Supporting young professionals and acquainting them with the latest BITZER technology: that was the aim of the BITZER technology seminar in Vietnam on 7 December 2017. Working with HCMC University of Technology and Education, BITZER representatives in Ho Chi Minh City have updated the seminar in line with the current state of smart refrigeration systems. Thermal technology students were most impressed with BITZER’s intelligent products.
‘One thing was clear to us from the very start: BITZER seminars shouldn’t be one-off events, but rather occur on a regular basis with alternating topics and several universities,’ says Ngo Quang Truong, General Manager for Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. ‘Each seminar reinforces the foundation on which the future of compressor technology is based. That’s just not possible with a one-off event. We’re therefore committed to a comprehensive programme in Vietnam, train students in our state-of-the-art solutions for refrigeration and air-conditioning and acquainting them with the BITZER brand. We’ve been working closely, for instance, with HCMC University of Technology and Education, the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Nha Trang University (NTU) for many years.’
After a short introduction to BITZER’s company history and the current product range, course participants had the opportunity in early December to get to know the new technical features integrated into the latest generation of ECOLINE reciprocating compressors. One of the students then explained the design and key components of ECOLINE compressors in a presentation. ‘You need to invest in the next generation if you truly want to prepare for the future – and that’s simply part of our corporate culture,’ explains Ngo Quang Truong. ‘Each seminar is a highlight for us, particularly because young people are so committed to getting involved.’
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Intelligent solutions provide inspiration
The participants were just as enthusiastic about the second part of the seminar, asking smart questions about the intelligent IQ products. Using a simulator and the BITZER Electronics Service Tool (BEST) software, they were able to simulate communication between the CM-RC-01 IQ module and the VARIPACK frequency inverter. Ten students from HCMC University of Technology and Education also received the BITZER Scholarship Award for exceptional performance.
Since the company was founded, representatives of the compressor specialist in Vietnam have dedicated themselves to maintaining an ongoing dialogue with universities in the country, which BITZER Vietnam can prove with numbers: between June 2011 and June 2016, the site has organised 26 seminars with around 2,400 participants. Dr. Ngo Van Thuyen, Vice President, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, is delighted with the successful cooperation: ‘Over the past seven years, BITZER has become a very important partner for us. The close collaboration provides students with in-depth insight into new developments in compressor technology and into the innovative, digital solutions currently being discussed in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry worldwide. We couldn’t be any closer to the real challenges. For us as an educational institute, that’s extremely important, as our students are the engineers of tomorrow. And they need to be able to use these technologies at some point.’
‘You need to invest in the next generation if you truly want to prepare for the future – and that’s simply part of our corporate culture.’
Ngo Quang Truong
General Manager for BITZER Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
A success since 2011
Established in 2010, it took just one year for BITZER Vietnam to set up its first seminar in collaboration with HCMC University of Technology and Education in June 2011. During the half-day seminar, 65 participants followed the directions of Kwan Chee Wei, now BITZER General Manager for South East Asia, and Ngo Quang Truong. Even back then, the presentations focused on screw compressors, economiser operation and frequency inverters.
Additional speakers joined the programme over the next nine months, including Gianni Parlanti, Board Member and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at BITZER, and Volkmar Pfeil, former Head of Commercial Refrigeration at BITZER, now retired. The large-scale programme also impressed Senator h. c. Peter Schaufler early on, who in November 2011 presented the BITZER Scholarship Award to especially successful students.