If you are looking to cut down maintenance costs and reduce downtime in your vessel’s refrigeration and AC systems, then we strongly recommend that you attend our 5-day marine refrigeration course.
Our course includes but is not limited to topics such as:
- Heat transfer & thermodynamics.
- Proper maintenance of marine refrigeration systems.
- Troubleshooting and repairing refrigeration systems.
To give you a better idea of what our 5-day practical marine refrigeration course is about, allow us to introduce to you the benefits of completing it!
5 Benefits Of Taking Our Marine Refrigeration Course
1. You’ll master the theoretical and practical basics of marine refrigeration systems
The very first benefit of our course is a complete technical understanding of marine refrigeration systems. Among other things, our marine refrigeration course covers:
- Marine Refrigeration system components.
- The vapor compression cycle.
- Repairing leaks on seawater cooling systems.
- Fault finding and troubleshooting.
We will not only have a look at what makes a marine refrigeration system, but we will also cover the theoretical and practical basics of refrigeration and heat transfer.
Our course program encompasses both provisions refrigeration systems and accommodations ACs, so the skills that you obtain during the course will be useful on Yachts, passenger cruise ships, and pretty much any other marine vessel that has a refrigeration system on-board.
One thing to note – the 5-day marine refrigeration course is not intended for complete beginners or people will very limited experience.
If you are new to the field, then we recommend that you first take our “Fundamentals Of Marine Refrigeration” online course. This will introduce you to the basic theory and prepare you for the more advanced topics covered in the 5-day marine refrigeration course.
2. You’ll know how to properly maintain and prolong the life of marine refrigeration systems
Marine refrigeration systems are extremely reliable and are designed to operate in harsh marine environments. However, like any mechanical system, they break down sooner or later.
Regular and proper maintenance is key to prolonging the life of a marine refrigeration system. Although it is impossible to keep a refrigeration system running forever, technicians can at least postpone breakdowns and ensure that the cooling system is running when it’s needed the most.
Among the maintenance-related topics we cover in our course are:
- What needs to be serviced.
- When different components of a refrigeration system need attention.
- How to properly schedule maintenance sessions.
- How to properly store and start-up marine refrigeration systems.
Once you have completed our 5-day course, you will know how to service your refrigeration system to ensure reliable and fault-free operation.
3. You’ll know how to troubleshoot and repair marine refrigeration systems
No matter how meticulous you are about your maintenance schedule, marine refrigeration systems break down sooner or later. You cannot stop the mechanical wear of components – only postpone them.
With this in mind, our course covers not only the maintenance of marine refrigeration systems but also their repair.
The repair of a marine refrigeration system incorporates two stages:
- Identifying and locating the problem.
- Fixing the problem.
The first stage is arguably the most challenging and time-consuming, so we dedicate extra attention to it. More specifically, we cover:
- Leak detection techniques.
- Symptoms of refrigeration system faults.
- The fault-finding process and how to locate precisely what is wrong with the refrigeration system.
All in all, the process of detecting issues in a marine refrigeration system comes down to narrowing the problem. This way, you can fairly accurately identify the affected area and then proceed to repair it.
Speaking of repairs, here’s what our 5-day course covers:
- Refrigerant and oil recovery.
- Leak detection methods.
- The repair process of a marine refrigeration system to industry standards.
4. You’ll know how to act in emergencies
Completing our course will give you the knowledge and processes to help you with emergencies.
As a trained specialist, you will know exactly where to look if the boat’s marine refrigeration or AC systems goes down. Theoretical knowledge will let you understand what is going on, while practice will allow you to quickly identify the issue and perform repairs.
Putting hours into practice and theory is key to quick responses in emergencies. In fact, the main goal of professional training is learning precisely what to do if a boat’s refrigeration system suddenly goes down while you are on the water.
When the boat is in a marina, you have all the time in the world to identify the problem and treat it. However, with your boat on the water, you will have to deal with cold store supplies that may go bad from the heat or passengers whose travel experience will irreversibly deteriorate.
With that in mind, the ability to quickly identify and treat refrigeration and AC system faults in emergencies is crucial for engineers.
5. You’ll be able to decrease costs and increase revenue
Finally, as a consequence of all the previous points, your marine HVAC system expertise will be able to save your employers tremendous amounts of money.
Here is how in-depth knowledge of marine refrigeration systems could allow you to cut down expenses:
- Reduced fuel costs when the system is running efficiently.
- With proper maintenance, you will be able to avoid frequent repairs.
- When faults do occur, you will be able to rapidly identify the location of the problem and treat it promptly, reducing downtime.
- With quick treatment, you will improve passenger experience, increasing the likelihood of passengers becoming repeat customers.
- You will reduce the costs associated with the loss of temperature-sensitive cargo.
To recap, our 5-day practical course will allow you to more efficiently maintain marine refrigeration and AC systems, promptly respond to emergencies, and quickly get the systems back in order.
Our course involves both theoretical and practical lessons, but it leans heavily on hands-on experience. So once you complete the course, you will know everything you need to effectively maintain and repair marine refrigeration and AC systems.
We have dates scheduled up to a year in advance, so check out the course page to find more information.