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Bitzer takes hands-on approach to training

UK: Bitzer UK is joining forces with its sister company Green Point in a new training programme with a fresh emphasis on competence in practical skills for hands-on field engineers.  

The new one-day compressor technology courses kick off in October and run to the end of March 2020. Held at the company’s Milton Keynes headquarters, the programme covers screw compressor technology, reciprocating compressor technology, inverter capacity control, software update, plus an overview of the full Bitzer range.

Marcus Levy, Bitzer UK’s business development director and head of training, said: “Feedback from those attending last year’s courses highlighted the need for a more hands-on approach. We have reviewed the programme in the light of this and restructured the key courses on screw and reciprocating compressors. These now have half the day devoted to the principles and key issues, followed by a half-day of practical sessions demonstrating how to carry out compressor strip-downs and re-assembly.” 

The Theoretical classroom-based sessions will be led by Bitzer UK while the practical sessions will be presented by Green Point, taking advantage of the company’s experience with the mechanical aspects of compressor disassembly, rebuilds, trouble-shooting and diagnostic skills.

To support the practical emphasis, a new exhibition entitled What Killed e Compressor is being added to the training facility. This will display damaged units and components taken from compressors returned to Green Point, with graphics highlighting the problem and the reason for failure in each case.

The dates for the new training programme are:

October
8: Inverter Capacity Control15: Reciprocating Compressor Technology
22: Screw Compressor Technology
29: Inverter Capacity Control

November
5: Reciprocating Compressor Technology
12: Screw Compressor Technology
19: Inverter Capacity Control
26: Reciprocating Compressor Technology

December
10: Screw Compressor Technology
17: Bitzer Range Overview

January 2020
7: Inverter Capacity Control
14: Reciprocating Compressor Technology
21: Screw Compressor Technology
28: Inverter Capacity Control

February
4: Reciprocating Compressor Technology
11: Screw Compressor Technology
18: Inverter Capacity Control
25: Reciprocating Compressor Technology

March
3: Screw Compressor Technology
10: Inverter Capacity Control
17: Reciprocating Compressor Technology
24: Bitzer Range Overview

Courses are free and include refreshments and lunch.

For more details, or to book a place on a course, please contact training administrator Samana Buckell on 01908 642966, or email: [email protected]

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