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5415 — Air Conditioning Equipment Operating*

This standard covers nonsupervisory work concerned primarily with operating air-conditioning systems for large buildings or complexes of buildings. Also included are jobs that involve the operation and regulation of cold storage and specialized climate simulation facilities. The work requires the ability to adjust equipment to maintain desired temperatures and humidity, start, operate, and stop the air handling equipment and centrifugal compressors or absorbers, and detect and diagnose malfunctions in equipment. Operators must know the purposes and locations of all equipment in the systems and the auxiliary equipment such as cooling towers, water pumps, air compressors, liquid circulating pumps, and fans.