Fishermen invited to marine refrigeration workshops in Kodiak, Homer, Anchorage



NR: SG-2009/NR291

Anchorage, Alaska—The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, in partnership with Integrated Marine Systems and the Alaska Vocational Technical Center, is offering marine refrigeration workshops for commercial fishermen.

The one-day workshops will cover maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on vessel refrigeration equipment. Additional topics include refrigeration theory, system winterization, controller programming, refrigeration safety and Freon® handling and charging, system sizing, and thermal expansion valve adjustment. A refrigerated seawater system will be used for training activities at each location.

Workshops will be held April 23 in Kodiak; May 7 in Homer; and May 9 in Anchorage. The workshop fee is $100 and includes the course manual. Space is limited and pre-registration is advised. To register or for more information, please contact Torie Baker, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program in Cordova, at 907-424-7542 or email

Participants may also register for the workshops online.