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RSES Releases Third Edition of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Study Guide, eLearning Course

December 12th, 2017

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Oct. 11, 2017) – RSES has released the third edition of its Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide and eLearning course. These are designed to assist HVACR professionals in understanding the requirements to safely maintain and service systems that utilize flammable refrigerants currently approved under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.

The 106-page study guide and eLearning course cover practices for the following refrigerant families:

  • HC R-290 (propane);
  • HC R-600a (isobutene);
  • HC R-441A (a blend*);
  • HC R-170 (ethane); and
  • HFC R-32 (difluoromethane).

The eLearning course is broken down into four parts: Standards and Regulations; Refrigerant Properties and Safety System Component Compatibility; Servicing Procedures and The Refrigeration Cycle Cylinder Storage and Transport.

The third edition includes an expanded appendix to include the EPA Regulations; EPA charge size tables; TP temperature charts for the HCs and R-32 as well as some HFOs; and refrigerant properties for R-32 and any HFOs; and more.

In addition to the study guide, the third edition of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is also available through RSES as an eLearning course and test, or a test-only option. The online training course includes the third edition of the Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide PDF, a four-part review and test. A certificate of completion is awarded to individuals who successfully pass the exam.

To order the third edition of the Hydrocarbon Refrigerants study guide, please contact RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or visit 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 leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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