RMIT refrigeration and air-conditioning students will learn their trades on the latest digital equipment thanks to a donation from leading measurement solutions firm Testo.
The refrigeration course at RMIT is renowned for its ice cream maker.
It’s one of many professional pieces of equipment used by students at RMIT, including a full supermarket simulator, complete hotel system, milk vats, fridge equipment used by pubs, clubs, convenience stores and a chiller for a multi-storey building.
Students of the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Systems learn how to keep everything running, from checking heat loads and making repairs to the regulations for the purchase of refrigerants.
Previously these loads and other checks would be undertaken manually with analogue tools but Testo has now provided RMIT with the latest digital testing kit for practical use by students.
Trevor Jenkinson Senior Educator Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, said RMIT had a long-standing industry connection with Testo, makers of quality industrial measuring equipment and tools.
"The new digital kit certainly helps the students gather the information a lot quicker than they would using analogue gauges, and it helps them work smarter, not harder."
Graduates of the air-conditioning and refrigeration certificates work in commercial food storage, air-conditioning, transport refrigeration and industrial processing systems, in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or onsite.
Story: Jennifer Paynter