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This two-week course is designed to provide marine engineers with a working knowledge of refrigeration systems with special emphasis on Thermo King and Carrier refrigerated container units.

The lab contains seven operating container units. The units incorporate the latest refrigerants (R-134a, R-404), microprocessors, and atmosphere controls. Our newest Thermo King and Carrier units utilize the scroll compressors. The school is also a Partner in Education with Thermo King Corporation.

Topics presented include basic refrigeration principles, refrigeration instrumentation, modern refrigerants and their characteristics, and Thermo King and Carrier container components.

Laboratory experiences are hands-on exercises that emphasize the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the refrigeration and electrical systems associated with these units.

Course Capacity: 10 students

Prerequisites: Previous electrical training and/or work experience associated with these units is highly recommended.

Special Requirements: EPA Refrigeration Recovery Technician Certification for Type II or Universal is required for successful completion of this course.

USCG Approval: Any licensed engineer successfully completing the two-week Container Refrigeration course while holding a valid "Universal Technician Certificate" as described in 40 CFR Part 82, and presenting our certificate of training at a Regional Exam Center, will satisfy the training and assessment requirements of the STCW Code, Section A-III/2, Table A-III/2, for the function of Marine Engineering at the management level for operating principles of ships refrigeration.