Reefer Unit Maintenance

Seably 30 minutes

This course aims to give engineers a basic knowledge of how to perform service and maintain smaller reefer units safely and efficiently. Reefer units are used for provisions stores, cooling CO2 storage, air-conditioning units, reefer containers, and in cold cargo holds.

Some of the cooling media used in these units are affecting the ozone layer, and others that replace these are potent global warming greenhouse gases. It is essential that cooling media is handled properly and when no longer in use destroyed by certified agents.

You will also learn how to do a leak search and gives advice on which parts to inspect and mentions the equipment needed for this. Safe handling of cooling media is also included. There are also some facts about the legal aspects when dealing with refrigerants. These parts of the course are essential since they aim to increase the understanding of legal and environmental issues when handling HFC and HCFC.

This course aims to give you more knowledge about legislation and environment, safety and safe handling, pump down and recovery, drier and oil change, as well as after-service and repair of reefer units and refrigerants.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 30 minutes
  5. Intended for: All engine room officers and ratings.
  6. Reference: Based on regulation 842/2006 & 1005/2009 of the European Parliament, regulation 2007:846 of the Swedish Government and Regulatory Code 2010:96 chapt 13 §6-14 of the Swedish Transport Agency.