World’s First Co2 Refrigeration Interactive Course

This CO2Refrigeration course provides a broad introduction to the fundamental knowledge required to work on CO2 systems and also helps prepare the student for further study of advanced CO2 Refrigeration Systems.

The course covers design, installation and maintenance considerations, including advantages in using CO2, and functionality of the different refrigeration systems, including volatile secondary, volatile secondary with DX, volatile secondary/cascade, trans-critical and direct expansion. This will be of great assistance to those already working with CO2 and those about to use these systems.

Interest in Carbon Dioxide technology has rapidly grown in the last few years as it provides exceptionally high refrigeration capacities for compressor size while CO2 itself is ozone friendly and has a low global warming potential (GWP) of 1. Regulations have further restricted the use of CFC and HFC refrigerants due to their damaging effect on the environment and the Industry believes that Carbon Dioxide technology will become even more important in the near future.

Star Refrigeration’s experienced engineers have developed this Carbon Dioxide course. The information about the use of CO2 in refrigeration systems was collected from many sources around the world and put together into a superior two-module course, including CO2 Fundamentals  and CO2 Refrigeration System Basics. Danfoss has also contributed to the development of the course by providing valuable learning material.

Star Refrigeration has been working on the development of CO2 technologies and solutions that reduce users’ environmental impact and running costs for more than 15 years. It has, over the years, collected many awards for pioneering environmentally friendlier technologies.

Star has played a leading role in the development of carbon dioxide refrigeration in the UK and overseas. Andy Pearson, MD –Contracts of Star Refrigeration is also co-founder and chairman of The carbon dioxide interest group (c-dig). This group was formed in Europe in July 2000 to provide a platform for the exchange of news, ideas, information and experiences between refrigeration engineers in industry and research/teaching organisations.

All this knowledge and shared experiences in the use of CO2 has been brought together to create this ground-breaking course, providing very clear and useful information about the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. Students achieving an 80% or more in the final test will receive a Diploma certified by CIBSE and the Construction CPD International Service.

Currently, counts with a student community of more than 2000 members.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and The Construction CPD Service have accredited this Carbon Dioxide course, which is already being successfully used in the training of major UK’s supermarket service contractors as part of their training programme.

The Star Refrigeration Group

Star Refrigeration is the largest independent refrigeration company in the UK. The Star Refrigeration Group maintains a worldwide reputation built on quality, reliability and sound technical innovation. It operates in five global business sectors: – Refrigeration Engineering (Star Refrigeration); Industrial Freezing and Chilling Systems (Starfrost); M&E Engineering (Penec); Technical Consultancy (Star Technical Solutions); and Learning (

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