Would you like to understand how refrigerated transport equipment works? Would you like to learn how your settings affect the climate conditions during reefer transport? Than this course is ideal for you. Temperature controlled transport by reefer containers and trucks is an important topic in the logistics chain of temperature sensitive goods. Extended knowledge on the complex subject of refrigeration helps to improve climate control and energy efficiency in a safe manner, extend shelf life and minimize waste.
Registration deadline: 17 May 2021
Why follow this online course?
The aim of this course is to:
- Learn the basics of refrigerated transport technology.
- Understand how to apply this technology to control temperature, humidity and gas atmosphere conditions during transportation in an energy efficient way leading to optimisation of the total cold chain.
The climate chamber test learnings that are used in this course give you unique insights and learning experience.
For whom is this online course?
This online course is designed for professionals responsible for and/or interested in reefer transport of fresh in temperature controlled cargoes e.g. fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and non-food products e.g. flowers and pharmaceuticals. Both technical and non-engineering educated professionals can join this course.
Programme and topics
This course offers you an attractive mix of 3 live virtual classrooms with self-study including pre-recorded Weblectures from WUR subject matter experts, supporting PDFs, knowledge clips and a virtual explanatory visit in a reefer container. Online you can consult the experts directly and interact with fellow students. Quizzes are offered throughout the course to test your knowledge. Together you will explore the future challenges of:
- Using refrigerated transport to full effectiveness
- Thermodynamics principles of refrigeration systems
- Insights in advanced conditioning technologies
Within 12 hours this course will guide you through the many interesting facets of this specialised form of transport. The virtual live kick-off is on Monday 7 June at 12.00 hrs, from then onwards you have access to the learning materials. On 2 more dates live Q&A sessions with our experts are scheduled. These virtual classrooms last appr. 90 minutes, are recorded and can be watched later. All times are scheduled in Amsterdam time zone. .
Course leader and experts
The course leader is ir. E. H. (Eelke) Westra from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. Involved experts are dr.ir. LJS (Leo) Lukasse and ir. EB (Edo) Wissink, also from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.
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