Education

Woolworths opens refrigeration apprenticeship program

Woolworths has opened applications across five states for its 2021 refrigeration apprenticeship program, including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The four-year program offers the selected apprentice refrigeration technicians the opportunity to gain experience with the latest global refrigeration technologies. Woolworths says its refrigeration systems are at the forefront of technology. […]

Education Products

New comprehensive guide to refrigeration

Fundamentals of Refrigeration is a new manual published by Volker Stamer, Director of the international Bitzer training centre Schaufler Academy. According to Bitzer, the text is a comprehensive guide to refrigeration, with a wealth of basic information aimed at new entrants to the industry, and extensive reference material that will serve experienced refrigeration technicians. “The […]

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News

To infinity and refrigeration

A team of engineers from Purdue University, Air Squared Inc and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to build a refrigerator for astronauts that works in zero gravity – and upside down. The team ran tests last month on their fridge design at the Zero Gravity Corporation’s (ZERO-G) weightless research lab. The unique testing centre allowed them to test the […]

Public Comment

IIAR safety standard for CO2 systems open for review

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has invited comments for the fourth public review of BSR/IIAR CO2-202x, Safety Standard for Closed-Circuit Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Systems. The public review period runs until March 14. “Substantive changes resulting from this public review will also be provided for comment in a future public review if necessary,” the IIAR […]

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Events and conferences

Natural Refrigeration Conference goes virtual

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has announced it is cancelling the face-to-face portion of the 2021 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference and Expo due to COVID-19. It will now be held online. The event was originally slated to be held in Palm Springs, California, USA, from June 21–23, 2021. The current regulations that affect meetings […]