Refrigeration Capstone Project

­Give future refrigeration technicians a challenging project to sharpen their practical skills

Festo designed a workstation for the 2017 Refrigeration WorldSkills competition. Contestants carried out a challenging project, while putting the workstation to the test. This workstation is now available to schools training skilled refrigeration technicians. This capstone project allows future refrigeration workers to practice a variety of skills necessary to fabricate, install, and commission a challenging refrigeration circuit. The project is aimed at producing ice while recovering the extracted energy to heat a water tank at a specified temperature, and then rejecting additional heat into the atmosphere through an air-cooled condenser.

Topic coverage

  • Interpret electrical and mechanical plans, and refrigerant flow diagrams
  • Fabricate and join copper tubes according to drawings
  • Install mechanical and electrical components and do the wiring
  • Pressure-test and charge the system with refrigerant
  • Adjust the control devices so the system works to specifications


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Features & Benefits

  • Turnkey solution with all required hardware (except copper tubes) and drawings
  • Project meets the strict requirements of a Worldskills competition
  • Replacement parts packages available to repeat the project multiple times
  • Multiple essential skills are put to the test with a single system
  • Mobile, safe and small workstation
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