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Pickools
03-03-2016, 09:22 PM
Hi to all, my company (involved in refrigerated transport) is about to retrain me as a fridge engineer. Up to now I've just been involved in the building and fibreglassing side. I'm looking forward to the challenge, but I have two questions...
#1 - As a pure newbie, what sort of things to I need to research or become familiar with, before my training starts?
&
#2 - What sort of tools are particular to the refrigeration trade as a whole?

Thank you and hope to learn a great deal from the masters lol

Rob White
03-03-2016, 10:13 PM
Hi to all, my company (involved in refrigerated transport) is about to retrain me as a fridge engineer. Up to now I've just been involved in the building and fibreglassing side. I'm looking forward to the challenge, but I have two questions...
#1 - As a pure newbie, what sort of things to I need to research or become familiar with, before my training starts?
&
#2 - What sort of tools are particular to the refrigeration trade as a whole?

Thank you and hope to learn a great deal from the masters lol

If you have been chosen to do this, well done and they must
see some potential there. You will need to know about electrical,
fridge mechanics and science and then engine mechanics.

As for tools, don't rush yet, but get some good, proper tools that
you need for general mechanical work, good selection of spanners,
screwdrivers (electrical and normal), pliers, grips, side cutters and
hammers. Specialist stuff like flywheel pullers, drifts, Stillsons, socket
sets and bigger hammers will come with time.

Then you need electrical testers, selection of fuses, relays, stats and
all other electrical paraphernalia.

To much for now.

Watch the fridgies and see what they have and ask questions.

Ask questions and then ask more questions, then a few more.
If they get annoyed ask them why and would they like to explain their feelings :D
Only kidding but seriously keep asking why.

Then and only then start to look for fridge tools and equipment. Hammers (did I mention Hammers)
and pipe tool like cutters, benders and swage blocks. Gauges and a great big hammer.

Keep asking on here there is a hugh amount of experience and one or two bits are good :p

Regards

Rob.

The Viking
05-03-2016, 04:19 PM
Rob,
You forgot about the ear defenders.... :D

jonjon
06-03-2016, 03:44 PM
if you have spare bits after you put something back together as long as it works keep the other bits as spares:D

Rob White
06-03-2016, 06:15 PM
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I always thought they put too much in any way,
I always have loads left over.

Rob

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charlie patt
07-03-2016, 07:18 PM
What u working on the lighter gah Hubbard stuff or right into the t k carrier heavy stuff

Pickools
08-03-2016, 11:57 AM
What u working on the lighter gah Hubbard stuff or right into the t k carrier heavy stuff

The lighter stuff, to start with at least!

Pickools
08-03-2016, 11:59 AM
Thank you very much for the comprehensive reply, it's helped to steady my confidence a bit. I look forward to getting started!

jonjon
08-03-2016, 06:33 PM
this may help http://www.bestinfographics.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/main-qimg-dd48e9b9854ad84c67a52d55ce1b1898.jpg

charlie patt
08-03-2016, 07:23 PM
Well at some point u will need your f gas but if your working with a fellow engineer he will have the kit when u start light gloves for cold burns goggles before u learn what to touch and what not to and if your working on gah or Hubbard good ears and a torr gauge for all those leaks and moisture it's simply kit keep of the st by for a bit learn the basics and plough on tools are endless depending what age of kit u work on if it's just install on new kit please get a torr gauge ta Charlie

Pickools
09-03-2016, 08:34 AM
this may help http://www.bestinfographics.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/main-qimg-dd48e9b9854ad84c67a52d55ce1b1898.jpg

Haha I'll file this as reference material #1

Pickools
09-03-2016, 08:36 AM
Thank you, I'll be looking for torr gauge momentarily!