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BSR SOLUTIONS is a distributor for the well-known company INFICON, manufacturer of quality service tools for the HVAC/R industry.

INFICON has supported BSR SOLUTIONS with products for training purposes for some time and proven to be the best option for quality tools. Service tools are in stock, spare parts, repairs/service and annual calibration are available locally. Combining training with “best practice” guidance for using the service tools, ensures knowledge gained does not result in the common pitfall, “Knowing is not the same as Doing”.

Bureau Veritas certification gained for training courses

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Customers frequently express their struggle to recruit personnel with suitable competence within the area of HVAC/R. The need for training courses is needed/required due to either, regulation and/or good practice to reduce costly breakdowns and repairs. These three issues combined, enable compliance with regulatory requirements, improve efficiency, reduce operating cost and achieve trouble free operation.

Many companies are offering training to the marine industry in various forms and the quality is somewhat a challenge to determine. Training is commonly divided in three categories: regulatory requirements, knowledge awareness and competence development.

To ensure quality training is achieved, it is best to utilize a provider accredited by a leading classification society and member of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies).

BSR Solutions has achieved “Certificate of Compliance of Quality Management Systems of Maritime Training Institutes” awarded by Bureau Veritas. The following courses are included:

  • EPA training & certification, Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Program, to regulation CAA (Clean Air Act) Title VI, Section 608, as per required by 40 CFR part 82, Subpart F
  • Basic marine refrigeration & fundamentals, complies with STCW, AIII/1 – AIII/2
  • HVAC/R maintenance & operation, complies with STCW, AIII/1 – AIII/2








Photo:  Daniel Giani (center) -Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore Regional Chief Executive, Wade Stoner (right) – Bureau Veritas, Operational Manger Marine Surveyor/Auditor and Bjarne Snopestad (left) -BSR Solutions, Founder

NCL Corporation (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) choses BSR Solutions for their Refrigerant Oil & Refrigerant Analysis services.

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The two year agreement is part of BSR Solutions Asset Management program. This will enable an early insight into equipment’s conditional change and status, which combined, give an early warning and time frame in order to take needed actions to prevent further wear, leaks and ultimately equipment failure. The agreement is part of upholding sustainable operation with focus on reducing refrigerant and oil consumption.

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Customer training 2015

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7 courses, each 5 days delivered in Manila, Gothenburg and Rotterdam to cruise clients in the areas of:

– EPA training & certification to regulation Clean Air Act (CAA) Title VI, Section 608, Refrigerant Transition & Recovery Program

– Basic marine refrigeration

– Preventive maintenance & good service practice

– Best practice for: refrigerant recovery & charging, recovery cyl. usage, vacuum, leak search routines etc