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Results of the Refrigeration Professionals Awards 2019

Professional of the year - Reinhard Wirtenberger. Environmental Excellence - Reinhard Wirtenberger. Apprentice of the year - Jared Edlin. Salesperson of the year - Kenneth Bate. Health & Safety Champion - Paul Thomson. Runners up -Cole Robinson, Trent Miller, Nick Cummings, Anant Arankalle, Theo de Villers, Re-Jaun Kruis, Elias MackenzieThanks again to all our sponsors who have made this event happen: Photonic Innovation, HVAC tools, IChill, Celcius consulting, Critical Refrigeration, Recov...

December 16, 2019

Chilling with - Richard Cardiff

It was an absolute honour to chat with Richard who also happens to be our very own Neill Adkins Grand Father. Mr Cardiff is a wealth of experience and technical knowledge not to mention a charismatic individual with a great sense of humour. Richard has worked extensively in the Pacific Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, as well as Mainland China, Mongolia, and Kunming, close to the border to Myanmar (Burma) to just name a few. I could have literally talked with the man all day long. If ...

November 16, 2019

How are you gathering workplace evidence ?

Our apprentices and workplace assessors alike have little issue with implementing and performing the work required to complete any given unit standard that is in place within their training plan. The major issue arises when its time to put together evidence for assessment.  From my experience, our apprentices both young and old, do not necessarily have the presentation skills to organise their evidence so that it is easily digestible for an assessor.  I have seen piles of  messy p...

November 6, 2019

Refrigeration awards 2019

We are now taking nominations for the annual Refrigeration Professionals Guild awards, they have been introduced to encourage excellence, recognize outstanding achievers and highlight remarkable businesses. These awards are a brilliant opportunity to promote our industries visibility together with our products and services. If you feel anyone deserves recognition click the link to https://www.refrigeration.life/page/awards/ and begin your nomination.We still have places for s...

September 26, 2019

The Industry Credential

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are potent greenhouse gases with high global warming potential and are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems and appliances.A global phasedown on HFCs is being implemented from 2019 under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The switch from HFCs to more environmentally acceptable alternatives will help combat climate change, but will also present increased risks to health and safety in some circums...

September 17, 2019

Chilling with - Dennis Carswell

In light of the upcoming World Refrigeration Day this month, I thought no time was more suited to interview a few special individuals that have been valiantly keeping Aotearoa's refrigeration Industry ticking over for generations.  I have been hunting people for interviews for what seems ages now - fridgies are quite the challenge to get center stage. This first interview I managed to bag is with none other than Dennis Carswell of Excel Refrigeration. Dennis is one of the few fridgies ...

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