1. Design of the refrigeration system
The refrigeration system designer plays a vital role in ensuring that systems are designed for maximum refrigerant containment, low energy use and high reliability. A key part of the design is minimising the required refrigerant charge as much as possible. Training and ongoing development of the skills of designers is essential to ensure that supermarket designs constantly improve and incorporate new, efficient technologies.
2. Installation of the refrigeration system
Installation engineers play an important role in ensuring that systems have maximum refrigerant containment and high reliability. The skills of engineers should be continually developed and improved to reach this goal.
3. Commissioning of the refrigeration system
The commissioning process is vital to the efficient operation of a refrigeration system. The expertise and skill of the commissioning engineer should be proven through experience, training and ongoing development of knowledge and skills.
4. Operation of the refrigeration system
End users have a vital role to play in the ongoing efficiency of their refrigeration systems. Employee training and expanding their skills and knowledge can play a vital role in ensuring that refrigeration systems are operated correctly and if any problems crop up, they are identified early.
5. Service and maintenance of the refrigeration system
Routine service and maintenance is vital for the ongoing efficient operation of a retail refrigeration system. The expertise of the service engineer should be proven through formal training courses and through continual ongoing training to enhance skills.
6. Project management
The project manager holds a key role in ensuring that retail refrigeration projects are delivered on time and to specification. The project manager requires a range of skills that should be proven through experience and continual hands-on training.