A one-week training in Trinidad in August provided refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trainers from Trinidad and several Caribbean states with a unique learning experience on the application of the natural refrigerant propane.
The “Cool Training Trinidad”, a 5-day training of trainers from Trinidad and surrounding Caribbean states was carried out from August 14 to 18, 2023 in Trinidad. The training included theoretical and practical sessions on the application of natural refrigerants for commercial refrigeration systems with a focus on propane (R290).
13 participants from Trinidad and 4 regional RAC trainers from Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Dominica participated in the training. One of them said: “The course content was well presented. As a trainer, teaching the seminar content over the years, it was very beneficial, with resources and new updated content that I will personally put into practices and share with future students.”
The training was conducted by Mr. Reiner Mayers, a professor from the German vocational training institute Bundesfachschule Kälte-Klima-Technik (BFS) in Maintal, Germany together with a trainer from the National Ozone Unit Trinidad and Tobago.
In terms of content, the theory covered refrigerant circuit pipes joining and installation methods, as well as leak finding and tightness test activities and the presentation of propane chillers. The practical part covered the application of propane (R290) as refrigerant.