Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has 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 CO₂ supermarket where real-time situations, such as scheduled service and other necessary repairs, can be simulated.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.