Metal Industries Funds Refrigeration Trainer

June 18, 2007
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Metal Industries Inc. donated $13,400, under the Metalaire brand of commercial air distribution products, to the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction for the purchase of this refrigeration system trainer.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Metal Industries Inc. donated $13,400 to the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction for the purchase of a refrigeration system trainer. The donation was made under the Metalaire brand of commercial air distribution products. The refrigeration system trainer demonstrates the parts and operation of an air conditioning system and can be used to demonstrate both the cooling and heat pump cycles. The unit uses R-123 so that it could use a glass evaporator and glass condenser. 

“We will use the refrigeration system trainer to help our students better understand the components in a building’s HVAC system,” said Dr. Paul Oppenheim, director of Undergraduate Program. “The trainer will help bridge the understanding of the engineering requirements with the manufacturers’ submittals.”

“We have been a long-time supporter of the University of Florida and are glad to see our contribution being used to train future managers in our industry,” said Damian Macaluso, president of Metal Industries.

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Publication date: 06/18/2007

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