RSES Introduces Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Training Material and Certificate
January 23rd, 2013
RSES announced the release of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants training material and certificate at the RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo, in conjunction with the RSES Mid-Southeast Regional Association Conference in November. Specifically, the Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide is designed to assist service technicians in understanding the requirements to safely maintain and service systems that utilize flammable refrigerants, including R-290, R-600a and R-441A, currently approved under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy Program.
The Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide includes the following topics: introduction to hydrocarbon refrigerants; regulations and standards; refrigerant safety; compressor-terminal venting; compressor changeout; system flushing, purging, and pressure testing for leaks; compressor misuse; compatibility; service procedures; temperature-pressure chart for HC refrigerants; and a SNAP appendix detailing substitutes subject to use restrictions.
In addition to the study guide, Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is also available through RSES eLearning as a training course and test, or a test-only option. The online training course includes the Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide PDF, an online review and test. Individuals interested in the online training course or test may make purchases online; however, interested groups or companies are encouraged to contact RSES directly by calling 800-297-5660 x2337, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“In response to the EPA approval of hydrocarbon refrigerants, RSES has developed a safety training program with a test to prove the technicians knowledge of handling these refrigerants. At the successful completion of the program and test, the candidate can download a certificate of completion,” explains RSES Director, Training and Testing, Patrick L. Murphy, CM.
To order the Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide in hard copy, please contact RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or visit www.rses.org/store. Once at the RSES Online Store, go to the “Certification” tab and select “Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Study Guide” to make an online purchase. Please note, RSES members will need to login to the website prior to purchasing in order to receive the appropriate member discount.
RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 11,000 members in nearly 150 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our website at www.rses.org. RSES, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1397.