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The best way to find out about the vital tools used in the refrigeration industry is to ask the specialists.

That’s why Level 2 and 3 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration students were keen to ask questions when one of the world’s biggest distributors of air-conditioning pumps came to visit.

Mike Davies, account manager at Aspen Pumps, was invited to Bath College as a guest speaker.

His talk and question and answer session not only gave students first-hand knowledge of the industry, but also inspired them on their future career paths.

Students learnt about condensate removal and how pumps are used in different scenarios across the industry in over 100 countries worldwide, from Europe and America to the Middle East and Australasia.

They also found about the latest pump technology, which includes anti vibration and silencing, voltage variations and how pumps can be installed when space is limited.

Simon Robinson, Refrigeration Learning Coordinator, said: “Students at Level 2 and 3 thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed but very interesting talk.

“Mike gave a very enthusiastic and comprehensive talk on the product including definitions, type selection and maintenance.

“This is exceptionally valuable to the up and coming engineers of the future.”

Simon added: “Speaking to the students after gave me a great sense of satisfaction and awareness of the importance of this training day, as questions that can’t always be answered were answered by the specialists.”

Level 2 Refrigeration student Kieran Hall said: “It was really good to be able to install the pumps discussed on the training board and to actually take time to see how they should be installed and how the pumps work.”

Aspen Pumps, which is based in East Sussex, is the worldwide distributor of condensate pumps with 95% of the worldwide market and believe in educating the users of their products to extend quality and innovation.

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Pictured above: Students learn about the vital tools used in the refrigeration industry.

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