HVAC, Refrigeration and air conditioning courses

Commercial Industrial Marine Offshore

Hi, I’m Stuart Ginbey and I’m here to HELP YOU troubleshoot refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

I’ve helped students from all over the world discover how these systems really work so that they know EXACTLY what to do when it all breaks down.

To GET STARTED and develop your knowledge in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, please click the button below:

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TechnicalPassport.com is a website that is owned and run by the team at Tradewinds Engineering Ltd. The site has been put together to help members of the marine & offshore industry to get direct access to support for HVAC systems.

Tradewinds Engineering have extensive experience and expertise with refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation systems within the Marine and Offshore industry. From the chillers in the living quarters, to hazardous area ventilation systems, our skilled engineers are ready to support you 365 days per year in any location around the world.

Our project history has seen us working directly with major oil & gas operators both in the North Sea (UK) and in international locations. We have successfully completed HVAC surveys and condition reports, new installations and equipment upgrades, commissioning, refrigerant R22 retrofits, heat load analysis and design reviews for entire platforms as well as ductwork and air flow calculations.

Who is Stuart Ginbey?

Over 25 years in the HVAC industry has literally taken me all over the world. Soon after finishing a refrigeration apprenticeship in Perth, Australia, I gained a qualification in Marine Engineering and took my first job as the engineer on a fishing vessel off the coast of Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Since then, I have been installing, servicing and commissioning offshore HVAC systems for projects in Australia, Singapore, The North Sea, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and even Sakhalin Island in Russia.

Wanting to progress my career, I became an air conditioning inspector and later qualified as a refrigeration trainer and assessor. This gave me the opportunity to share my knowledge and I’ve been teaching a range of courses including the refrigeration masterclass, marine refrigeration, C&G 2079 F-Gas, brazing, basic refrigeration and even bespoke offshore HVAC design courses.

In 2010, I established Tradewinds Engineering Ltd and had the fortunate opportunity to support many clients including BP, Total E&P UK, Seadrill, Noble Drilling, Ensco and a range of clients from the superyachts to the merchant Navy.

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