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Successful Completion of Intensive CO2 Refrigeration Course with Jörgen Rogstam and Simon Bolteau


We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the intensive 3-day course on CO2 refrigeration, held May 21st-23rd in Stockholm, by Jörgen Rogstam, CEO of EKA, for CO2 Academy. This immersive program was meticulously designed to provide engineers with a comprehensive understanding of CO2 refrigeration technologies. Throughout the course, participants delved into a wide range of topics, including:

  •  System Components: Participants gained a deep understanding of the intricate components that make up CO2 refrigeration systems, from compressors to valves and beyond.

  • Safety First: Safety was paramount throughout the course, with dedicated sessions focusing on best practices for safe handling and operation of CO2 refrigerants, ensuring that engineers are equipped to prioritize safety in their work.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Materials Selection: With regulatory standards constantly evolving, engineers need to stay abreast of the latest requirements. Our course provided invaluable insights into the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and offered guidance on selecting the right materials for CO2 systems, ensuring compliance and optimal performance.

  • Unlocking Heat Recovery Potential: Heat recovery represents a significant opportunity for energy efficiency in refrigeration systems. Participants explored cutting-edge heat recovery solutions, learning how to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

  • Exploring CO2 Applications: CO2 is a versatile refrigerant with applications across various industries. From supermarkets to industrial plants, participants gained insights into the diverse applications of CO2 refrigeration and learned how to tailor solutions to meet specific needs.

  • Mastering Refrigeration Units and Systems: The course provided a comprehensive overview of different refrigeration units and systems utilizing CO2, equipping engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, and maintain efficient CO2 refrigeration systems.


Jörgen Rogstam giving the CO2 course

In addition to the core curriculum, Simon Bolteau led an engaging module on digital tools for engineers. This specialized session covered:

  • Precise Pressure Drop Calculations: Engineers learned advanced techniques for accurately calculating pressure drops in CO2 systems, essential for optimizing system performance.

  • Strategic Component Selection: With a myriad of components available in the market, selecting the right ones can be daunting. Simon guided participants through the process of choosing components using sophisticated selection programs, ensuring compatibility and efficiency.

  • Energy Analysis with Pack Calculation Pro: Participants were introduced to Pack Calculation Pro, a powerful software tool for energy analysis in refrigeration systems. Through hands-on exercises, engineers learned how to leverage this tool to compare energy usage and identify opportunities for optimization.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants for their enthusiasm and active participation. Stay tuned for future sessions and opportunities to further your expertise in this critical field. For more information, please visit CO2 Academy.

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