• ESCO Institute
    Refrigerant Cylinders

    ESCO Conference to Cover Refrigerant ESSENTIALS

    Aug. 31, 2021
    During the March Educators and Trainers event, members of AHRI's Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force will provide many details related to the coming refrigerant phasedowns.

    R-410A and other HFC refrigerants will begin to be phased down on January 1, 2022. Similarly, equipment manufactured for HFC refrigerants will be phased down as well. The industry will transition to new equipment, and new refrigerants, many of which are Low GWP Refrigerants. These refrigerants include A2Ls (slightly flammable), and A3s (flammable).

    Did you know:
    A2L equipment will require refrigerant detection systems?
    There are new protocols for the safe transportation and storage of Low GWP Refrigerants?

    These are things you NEED TO KNOW to safely work on new equipment entering the industry. 

    To address every step of the supply chain in the safe refrigerant transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) formed a Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force (SRTTF). The SRTTF comprises AHRI members and stakeholders who collaborated over the last several years to establish standards and best practices in the handling, storage, and transportation of low GWP Refrigerants.

    Now that the standards are set, these members of the SRTTF (AHRI, Chemours, Daikin Americas, ESCO Institute, and Honeywell) will present different aspects of the phasedown, and safety procedures during the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference, March 20-23, 2022 at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev.   

    Codes and Standards Unlocked, by Mary Koban and Helen Walter-Terrinoni, AHRI
    A2L Train the Trainer, by Jason Obrzut, CMHE of ESCO Institute  
    AIM Act Compliance on Refrigerants, by Tim Snyder of Daikin Americas 
    Bring Us Your A2L Refrigerant Questions - Town Hall, by Charles Allgood, Ph.D. and Jeff Warther of Chemours
    Choosing a Refrigerant, by Doug Starasinic of Honeywell 
    Getting Started Teaching A2L Refrigerants, by Charles Allgood, Ph.D. and Jeff Warther of Chemours 
    The Burning Truth, by Jeff Warther of Chemours

    ESCO Institute sources report that while most of the industrial world has safely transitioned to LOW GWP Refrigerants, these training classes will help the United States transition. Learn more about the seventy plus classes offered and register for the conference by visiting escogroup.org and clicking the conference link.