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R-410A Industry Awareness

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As the phaseout of R-22 for use in the manufacturing of new equipment is nearing, RSES wants the HVACR industry to be fully educated on the alternative and replacement refrigerants that are already entering the market place. Unlike R-22, there is virtually no single refrigerant that works effectively in both refrigeration and air conditioning applications.

This page contains a number of RSES Service Application Manual (SAM) Chapters that have been published over the last few years as well as RSES Journal articles on the subject of the R-22 phase-out and information and training in the area of the most common of the HFC replacement refrigerants for air conditioning applications, R-410A.

As you read through the attached documents, keep in mind that HVACR is an ever evolving industry and as technology is advancing the service and installation procedures and requirements are also changing at a rapid pace. It is your responsibility as an HVACR professional to keep current, and RSES can help!

Service Application Manual (SAM) technical bulletins

620-108 (2001) - Refrigerant R-410A

RSES Journal Feature Articles

April 2009 - Addressing the Refrigerant Reclamation Challenge
October 2009 - Brazing to Make an R-410A System Leak-free
November 2009 - Exploring the Differences Between R-410A and R-22
February 2010 - Phasing in the HCFC Phaseout

RSES disclaims liability for any personal injury, property, or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential, or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from the publications, use of, or reliance on this document. RSES also makes no guaranty or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information published herein.


Related Training Products

In addition to the documents listed above, RSES also has the following training products available:
Residential Split-System Cooling: Mechanical Refrigeration Troubleshooting R-22/R-410A
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Universal R-410A Safety & Training manual
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Universal R-410A Safety & Training CD-ROM
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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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