Are you looking for an update on the basics of
refrigeration technology? Would you like to get an
overview of the latest R&D developments and new
generation of refrigerated transport technology?
Then this course is ideal for you. Temperature
controlled transport by reefer containers and trucks
is an important topic in the logistics chain.
Worldwide the demand for sustainable transport
options grows in all parts of the cold chain.
Extended knowledge on the complex subject of
refrigeration helps to improve climate control and minimize food waste.
Registration deadline: 8 October 2020
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 2020 edition of this course is accredited for 6 PE-points by NIVRE, the Dutch Institute for Register Experts.
For whom is this online course?
This online course is designed for professionals responsible for and/or interested in reefer transport of fresh products in temp 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
The course gives participants an in-depth understanding of:
- Using refrigerated transport to full effectiveness
- Thermodynamics principles of refrigeration systems
- Insights in advanced conditioning technologies
The programme combines central classroom and interaction sessions with in between self-paced study blocks.The self-study learning materials incl. 5 hrs. of pre-recorded weblectures from Wageningen University & Research experts, knowledge clips, virtual visit a reefer container, course discussion platform for fellow student interaction and self-tests of the learned concepts. The duration of the total programme is 8 hours spread over the total period. Participants can follow this online course in the same pace. Together you will explore the future challenges and opportunities of this specialised form of transport.
For an overview of the course topics you can look at the course schedule on the flyer.
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.
More information and registration
You can or Questions? Contact the programme manager Monique Tulp-Jansen.