Fundamentals Of Marine Refrigeration – (Online Course)


This course explains the fundamentals of marine refrigeration.

  • Module 1 – Thermodynamics, heat transfer, the vapour compression cycle & refrigerants
  • Module 2 – How to repair a marine refrigeration system to industry standards

All permits are in place and safety is paramount so let’s get started with understanding how to repair offshore refrigeration systems.

Who it is aimed at:

The course is aimed at rig workers, mechanics, electricians, marine engineers, barge engineers and supervisors or managers in a technical role. These roles could be offshore on a variety of installations including fixed platforms, jackups, drillships, supply boats or onshore in the project engineering team.

How to get the best out of it:

This course has been designed to cover a variety of learning styles and includes e-lessons, videos, study guides and scenarios. It also includes a final quiz at the end of each module to check your knowledge against the syllabus. We encourage you to use the learning aids provided and follow the course in a step by step process. If you have any questions related to the content of the course, we welcome you to ask them in the discussion forum where you will get access to our experienced HVAC trainers.

The course content includes:

Module 1 – Principles of Refrigeration
Learning Path 1 – Thermodynamics – The principles of thermodynamics and the vapour compression cycle.
Learning Path 2 – The Refrigeration Cycle – The four major components and ancillary components of a marine refrigeration system.
Learning Path 3 – Refrigerants – The types of refrigerant, methods of identifying them, and the relationship between pressure and temperature.
Learning Path 4 – Assessment

Module 2 – The Repair Process
Learning Path 1 – Overview of the Repair Process
Learning Path 2 – Decommissioning a refrigeration System
Learning Path 3 – Pressure Testing after a Repair – How to test the strength and tightness to offshore industry standards.
Learning Path 4 – Evacuation and Dehydration – How to remove moisture from a refrigeration system
Learning Path 5 – Charging and Commissioning – Methods of charging refrigerants, measuring subcooling and superheat, and commissioning the system.
Learning Path 6 – Leak Testing – How to check the system for leaks and the mandatory record keeping requirements.
Learning Path 7 – Assessment


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