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Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Students See Inside the "Heart" of a Refrigeration System

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Compressor "tear down" scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28
WHO: 34 seniors in Hudson Valley Community College’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Services program.
WHAT: The students will participate in a “tear down school,” which is designed to show them the inner workings of a compressor. A compressor is the main operating component – the heart – of any type of refrigeration system. Four, 300-pound compressors will be dissected during the “school.”

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004.


Williams Hall Room 158
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York


The tear down school will be run by representatives of the Carlyle Compressor Company through an arrangement with F.W. Webb, an Albany-based plumbing and heating supply company. Once the compressors are “torn down,” they also will be reassembled.

“At this stage, our students have almost three semesters under their belt and they know the workings of a refrigeration system. This gets into the nitty-gritty, more detail,” explained James Smart, a lab assistant and adjunct instructor in the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Services program. “When you tear a piece of equipment down and see the internal parts, and how the fit and work together, you have a better understanding of the system as whole.”