Swiss refrigeration installer's championship 2008


Created by the Swiss unIon of refrigeration trade, Schweizerischer Verein für Kältetechnik (SVK), the fourth edition of the Swiss championship for refrigeration installers and refrigeration designers will be held in Landquart on the 19th and 20th September 2008.

By organising this competition the SVK hopes to create interest amongst the young people to choose for the refrigeration profession and to show this trade to the public.

This championship is adressed to young students who finished their training and gathers two categories of refrigeration professionals :

- refrigeration installers

- refrigeration designers


On the Programme :

September 19th : installation of the work stations followed by a visit of a company active in the chemical industry (Atel Gebaüde Technik AG).


September 20th : from 8 am to 2 pm : competition.

Throughout the whole competition the participants are assisted by a training examiner expert.


The competition tests :

Refrigeration designer candidates have only one test to accomplish :

  • Plan and calculate a cooling cell including the diagrams

Refrigeration installer candidates must succeed in the followiing two tests :

  • Execute a brazing and bending exercise on copper tubes. Appraisal criteria : precision of measurement, flange, welding, bending, sealing, execution according to plans, working method, application of safety measures and accident prevention.
  • Breakdown intervention on a refrigeration circuit. In 2007 this exercise included the replacement of a thermostatic relief valve according to the book. Appraisal criteria : breakdown intervention technique, working method, use of refrigerants and safety measures.

Climalife, partner of this 4th edition wishes all candidates good luck !


Date : 31th July 2008
Author : B. Banwarth