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Marine Refrigeration Workshop Offered in April


March 22, 2007
Thursday AM

Integrated Marine Systems, a recognized leader in the manufacture of innovative refrigeration products for the fishing and seafood processing industry, announced a marine refrigeration workshop for April 2007. IMS has been offering these types of workshops since 2003 and is presenting the workshops in conjunction with the Jefferson Educational Center, WSU Jefferson County Extension and Washington Sea Grant. The 2006 workshops each had over 25 participants in attendance.

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Marine refrigeration workshop enables fishermen to handle refrigeration
situations that they previously felt were beyond their control.

The workshops teach commercial fishing vessel owners how to perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on their onboard refrigeration equipment. This type of training empowers vessel owners with the knowledge needed for emergency repair situations at sea and prevents the loss of valuable fishing time sitting at the dock waiting for onshore repair help to arrive. According to Doug Short, Sales Engineer and a workshop instructor for IMS, "The workshop is a great help to fisherman, it enables them to handle refrigeration situations that they previously felt were beyond their control."

Topics that will be covered include; general maintenance, controller programming, charging with Freon® and thermal expansion valve adjustment, with time allowed to address specific questions from the participants. Attendees can apply for certification on the use of Freon®. A 7 1/2-ton RSW system will be used as a training aid during class and an informative handbook is provided to each participant.

The first workshop was held on March 10th at the IMS manufacturing facility at Port Townsend Washington's Boat Haven. A second workshop is scheduled to be held at IMS on Saturday April 28th. The workshop fee is $25 with no extra charge for the class materials provided.

Pre-registration is advised. To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, Continuing Education Coordinator for the Washington Sea Grant Program, at 206.543.1225 or email


Source of News:

Washington Sea Grant Program
Integrated Marine Systems


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