system operation and for data acquisition and an educational software. With explanatory texts and illustrations, the educational software significantly aids the understanding of the theoretical principles. Each model has its own ADF software matching the learning objectives. With the aid of an authoring system, the teacher can create further exercises.

Temperatures and pressures in the system are recorded by sensors and displayed dynamically in the software for system operation and data acquisition. The ADF software provides exact data on the condition of the refrigerant, which is used to calculate the refrigerant mass flow rate accurately. The calculation therefore gives a much more accurate result than measurement using conventional methods.


  1. Basic experiments on the operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems by combining the base unit and models
  2. ADF training system with HSI technology
  3. Condensing unit consisting of compressor, condenser and receiver
  4. Connection between condensing unit and model via refrigerant hoses
  5. Model attached securely on CS 101 with fasteners
  6. Manometer for refrigerant with temperature scale
  7. Refrigerant mass flow rate precisely calculated via ADF software
  8. Refrigerant R134a, GWP: 1430
  9. System control via solenoid valves and software
  10. ADF software for data acquisition via Ethernet under Windows 8.1, 10

Technical Details

  1. Compressor
  2. Refrigeration capacity: 560W at 7,2/54,4°C
  3. Power consumption: 300W at 7,2/54,4°C
  4. Receiver: 1,2 L
  5. Refrigerant • R-134aA • GWP: 1430
  6. Filling volume: 850g

Measuring ranges:

  • Temperature: 1x -50…50°C, 3x 0…100°C
  • Pressure:
    • 1x intake side: -1…9bar
    • 2x delivery side: -1…15bar
  • Flow rate: refrigerant calculated 0…19 kg/h
  • 230V, 50Hz, 1 phase
  • 230V, 60Hz, 1 phase 120V, 60Hz, 1 phase

Required for operation

  • PC with Windows recommended