Tradewinds Engineering Ltd

"Marine refrigeration specialists within the superyacht industry"

Due to disruptions caused by coronavirus, Tradewinds is currently offering a £300 discount for its Refrigeration Masterclass. An exclusive online coaching programme, it provides six weeks of working directly with one of its expert HVAC trainers.

Contact Tradewinds Engineering Ltd

Address: Ramon De Moncado, No. 31 Local 9, Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain 07180

Operating in: France / Monaco, Spain and United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)18 23 70 97 12

The Refrigeration Masterclass is a bespoke programme that provides the opportunity to fast track learning into six weeks and allows students to complete it from the comfort of their home – or whilst they are away at work.

The course is completed by remote learning and each week a new topic of content will be released. Students will be required to complete all tasks including e-lessons, videos, study guides and quizzes, and there will also be the opportunity to attend regular online Q&A sessions with the lecturer.

What does the Refrigeration Masterclass cover?

• Week 1 - Understand the principles of thermodynamics and how they relate to the vapour compression cycle
• Week 2 – Regulations, Qualifications & Licencing
• Week 3 – Pressure Enthalpy Charts and Energy Efficiency
• Week 4 – The Repair Process
• Week 5 – Service and Maintenance Procedures
• Week 6 – Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems and The 8 Major Fault Categories

The programme also includes two bonuses:

Bonus one – Documentation pack.

Bonus two – 12-month technical support to help resolve any refrigeration-related faults.

With lockdowns in place around the world, now is the ideal time to focus on study and enhance your knowledge of refrigeration systems with Tradewinds Engineering Ltd.

A natural teacher

, 2nd Engineer M/Y Luna - 05/03/2020-09:36
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We requested Stuart from trade winds to attend our vessel after seeing his work on LinkedIn. At the time we had no support company for our refrigeration/AC equipment and it was something I wanted to set up. Stuart attended for a week to carry out an overall efficiency survey of our equipment, studying the original designs, navigating the un-documented modifications, fully familiarizing himself with the systems and carrying out the efficiency survey. Stuart found a number of deficiencies and found the cause of an ongoing issue that had one of our chiller compressors tripping un expectantly. We currently operate in an environment beyond the design limitations of our system (35 degree C seawater) really testing our plant, failures is not an option over the summer so it is vital the system is running well. Stuart looked into improvements on our request finding that modifications in the past re-gassing from R404a to R134a was a mistake, reducing our overall capacity to 67% of the original, changing to R407C can bring this back to 90% of original, the savings in fuel would be significant in only a short space of time. After this survey Stuart and Tradewinds Engineering are now in a position to assist us remotely and will be my first point of call for future works and refits. I was surprised at the issues we had been running with unknowingly and after correcting these issues how improved our plant is. I would highly recommend this survey for anyone operating AC and refrigeration plants, Stuart is a natural teacher, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him on the systems.

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Easy to follow

, Marine Engineer Student (Refrigeration masterclass & brazing and pipework MY Gattapardo IV - 21/01/2020-08:57
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I completed the 6 week online marine Refrigeration Masterclass and then took the practical assessment. The online course was very easy to follow and had helpful videos, lectures and course notes. Plus scenarios and Quizzes to test the knowledge of each section. Stuart was always available to call to clarify any issues with patience. The practical was good with one test rig to myself to work on and helpful instruction from Stuart. Great lunches too!

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Very good hands on experience

, Marine Engineer Student (MORC) of 60m+ Private Yacht Company - 21/01/2020-08:50
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I have been working as a marine engineer on yachts from 43m through to 96m for the last 7 years and have found this course one of the better courses that I have taken in my time in the industry. This course has a good balance between theory and practical. It gives a great base knowledge with the latest standards and regulations and the direction the refrigeration industry is going in regards to climate change and global warming. As well as very good hands on experience, covering repairs to pipe work as well as leak detection, vacuuming and charging a system and trouble shooting, hands on experience with seeing what effects an undercharged system has. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like a better understanding of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

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Well organised course

, Marine Engineer Student (MORC) . - 02/01/2020-15:31
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Well organised course, and worth the money. I learned more in this course then I did in the two week course I took last month for my licence.

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Amazing experience

, Marine Engineer Student (MORC) MY After8 - 02/01/2020-15:26
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Absolutely amazing experience, great way to learn and practice on refrigeration systems.

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Well-structured course

, Engineer student (MORC) Tradewinds Engineering Ltd - 17/12/2019-12:18
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Well-structured course that works with the abilities and enhances the knowledge of the students with good mix of practical and theory.

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I would recommend this course

, Marine Engineer student (MORC) Tradewinds Engineering Ltd - 17/12/2019-12:15
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Stuart Ginbey is a fantastic instructor. The course really helped my understanding of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. It also clarified subjects where I felt my knowledge was insufficient. I would recommend this course for anyone looking to expand on their knowledge.

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Great course and teacher

, Engineer of 31m to 40m Gattopardo VI - 27/08/2019-09:36
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Did the e learning for six weeks with five days F-Gas practical in Taunton. E learning structure was well designed and split into user friendly sections with tests after each one. Stuart was always available to help talk through any problems or issues I had on various topics. Five day practical was well set up with my own AC unit to learn on. It has given me a much better understanding of my units on board and will also get Stuart to come on board as he is in now located in Palma. Thanks Stuart!

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Good teaching

, Marine Engineer Student (MORC) MY Flag - 14/08/2019-08:47
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I had a great time on this course, small class size, good teaching, plenty of hands on time and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I would recommend any engineer to do this course.

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Broad Career

MY Leander G - 08/08/2019-08:55
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Engineer Eddie Cashman completed the 6 week online coaching plus brazing and the 5 day practical. - Marine Engineering is a broad career with only just enough learned in college. This masterclass has advanced my knowledge in a vital are, shipping. A significant amount of self learning

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Highly recommended

- 20/06/2019-16:15
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Did the 5 day maritime refrigeration course and it gave me the knowledge and practical skills required to undertake jobs i will be required to undertake at sea.

Stuart is a very good teacher and is able to break down a subject i struggled to understand before.

Would definitely recommend to any of my colleagues

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Absolutely brilliant

- 11/06/2019-14:40
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Absolutely brilliant course (the 5 day refrigeration course) with a very knowledgeable instructor who has the knack for teaching what is normally a dark art subject into something completely manageable and understandable. Have since used the skills learnt on the course at sea in real situations on my vessels refrigeration plants, which is extremely satisfying! Stuart is always quick to help if you have any query’s as well. Cheers Stuart!

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Top course!

- 03/06/2019-12:19
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Friendly and professional - top course. Stuart condenses his vast refrigeration knowledge into a highly effective week course enabling students to walk away with the confidence to carry out repairs on refrigeration systems. Great location with plenty of amenities near by. Cheers Stuart.

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Very useful

- 29/05/2019-08:22
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I completed the distance learning with tradewinds over a 6 week period before finishing it with the F Gas in Taunton. Having completed a degree in marine engineering I already had a good base in AC and refrigeration but was looking to expand greatly on it. The masterclass had a tonne of appropriate content which i found very useful and this showed in the final assessment. Following this it was great to get into the workshop for some hands on experience in small group & well equipped class room.

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One of the best

, Marine Engineer Zodiac Charters - 21/05/2019-16:15
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I did the Marine refrigertion and F-Gas course with Stuart. One of the best courses i have done. The course work was well structured with great practical experience that brings all the knowledge together. Overall great fun and I highly recommend the course to others.

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