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Refrigerating Farm Produce 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £295.00Course Code: BAG225
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Refrigerating Farm Produce 100 Hours Certificate Course

Refrigerating Farm Produce online: It is important that harvested produce is kept in the best condition, to get the best prices at market. This refrigeration course will help you to ensure that fruit and vegetables reach consumers as fresh as possible. You will also learn how to keep cut flowers, seeds and oils in tip-top condition.

Farmers, farm managers, farm technicians, produce managers of supermarkets and wholesalers, should all benefit from completing this excellent course. It can be completed in you own time and at your own pace, via distance learning.  

Learn about the optimum storage temperatures for food to extend its shelf life, freezing techniques and how to retain colour, flavour, texture and vitamin C levels, plus other important information you need to know. For example did you know that most bacteria are killed at temperatures of minus 12 degrees centigrade?

Learn all this and more, plus gain invaluable skills you can apply to the post-harvest storage of farm produce with this course.


Learning Goals: Refrigerating Farm Produce BAG225
  1. Explain the nature and scope of refrigeration by providing a general overview of the concepts
  2. Outline what happens to the physical properties of substances during refrigeration and different refrigeration methods, especially vapour compression
  3. Describe the vapour compression refrigeration system and its components
  4. Describe the nature of cooling and freezing items and outline how to calculate the heat load to be removed in order to carry out these processes
  5. Outline the principles behind the basic refrigeration cycle, and selection of refrigerants and components
  6. Explain refrigeration and chilling techniques for a range of edible products
  7. Explain refrigeration and chilling techniques for a range of products other than edible produce
  8. Outline the difference between freezing and refrigerating and how freezing methods can be used to store a range of goods

Lesson Structure: Refrigerating Farm Produce BAG225

Lesson 1: Nature and Scope of Refrigeration

  • Introduction
  • Nature of Refrigeration
  • Why do it?
  • Brief History of Refrigeration
  • Scope of Refrigeration: What things are refrigerated and what should not be?
  • Refrigeration Methods
  • Different types of refrigerators

Lesson 2: The Refrigeration Process

  • Introduction
  • Underlying Principles
  • Definition of Work
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • The Gas Laws
  • Heat Transfer
  • The Refrigeration Cycle
  • The Joule-Thomson Effect
  • Carnot Cycle and Vapour Compression
  • Absorption
  • Adsorption
  • Gas Cycle
  • Steam Jet
  • Thermoelectric

Lesson 3: The Vapour Compression System

  • Introduction
  • Refrigeration Components in Vapour Compression Systems
  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Liquid Receiver
  • Expansion Valve
  • Evaporator
  • Interconnecting Pipework
  • Suction Line
  • Discharge Line
  • Liquid Drain Line
  • Liquid Line
  • Refrigerant Composition
  • The Domestic Refrigerator

Lesson 4: Heat Load Calculations

  • Introduction
  • Heat Gain Calculations: Fabric Heat Gains
  • Product Heat Gains
  • Air Change Heat Gains
  • Occupancy Heat Gains
  • Mechanical/Electrical Heat Gains

Lesson 5: The Refrigeration Cycle: Refrigerants and Components

  • Refrigerant Selection
  • ASHRAE Standards
  • Boiling Point/Evaporating Point
  • Freezing Point
  • Toxicity and Flammability
  • Acute Toxicity Exposure Limit (ATEL)
  • Practical Limit (PL)
  • Global Warming Potential
  • Pressure Enthalpy Chart
  • Component Selections: Evaporator Selection
  • Compressor Selection
  • Condenser Selection
  • Expansion Valve Selection

Lesson 6: Applied Refrigeration: Edible Produce

  • Introduction
  • Fruit
  • General Requirements
  • Pre-treatment
  • Specific Examples
  • Vegetables: General Requirements
  • Specific Examples - Precooling
  • Specific Examples – Storage Life
  • Nuts and Seeds: General Requirements
  • Specific Examples
  • Meat: Red Meat and Poultry
  • General Requirements
  • Specific Examples
  • Fish: General Requirements
  • Specific Examples
  • Dairy: General Requirements
  • Specific Examples

Lesson 7: Applied Refrigeration: Other Products

  • Introduction
  • Cut Flowers: General Requirements
  • Post-Harvest Treatments
  • Packaging
  • Specific Examples
  • Seed Storage and Seed Banks: Seed Storage Behaviour
  • Factors Affecting Storage of Seed
  • Types of Seed Storage
  • Cold and Cool Rooms in Seed Banks
  • Chemicals: Plant Growth Regulators
  • Storing Plant Growth Regulators
  • Cytokinins
  • Gibberellins
  • Agricultural Chemicals

Lesson 8: Freezing Goods

  • Introduction
  • Brief History of Freezing Food
  • Why Freeze Food?
  • Problems of Freezing
  • Which Foods Can Be Frozen?
  • Considerations When Freezing Foods
  • Commercial Freezing Methods
  • Commercial Freezing Equipment
  • Domestic Freezing
  • A few guidelines for freezing
  • Power Failure
  • Other General Considerations
  • Freezing Fruits
  • Freezing Vegetables
  • Freezing Meat and Poultry
  • Freezing Meat, Poultry and Fish
  • Processing Meat for Freezing
  • General procedure
  • Freezing Meat
  • Freezing Fish and Seafood
  • Managing the Freezer
  • How to Soften Water

Each lesson consists of online self-assessment tests, set tasks and written assignments.


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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
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Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
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Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
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