Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Opens CO2OLacademy Training Facility
Carrier Commercial Refrigerationhas opened its CO2OLacademy field training facility in Germany, its first in a live-store environment. The CO2OLacademy facility aims to increase the technical knowledge and practical competencies of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration field technicians in Europe. Carrier, the world’s leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
CO2OLacademy officially opened March 25 at Carrier’s Research Development Center in Mainz. The CO2OLacademy facility will serve as the central training site for Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s service and installation technicians from across Europe, who will participate in practical training and exercises to improve skills and root cause analysis efficiencies, while sharing best practices. Assigned technicians will be trained on specific carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigerant technologies, while supplemental local training initiatives will also continue.
“Participating in internal training activities under best-in-class conditions enables our field technicians to gain and apply the latest knowledge on how to install and service CO2OLtec®turnkey projects with the highest level of quality and reliability,” said Bart Driessens, director, service operations, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Europe.
The new facility features a training room as well as an operational cold room and freezer room. A CO2OLtec refrigeration system is installed and connected with remote cabinets to create a fully operational CO2supermarket where real-time situations, such as scheduled service and other necessary repairs, can be simulated.