Engineers who hold knowledge and experience relating to the practice of air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering are able to provide extensive knowledge relating to work in relation to all facets of refrigeration. This would prove extremely useful in commenting upon refrigeration practices in the commercial food storage industry, preservation methods, as well as air-conditioning and air-distribution equipment. Engineers with air-conditioning experience have effectively:

• Developed and commissioned HVAC&R systems (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning and refrigeration)

• Maintained and diagnosed faults and malfunctions of refrigeration systems and equipment used for commercial food storage and preservation, air conditioning, and air distribution equipment

• Understand regulatory requirements for purchasing and handling refrigerants

• Manage work, health, and safety requirements

• Use and produce drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

The practices provided by refrigeration services can range from construction of refrigerators, design of refrigerators, all the way to basic repairs. Refrigeration engineers would greatly assist in the legal process. This may include assessment of faulty goods, negligent design, or a failure to properly implement regulatory requirements for the handling of refrigeration equipment. This may assist in claims of negligence where injury or actual bodily harm has occasioned. In claims involving bodily harm, refrigeration engineers would be able to comment on whether certain packaging or handling procedures weren’t up to industry standard.

They would also have extensive field experience and be able to provide expertise in relation to commercial practices or as sole practitioners. The specific specialisation and background needed by your refrigeration engineer will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

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Refrigeration engineers are able to assess the efficacy of the design and handling of refrigeration. They would be able to assess whether certain features of a refrigerators design may have led to the destruction of items within the refrigerator which may have occasioned economic loss. They would also be able to examine whether certain features of the refrigerator itself may have reasonably caused harm to a person due to negligence on behalf of the manufacturer or retailer. They would also be able to examine whether safety procedures were adhered to whilst handling and moving the refrigerator.

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These fridges are sustainable as they cut pollution and save money for the everyday consumer.

Relevant Cases Dinh v Nguyen [2017] NSWDC 156 (29 June 2017)

This matter relates to a faulty refrigerator and whether a landlords’ liability for its repair. Whilst this case relied on common sense claims, certain parties may have benefited from an expert opinion on refrigerators.

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