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The main function of this professional is to perform the installation, assembly, and repair of refrigeration installations (refrigerant circuit and electrical circuit) on the ship, under appropriate conditions of quality and in compliance with prevailing safety standards and plans to ensure personal safety and environmental conditions.

These professionals often work with secondary and brine fluids (water with high salt concentration). With the latter one must be very careful as they tend to clog circuits and burst pipes, and hence ruin them.


The main duties of a refrigeration engineer are as follows, although what they actually do will depend on the type of ship:
  • Monitor and maintain the ship's refrigeration installations.
  • Prepare the components and materials needed for plumbing installations.
  • Perform presentation, grading and joining of pipes, in compliance with established instructions and safety measures.
  • Set and check the tapping points and ductwork for water and drainage systems.
  • Repair and maintain electric water heaters and boilers.
  • Make equipment adjustments from blueprints, outlines and technical specifications in accordance with technical instructions that comply with applicable regulations under conditions of quality and safety.
  • Perform the interconnection of elements of electrical control, protection and of refrigeration installations based on blueprints, outlines and technical specifications.
  • Set control devices (PLCs and controllers) of refrigeration installations in accordance with established operating conditions.
  • Assemble the circuits for switching, control and protection of electrical technical devices with certain quality standards and in compliance with safety standards.
  • Maintain and repair automated installations under conditions of quality and safety.

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